Toyota India, ahead of the festive season, has launched the Fortuner TRD Sportivo at a sticker price of Rs. 31.01 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Delhi) in the country. Being designed and developed by Toyota Racing Development (TRD), the new edition is available in the 4x2 AT configuration with pearl white color with a brawnier and sportier appeal than its predecessors. Bookings of the Fortuner TRD Sportivo will begin today along with vehicle display in all Toyota dealerships across Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Ahmedabad, Pune, Chandigarh, Ludhiana and Lucknow.
Speaking on the launch, Mr. Akitoshi Takemura, Senior Vice President, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd said, “Fortuner has proven to be a “True SUV” well recognized for its best in class durability, on-road comfort and off-road prowess. The 2nd generation Fortuner has also continued this legacy with its distinctive, sleek and powerful design backed by improved driving dynamics has received tremendous responseever since its launch in India last year." Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo would flaunt Auto Bi-beam LED headlamps with DRLs, TRD Radiator Grille and Lower Grille Cover as standard, while riding on R18 TRD Alloy Wheels. The special edition SUV also features LED foglamps, TRD inspired exterior accents and TRD Sportivo Badges.
"Our latest festive offering, the 'Fortuner TRD Sportivo' will add more excitement to brand Fortuner. It will certainly make the SUV look sportier and also impose the brand’s cult on-road presence and unbeatable performance by providing exclusivity to our customers” he added. The interior gets red stitch accents with a plethora of premium features in form of 7-inch tablet inspired touch screen Infotainment system with Navigation, Second row one touch tumble seats, Park assist with back monitor & rear sensors, Smart entry with push start, Fully automatic power back door with height adjust memory & jam protection, Large TFT Multi-information Display, and Auto Climate Control.
Speaking on the launch, Mr. N. Raja, Director & Senior Vice President (Sales & Marketing), Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd said, “Among Toyota’s offerings, the Fortuner series has inspired unwavering loyalty in customers who appreciate its exemplary driving experience, and identify with the car’s unique sense of power, style and adventure. As Toyota’s flagship model, the Fortuner has won many hearts globally and in India." As for the safety of the occupants, the Fortuner TRD Sportivo Edition comes with pedestrian protection support, 4 Wheel Disc Brakes with Antilock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) & Brake Assist (BA), 7 SRS airbags, Vehicle stability control (VSC), Speed auto lock with emergency unlock and Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) as standard features.
"Since its launch in 2009, the Fortuner has been dominating the SUV segment in the country, conquering about 75% of the market share. The upgraded Fortuner that was introduced in November last year has received a phenomenal response with average monthly sales of over 2000 units and cumulative sales of over 21,000 units. The Fortuner TRD Sportivo has undergone a series of changes to satisfy the requirements of even the most demanding customers," he added. Mechanically, the Fortuner TRD Sportivo is powered by the 2.8L diesel engine, which is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with sequential & paddle shift. The SUV also gets Eco & Power drive modes, while Active traction control also comes as standard features.