Toyota Fortuner Type 2 modified with Lexus grille

Toyota Fortuner is one of the most popular SUV in its segment. It is known for being reliable and its rugged looks and nature. The big SUV is a perennial favourite among those who are into off-roading. Many owners have modified their Fortuner for off-roading purposes, and many have modified their Toyota Fortuner to make it look more premium than what it already is.

One of the most common type of modification seen on Type 2 Toyota Fortuner is installation of TRD Sportivo kit but, here we have a video where a Type 2 Fortuner gets exterior and interior modified to look premium – and gets a Lexus kit.

The video has been shared by Raahee on their YouTube channel. Vlogger shows how the car looked when it arrived at the workshop. The car had come for a complete make over as the original look of the car was starting to look dated. Vlogger then shows various stages of modification in the video.

Starting with the front, the front grille, bumper and headlamps were all removed. They were replaced with Lexus kit which included the grille and bumper. The stock headlamps were replaced for aftermarket projector unit with integrated LED DRLs. The bumper had provisions for LED fog lamps and there was  boomerang shaped dual function LED DRL. matrix styled LED turn indicators are also integrated in the lower part of the bumper.

Toyota Fortuner Type 2 modified with Lexus grille

The hood scoop on the Fortuner was finished in gloss black and the stock alloy wheels were hydro dipped to give them a black finish. The SUV is now finished in dual tone. The pillars and the roof are wrapped in black while rest of the body is in white. The whole car gets ceramic coating as well. At the rear, the original tail lamps were replaced for aftermarket LED units. The chrome applique in the middle gets illuminated Fortuner branding in it.

A spoiler is installed on the boot and another one is seen on the roof. Just like at the front, rear bumper on this SUV was also replaced for an aftermarket unit. Overall, the car looks aggressive in the video. The major updates however have been done to the cabin of this car. The seats, plastic trims were all removed from the car and were redone.

The dashboard gets a black painted sprayed on it. All the doors get two layer damping. Roof, floor in this SUV have also received damping. This has been done in order to improve the NVH levels. The speaker setup has been upgraded too. The AC vents gets gloss black and carbon fiber finish to it. The original music system have been replaced for an aftermarket Android touchscreen system.

The owner had requested not to use leather upholstery. So fabric seat covers were used. The beige and black dual tone seat covers look good on the car. Similar material is used on the doors as well. Ambient lights have also been installed on the dashboard, door and foot well area. Another major attraction in this Fortuner is the roof liner. It now gets Rolls Royce inspired Fiber Optics lighting on the roof. Overall, the work done on this SUV looks good. The car looks aggressive from outside and premium on the inside.

Ajeesh Kuttan

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