Toyota launched the facelifted 2021 version of Fortuner SUV in the market earlier this month. Toyota Fortuner is a very popular SUV in the segment and it competes with likes of Ford Endeavour and all-new MG Gloster. The SUV is very popular among the enthusiasts and off-roaders. The new updated Fortuner has got several cosmetic changes and feature update. Toyota even launched the much more premium looking Legender in the market too. Along with some cosmetic changes, Toyota has also updated the diesel engine in the Fortuner. The diesel engine on the Fortuner is a lot more powerful and that makes it one of the fastest SUV in the segment. Here we have a video that shows how fast does the 2021 Fortuner touch 100 kmph mark.
The video has been uploaded by PDriveTV on their youtube channel. The video starts by giving a basic idea about what all has changed in the SUV both on the outside and inside. The vlogger starts with the exterior and shows the sleek looking headlamps with projector LED lamps and LED DRLs integrated in them. The front grille itself has been slightly redesigned. It now gets a more aggressive look split grille with a more muscular looking bumper. The bumper has black garnish with mesh design around the fog lamp are. The turn indicators are now placed on the lower part of the bumper.
The side profile of the SUV remains unchanged with new set of 18 inch alloy wheels on the top-end trims. The rear also has a the same design as before. Only change here is the revised bumper and an updated split LED tail lamp. On the inside, the basic layout of the cabin remains the same. It offers all the features that it used to offer before. Other than all those features, Fortuner gets an updated touchscreen infotainment screen that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also offers ventilated seats, premium 11 speaker system from JBL and so on.
The vlogger after giving a walkaround of the exterior and interior, takes it to straight and empty stretch of road. The aim was to test the performance. The vlogger does multiple runs on the stretch to find out how the performance of Fortuner has improved after the engine got updated. The Fortuner did 0-100 kmph in 9.80 seconds. This makes it the fastest SUV in the segment. The SUV touched 60 kmph in just 4.45 seconds. This is good considering the fact that Fortuner is a heavy SUV. The Fortuner can now come to a complete halt from 100 kmph in just 3.33 seconds while covering 42.74 metres. These figures that are seen in the video are claimed by the manufacturer but, by the vlogger. These were the outcomes of his test and the result may be different depending upon the conditions on which it is tested.
Toyota Fortuner is available with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol version is powered by a 2.7 litre engine that generates 166 Ps and 245 Nm of torque. The diesel version is the same 2.8 litre unit but, it now generates a maximum of 204 Ps and 500 Nm of peak torque. Both petrol and diesel are available with manual and automatic gearbox option. Only diesel version gets 4×4 option.