Toyota Kirloskar Motors has announced that the brand has registered the sales of over 50,000 units of Toyota and Suzuki collaboration models since their launch in the Indian market, in June 2019. The Toyota-Suzuki alliance models include the Toyota Glanza, which is based on the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and the Toyota Urban Cruiser, based on the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.
Furthermore, the Japanese manufacturer has also announced that the company recorded sales of 11,126 units in the month of January 2021, which is a Month-on-Month growth of 92% in the domestic sales as compared to the wholesales in the same period last year. To put things into perspective, Toyota Kirloskar Motors had sold 5,804 units in the month of January 2020.
Recently, Toyota Kirloskar Motors also launched the much-popular Fortuner in its 2021 facelift avatar priced starting at INR 28.98 lakh ex-showroom, India. Along with the 2021 Fortuner facelift, the brand also launched the Fortuner Legender priced at INR 37.58 lakh ex-showroom, India. The Fortuner facelift comes with mild changes to its exteriors tweaked interiors and a new 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel motor that now belts out 204 Hp of power and 500 Nm of torque.
The Fortuner Legender features a prominent front grille along with a geometrical front apron, catamaran-style front and rear bumpers, waterfall LED light signature, Quad-LED headlamps, Sequential Turn Indicators, dual-tone roof, 18-inch multilayered machine-finished alloy wheels, dual-tone black and maroon interiors, wireless smartphone charging and contrast stitching on the upholstery.
The new Fortuner is also offered with a new Sparkling Black Crystal Shine paint option alongside the existing Attitude Black, Super White, Pearl White Crystal Shine, Silver Metallic, Phantom Brown, Grey Metallic and Avant-Garde Bronze exterior paint options. The Legender, however, is available only in the Pearl White with Black roof dual-tone colour option.
The brand is also likely to launch the next-generation Fortuner in the Indian market with a new design on the outside, new interior features and the latest generation electronics as well as electrified powertrain options, but the SUV is likely to be based on the classic body-on-frame architecture.