Toyota Fortuner is one of the popular SUV in the segment. It competes with the likes of Ford Endeavour, Mahindra Alturas Isuzu MU-X in the segment. Ever since its launch in our market, Fortuner has been a popular choice among buyers because of its rugged looks, off-road abilities, reliability and relatively low cost of maintenance. It has also been a car that many buyers love to modify to bring out the wild side of the SUV. The current generation Fortuner that we have on sale is much more premium looking than before and here we have an example that has been modified in a way that it looks like it wants to be Lexus.
The modifications have been done by Coimbatore based KitUp Automotive. The chief objective behind this modification was to make Toyota Fortuner look more premium like a Lexus. Looking at the images, it seems like KitUp has done a good job. Starting with the front, SUV gets a body kit that retain its butch look but at the same time make it look more premium. The bumper has been completely redesigned and it now gets a huge Lexus like grille at the front. The grille gets chrome outlines and the lower part of the bumper gets boomerang shaped LED DRLs,
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The design of the headlights remain the same and there is a fog lamp placed on the lower part of the bumper. The side profile of this Fortuner is the same as before. Only noticeable changes here are the aftermarket alloy wheels and footboard. It also gets updates like chrome door handles, rain visors.
Moving to the rear, just like at the front there is a body kit that totally changes the look. The rear bumper has been revised and it gets reflector lights in them. It also gets chrome garnish around tail lights, below number plate and spoiler that gives it a sprty character. The LED pillar lights are also aftermarket fitment. No information regarding the interior of this Fortuner is available at currently.
Toyota Fortuner is available with both petrol and diesel engine options and both engines are now BS6 compliant too. Petrol version of the SUV is powered by a 2.7 litre engine generating 163 Bhp and 245 Nm of torque. The diesel version uses a 2.8 litre unit generating 174 Bhp and 450 Nm of peak torque. Both petrol and diesel are available with manual and Automatic transmission whereas only the diesel version gets 4×4 option. Toyota will soon launch a refreshed version of the current gen Fortuner in our market.
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