Toyota Fortuner TRD Celebratory Edition priced at Rs 33.85 lakh.
Only 300 units will go on sale.
Available only with 2.8 litre 2WD, automatic gearbox.
New 18-inch alloy wheels.
Toyota has launched the Fortuner TRD Celebratory Edition in time for the festive season, with the hope that it will encourage buyers to spring for the special edition if they were on the fence about making a Fortuner purchase. We run through what’s so special about this special edition.
The Toyota Fortuner TRD Celebratory Edition has no mechanical changes over the regular Fortuner. However, it isn’t available with all the driveline options of the regular Fortuner. Instead, it is offered only with the 2.8-liter four-cylinder diesel engine that generates 174bhp and 450Nm. This is mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox that drives the rear wheels only – no 4WD is available for the TRD Celebratory Edition. This is the most popular driveline combination for the Fortuner, so it makes a lot of sense for Toyota to build on it. The features it has are also the same as the regular Fortuner, but it does have a few cosmetic changes.
The styling of the Fortuner TRD is different – you get a white body with a black roof and pillars, slightly different bumpers front and rear with a more aggressive skid plate, and TRD badging. This is positively subtle by Fortuner standards, so thankfully Toyota has added 18-inch black alloy wheels with a design completely different to the regular variants to the Celebratory edition.
The interior has a combination of black and dark red upholstery, and the red contrast stitching is visible on the dashboard and the seats. There is no change to the feature set, which frankly doesn’t need any upgrading, as it already includes an electrically adjustable driver’s seat, LED projector headlamps, a 7-inch touchscreen with satnav, seven airbags, stability control, hill assist control, ABS, EBD, and brake assist.
Only 300 units of the Toyota Fortuner TRD Celebratory Edition will be produced over the next 3 months, so it truly will be a limited edition. The Fortuner competes with the Ford Endeavour in the Indian market.