2019 Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo will come with a fleet of styling updates
Toyota has gained enough success in the Indian car market mostly thanks to the Toyota Fortuner and Toyota Innova Crysta. Both are the best-selling models in their respective segments. Toyota Fortuner retains unparalleled popularity in the space of full-sized SUV segment throughout the years despite the strong competitors like Ford Endeavor, Skoda Kodiaq and the entrance of new models like Isuzu MU-X, and Mahindra Alturas G4. Even though the dominance of the Toyota Fortuner is irreversible, this model currently suffers a slight slump in sales. Thereby, Toyota has decided to add a new variant named TRD Sportivo to refresh Fortuner's appeal and boost its sales.
2019 Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo Teaser
In the international market, TRD Sportivo was introduced with a distinctive appearance that sets it apart from the standard Fortuner variants. Besides, the mechanical parts of the TRD Sportivo also underwent retuning. However, Toyota will work mostly on the cosmetic aspect of the new variant for launch in India market. TRD Sportivo variant will keep the same engineering from the regular version to keep the price under check. Currently, the car manufacturer has dropped the TVC for India-spec Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo.
Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo looks sportier than the regular model
The new variant gets a refreshed front grille, new alloy wheels, revised front and rear bumper which appears sportier than the regular variants. The sportiness of the exterior is emphasized by the faux skid plates, red highlights on the side profile and on the front grille. On the inside, the new variant sports some subtle updates like the new seat upholstery. The TRD Sportivo will share the features with the top-spec Fortuner variant.
As said earlier, the TRD Sportivo is likely to retain the mechanical setting from the standard version. The new variant is expected to be offered in both petrol and diesel engines. The price of the new variant is speculated to be slightly higher than the current top-spec variant (Rs 33.60 lakh).