Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo limited edition launched

Toyota has launched two limited edition Fortuners, with a sporty look, called the TRD Sportivo, only for the festival season. The Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo 4×2 Manual transmission variant is priced at Rs. 21.76 lakh and the automatic transmission 4×2 variant is priced at Rs. 22.6 lakh ex-showroom Delhi. Update: Toyota Fortuner 5-speed automatic launched

The Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo Limited Edition is available in two colours each – super white and sliver mica metallic. The vehicles are about Rs. 60,000 more expensive than the regular Fortuner 4×2 manual and automatic variants.

Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo limited edition launched

For that extra Rs. 60,000 here’s what you get with the Fortuner TRD Sportivo Limited Edition. There’s a new front bumper that is aerodynamically styled, giving the vehicle a sporty look. It features extended spoilers on the lower half. At the rear, there is a roof spoiler that adds to the sporty look of the vehicle. The rear bumper too gets extended spoiler skirts and the boot door gets a TRD Sportivo emblem on it. Also see: Fortuner vs Pajero Sport

There is no change to the power-train or mechanicals. The Fortuner is powered by a 3-litre four-cylinder diesel engine that puts out 169 bhp of power and 343 Nm of torque, with a choice of five-speed manual or automatic transmissions in the two-wheel drive variant and a five-speed manual in the full-time four-wheel drive variant. New features that were added to the 2012 Fortuner include traction control, reverse parking camera and a touch-screen infotainment system with Bluetooth phone controls. The vehicle can seat seven passengers in three rows and comes with leather upholstery as well as individual AC vents for all three rows. Related: 2012 Toyota Fortuner road test

Toyota says only 600 of these Limited Edition units will be produced between now and December 2012. It is aimed at SUV buyers who want a little more sportiness out of the Fortuner, and for those seeking some degree of individuality with their Fortuners. Also read: Toyota launches Innova Aero limited edition

The Fortuner is the best-selling premium SUV, selling over 1000 units a month and Toyota wants to keep up this momentum through the festive season. This festive season will also see the launch of a competitor to the Toyota Fortuner in the form of the Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton, that is to be launched on October 17, and hence Toyota wants to keep its product fresh to see off the competition. Toyota has also launched limited edition variants of the Etios, Innova and Altis for the festive season. Also read: Toyota Etios Liva Sportivo launched

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