After a lot of anticipation, spy pictures and teasers, Toyota has finally launched the Fortuner facelift in India. The Toyota Fortuner Facelift is now priced from INR 29.98 lakh to INR 37.58 lakh, ex-showroom, in India. Along with a facelift, Toyota has also brought the new Legender variant of the Fortuner which now sits at the top of the range, priced at INR 37.58 lakh. This is the first major update for the current-gen Fortuner ever since it was introduced in 2016. There are cosmetic updates, new features on the inside and a major update under the hood as well. Let's look at it in a little more detail.
Toyota Fortuner Facelift - Exterior and Interior Updates
The 2021 Toyota Fortuner facelift comes with revised LED projector headlamps and completely new grille which is larger than before but gets far less chrome than the outgoing model. It also sports a new mesh-pattern. The biggest change is the new bumper which looks way more sporty with deep set fog lamp housings and large air dams. It also gets new 18-inch alloy wheels and slimmer LED tail lights at the rear.
Compared to the outgoing Toyota Fortuner, the interior design of the 2021 Toyota Fortuner facelift isn’t new. One major difference is the inclusion of a larger, 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that now comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other feature updates include a mildly updated instrument cluster and an 8-way power-adjustable and ventilated driver and co-driver's seats.
The Fortuner facelift gets all-black or chamois interiors. Other new features on the inside include LED ambient lighting, an 11-speaker JBL audio system, front parking sensors and a 360-degree camera.
Toyota Fortuner Legender - Exterior and Interior Details
This is the new range topping Toyota Fortuner in India. The Legender variant gets a completely different face with its own unique bumper that looks even sportier along with a blacked-out split grille. There are new full-LED headlamps with sequential LED turn indicators. The Legender variant also gets sportier looking rear bumper and dual-tone 18-inch alloy wheels with a unique design.
The Toyota Fortuner Legender is available in a single dual-tone color option in India - Pearl White with a contrast black roof - along with a sole interior trim - black and maroon. The Legender also gets a hands-free tail gate opening function.
Toyota Fortuner Fcaelift - Engine and Gearbox Options
Under the hood, the Fortuner facelift continues with the 2.7-litre petrol engine that produces 166hp and 245Nm of torque. This engine comes mated to a either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
The 2.8L diesel engine too has been carried over but with certain changes. It continues to produce 177hp and 420Nm of peak torque when paired with the 6-speed manual gearbox. However, if you opt for the automatic-diesel variant, the 2.8L engine has received a healthy upgrade to now produce 204hp and an impressive 500Nm of torque with the 6-speed torque convertor unit.
As before, the petrol variant can be had in two-wheel-drive form only, while the Fortuner diesel can also be had with a four-wheel-drive system. Interestingly, the Fortuner Legender variant is solely offered with an automatic gearbox option and two-wheel drive system.
Toyota Fortuner Facelift - Price and Rivals
Petrol 4x2 MT
INR 28.66 lakh
|INR 29.98 lakh||INR 1.32 lakh|
Petrol 4x2 AT
INR 30.25 lakh
|INR 31.57 lakh||INR 1.32 lakh|
Diesel 4x2 MT
INR 30.67 lakh
|INR 32.48 lakh||INR 1.81 lakh|
Diesel 4x2 AT
INR 32.53 lakh
|INR 34.84 lakh||INR 2.31 lakh|
Diesel 4x4 MT
INR 32.64 lakh
|INR 35.14 lakh||INR 2.50 lakh|
Diesel 4x4 AT
INR 34.43 lakh
|INR 37.43 lakh||INR 3 lakh|
Legender 4x2 AT Diesel
|INR 37.58 lakh||NIL|
The Fortuner has been the king of the full-size, three-row ladder-frame SUV space for years now. However, with this facelift, it now sits at the higher end of the spectrum, commanding a whopping premium of up to Rs 3 lakh over the pre-facelifted model. The Toyota Fortuner will continue its rivalry with other three-row, ladder-on-frame SUVs like the Ford Endeavor, the MG Gloster or the Mahindra Alturas G4.