The Toyota Fortuner facelift will be launched in the Indian auto market by 2021. Before this, based on recent spy mages, a rendering of this vehicle has been released online.
As can be seen in the below rendering, the front fascia has witnessed the most remarkable alterations. Actually, it has been totally redesigned to fit with the Japanese automaker’s latest models. The rendered Toyota Fortuner features a two-piece horizontal-slat radiator grille. While the upper portion of the grille is flanked by the newly-designed headlights integrated with LED DRLs, the lower one is a wide trapezoidal unit. Besides, the foglight housing has also been redesigned and the bumper also accommodates a new skid plate.
The Toyota Fortuner facelift is rendered to witness numerous alterations in the exterior design.
On the side profile, all of the features remain the same; however, Toyota is expected to offer new alloy wheels on this facelifted Fortuner. New rear bumpers and rear LED taillights are also likely to be equipped on the SUV. The India-bound Toyota Fortuner facelift will maintain the BS6 2.7-litre gasoline and 2.8-litre oil burners from the current version. The former can generate 166 PS against 245 Nm and is mated 5-speed MT/6-speed AT. In the meanwhile, the latter is available in two states of tunes: 177 PS against 420 Nm and is coupled with a 6-speed MT; a 177 PS against 450 Nm and is mated to a 6-speed AT. A 2WD system is available on both of the two versions as standard, but the optional 4WD one is only offered on the diesel one.
While the international-spec Fortuner facelift is anticipated to be launched in South East Asian markets by mid-2020, it will not come to the Indian market before early-2021. The current Toyota Fortuner is currently priced from INR 28.18 lakh - INR 33.95 lakh (ex-showroom). However, before the launch of the updated version.
Before the launch of the facelift, the Fortuner will get a special edition model that will come with a handful of new features. The limited edition model will likely offer an updated infotainment unit that will support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It will also have auto-folding rear view mirrors. Both these features should even make it to the upcoming facelift. The T-Fort has been hugely popular and the facelift should further help the SUV consolidate its position in the market.