The Toyota Fortuner, as we all know, is the country’s most popular full-size SUV. The model, launched back in 2009, has maintained a high reputation in the Indian SUV market, and over the years, no other SUV has come close to competing with it. Currently, the model is in its second iteration, and the third iteration is just around the corner. Recently, a video rendering of what could be the next-generation Fortuner has been shared online.
The video, showing what the 2024 Toyota Fortuner could look like, has been shared on YouTube by SRK Designs on their channel. It first shows glimpses of the newly designed Fortuner’s different parts and then finally reveals the fully redesigned car. From the video, it can be noted that the entire front of the car has been revamped, making it appear a lot sharper and sleeker. The overall design seems to be an evolution of the currently outgoing model but looks a lot more premium and upscale. The rendered iteration still boasts the popular stance and aggressive body style that has captured the hearts of Indian SUV buyers.
Upon closer inspection of the new redesign, it can be noted that the SUV has received a full makeover at the front. One of the first noticeable changes is the all-LED headlights, which are now much sleeker and feature a more rectangular design. Moving down below, the entire front bumper has been reworked, giving it a sharper look compared to before. The front air dams are now significantly larger, and the lower portion of the bumper has also been significantly changed.
As part of the redesign, the fenders have also been made a lot more angular to add to the overall sharp design of the body. Continuing the trend, the doors have also been changed. Apart from being a little sharper, the side profile has been kept pretty much the same as the outgoing model. The rendered version also features a new design for the diamond-cut alloy wheels.
Following the side profile, the rear end design has also undergone drastic changes in the rendered iteration of the highly popular SUV. From the rear end rendering, it can be noted that the car has been given a radically redesigned set of all-LED taillights. The middle portion between the taillights also sports a newly designed Fortuner nameplate, and the rear end gets a new bumper design as well. Similar to the front, the rear bumper is now a lot more aggressive and features a much larger silver skid plate. Overall, the rendered Fortuner looks a lot more upscale yet aggressive.
In other Toyota Fortuner news, the upcoming 2024 third-generation model has generated significant excitement in the Indian automotive world. Leaked images of the forthcoming Fortuner recently surfaced, showcasing a refreshed front profile inspired by the popular Tacoma pickup truck. The new design features a larger grille, new headlights, and a revised bumper, giving the SUV a bold and aggressive appearance. While the rear changes are yet to be seen, speculations suggest new taillights might be part of the redesign.
Inside the cabin, the 2024 Toyota Fortuner is expected to undergo a complete overhaul, incorporating modern features and catering to the demands of today’s drivers. One notable addition that the Indian market can look forward to is a sunroof, adding a touch of luxury to the SUV. The most exciting development is the potential introduction of a mild-hybrid diesel engine. Toyota aims to enhance the Fortuner’s fuel efficiency and environmental performance by integrating a 48V battery and an electric motor generator into the existing 2.8-liter diesel engine, similar to the setup seen in the popular Toyota MPV, the Innova Hycross.
Although an official launch date is yet to be announced, given the Fortuner’s popularity in the Indian market, it is expected to arrive in showrooms next year. With its updated design, improved features, and potential inclusion of a mild-hybrid system, the 2024 Toyota Fortuner Hybrid is likely to maintain its position as the top-selling full-size SUV in India. Its main rival, the MG Gloster, and other competitors have their work cut out to match the Fortuner’s appeal and popularity in the country.
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