Toyota will be launching the new 2021 facelift model of the brand’s popular Fortuner SUV in the Indian market on 6th January 2021. The new facelift model not only comes with revamped exteriors, new colour options, tweaked interiors and a new trim called the Legender. The new Legender trim was also spied in the Indian market in the southern state of the Karnataka where the brand manufacturers Toyota passenger cars for the Indian market.
Now, a new report suggests that the new Toyota Fortuner will be available in 10 variant options. Nine out of the ten trim options are likely to consists of the standard Fortuner while one trim is the Legender. The Toyota Fortuner facelift is expected to be offered in both petrol and diesel powertrain options and available in both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive drivetrain options. Leaked documents also show that both manual and automatic gearbox options are being offered.
In its standard avatar, the Toyota Fortuner will come with a redesigned front fascia with new LED headlamps, integrated LED daytime running lights, new chrome accents on the front, new alloy wheels but the sleek LED taillamps are expected to come with only subtle changes. The interiors too are expected to get some additions on the equipment front but the overall dashboard layout is expected to remain the same. The touchscreen infotainment system is expected to be larger than before and is expected to come integrated with Apple CarPlay integration.
The Fortuner Legender, on the other hand, comes with a sharper front end with sleeker piano black finished radiator grille, bolder air dam with a trapezoidal shape, full-LED headlamps with its own LED light signatures, larger 20-inch alloy wheels giving the SUV a sporty stance. On the interiors, the Fortuner Legender also comes with a large touchscreen infotainment system, dark interiors theme and added features such as lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control etc.
The new Fortuner is expected to be offered with an updated 2.8-litre turbocharged diesel engine that in the new state of tune produces 204 Hp of power and 500 Nm of torque. The 2.7-litre powertrain comes with 164 Hp of power and 245 Nm of torque. While the petrol powertrain is expected to come with a 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission options, the diesel engine is expected to be offered with a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearbox.