Toyota Fortuner is one of the most popular full size SUV currently on sale in India. It has been around for a while and like any other Toyota vehicle is known for it’s reliable engine, build quality and comparatively low cost of maintenance. It currently competes with cars like Ford Endeavour, Mahindra Alturas G4 and Isuzu MU-X in the segment. Toyota Fortuner is a capable SUV that can handle a fair bit of off-roading too. Toyota is currently working on a facelifted version of the Toyota Fortuner and the same was spotted testing earlier this year in Thailand. Here we have a rendered image that shows what the upcoming Toyota Fortuner could look like.
The image has been created by an artist and is uploaded by Indian Autos Blog. The Toyota Fortuner in the render image looks different from the current model. Starting from the front, the headlamp is a lot more different and bigger than the current version. It is a mix of first gen Fortuner and the current generation. The grille on this render is also different from the current one. The grille has grown and is similar to the one seen on more expensive Toyota SUVs.
Coming down, the bumper of the upcoming Fortuner in this render looks more aggressive and gives it a proper butch SUV look. The SUV definitely looks huge and has that massive road presence. The fog lamps are now LED and they get a chrome garnish around them. From the side profile, design of the car looks identical to the ongoing version. Similarly the rear of the car is also likely to remain the same with minor changes on the bumper and an all LED tail light unit.
Toyota is unlikely to make any changes to the interior of the upcoming Toyota Fortuner. It will continue to offer all the features and creature comfort that the current version is offering at the moment. Coming to the engine, Toyota recently launched the BS6 compliant version of the Fortuner in the market recently and the upcoming version is likely to get the same set of engines. It will be powered by a 2.7 litre petrol engine that generates 164 PS and 245 Nm of torque and a 2.8 litre diesel unit with 174 PS and 420 Nm of peak torque. Both petrol and diesel will be available with an optional AT gearbox but the 4×4 willonly be available in diesel variant.