Toyota Fortuner is one of the most popular 7-seater SUV in its segment. Its main competition was Ford Endeavour which got discontinued from the market. Toyota Fortuner is a proper SUV that can do off-roading as well. We have seen several examples of modified Toyota Fortuner SUVs online. Many of them are modified for off-road purposes while some are modified to make it look good. Here we have a 2021 facelift Toyota Fortuner that has been completely dechromed and looks sporty.
This is a 2021 facelifted version of Toyota Fortuner. Toyota made cosmetic changes to the SUV to give it a premium look. The Fortuner seen in the image comes with Black paint job from factory and that made things easier for the owner. The Toyota Fortuner has a chrome garnish on either side of the grille. The chrome portion was completely blacked out so that it goes well with the overall theme of the car.
The skid plate at the front has not been painted or wrapped and retains the silver finish. The logo on the front grille was not blacked out. Coming to the side profile, the silver finished company fitted alloy wheels on the Fortuner were blacked out and the chrome door handles on the SUV also received a similar treatment. Other than these minor changes nothing much has been changed on this SUV.
The basic colour of the SUV helped the owner achieve the looks without making many changes. The Toyota Fortuner on the looks beautiful with these subtle changes on the exterior. It is not known whether the owner went ahead and made any changes inside the cabin. Toyota updated the Fortuner with a revised touchscreen infotainment system. The system now supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Toyota also launched a much more premium looking version of Fortuner – Legender in the market. Earlier, it was available in 2WD format but, recently Toyota launched 4×4 version as well. Toyota Fortuner is a capable off-roader. The SUV is available with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol version is powered by a 2.7 litre engine that generates 163 Bhp and 245 Nm of peak torque. The diesel version of Toyota Fortuner is powered by a 2.8 litre turbocharged unit that generates 201 Bhp and 500 Nm of peak torque. Both petrol and diesel engine options of Fortuner are available with manual and automatic transmission. Only the diesel version comes with 4×4 option.
Toyota is also planning to launch Hilux pickup truck in India. According to reports, the current version of Toyota Hilux that is available in international market is likely to be officially launched in January 2022. The Hilux is based on IMV-2 platform which is the same that is seen in the likes of Innova Crysta and Toyota Fortuner. Just like Innova Crysta and Fortuner, Hilux is also known for being extremely reliable and rugged. The Hilux is basically a dual cabin pickup version of Toyota Fortuner. Toyota Hilux will compete with Isuzu D-Max V-Cross which is a popular lifestyle pickup truck in India. Toyota is expected to price Hilux above V-Cross in terms of pricing.