Toyota to launch Fortuner TRD Sportivo in India

The newly launched Toyota Fortuner is leaps ahead of the competition when it comes to monthly sales. With the increasing popularity of the vehicle in the Indian market, Toyota may launch the TRD (Toyota Racing Department) version of the SUV in the Indian market next month.

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According to GaadiWaadi, the production of the new TRD Fortuners have started in the Karnataka plant of the manufacturer and the model will be launched in the market by next month. In the international market, Toyota already has the TRD variant of the Fortuner in the international market.

Toyota did have the TRD variant of the Fortuner with the last generation of the car. With the launch of the new generation Fortuner, Toyota omitted the sportier version. The report also claims that the Fortuner TRD Sportivo will only come in 4X2 variant of the 2.8-litre diesel automatic version.

Toyota has showcased the TRD Sportivo Fortuner in many international auto shows too. It is not clear which changes will the Indian version get. The TRD Sportivo kit will definitely make the SUV look sportier than the regular model.

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Fortuner may get blacked out roof and the pillars, a new front bumper, new grille, new exhaust tips, new 20-inch alloy wheels and TRD branding on the floor mats, seats and the exterior of the vehicle.

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Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo may also get leather seats with contrast stitches and a new infotainment system too. Mechanically, the car is expected to remain same. However, there may be changes to the suspension tuning to accommodate larger wheel and make the ride stiffer and sportier.

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The TRD Sportivo Fortuner will not get any changes to the engine. It will be powered by 2.8-litre turbo diesel engine that generates maximum power of 175 Bhp. The TRD version may also get disc brake of all the four wheels. With all the changes, we expect the TRD Sportivo Fortuner to be premium by Rs. 1 lakh.