Toyota Fortuner is a popular SUV in its segment and it competes with the likes of Ford Endeavour, Mahindra Alturas G4 and recently launched MG Gloster. Like in any other segment, competition in this segment is also rising and Toyota is now planning to launch an updated version of Fortuner in the market. Toyota has already launched the facelifted version of Fortuner in Southeast Asian market and according to some reports, many Toyota dealers have already started taking bookings for the new facelifted Fortuner. Toyota is expected to launch the facelifted Fortuner early in 2021.
The facelifted Fortuner has been spotted testing on Indian roads several times. Toyota has done minor changes to the exterior and updated the interior to give it a fresh look. Starting with the front, it comes with a fully redesigned front grille. The new grille gives the Fortuner an aggressive and premium look. The grille has grown in size with chrome strips stretched above the headlamp. The headlights have the same design but the internals might see some changes.
Moving down, the bumper is also redesigned and looks a bit more muscular than the outgoing version. A black garish can be seen around the fog lamp and the LED DRLs are placed below that. The silver colour skid plate completes look at the front. Moving to the side profile, the design remains more or less the same. It has now received new set of alloys and apart from that no other changes are visible here.
At the rear, the facelifted Fortuner gets an LED tail light setup. The design of the lights remain the same. The rear mudguard and other elements have the same design as the current version. On the inside, Toyota is expected to make slight changes to the cabin including an updated touchscreen infotainment screen that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 360 degree camera, ambient lighting, wireless phone charger and so on.
Internationally, facelifted Fortuner is available with a 2.8 litre turbocharged diesel engine which generates 204 Ps and 500 Nm of peak torque. This way more powerful than the diesel engine that we have seen so far in Fortuner in India. It is not known whether, this powerful version will be available in India or not. The 2.7 litre petrol engine that generates 177 Ps and 245 Nm of torque will also be available. Both petrol and diesel versions of the SUV will be available with a manual and 6 speed torque converter automatic gearboxes. The price for the facelifted version with all these changes will definitely be more than the current generation. The all-new Fortuner will continue rivaling the likes of the Ford Endeavour, Mahindra Alturas, Isuzu MU-X and the recently launched MG Gloster in the luxury SUV segment.