Toyota Fortuner remains the best-selling SUV in the segment even after years of its launch. The second-generation Toyota Fortuner will now receive a limited edition variant that will be launched in the Indian market soon. The new special edition will offer new features and might get a different colour option too. This comes before the official launch of the facelifted version of the SUV that will be launched in the coming months. The new Fortuner facelift has already been spotted and it will be launched in the international markets before India.
ACI reports that the new Toyota Fortuner limited edition is expected to get features like a 360-degree camera, automatic-folding ORVMs and more such features. It will get a slight price hike for the additional features. Currently, the new Toyota Fortuner in BS6 compliance version is priced at Rs 28.18 lakhs for the entry-level version and Rs 33.95 lakhs for the top-end version. Even after the Toyota Fortuner became BS6 compliant, the prices of the car remain unchanged. However, the price will be hiked gradually over several months to ensure that the customers do not get burdened by the sudden price hike.
The limited-edition version will not offer anything different in terms of looks. Toyota is likely to add a new dual-tone paint scheme and put a badge in the rear to differentiate it from the regular versions of the SUV. Also, the other features will remain similar. There is no information if the limited edition version of the Toyota Fortuner will be available only with a single version or there will be multiple trim levels available with the SUV.
It should be noted that Toyota has discontinued the Corolla Altis in the Indian market due to the non-compliance to the BS6 norms. With the dwindling numbers of the premium sedans, Toyota has decided to discontinue the sedan that takes on the likes of Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra and more.
Toyota and Maruti Suzuki have joined their hands in India and last year Maruti Suzuki Baleno was rebadged and launched as Toyota Glanza. Going forward, a lot of such rebagded vehicles will be available in the Indian market. Toyota recently also launched the all-new Alphard in the Indian market. However, currently, only the Innova Crysta and the Fortuner remain the brand’s best-selling products in the market. The Corona Virus lockdown has affected sales of both vehicles, and Toyota will be looking to boost demand once the lockdown ends.