2021 Toyota Fortuner India launch fixed for 6 January

2021 Toyota Fortuner India launch fixed for 6 January New Toyota Fortuner
author image Jay Shah
Wednesday 23 December 2020, 20:07 PM

Toyota Kirloskar Motor will take the sheets off the 2021 Fortuner facelift on 6 January. The current generation Fortuner was introduced by the Japanese car maker in India in 2016 and since then has been a well-established product in its segment.

Now with the completion of four glorious years, the SUV is due for a mid-cycle facelift. The Fortuner has undergone the cosmetic upgrades and feature additions in few international markets and is now set to receive the same for India. On the outside, the highlights of the new Fortuner are likely to include a new design for the front grille with tweaked front and rear bumpers with larger air intakes. The grille will be flanked by sleeker bi-LED headlamps with integrated LED DRLs. The 17-inch alloys could also be given a new pattern.

On the inside, the changes are expected to be relatively minor with a revamped instrument cluster. The updated infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity from the new Crysta is likely to be carried over too. Other updates could be in the form of leather upholstery in new colour shade and added features like an air purifier and wireless charging.

The rivalry in the category will be in the form of the Mahindra Alturas G4, Ford Endeavour and the new member – MG Gloster. Under the hood, the Fortuner will remain the same with recently introduced BS6 compliant 2.8-litre diesel engine and 2.7-litre petrol engine with the former making 174bhp and 420Nm torque and the latter giving an output of 164bhp and 245Nm of peak torque. Transmission options will continue to be offered in six-speed manual and a torque converter automatic gearbox.

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