New Toyota Fortuner India Launch Update: Toyota revealed the 2021 model of the Fortuner in Thailand back on June 4 this year. The new model of the SUV has been recently spotted testing in India for the first time and as per the latest details available, the brand would be launching the new Fortuner in the Indian market by Diwali 2020. In terms of pricing, the SUV is expected to get a starting ex-showroom price tag of around INR 29-30 lakhs.
The 2021 Toyota Fortuner is powered by an all-new 2.4-litre diesel engine which is further mated to a 6-speed torque-convertor automatic gearbox. The new model of the SUV is capable to generate a maximum power of 150 HP at 3,400 rpm along with a peak torque of 400 Nm at 1,600-2,000 rpm.
The engine features a VN Turbo system that helps it to deliver optimum power at all speeds. According to the brand, they have also improved the performance of the 4×4 system and it is now known as ‘Sigma 4 System’. In addition to the 2.4-litre engine, Toyota is also offering the new model of the Fortuner in Thailand with a 500Nm 2.8-litre diesel engine, which is exclusive to the Legender model. You can click on the banner below to know more about the Fortuner Legender.
In terms of design, the new Toyota Fortuner features a revised exterior design language in addition to the redesigned front fascia. Carrying forward the dominating stance, the front profile of the SUV features all-new headlamps, fog lamps, alloys wheels, redesigned grille as well as the front bumper. The rear end of the SUV has also been tweaked a bit in addition to getting all-new tail lights. Disappointingly, Toyota has still not equipped the Fortuner with a sunroof.
As far the interiors are concerned, the brand has made a lot of changes but the overall design profile remains the same when compared to the last-gen version of the SUV. The 2021 model features a black theme which imparts it a premium and refreshing outlook. Some of the key features include new Optitron instrument cluster, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay support, paddle shifters, automatic climate control system, cruise control, 8-way powered front seats, and on-touch folding seats.
In terms of safety, the 2021 Toyota Fortuner is equipped with Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Brake Assist (BA), Traction Assist Control (TAC), Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electric Braking Distribution (EBD), Trailor-Sway Control (TSC), front and rear disc brakes, and 6-position parking sensors.
New Toyota Fortuner India Launch Expected by Diwali 2020