The 2021 Toyota Fortuner facelift has already made its global debut in two formats (standard and Legender)
The current-gen Toyota Fortuner mid-size SUV has been on sale in India for a considerable amount of time. It was only recently that the Thai-spec 2021MY Toyota Fortuner was launched in two formats: Fortuner and Fortuner Legender. Toyota Kirloskar Motor aims to bring this model soon. In fact, the facelifted Indian-spec Toyota Fortuner BS6 was spied on public roads earlier last month.
Before introducing it on our market, Toyota India has launched a limited-edition Toyota Fortuner TRD variant based on the current version. Ex-showroom prices stand as follows:
- 4×2 AT Diesel: Rs 34.98 lakh
- 4×4 AT Diesel: Rs 36.88 lakh
‘TRD’ expands to Toyota Racing Development. In most road-going models such as the Fortuner, TRD update brings only cosmetic enhancements and maybe some additional equipment on the inside. Over the years, we have already seen multiple TRD editions of various popular Toyota products. Ex-showroom prices of the regular Toyota Fortuner BS6 start at Rs 28.66 lakh and 30.67 lakh for petrol and diesel variant, respectively.
Compared to its regular avatar, the new Toyota Fortuner TRD Edition comes with a dual-tone paint scheme, 18-inch Charcoal Black 5-spoke alloy wheels, revised bumpers, Black + Maroon leather upholstery with red accents and ‘TRD’ badging. In terms of equipment, it features a 360-degree panoramic view camera or ‘Multi Terrain Monitor’, power-folding ORVMs and illuminated scuff plate.
There is also a Special Technology Package available across the Japanese brand’s dealership network in India. The list includes Heads Up Display (HUD), Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), puddle lamps, rear wireless charging, dashcam and air ioniser.
Notable items that come as standard extends to LED projector headlamps, driving modes (Eco and Power), 7.0-inch touchscreen, Optitron instrument console with MID; ambient illumination, powered tailgate, 8-way powered front seats, push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control and more. Safety-wise, the 7-seater SUV boasts of seven airbags, traction control, VSC (Vehicle Stability Control), HAC (Hill-start Assist Control), etc.
Engine & Specs
As mentioned before, there is no change in engine specifications. In BS6 format, the 2.8-litre four-cylinder diesel engine makes 175bhp @ 3,400rpm and 420/450Nm (6-speed manual / 6-speed TC automatic) @ 1,400-2,600rpm. It is worth mentioning that the upcoming facelift churns out 201bhp @ 3,400rpm and 500Nm @ 1,600-2,800rpm while mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Meanwhile, the 2.7-litre BS6 petrol variant (not available in TRD format) makes 164bhp @ 5,200rpm and 245Nm @ 4,000rpm. This is coupled to either a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic. AWD is available only with the diesel engine.