Toyota has launched the new top-end variant of the Fortuner SUV. It is the Legender 4×4 and it has been priced at Rs. 42.33 lakhs ex-showroom. It is offered only with the diesel engine mated to an automatic transmission only. Before this, the Legender variant was only offered with a 4×2 powertrain.
Mr. V. Wiseline Sigamani, Associate General Manager(AGM), Sales and Strategic Marketing said, “At TKM, we bring innovations and new products to the market to meet the aspirations of our customers and changing market requirements. The new Legender 4X4 AT variant is another such initiative as many customers expressed a desire for a 4X4 variant for even more enhanced performance. We are hopeful that the customers will be thrilled with the new variant and the top-of-the-line off-roading and city driving capabilities that the Legender provides. We are thankful to them for their tremendous faith and trust in Toyota products over the years. On this occasion, we would also like to wish our customers a happy festive season.”
“The Legender has seen increasing sales and till date, we have sold more than 2700 units of the 4X2 variant across the country. Together with the Fortuner, the Legender has been enthralling SUV enthusiasts with best-in-class quality, durability and reliability.” He added.
It gets a more aggressive-looking Lexus inspired front grille finished in piano-black. The surrounds of the grille integrate neatly with the Quad-LED headlamps. There are also LED Daytime Running Lamps that Toyota says are inspired by a waterfall. It also gets sequential turn indicators.
There are 18-inch machined-cut alloy wheels and a dual-tone paint scheme with a blacked-out roof. The interior also gets a dual-tone theme of black and maroon which gives an up-market feel. What adds a premium touch to the cabin is the contrast stitching on the steering wheel and console box.
Toyota’s new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system comes connected to 11 speakers with a subwoofer sourced from JBL. There is ambient lighting on the instrument panel, front door and footwell area. Now, you also get a wireless charger and a rear USB port. Toyota has also added a Kick Sensor for the electric tailgate and ventilated seats for the front row.
Engine and gearbox
Toyota offers the Legender with only the 2.8-litre diesel engine that produces 204 PS of max power and 500 Nm of peak torque. It is offered with a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox only. You have an option to get it as a rear-wheel drive or a four-wheel drive. The 4×2 Legender is priced at Rs. 38.61 lakhs ex-showroom whereas the 4×4 Legender costs Rs. 42.33 lakhs ex-showroom.
Other variants of the Fortuner are also offered with the same diesel engine but you can get them with a manual gearbox also. There is also a 2.7-litre petrol engine on offer that produces 166 PS of max power and 245 Nm. It is offered with a manual gearbox or an automatic gearbox. The petrol engine is not offered with a 4×4 drivetrain.