The updated Toyota Fortuner has officially gone on sale in India at the price bracket of Rs 29.98 – 37.58 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Watch its official TVC here.
The Japanese auto giant, Toyota has just launched the Fortuner facelift in the Indian market. Alongside the regular version, the company has also introduced a premium iteration of the Fortuner named the Legender. The prices of the 2021 Toyota Fortuner now starts from Rs 29.98 lakh and tops off at Rs 37.58 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Recently, Toyota has released the official TVC for the new Fortuner that also features the new Legender version. Check it out!
The TVC highlights how the two SUVs are different from each other. Toyota has tweaked the styling of the Fortuner to a whole new level with sleeker LED-projector headlamps and integrated LED daytime running lamps. The front grille design is also new and so is the muscular-looking front bumper. The black mesh garnish in the fog lamp enclosure and silver skid plate do add to the ruggedness of the vehicle.
Being a more premium iteration, the Toyota Legender gets a more prominent look, courtesy of the split front grille with gloss back garnishes. Most of the chrome elements of the Fortuner facelift have been blacked out on the Legender, while the quad LED headlamps, LED DRLs, fog lamps and even the bumper get a different look. There’s a set of sequential LED turn indicators on the lower half of the bumper. The alloy wheels of the Fortuner and Legender are of the same size but the design marches a different beat. While the Legender comes with multi-layered dual-tone diamond-cut alloy wheels, the regular Fortuner facelift offers chrome metallic finished units. Both the SUVs get a revised rear bumper with updated LED taillights and roof-mounted rear spoiler. One thing that differentiates the rear end of the Toyota Fortuner vs Legender is the “L” shaped black insert near the reflector lamp of the latter model.
Inside the cabin, the Fortuner facelift and Legender look quite similar. However, the new Fortuner features mono-tone upholstery while the Legender sports dual-tone maroon-black combination for a more upmarket touch. Major interior features of the Toyota Fortuner include a touchscreen infotainment system that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, connected car tech, 11-speaker JBL sound system, ventilated seats, differential lock, driving modes and so on. The Toyota Legender offers more features like ambient lighting, wireless charging and others.
The video showing the Toyota Fortuner handling the rough terrains while the Legender was being driven within the city limits, now that the Legender is merely based on the 4x4 diesel AT variant of the Fortuner. Powering the facelifted Toyota Fortuner is the same 2.7-litre petrol engine and a tuned version of the 2.8-litre turbocharged diesel unit. The diesel burner is now capable of kicking out 204 PS of max power and 500 Nm of peak torque and it’s the only engine to get 4x4 option. Both the motors can be had with either a manual gearbox or an automatic transmission.