Type 2 Toyota Fortuner modified with Lexus body kit looks premium [Video]

Toyota Fortuner is a popular model among SUV enthusiasts. It is a capable SUV both on and off the road and there are several videos available online that prove the same. Just like Toyota Innova, Fortuner also has a large fan base. It is highly reliable and there are several examples of tastefully modified Toyota Fortuner SUVs. Many Fortuner owners are now getting their first generation Fortuner modified as it has started showing its age. We have featured some of them on our website and here we have one such Fortuner which comes with an aftermarket Lexus body kit and a customised interiors.

The video has been uploaded by Autorounders on their YouTube channel. In this video, the vlogger shows how the car looked when it had arrived at the workshop. The car is almost 10 years old but has not been extensively used by the owner. The Fortuner was in good condition with only minor dents and scratches on it. The owner wanted to have a new look for both exterior and interior as he was getting bored with the stock one.

The work on the exterior and interior start. The front bumper, grille, headlamps were removed. Similarly, the rear bumper and tail lights were also removed. The car dents and scratches on the car were corrected. The front bumper was replaced with an aftermarket Lexus body kit. This gave the SUV a premium look. It now gets a sporty and muscular yet premium looking front bumper with a massive Lexus type front grille. The front bumper has boomerang shaped LED DRLs, LED fog lamps installed in them. The headlamps are also aftermarket units which come with integrated dual function LED DRLs.

Type 2 Toyota Fortuner modified with Lexus body kit looks premium [Video]

The rear bumper on this Toyota Fortuner was also replaced with the Lexus kit bumper and it comes with faux twin exhaust tips. The tail lamps are now aftermarket LED units. Unlike other projects that we have seen in the past, the whole car was not repainted here. The bumpers were repainted and the whole car was detailed which gave it a new look. Even the alloy wheels on this SUV were not replaced.

The interiors is where major customisations have been done. The owner of this SUV was very specific about the type of interior that he needed. He wanted a design that was similar to what is seen in Bentley cars. The dashboard and all the plastic panels on the door were taken down along with the roof liner. Each of the plastic panels were painted in Ice grey like shade and the original upholstery on the seats were removed. The seats were then wrapped in Blue and ice grey dual-tone leatherette upholstery. The custom made seat covers were fitting perfectly. The roof liner was wrapped in black colour material because it now gets star lights installed in it. The door panels get leather wrapping and the steering wheel, gear and handbrake lever have been wrapped in genuine leather. Ambient lights are also installed in the car along with an aftermarket touchscreen infotainment system.

Ajeesh Kuttan

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