earlier this year, Toyota launched the facelifted or 2021 version of Fortuner in the market. Fortuner has always been a popular vehicle in the segment and is known for its reliability, off-road capabilities and low cost of maintenance. There are still a good number of Toyota Fortuners in the country has covered lakhs of kilometers in these years. Modifications on Toyota Fortuner have also become common. Several Type 1 Fortuner owners are making modification to give it a Type 2 looks and we have featured some of them on our website as well. Here we have 2021 Toyota Fortuner that gets a Tesla style touchscreen infotainment system installed.
The video has been uploaded by Musafir Aka Joshi on their YouTube channel. We have seen several videos of modified Toyota Fortuner in the country. This is probably India’s first 2021 Fortuner to get a Tesla like touchscreen infotainment screen. The vlogger starts by introducing owner of the Fortuner. He had bought this SUV recently. Before buying this, he was using a 2017 model Fortuner. Toyota had made changes on the outside and had also updated some features on the inside.
The owner had not made any modifications from outside. The 2021 Toyota Fortuner now comes with updated touchscreen infotainment screen that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The owner was actually not satisfied with the system and that is one of the reason why he upgraded to an aftermarket unit. The large Tesla like screen from Hypersonic brand has been installed in the SUV. It comes with 4 GB RAM and 32 GB internal memory.
It is a high quality touchscreen infotainment system that supports steering mounted control, videos, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. This is an Android system that comes with inbuilt navigation as well. The tablet or the screen that is installed in the Fortuner gets controls of AC on the screen . The physical buttons have been removed.
The home screen also shows the speed and the tachometer digitally. The owner was very satisfied with the fit and finish of the Hypersonic screen. The USB ports that were present in the car before installing the Tesla screen are also working and apart from that, there are extra ports for connecting phone in the glove box.
Along with Tesla screen at the front, the owner has also got two touchscreen installed for rear seat passengers. One of the screen is paired with the front screen and shows video feed from it. The Tesla screen installed at the front also shows feed from the rear parking camera and sensors, both at the front and rear. The screen also supports voice commands and the owner demonstrates the same on video.
The owner was using a Fortuner even before and in comparison to that, he said that the performance has improved and gearshifts are also smooth. Fortuner is available with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol version is powered by a 2.7 litre engine that generates 165 Ps and 245 Nm of torque. The petrol version is available with 2WD option. The diesel version is powered by a 2.8 litre engine generating 204 Ps and 500 Nm of peak torque. It is available with 4WD option. Both petrol and diesel are available with manual and automatic gearbox options.