Toyota has unveiled the 2021 Toyota Fortuner facelift in Thailand. The new and updated 2021 Toyota Fortuner facelift hosts a plethora of new and improved features with increased performance.
There are changes to the front and rear of the new Toyota Fortuner. Even the cabin of the 2021 Toyota Fortuner has been updated to accommodate several fresh features.
The 2021 Fortuner facelift gets redesigned front fascia. It comes with new bi-beam LED headlamps with LED DRLs, refurbished front bumper and houses new fog lights now. The rear of the new Fortuner facelift, more or less, remains identical to its predecessor, barring the LED taillamps that have been tweaked a bit.
As for the Toyota Fortuner facelift’s interior, not much has changed in terms of design from the pre-facelift model, but one major difference is the inclusion of a larger, 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that comes with Apple CarPlay compatibility. There’s also a mildly updated instrument cluster, 8-way power-adjustable driver and co-driver’s seats and wireless smartphone charging, too. Also part of the equipment list are LED ambient lighting, a 9-speaker JBL audio system and a 360-degree camera.
The Legender variant packs in a larger 9.0-inch touchscreen, and in addition to 7 airbags and the usual suite of safety features, also gets ‘Toyota Safety Sense’, which adds a collision prevention system, lane departure warning and radar-guided dynamic cruise control. Toyota has also given the facelifted Fortuner ‘Variable Flow Control’, which varies steering weight depending on the speed the SUV is doing.
Under its hood, the Toyota Fortuner facelift will get its power from the updated version of the same 2.8-litre diesel unit which happens to be the only diesel option for India and with the new BS6 upgrade it now produces 204hp which is almost 27hp higher from the current model’s 177hp with a peak torque of 500Nm of torque which is again 50Nm more than the Current-gen Fortuner automatic. However. Additionally, we can expect the new 2021 Toyota Fortuner to carry on with its 2.7-litre petrol engine paired to a 6-speed manual and an optional 6-speed automatic transmission.
What’s uncertain at the moment is whether India will get the upgraded diesel engine. Toyota had only recently updated the engine to BS6-spec in India and could choose to roll-out the more powerful engine at a later stage.