It seems like Toyota is bringing the 2021 Fortuner facelift to India with all the updates showcased on the Thailand-spec model a few months ago.
Just a few days back Toyota had confirmed that it'll launch the 2021 Fortuner facelift in India on 6th January. With only about a week to go for the car's launch, we've gathered some crucial details of the facelift model that'll help our readers understand what all changes can they expect on it.
Starting with the trims, the 2021 Toyota Fortuner facelift will arrive in two distinct trim levels – Standard and Legender. The latter, according to some reports, has already been spied in India during a TVC shoot.
While the Standard trim features the usual facelift-centric changes such as a redesigned front fascia, new 18-inch wheels and new front and rear lighting units, the Legender trim offers much sportier appeal, thanks to the addition of gloss black trim bits in exchange for nearly all chrome panels. In addition, the Fortuner Legender also gets a design tweak over the Standard trim, courtesy of a more aggressively-designed front fascia, a different grille, bumper and headlamp (dual-projector LEDs) design, dual-tone paint scheme and larger 20-inch wheels (wheel size likely to be reduced for India). The rear bumper design has been modified as well.
There are likely to be a total of 10 variants on offer, with nine dedicated to the Standard trim and the Legender trim available as a single variant. Moreover, the Legender variant is likely to be a diesel with 2WD only. 4WD will be on offer on the top variants of the Standard trim.
Going into the colour schemes, nine exterior colour options are likely to be offered on the 2021 Fortuner facelift. While eight will be mono-tone shades for all Standard variants, the Legender variant will be available in a single dual-tone paint scheme (Pearl White/Matte Black). The Legender trim will also feature a bespoke Black & Maroon interior upholstery colour scheme, while the Standard trim will have a choice of either Black or Chamois-coloured interiors.
The powertrain options on the 2021 Fortuner facelift will be carried over from the outgoing model. However, the 2.8-litre diesel mill will be uprated to produce 201bhp and 500Nm of torque, up from 174bhp and 450Nm. The 2.7-litre petrol motor will produce an unchanged 164bhp and 245Nm of torque.