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Toyota launches 2021 Fortuner in India; More expensive

Toyota has launched the much-awaited Fortuner in India. With the new model, Toyota now offers two categories of the best-selling SUV in the segment. There is a slew of changes in the new Fortuner and it is more powerful and looks much different from the outgoing version.

The prices of the new Fortuner is listed below (ex-showroom Delhi)

Petrol:

4X2 Manual: 29.98 lakh

4X2 Auto: 31.57 lakh

Diesel:

4X2 manual: 33.48 lakh

4X2 auto: 34.84 lakh

4X4 manual: 35.14 lakh

4×4 auto: 37.43 lakh

Fortuner Legender 4X2 auto: Rs 37.58 lakh

Toyota offers the new Fortuner is a regular version and a Legender version, which is much more aggressive-looking. The standard version of the Fortuner gets sleeker headlamps, new grille, a new bumper, and new bumper splitter. The new Fortuner definitely looks much more commanding than the outgoing version.

The new Fortuner gets LED projector headlamps, a new redesigned grille, halogen fog lamp and bigger skid plate. Comparing the Legender’s front, it looks much more aggressive with its Lexus-inspired styling. The front gets a piano-black boundary around the grille. The Legender also offers bi-projector LED headlamps with LED daytime running lamps. The grille’s design is also sharper and it gets sequential dynamic indicators. The fog lamps are mounted horizontally.

From the side, the new Fortuner looks very similar to the outgoing version. However, there are a few updates that make it look fresh. The Legender version offers 18-inch 5-spoke sporty-l0oking alloy wheels. The standard version offers 6-spoke alloy wheels but the size of the rim remains the same. Toyota has also updated the rear of the vehicle with an aggressive bumper design and new LED tail lamps.

On the inside, there are no design changes however, there are a lot of new additions. There is Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, 11-speaker system from JBL, connected features to track the vehicle and more. Toyota has also added ventilated front seats for added convenience. However, Toyota is yet to offer a sunroof that is available with rivals like Ford Endeavour and the recently-launched MG Gloster. The sunroof and the panoramic sunroof is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after features in this segment and many others.

In Legender, Toyota has added wireless charging system, powered tailgate with a sweep feature. The Legender also gets dual-tone paint job that makes it look sportier.

More powerful engines

Toyota has upgraded the engine of the Fortuner and has made it more powerful. There will be both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol variants offer the 2.7-litre petrol engine that produces a maximum power of 164 Bhp and peak torque of 245 Nm. The diesel variants get the 2.8-litre V-GD engine that generates a maximum power of 204 Bhp and 500 Nm of peak torque. The Legender is only available with automatic transmission. There is also an optional 4X4 system available with the select variants of the standard Fortuner but is not available with the Legender. Toyota has added more response to the driving modes and even the steering weight now varies according to the mode selected by the driver. Fortuner diesel has become the most powerful vehicle in the segment. Ford Endeavour and the MG Gloster do not offer a petrol engine yet.

Toyota will soon start offering the test drive of the new Fortuner. The bookings are open and the customers can book the vehicle at the nearest Toyota dealership or online.