Toyota launched the facelifted Fortuner SUV in Thailand very recently. The facelifted version received a number cosmetic changes that gave it a much fresher look from the outside. In India, Fortuner currently competes with cars like Ford Endeavour, Mahindra Alturas G4, Isuzu MU-X in the segment. Toyota has not launched the updated version in our market so far but, it is expected to do so later this year, when the facelifted model will arrive into the luxury SUV space – a segment that it totally dominates. Now, before the official launch, the facelifted Toyota Fortuner was spotted testing here on our roads for the first time.
The pictures have been shared by GaadiWaadi on their website. Internationally, the facelifted Fortuner is available in two versions – one a regular Fortuner and the other is a much more aggressive looking Legender version. The one spotted on our roads is the regular one. The SUV as seen in the image does not have any camouflage at all.
Starting with the front, the Fortuner now gets a revised front fascia with a bigger grille and redesigned headlamps with integrated DRL. The grille gets chrome strips on either ends that run above the headlamp cluster. Lower part of the bumper gets LED fog lamps and the turn indicators are now placed on the lower part of the bumper. A big silver skid plate is also seen in the front.
The side profile of the car remains unchanged and the only noticeable change here is the new alloy wheel. It retains chrome window line, black cladding on wheel arches, side steps and so on. Coming to the rear section, a portion of its revised LED tail lights can be seen. The portion between the tail lights is covered with tape and the emission testing kit can also be seen at the rear.
It is highly unlikely that Toyota might bring the Legender version as it would be much more expensive than the regular version. The Toyota Fortuner will continue to draw its power from the 2.8 litre diesel and 2.7 litre petrol engine. Both the engines were recently updated to meet the new emission norms and will be available with both 2WD and 4WD options. The Fortuner’s on-road prices start from over Rs. 33 lakh in most parts of India. The facelifted model is expected to be marginally pricier.