The Toyota Fortuner facelift comes with a number of cosmetic updates and a more powerful diesel engine than before. The Fortuner line-up has also been joined by a new range-topping Legender variant.
Say hello to the 2021 Toyota Fortuner, which has just arrived in India. Although it’s just a facelift, the new Fortuner now packs a better kit and comes with a refreshed exterior design. It is now also available in a new top-end Legender variant. The 2021 Toyota Fortuner is priced between Rs 29.98 lakh and Rs 37.58 lakh, which marks a steep hike, ranging from Rs 1.3 lakh to Rs 3 lakh, across variants.
In the new model, the biggest change is the new front end, as it now comes with redesigned LED headlamps and LED DRLs, a bigger grille, a new front bumper, and new 18-inch alloy wheels. At the back, changes are minimal, as only the tail-lamps have been re-profiled. However, if you want something that stands out, there’s the Legender version, which gets more bells and whistles. The Legender trim comes with LED headlamps with a different pattern for DRLs, a sleeker grille, and split-design dual-tone alloy wheels. The Legender will only be available in a single paint option – Pearl White with Black roof.
The interior is more or less similar, and the cabin design and layout are the same. However, the Fortuner is now equipped with a bigger 8.0-inch touchscreen, which comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other features that are carried over include a JBL sound system, a 360-degree view camera, ventilated front seats and more. The interior will have two colour options, all-black and chamois. The Legender variant is offered with a black-and-maroon interior and packs some more features, including wireless phone charging, a rear USB port, and a kick sensor for power tail-gate operation.
Engine options are the same – the 2021 Fortuner continues with 2.7-litre petrol and 2.8-litre diesel engines. The petrol engine is rated the same as before at 164bhp and 245Nm and comes paired to either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic. The petrol version will only be available with rear-wheel drive or 4x2.
The diesel, however, has received a significant bump, as it now produces 201bhp as compared to the outgoing version’s 174bhp. The 6-speed manual version has the same 420Nm of torque, but the 6-speed automatic version now produces 500Nm! The diesel versions also get a four-wheel-drive option. Surprisingly, the Legender is only offered in diesel 4X2 AT.
The 2021 Toyota Fortuner will compete with the likes of Ford Endeavour and MG Gloster in India.
Here’s the full pricing (ex-showroom, Delhi) of the new Fortuner:
4x2 MT – Rs 29.98 lakh
4x2 AT – Rs 31.57 lakh
4x2 MT – Rs 32.48 lakh
4x2 AT – Rs 34.84 lakh
4x4 MT – Rs 35.14 lakh
4x4 AT – Rs 37.43 lakh
Legender 4x2 AT – Rs 37.58 lakh