2021 Toyota Fortuner Gets Three New Variants, Facelifted Edition Unveiled

2021 Toyota Fortuner

Being a grand and more of an affordable large SUV for the masses, the 2021 Toyota Fortuner has hit all the right chords with their newest innovation.

Instead of making any major changes, the company has instead choose to keep things familiar yet unique in its own way. Besides, having three different variants including a diesel car that you could purchase opens the horizons for many buyers.

The facelifted edition of the Fortuner has been unveiled in Malaysia where the petrol powered variant will sell for RM 172,244. The style quotient of the car remains largely untouched as the variant spotted in Thailand earlier. The grille radiator on the front is much more muscular and beefy than it has ever been combined with dual LED headlamps. The daytime running lights are positioned lower for better vision in brightly lit conditions.

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Among the models revealed by the company, the 2.8 VRZ edition has  a sportier look. The company refers to it as the Legender design which has the LED lights and DRLs arranged in such a way that they resemble an angry look. While the Toyota Fortuner is definitely not a compact or a subtle car by any means, the aggressive approach further makes it less appealing to the family crowd. Unless you are a big fan of long drive and need massive interior space, this could be for the unique buyers who love its aggression at every corner.

Revamped Design for the Facelifted Edition

The car is now equipped with 18-inch large wheels as the standard solution on all variants irrespective of the one you choose. The VRZ edition however stands unique because of the dual tone color finish being offered in it. There are plenty of new and interesting colors to choose from including a metallic finish on all of them including the phantom brown, silver and medium silver. The attitude black mica may have a dark appeal to it and ideally suits those who are interested in it.

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Buyers opting for the VRZ can also choose to customize the roof with an all black panel if they prefer it to be. The dashboard looks nearly the same as the outgoing model. The equipment list is rather large but a quick overview should include the UMWT VTS, electrochromic rear view mirror and an ambient lighting system to set the mood inside the car.

The 2021 Toyota Fortuner is powered by a 2.7-liter four cylinder petrol engine capable of producing 166PS and 245NM. The 2WD and 4WD options are being provided based on buyer’s personal interest. The top speed is up to 100kmpl but for such a large car, it should be more than enough.

The All-New Redesigned 2016 Toyota Fortuner Launched In India

The hold-up is finally done with as Toyota has launched the much-anticipated all-new Fortuner that has been completely redesigned in the Indian market.

The new Fortuner will be offered in six new variants depending on whether the car is milled by petrol or a diesel engine, if it has automatic or manual transmission and if the drive is a rear-wheel or an all-wheel drive-type. The redesigned SUV was first launched in Thailand and has now arrived in India. The premium SUV which has been completely overhauled in comparison to its previous version marks the second major launch in India from the Japanese automaker after it had launched the Innova Crysta.

The all-new 2016 Toyota Fortuner has been revamped, steering clear of the aged versions of its predecessors, which has been underpinned by the latest TNGA platform. The brand-new architecture has helped the SUV to shed some weight, which enables better handling of the model, apart from improving the drive. The structuring of the new Toyota Fortuner has moved away from the hoydenish appeal to give a more urban styling.

The Exteriors

The second generation Toyota Fortuner arrives with a refreshed and a compelling design which though is practical is still tough. The new SUV gets a large sloping grille which is accompanied by a thick chrome frame on the sides which extends up to the LED projector headlamps that are all-new, aggressive, and sleek which come along with LED daytime running lamps. The new bumper comes with deeply caved-in fog lamps apart from the chrome highlights that accentuate the overall presence of the premium SUV. The fearless character of the new Fortuner carries on across the complete length of the automobile with chrome interlopes that run along its entire belt-line. At the back side, the new Fortuner comes with analogous LED tail lamps that are sleek with a valorous chrome strip in between them.

The Interiors

Coming to the insides of the SUV, the interiors have been completely overhauled as well. Toyota has treated the new Fortuner, just like the Innova Crysta that was launched recently, with features that include the leather upholstery, the infotainment system which comes with a touch-screen display apart from the navigation techniques and automatic climate control to list out a few.

The Powerhouse Details

Under the hood, the new Toyota Fortuner is power driven by the same engines which also run the new Innova Crysta. The engine variants include a 2.8-litre diesel motor and a 2.7-litre petrol power train. Toyota has pulled up the engine so that its suits the characteristics of the SUV in a better way. The diesel motor produces a power of 177PS and generates a peak torque of 450Nm for the automatic version that is available in between 1600 – 2400 rpm, whereas it generates a 420 Nm for the manual version. The diesel engine comes mated to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or with a 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, for both 2WD and 4WD types. Whereas, the petrol motor, on the other hand, is capable of producing a maximum power of 166PS at 5200 rpm and generates a peak torque of 245Nm at 4000 rpm, and it is coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission or with a 6-speed automatic transmission, that is available only in the 2-wheel drive type.

The Other Features

Apart from the top-notch engine variants and amazing interiors, the new Toyota Fortuner comes loaded with tech-savvy infotainment systems, apart from the seven airbags, ABS with EBD, Hill Assist Control, Vehicle Stability Control, and much more. The Downhill Assist Control is available only for the four-wheel drive types.

The Pricing Details

With the new Fortuner now available in both the petrol and diesel engine options, the price of the base 2.7-litre petrol variant ranges from around Rs 25.92 lakh (ex-showroom price in Delhi) to the Rs. 27.61 lakh for the high-end model (ex-showroom price in Delhi). For the 2.8-litre diesel version, the price ranges from about Rs 27.52 lakh (ex-showroom price in Delhi) up to Rs 31.12 lakh (ex-showroom price in Delhi) for the top-spec diesel variant.

When it comes to the competition front, the brand-new, redesigned Toyota Fortuner escalates up against the suites of the Chevrolet Trailblazer, Hyundai Santa Fe, and the Ford Endeavour.

Second Generation Toyota Fortuner Delivers Coupe SUV Experience

If the next generation of the Toyota Fortuner looks familiar to you, that is because you can bet you’ve seen something like that before.

Some will say that the Fortuner still has some of the main styling elements of Toyota, but also incorporates some of the styling elements of Lexus, and most notably, the BMW X6.

Non premium car makers have stuck to classic, rugged design of SUVs for quite some time now, and it looks like Toyota intends to change that approach. Instead of going for something painfully practical, as it was the case in the past with non-premium car makers, Toyota is offering a Fortuner Coupe SUV.

Coupe SUVs usually cost a lot more than the classic SUV, which is one of the reasons why you are more likely to find a coupe SUV in a premium car maker saloon, like BMW (X4 and X6) than in a non-premium car maker. But that is about to change.

The Toyota Fortuner is a rugged SUV version of the Hilux, a pickup truck that Toyota offers in select markets in Asia. But the second generation is bringing a change not just to the exterior, but to the interior as well.

The new Fortuner is rich with LED elements, embodying a rough but cool exterior design, with three prominent lines of the main shape and wide, chrome-trimmed grille. Toyota has blacked-out the C and D pillars to achieve a floating roof effect. LED lights are placed on the rear lights as well.

The Coupe SUV measures at 1855m x 4795mm wide, which is an increase of 15mm in width and 90mm in length. The height of the vehicle is lowered at 1835mm, and the result is that the Fortuner is wider than it is tall.

The interior of the SUV is more premium as well. Toyota has placed a multifunction steering wheel that can be adjusted for reach and rake, as well as a large touchscreen with many controls and functions and twin leather-clad pillars on the center of the dashboard. In order to enable the driver get that premium and luxury feel , Toyota is offering an eight-way power driver’s seat.

Inside, there are three rows of seats, with the second row splitting 60:40, and the third row splitting 50:50.

Toyota is offering the Fortuner with a new range of diesel engines, with the base model a 2.4 liter turbodiesel engine with 150hp. Other diesel engines include 2.8 liter with 177hp which should be more fuel efficient. There is also a gasoline option for which Toyota hasn’t released specifications yet.