2021 Toyota Fortuner Facelift
The updated Toyota Fortuner SUV was launched in the Indian market in January 2021. The SUV gets a redesigned front end with substantial upgrades on the inside while the mechanical front remains unchanged.
The updated Fortuner comes with a revamped front end featuring a larger grille, sleek-looking LED projector headlights with LED DRLs, sharper character lines, revamped front bumper with larger curtains, slightly smaller fog lamps and silver skid plate among others.
Dimensionally, the Toyota Fortuner facelift measures 4,795 mm in length, 1,855 mm in width and 1835 mm in height. The wheelbase of the 7-seater SUV stands at 2,745 mm.
At the sides, there is also a set of new multi-spoke alloy wheels and updated wing mirrors that gives a refreshed look to the profile. However, the four-wheel-drive variants get 18-inch wheels while the two-wheel-drive ones get one size lesser. It also gets new LED taillights.
The new Toyota Fortuner facelift comes with a choice of petrol and diesel engines that remains unchanged. It gets a 2.7-litre, four-cylinder petrol motor that puts out 164 bhp and 245 Nm of peak torque. Then, there's a 2.8-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine that has been re-tuned to churn out 201 bhp and 500 Nm of peak torque.
The new Fortuner also gets significant changes on the inside. It comes equipped with a new 8.0-inch touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, LED ambient lighting, a revised instrument cluster, multi-functional steering wheel, and more.
Transmission options include a six-speed manual gearbox and a six-speed sequential automatic torque convertor unit. The diesel engine also gets the four-wheel-drive variant with two-wheel, four-wheel high and four-wheel low range.
In terms of safety, the 7-seater SUV gets Vehicle stability control, Hill assist control, rear parking camera, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat mounts and 7 airbags are all standard fitment.
The SUV now also gets a front clearance sonar feature that will help you park better in tight spaces. Moreover, the big SUV has also scored a full five-star test rating in ASEAN NCAP crash tests.
The new Toyota Fortuner SUV competes against the likes of Ford Endeavour, Mahindra Alturas G4 and the MG Gloster.