For fans of off-roading, and all-around reliability, there’s some good news. Toyota has launched the facelifted Fortuner in India, at a starting price of Rs 29.98 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The updated Fortuner comes with petrol and diesel power. The former is a 2694cc, four-cylinder motor which produces 164-bhp and 24.98-kgm of torque; while the latter is a 2755cc, four-cylinder motor which produces 201-bhp and 42.82 or 50.98-kgm of torque, depending upon the gearbox. Speaking of which, the petrol motor can be had with a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearbox. The diesel, on the other hand, comes with a 6-speed automatic or a 6-speed iMT (Intelligent Manual Transmission).
Toyota has also introduced a new variant called the Fortuner Legender, which comes with some additional goodies. These include a dual-tone paint job with black roof, wireless charger, rear USB port, sequential turn indicators, 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, kick sensor for the powered tailgate, a slightly redesigned front bumper, contrast stitching on the seats and split quad-LED headlamps with a waterfall LED line guide. However, this variant is only available in the 4×2 (2WD) form, with the diesel automatic powertrain only. The price for the Fortuner Legender stands at Rs 37.58 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The standard variants of the updated Fortuner are available with a 4×4 (4WD) version, for both the petrol and diesel. The top-of-the-line model retails at Rs 37.43 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The updated Fortuner comes with quite a few updates on the whole. First up is the redesigned front bumper, along with new head & tail lights. Then there’s the multi-spoke chrome alloy wheels, 11-speaker JBL system (Diesel 4×4 – AT and MT Variants), Apple CarPlay & Android Auto compatibility for the touchscreen infotainment system, driving modes, lockable differential – (Diesel 4×4 – AT and MT Variants), front clearance sonar, auto limited-slip differential, connected car technology and new DRLs. Overall, Toyota seems to have done a decent job at updating the Fortuner to match its rivals. All that remains now is to get it out on the road.