Toyota recently launched the facelifted Fortuner SUV in the Thai market. The automaker had been teasing us with spy pictures of the same for some time. The Fortuner competes with SUVs like Ford Endeavour, Mahindra Alturas G4, Isuzu MU-X in the luxury SUV segment. Toyota has not launched the updated Fortuner in India but, here we have a video that shows the new SUV inside-out. The India launch of the 2020 Fortuner is likely to happen later this year.
The video has been uploaded by NewCar2020 on their youtube channel. The video shows what all has changed in the facelifted Fortuner, the engine options, performance and features on offer. Starting with changes on the outside, this is not an entirely new SUV. It retains the basic shape of the earlier version with cosmetic changes at places. Toyota has launched two versions – one Fortuner and much more sporty looking Fortuner Legender version.
The Fortuner gets a redesigned front grille with tweaked headlamps that have integrated LED DRLs in them. The bumper has also been redesigned and the fog lamp area also gets a new design, The Legender version get a much more aggressive front with split grille, uniquely designed DRLs and twin projector LED headlamps. The bumper is also much more aggressive and the turn indicators are placed on the lower part of the bumper in both versions.
The side profile gets similar design as before except for the new 18 inch alloy wheels (Legender gets 20-inch wheels). At the rear, the car gets a redesigned bumper as front with ‘L’ shaped reflector lights and sleeker looking tail lights. On the inside, the cabin looks more or less the same as the pre-facelift version.
However it gets an updated touchscreen infotainment screen, standard cruise control feature, wireless charging, 360 degree camera, instrument cluster,kick activated boot and Variable Flow Control system that makes the steering heavy/light depending upon the speed.
Safety features on offer include up to 7 airbags, collision prevention system, lane departure system etc. The Fortuner is available with a 2.4 litre diesel engine which generates 150 Ps and 400 Nm of torque. It is available in both 4WD and 2WD options. The Legender version comes with a 2.8 litre engine as well as the 2.4 litre unit. The 2.8 litre unit generates 204 Ps and 500 Nm of torque.
Toyota will be launching the updated Fortuner in India later this year or early next year. Indian version is likely to miss out some of the features that are available in Thailand version. The Indian version is expected to be powered by the 2.8 litre diesel and 2.7 litre petrol which were recently updated to meet the new BS6 emission norms. With all these updates, price of the facelifted Fortuner will definitely go up.
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