Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo 2 to be launched later this month in Thailand

09/11/2018 - 16:30 | ,   | Yatharth Chauhan

Toyota Motor Thailand launched the second-gen Fortuner TRD Sportivo in March 2016. As per Thai publication Headlight Magazine, the company is gearing up to introduce the Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo 2 later this month. The model carries several styling changes and additional equipment.

2016 Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo front three quarter at the 2016 Thai Motor Expo
The Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo 2 will be a successor to the TRD Sportivo variant of the second-gen Fortuner launched in Thailand in March 2016.

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The exterior of the Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo 2 would be much bolder than that of the regular version. Up front, it is likely to feature a redesigned bumper with revised fog lamp housings and an updated grille. In the side profile, the new model could get new design 20-inch TRD Sportivo design alloy wheels shod with 265/50-spec tires, black-coloured ORVMs, and black-coloured A-pillar. At the rear, it will likely sport a TRD Sportivo badge and a black metallic muffler cutter.

On the inside, the Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo 2 should feature a touchscreen infotainment system with navigation support, a JBL-sourced premium audio system with 9 speakers, updated Optitron speedometer console with TRD Sportivo logo, leather-wrapped steering wheel, TRD Sportivo logo on the dashboard, upgraded trim and seat upholstery, brushed aluminium finish near the gear lever, and floor carpets with TRD Sportivo logo.

Powering the TRD Sportivo 2 will be the 1GD-FTV 2,755 cc turbocharged diesel engine that outputs a maximum power of 177 hp at 3,400 rpm along with a peak torque of 450 Nm between 1,400-2,600 rpm. It will come mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The new variant will be available in FWD and 4WD configurations and will reportedly offer a revised suspension with new TRD Sportivo coil springs.

2016 Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo dashboard at the 2016 Thai Motor Expo
The interior of the Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo 2 will likely feature an updated upholstery and trim along with a handful of additional features (In picture - 2016 Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo)

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The Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo 2 will be available in 2 variants - 2.8 Sportivo A/T 2WD and 2.8 Sportivo A/T 4WD and 3 exterior colour schemes - White Pearl, White Pearl with Black Top, and Attitude Black Mica.


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