Toyota launched the facelifted version of the Fortuner and introduced the new Legender to the Indian market earlier this year. The new Fortuner offers a slew of visual updates and also gets more powerful engine options. The Legender, on the other hand, gets more features and looks much sharper. Here are two walkaround videos that show the new Fortuner facelift and the Legender. The videos also tell us about the differences between the two different variants in detail.
Toyota Fortuner Legender
Toyota introduced the Legender variant in the Thailand market last year. Unexpectedly, it was also launched in the Indian market. It looks very different from the standard Fortuner model and comes with a slew of changes on the outside and the inside. The Legender is available in only one 4X2 automatic variant and it gets a price tag of Rs 37.58 lakh, which makes it even more expensive than the top-end standard Fortuner 4X4 automatic.
The video shows that vehicle from all around starting from the front. At the front, the Legender gets all-LED dual-projector headlamps with unique looking LED DRLs. The Legender also gets a different looking grille at the front, which makes it even more aggressive-looking and adds a sportier touch.
The Legender gets twin grille and the lower part, it gets sweeping indicators mounted on the spoiler of the bumper. The person first talks about the ground clearance of the vehicle, which is 225mm and the boot capacity, which is 330 litres.
The Toyota Fortuner Legender also gets dual-tone interior with perforated leather seats, wireless charging system, a powered tailgate that can be opened with a sweep of a leg, and few more features like dual charging points in the rear and more such additional options.
The standard Fortuner also gets a lot of updates. To start with, the front gets a new grille and new sleeker headlamps. This version gets a single projector lamp at the front instead of two that are available with the Legender. The LED DRL design is also different and the vehicle just less sporty without any additional bumper spoiler and the likes. On the inside, the Fortuner gets a lot of new additions like a new infotainment screen with the ability to connect to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The climate control system has only one zone temperature setting but the rear passengers can control the speed of the fan, which sure is a benefit. The standard variants also get front parking sensors, which defiantly is a great addition.
The Fortuner misses out on a lot of features that the Legender offers but it still offers a premium-feeling cabin. It gets single-tone black seats that do look good and offers as much space as the Legender.
Toyota has upgraded the engine of the Fortuner and has made it more powerful. There will be both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol variants offer the 2.7-litre petrol engine that produces a maximum power of 164 Bhp and peak torque of 245 Nm. The diesel variants get the 2.8-litre V-GD engine that generates a maximum power of 204 Bhp and 500 Nm of peak torque. The Legender is only available with automatic transmission. There is also an optional 4X4 system available with the select variants of the standard Fortuner but is not available with the Legender. Toyota has added more response to the driving modes and even the steering weight now varies according to the mode selected by the driver. Fortuner diesel has become the most powerful vehicle in the segment. Ford Endeavour and the MG Gloster do not offer a petrol engine yet.