Toyota Fortuner Facelift to get cosmetic tweaks on the exteriors.
Expected to be launched by 2020 end.
Will continue to challenge Ford Endeavour and Isuzu MU-X.
The upcoming Toyota Fortuner Facelift has been spied testing for the first time. Launched in India in 2016, the second-generation model of the SUV has started to look quite dated and hence, a midlife facelift is in the making. The test mule of the said SUV has been snapped somewhere in Thailand and due to heavy camouflage, the exact visual details of the new Fortuner are not clearly visible. However, take a closer look and you will notice a reworked front bumper and grille. Just like the Fortuner TRD Sportivo, the new facelift model is also expected to get different chrome inserts for the fog lamps.
Additionally, the new Fortuner will come with different inserts for the headlamps and tail lamps with the overall shape expected to remain the same. The new model will have a new set of alloy wheels that might look sportier than before. Changes to the vehicle’s body cladding will also be there that will certainly add to the visual appeal.
Now coming to the interiors, not much is known in this area at the moment in terms of updates. However, you can expect to see a new touchscreen infotainment system along with some minor tweaks inside the cabin for an overall improved feel. The new unit is now expected to support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
When it comes to powertrain, Toyota Fortuner is currently on sale with a wide range of petrol and diesel engine options globally. These include 2.7-litre and 4.0-litre petrol along with 2.4-litre, 2.8-litre, and 3.0-litre diesel motors. For obvious reasons, all of these engine options won’t be on offer for the Indian market. Instead, the new model will most likely get the same 2.7-litre petrol and 2.8-litre diesel engines and these are BS6 compliant. An all-wheel-drive system is currently available with the diesel variant.
The new Toyota Fortuner Facelift is expected to be launched in In dia towards the end of this year. The SUV will continue to rub shoulders against the likes of the Ford Endeavour, Isuzu mu-X, Honda CR-V and the Skoda Kodiaq in the segment. For now, Toyota is prepping up for the launch of the Vellfire luxury MPV in India next month.
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