Toyota lately has exclaimed that not one but two versions of Fortuner will be launched in January 2021 in our domestic market. A while back Toyota discontinued the TRD variant of the full-size SUV Fortuner to make way for a better one. Now with its launch closer than ever, we are excited to see what the new cult will have on offer.
What will the New 2021 Toyota Fortuner Boast?
The Toyota Kirloskar group now finally heard all the Fortuner fanboys and is set to launch 2 Fortuners.
- The conventional Fortuner will have minor updates on the inside and out or rather is a facelift.
- Also, another more expensive variant Fortuner Legender will make its way among its competition. (All in all, this too is a facelift)
Exterior and Interior Changes
Starting from the front the facelifted Fortuner gets
- A bigger grille with redesigned headlights.
- Also, the front bash plate has increased in size, giving the vehicle added protection and appeal. Also, the front bumper shouts that it is from Toyota.
- Talking about the Fortuner Legender, the grille comes split into two and the side pods housing the fog-lamps are also distinct.
- The major difference lies in the headlights, as the Legender gets an all-LED treatment that surely looks elegant.
- Moving to the side the facelift gets different alloy wheels. Additionally, the Legender might bank on a larger set of alloy wheels possibly 20-inches.
On the inside, the changes will remain subtle with changes in colour scheme and seats. Also, the new feature the Fortuner boast is the addition of a 360-degree camera. Yet again it will miss out on the people’s beloved sunroof.
What’s under the Hood?
Toyota Fortuner got updated to BS6 emission norms a while back offering a couple of engines to choose from, diesel and petrol.
- Taking the petrol engine into consideration, it the same 2.7-litre 4-cylinder and is naturally aspirated. This motor pushes 166ps of max power and 245Nm of max torque.
- This engine comes and will come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter.
- The talking point of the new Fortuner has to be the Diesel mill that gets a significant bump in power and torque figures. Though the displacement of the engine is same, it sits in a slightly different state of tune.
- The 2.8-litre turbo diesel makes a whooping 204ps of max power and delivers a max torque of 420Nm. You can get the diesel either with a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed torque converter.
- Well, both the facelift and the Fortuner Legender will share the powertrain and drivetrain.
Expected Price and Rivals
Coming to the exciting bit, Toyota will launch the new Fortuners on 6th January 2021. Also, the prices will be out on the same day. In Toyota tradition, the prices of the facelifted Fortuner are said to go high than the current generation. According to our wild guesses, we assume that the Fortuner will be available between, 30-36 lakhs and the Fortuner Legender to be priced at around 42-45 lakhs both being ex-showroom. Also, the cult from Toyota will rival Ford Endeavour, MG Gloster and Mahindra Alturas G4.