Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo 2 will have an aggressive exterior and interior package along with added equipment level
Toyota’s Thailand division seems to be on the move to launch the second iteration of the TRD Sportivo package for the highly popular Fortuner SUV. The Japanese manufacturer brought in the existing TRD Sportivo more than two years ago and according to a recent report emerged on the internet, the new version is right around the corner.
Toyota will reportedly introduce the Fortuner TRD Sportivo 2 before the end of this month. The TRD Sportivo package emphasises the sporty side of the regular models within Toyota’s portfolio and customers often choose it from the options list as it ensures an alluring road presence particularly to the Fortuner.
On the outside, the Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo 2 will come equipped with revised styling elements bringing a more aggressive appeal. It will get reworked grille assembly, red highlights, possibly new side skirts, bigger 20-inch TRD Sportivo wheels, blackened A-pillar and wing mirrors, restyled bumper and fog lamp shelter, etc.
We can also expect more TRD Sportivo badged up front and rear, along with faux diffuser, new exhaust unit and skid plates. Toyota will brim up the features list as well. Therefore, expect a large touchscreen infotainment display being accompanied by sporty seats, contrast interior finishes and accents, increased use of TRD lettering, new seat upholstery and so on.
The Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo 2 will be powered by a 2.8-litre turbocharged diesel engine from the GD series and it should be good enough to pump out a maximum power output of 177 horsepower at 3,400 rpm and 450 Nm of peak torque delivered at 1,400 to 2,600 rpm. It is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission only as no manual ‘box will be on offer.
It is said to be sold in three colour schemes such as White Pearl, White Pearl with Black Top, and Attitude Black Mica. Toyota will likely offer both two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive configurations with the new TRD package while revised mechanical components should mean firmer and committed driving characteristics.