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Toyota Fortuner TRD facelift spotted before official launch

Toyota revealed the facelifted version of the Fortuner earlier this year in the Thailand and Vietnam markets earlier this year. While the new facelifted version is already available in a more aggressive ‘Legender’ variant. However, a much more aggressive version of the SUV has now been spotted and is expected to be launched soon in the international markets.

 

The new pictures reveal the TRD Sportivo trim on the SUV completely. The vehicle now gets some aggressive-looking features including a completely new front fascia with new front and rear bumpers, LED fog lamps, LED tail lamps, and newly designed dual-tone alloy wheels.

The pictures of an all-black facelifted Fortuner were leaked and it also shows red highlights on the grille of the SUV. Also, the TRD badging can be spotted on the grille itself and the vehicle looks quite interesting.

There are a few changes on the inside as well. The Fortuner TRD gets features like a 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless phone charger, 360-degree system, and a powered tailgate with swipe sensor for hands-free operation.

The facelifted version of the Fortuner has been spotted testing in India too and the launch is expected to happen in the coming months. However, the TRD version of the SUV will be launched at a later date. The new aggressive-looking Fortuner will take on the likes of Ford Endeavour Sport in the Indian market whenever it launches in the Indian market.

The TRD Sportivo will also come with a host of features like blind-spot detection system, lane departure warning, pedestrian detection and more such systems. Also, collision prevention system, radar-guided cruise control system, lane departure system and many more such features are available with the new, updated Fortuner. We are not sure if these features will be launched in the Indian version of the Fortuner.  Since MG Gloster, an upcoming SUV will offer all these features, Toyota may these features in the Indian market too.

In Thailand, Toyota offers 2.4-litre four-cylinder diesel making 150 PS and 400 Nm and 2.8-litre making 204 PS and 500 Nm. The Indian market gets the 2.8-litre diesel engine only, which produces a maximum power of 177 PS and 450 Nm of torque. In India, you can also expect the same 2.7-litre petrol engine to continue too. Toyota introduced the Fortuner BS6 variant in the Indian market with a price increase of Rs 48,000. The new