The 2021 Toyota Fortuner facelift gets significant updates to the exterior design
The Toyota Fortuner has built a cult following of its own over the last decade or so. It is one of the key models in Toyota’s India line-up and for 2021, it gets significant updates to the interior, exterior and the power output gets a slight bump up as well. In terms of design, the 2021 Fortuner gets a redesigned front end featuring a larger grille, sleek-looking LED projector headlights with LED DRLs, sharper character lines, new front bumper with larger curtains, slightly smaller fog lamps and silver skid plate among others. There is also a set of new multi-spoke alloy wheels and updated wing mirrors. At the rear you will see new LED taillights. There’s also a new sportier looking version joining the line-up which is the Toyota Fortuner Legender.
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Coming to the interior, the overall layout of the cabin is likely to stay similar to the one on the outgoing model. But we expect to see a new 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. New features in the 2021 model includes electrically adjustable front passenger seats, wireless phone charger, 9-speaker JBL audio system, 360-degree view camera view, seven airbags, Toyota’s safety sense, collision prevention system, lane departure warning, radar-guided dynamic cruise control and a bunch of other features.
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Mechanically, the Toyota Fortuner facelift is likely to continue with the BS6 compliant petrol and diesel engines. First up is the 2.7-litre, four-cylinder petrol motor that puts out 164 bhp and 245 Nm of peak torque. Then is the 2.8-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine that has been remapped to churn out 201 bhp and 500 Nm of peak torque. Transmission options will include a six-speed manual gearbox and a six-speed sequential automatic torque converter unit. The diesel engine will also get the four-wheel drive variant with two-wheel, four-wheel high and four-wheel low range.