2021 Toyota Fortuner facelift: What has changed?

Toyota Fortuner faces cut-throat competition from SUVs such as Ford Endeavour and the new MG Gloster.
By : HT Auto Desk
| Updated on: 31 Dec 2020, 05:17 PM
2021 Toyota Fortuner Legender will be offered only as the top-spec variant.
2021 Toyota Fortuner Legender will be offered only as the top-spec variant.
2021 Toyota Fortuner Legender will be offered only as the top-spec variant.
2021 Toyota Fortuner Legender will be offered only as the top-spec variant.

The Toyota Fortuner SUV is about to receive a facelift soon. The firm has announced that the new Fortuner will be launched in India on January 6th. Toyota's full-size SUV holds a superior position in its segment and faces cut-throat competition from SUVs such as Ford Endeavour and the new MG Gloster. Here's what the new Fortuner has in stores.

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For 2021, the Fortuner is about to be updated with revised exteriors. At the front, it will benefit from a larger black grille with thick chrome surrounds. The new grille will be flanked by the redesigned bi-LED headlight units. Lower below will sit a remastered front bumper with massive air intakes and silver skid plate finished in silver. It will also get a new set of alloys and there will be new three-dimensional tail lamp units doing duty at the back.

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Inside, the Fortuner facelift will come kitted with a tweaked instrument cluster and a new touchscreen infotainment system supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. There will also be a new color scheme for the leather upholstery. Some of the fresh features may include a 360-degree camera, air purifier and wireless charging.

As per some leaked details, the new Fortuner will be made available in close to 10 variants. There will be two-wheel-drive (2WD) and four-wheel-drive (4WD) options. The updated SUV will be offered in nine body colours and three interior colour trims. There will also be a higher-spec Fortuner Legender, along with the standard model offered in both 2WD and 4WD variants.

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Under the hood, the new Fortuner will continue to be offered with BS 6-compliant petrol and diesel engines. The petrol-sipping option will include a 2.7-litre motor that churns out 164 bhp of power and 245 Nm of torque, the diesel option will be a 2.8-litre unit developing 201 bhp of power and 500 Nm of peak torque. The engines will be available with two transmission choices - a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed sequential automatic unit.


First Published Date: 31 Dec 2020, 05:12 PM IST
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