Exclusive: Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo arrives in India

The Fortuner has been the most successful SUV in the segment. While other SUVs are not even managing to cross a few hundred units, the Fortuner is managing over a 1000 with ease. It was earlier rumored that Toyota will be launching the Fortuner with the TRD kit and here are the first images of the same.

What’s new?

2017 Toyota Fortuner TRD SUV 1

The kit is mainly a visual makeover. There is no change under the hood or in terms of the suspension or any other mechanical component. The kit includes a TRD grille, which has been finished in black and has the TRD logo on it as well, in red. Those who didn’t like the excess chrome in the stock car will be happy with the blacked out grille. In addition to the grille, the fog lamp housing is now blacked out as well and it features new skirting. On the side, there are side skirts and TRD graphics, that extend all the way into the rear bumper, which also gets new skirting. There are no changes on the inside either.

2017 Toyota Fortuner TRD SUV 2

All the changes are only to enhance the looks of the vehicle and to make it more sporty. As far as engines are concerned, there is no exact details on which engine options the TRD will be offered with. This particular one was a diesel 2.8 liter. According to rumors, only the 4×2 diesel was to get the TRD, however we will have to wait for the launch of the vehicle to know for sure if only one variant is getting this treatment or others are as well.

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The Fortuner is powered by a either a 2.8 liter diesel engine or a 2.7 liter petrol engine. The diesel is offered in 4×2 and 4×4 variants as well. The diesel produces 174 Bhp and 420 Nm while the petrol produces 164 Bhp and 245 Nm. Both the petrol and diesel come with the option of automatic and manual transmissions.