2021 Toyota Fortuner Facelift gets a host of exterior and interior revisions while the diesel engine is uprated to produce 204 PS and 500 Nm
Toyota Kirloskar Motor has today announced the launch of the facelifted Fortuner in the domestic market and it is also offered in the Legender variant as in many Asian markets. Prices up by more than Rs. 3 lakh for top-of-the-line diesel variant and new prices are between Rs. 29.98 lakh and Rs. 37.58 lakh (ex-showroom). The outgoing model was priced between Rs. 28.66 lakh and Rs. 34.43 lakh (ex-showroom) and thus a substantial increase has been made across the range.
The 2021 Toyota Fortuner facelift can be had in Standard and the more premium Legender trims. The facelifted Fortuner is expected to carry on the success of the outgoing model with a host of exterior and interior changes. On the outside, the Standard Fortuner gets a redesigned front fascia with sharper headlamps, restyled grille, more aggressive front bumper, new fog lamp housing, wider central air inlet, new set of alloy wheels, updated rear with new combination lamps, etc.
The 2021 Toyota Fortuner Legender gets a number of visual enhancements to differentiate itself from the Standard model. It features different bumpers, new radiator grille, LED headlamps with bespoke LED Daytime Running Lights, sequential turn indicators, machine cut 18-inch alloy wheels and dual-tone black roof finish.
2021 Toyota Fortuner – New Vs Old Price Comparison
|2021 Toyota Fortuner Variants||Ex-Showroom Price (New)||Ex-Showroom Price (Old)|
|2.7 Petrol 4×2 MT||29.98 Lakh||28.66 Lakh|
|2.7 Petrol 4×2 AT||31.57 Lakh||30.25 Lakh|
|2.8 Diesel 4×2 MT||32.48 Lakh||30.67 Lakh|
|2.8 Diesel 4×2 AT||34.84 Lakh||32.53 Lakh|
|2.8 Diesel 4×4 MT||35.14 Lakh||32.64 Lakh|
|2.8 Diesel 4×4 AT||37.43 Lakh||34.43 Lakh|
|2.8 Diesel 4×2 AT Legender||37.58 Lakh||New Launch|
The equipment list of the Standard Fortuner boasts of an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, JBL audio with eleven speakers, connected car tech, front clearance sonar, dedicated Sports Mode, black leather cabin, power steering with VFC, limited slip differential, lockable differential, seat ventilation and so on.
- Leather Seats with perforation
- Ventilated Front Seats
- Heat rejection Glass
- Cruise Control
- Large TFT Multi-Information Display
- Tilt & Telescopic Steering Column
- Automatic Climate Control (Dual AC) with Rear Cooler
- 8.0 DA Touch Screen Audio With Capacitive Switches
- Bluetooth, USB, Android Auto/Apple Carplay
- Premium JBL Speakers (11 Speaker Including Subwoofer & Amplifier (Only 4WD)
- Connected Car Technology
- Power Steering with VFC
- Cooled Upper Glovebox
- Driving Modes
- Power Back Door Access On Smart Key, Back Door and Driver Control
The Legender gets unique features such as hydrographic pattern, ambient lighting system, combimeter backgrounder, smart key case, two USB ports at the rear, kick sensor for powered door, wireless charging facility, two-tone seat upholstery and contrast interior stitching. The 2021 Toyota Fortuner facelift is offered in multiple colours as well.
- Dual Tone (Black & Maroon) Upholstery
- Interior Ambient Illumination
- Contrast Maroon Stitch Across Interior
- New Optitron Black Dial Combimeter with Illumination Control and White Illumination Bar
- Electronic Internal Rear View Mirror
- Rear USB Port
- Wireless Smartphone Charger
- Kick Sensor for Back Door Opening
- Multi Layer Machine Cut Finish Alloy Wheels
|1.||Engine||2.7L petrol/2.8L diesel|
|2.||Power||166 PS/204 PS|
|3.||Torque||245 Nm/500 Nm|
|4.||Transmission||5-Speed MT/Six-Speed AT|
As for the performance, the 2.8-litre four-cylinder diesel engine has been uprated to produce a maximum power output of 204 PS and 500 Nm of peak torque (420 Nm in MT), as compared to 177 PS and 450 Nm (420 Nm in MT) in the outgoing model. The 2.7-litre petrol engine is carried over kicking out 166 PS and 245 Nm. The powertrains are mated to either a 5-speed manual in petrol or a six-speed MT with idle start stop in diesel. As optional, a six-speed torque converter automatic transmission is available.
|5.||Ground Clearance||225 mm|
|6.||Fuel Tank Capacity||80 litres|
|7.||Kerb Weight||2,120 kg|
While the Standard Fortuner facelift can be had with 4×2 and 4×4 configurations, the Legender is sold only with a 4×2 system. The new Fortuner also comes with driving modes: Eco, Normal and Sport and the electronic locking differential is another highlighting feature, besides a number of mechanical improvements.
- Vehicle Stability Control with Brake Assist
- Hill Assist Control
- Traction Control System
- 7 SRS Airbag
- Anti Theft Alarm with Ultrasonic Sensor and Glass Break Sensor
- Front Row Seatbelts with Pre-Tensioner + Force Limiter
- ABS with EBD
- Speed Auto Lock with Emergency Unlock
- Emergency Brake Signal
- Impact Absorbing Structure with Pedestrian Protection Support
As for the colours, a new Sparkling Black Crystalline Shine is accompanied by Phantom Brown, Super White, Attitude Black, Avant Grade Bronze, Grey Metallic, White Pearl Crystalline Shine, and Silver Metallic in the Standard variant. The Legender comes in with dual-tone White Pearl Crystal Shine with Black Roof.
The Toyota Fortuner facelift has certainly brought a fresh vibe into the mix and with the addition of new features and the Legender trim, its appeal could only grow higher. The mechanical changes and a more powerful diesel engine along with the increased towing capacity, the off-roading prowess of the Toyota Fortuner will likely attract more audience and help in strengthening its positioning at the top of the sales charts.