2019 Toyota Fortuner TRD has been launched in India. It is a more sportier looking variant of the existing Fortuner SUV, which is on sale in the country. Available in 4X2 AT diesel variant only, this New Fortuner TRD ‘Celebratory Edition’ is priced at Rs 33,85,000 (Ex-showroom Delhi). Regular Fortuner Diesel 4×2 AT is priced at Rs 31.68 lakh, ex-sh. This makes the new Fortuner TRD edition about Rs 2.1 lakh more expensive.
Sporting Pearl White body and Black roof – a dual tone exterior colour scheme, the new Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo, designed by Toyota’s racing division (TRD – Toyota Racing Development), gets distinctive bright red TRD badging at the front and rear. It sits on new 18” blackened alloy wheels and gets blacked out pillars and skid plates.
Interiors get a dual tone black and maroon colour scheme seen on dashboard, door panels and seating. It gets contrasting stitching, which gives it a more sporty appeal.
Fortuner TRD Edition highlights include
– Stylish Front Bumper and Rear Bumper Spoiler
– TRD Radiator Grille Garnish
– Dual Tone Roof
– R18 Charcoal Black Alloy Wheels
– Sporty Black & Maroon Leather Seats Interiors
– Red Stitch Accents on Upholstery
– Fortuner ‘10 years ‘Leadership Emblem
– Iconic Red TRD Emblem
The Toyota TRD Sportivo is powered by a 2.8 liter diesel engine that offers 174 PS power and 450 Nm torque mated to a 6 speed automatic. It does not get any manual transmission and also misses out on optional 4×4 drive system. The engine is a BS4 unit.
In terms of safety, the new Fortuner TRD gets – 7 airbags, ABS, EBD, Hill Assist, etc. Other features include – LED headlights, Smart key with push button start / stop, 8-way Driver & Passenger Power Seat, Park Assist: Back Monitor and Rear Sensors, Automatic Climate Control [Dual A/C] with Auto Rear Cooler, Touch Screen Audio with Capacitive Switches [DVD, BT, USB, Aux-in, 6 Speakers, NAVI, Remote], Audio, MID, Tel, Voice Recognition Switches on Steering Wheel, Cruise control, Eco and Power drive modes, Large TFT Multi-Information Display, Navigation Turn Display on MID, Fully Automatic Power Back Door with Height Adjust Memory and Jam Protection, Electrically Adjustable, Retractable Side Mirrors with Side Turn Indicators, etc.
Mr. N. Raja, Deputy Managing Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd. said, “The Fortuner has been dominating the SUV segment since its launch way back in 2009 and today it is heartening to see this flagship model completing a glorious decade of undisputed leadership, emerging as the ‘SUV of choice’ for Indians across the country. Owing to an increase in average per capita income, this segment has grown over the years and among Toyota’s offerings, the Fortuner has enjoyed unwavering loyalty from customers who appreciate its exemplary driving experience in all terrains, unique sense of power, style, imposing road presence, adventure coupled with low cost of ownership and high resale value.
At Toyota, we believe in the ethos of ‘Customer First’ and in-line with the evolving preferences of our customers, we are delighted to introduce the ‘Celebratory Edition’ of India’s most loved SUV. Packed with best-in-class safety & security features with power & toughness, we are confident that the New Fortuner TRD with its stylish and distinctive looks, will be aspirational for our customers and draw more admirers. We would also like to thank our valued customers for their loyalty through the years who have helped us achieve this milestone.”