Toyota updates the Fortuner for the Thailand markets, and is expected to bring it to India sometime in 2021. The facelift also gets a ‘Legender’ tag that debuts as the range-topping kit with a few distinctive design elements. As with most facelifts, the cosmetic alterations in the Fortuner aren’t major and include a new grille, lights and bumper design. Components at the rear have also been retouched; the same goes for the wheels.
The front receives new LED DRLs and headlights along with a larger grille (seems to be the trend these days!). The bumper has been re-touched to accommodate these changes, and overall it remains a familiar face but with sleeker, narrower design elements.
The interior remains a familiar place but now gets a new 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay. Outputs are routed through a 9-speaker JBL audio system and the Fortuner also gets a 360-degree camera, wireless charging and LED ambient lighting. There is a cruise control system onboard and the automatic variants are being offered with paddle shifters. The driver’s and co-passenger’s seat are now eight-way electrically adjustable and the middle row gets the one-touch folding seats. The infotainment system has been revised too, with a 4.2-inch data display that reads all the necessary information.
Toyota has updated the powertrain, the 2.8-litre turbocharged diesel gets some torque addition – it’s now up by 50Nm and 27bhp more than the existing variant currently being sold in India.