India-Bound Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo 2.0 Displayed

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Yet another TRD Sportivo version of the Toyota Fortuner introduced to Thailand car market, could make it to India too

Toyota Motor Thailand, the local subsidiary of the Japanese auto giant in the South East Asian country, has showcased second TRD Sportive edition of the Toyota Fortuner at the ongoing Thailand Motor Expo.

The 2018 Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo 2.0 is different from the earlier version as it carries different styling changes. The front-end of the SUV has a new pair of fog lamps, while the bumper gets a matte finish. The side profile gets 20-inch alloy wheels from the TRD parts bin. The stylish alloy wheels get a dual-tone finish instead of the all-black paint scheme of the regular SUV.

The rear gets a new trim for the bumper. The 2018 Toyota Fortuner is available in two colour schemes – Pearl White with Pearl Crystal Black roof and Attitude Black Mica. The features list of the new TRD Sportivo variant for the Toyota Fortuner includes an 8-way electrically adjustable leather driver seat, 7-inch T-Connect infotainment system with navigation, red-coloured engine start/stop button with TRD branding, power tailgate and a rearview camera.

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Dimensionally, the Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo 2.0 is the same as the regular version, which means it measures 4,795 mm in length, 1,855 mm in width and 1,835 mm in height. The SUV as a ground clearance of 193 mm.

Regarding specifications, the new Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo 2.0 remains the same as the normal model. It is powered by a 1GD-FTV (High) 2.8-litre turbocharged diesel engine, which comes mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.

It will offer a maximum power of 177 PS at 3,400 rpm and a peak torque of 450 Nm between 1,600-2,400 rpm. Four-wheel drive is available as an option. While the specs remain untouched, the special edition of the famous SUV gets TRD Sportivo shock absorbers.

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New Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo 2.0 is priced at 16,52,000 baht for the Attitude Black Mica 2WD variant, 16,58,500 baht for the Pearl White with Pearl Crystal Black roof 2WD version, 17,22,000 baht for Attitude Black Mica 4WD model, and 17,28,500 baht for the 4wd-equipped model in Pearl White with Pearl Crystal Black roof paint scheme.