Launching in the first week of new year 2021, the Fortuner facelift will bring excitements with revamped exteriors and interiors, and updated features.
Toyota will introduce the new Toyota Fortuner facelift in India on January 6th, thereafter the SUV will be made available for sale in many other countries. This is a significant move by auto-major Toyota, and it is a clear indication of where they want their car brand to be promoted. The company’s target has always been to consolidate its position as the world leader in the production of electric car in future. This is a small step towards this goal of increasing demand and sales for the brand in major markets around the world.
The new Toyota Fortuner facelift will be based on the Toyota Prius line and it will feature completely redesigned exteriors as well as an all-new interior styling. It should be noted that the major change with the exterior styling comes from the replacement of the front profile, wherein the front bumper has been revamped besides introducing a new set of alloy wheels. The front grill of the new Fortuner facelift has been relocated to a more central location to make the room for the air intake system. The air filter has also been enlarged to a greater size to provide cleaner air. The headlights of the car will now feature LED lights and a new grille design. The fenders of the car have also been beefed up to help improve safety and functionality. Also, for the first time, Toyota has adopted a two-door design for the front of the car.
The interior of the car has been thoroughly designed to provide more space and ergonomic controls for the driver. It has also got a completely redesigned dashboard and a new centre console. The steering wheel has got a new leather material. The seats of the car have also been designed in a much more comfortable and supportive manner. The car will also benefit from a completely revised, stretched, and reshaped foot-box and the head rest. Toyota’s Fortuner Facelift will also be equipped with the new LED ambient lightning, JBL speakers and a 360-degree camera. Toyota has also employed their trademark instrument panel which features a touchscreen to make it easier for the driver to control the car.
Toyota Fortuner Facelift will be competing against Ford Endeavour and Mahindra Alturas G4 in India. The prices are expected to be in the range of Rs 28.66 – Rs 34.43 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Toyota Fortuner Facelift’s engine remains the same as it was earlier, i.e. the 2.8–litre, four-cylinder turbo–diesel engine. In fact, for petrol engine also Toyota is expected to retain the 2.7–litre, four-cylinder.