Toyota Fortuner is the best selling full-size SUV in the Indian market. Till now many competitors have tried to compete in the full-size segment but none of them has the popularity of a Toyota Fortuner. While the SUV recently got a facelift, it is due for an all-new generation for quite some time now. Here, we have a render done by KDesign AG who has imagined what the new generation of the Fortuner might look like.
The artist has only worked on the front of the SUV. We can see that it derives a lot of design elements from the Hilux pick-up truck that is sold in the international markets. The Fortuner itself is based on the platform from the Hilux. So, both of them share the same underpinnings. The SUV in the render is finished in a unique metallic blue colour.
Up-front, we see the same headlamp design that we have seen on the Hilux pick-up trucks. It gets an LED Daytime Running Lamp with an LED projector headlamp. The front grille gets chunky plastic cladding and it is the similar one that we have seen on the Hilux. There is a chrome garnish too in the centre of which Toyota’s logo sits. There is a faux skid plate in the lower half of the bumper. The fog lamp housing has a satin silver finish. The bonnet is flat and is sculpted.
Then we come to the side profile, where we can see new precision-cut alloy wheels. There is black plastic cladding that runs over the wheel arches to enhance the SUV looks. There is also a running board that is there so that occupants can easily get in or get out. Toyota has used chrome on the door handles, outside rearview mirrors and the belt that runs below the window. The artist has also given the SUV roof rails and turn indicators on outside rearview mirrors too. From the tail lamp design, it seems that it is using a similar tail lamp design that Fortuner is using currently.
Overall, the rendering does look refreshing. However, we must remember that this is just a rendering the final product might look completely different than this. Also, when Toyota launches the new generation of Fortuner it will update all the design elements on it. So, there will be a new set of headlamps and tail lamps as well.
The Fortuner was recently updated with some updated exterior and interior bits. Toyota also launched the Legender variant in the country. The manufacturer also added some features and also updated the touchscreen infotainment system to support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Unfortunately, the SUV still does not offer an electric sunroof.
The manufacturer also retuned the diesel engine to produce more power and torque. Because of which the Fortuner now has the segment-leading torque figure. The diesel engine of Fortuner produces 204 PS of max power and 500 Nm of peak torque. There is also a petrol engine available that produces 166 PS of max power and 245 Nm of peak torque.