Leaked photos of the facelifted 2021 Toyota Fortuner are the highlight of the day in the automotive world. Toyota is working on the latest mid-cycle refreshments and Fortuner should go on sale by mid-2020. However, the coronavirus outbreak could delay manufacturers’ plans across the whole globe. Fortuner SUV is planned to firstly go on sale in India before reaching the global markets.
Spy shots are finally available and basically, everything about the 2021 model is now familiar. Fortuner will a styling that is now closer to the styling of the RAV4 model. Moreover, the interior will gain various upgrades and Toyota will also introduce a Limited Fortuner Edition. Unfortunately, its engine lineup will largely remain.
2021 Fortuner Exterior Facelift
New 2021 Toyota Fortuner spy photos are showing us the latest facelift. This model will feature a few visual upgrades that are closer to the updates on the RAV4 crossover. The front fascia hosts a completely redesigned bumper. Moreover, the grille is slimmer than on the current Fortuner. Toyota will also introduce additional black inserts that will replace the chrome accents.
Fortuner might lose its stylish appearance upfront but black accents are providing a more aggressive look. The headlights are slightly altered and will wear new LED inserts as well. Down below, a redesigned bumper now comes with a gloss black skit plate that provides a more sporty appearance. Overall, Fortuner definitely looks more modern and these updates should please the customers.
Interior details are unfortunately not available. The upcoming 2021 Toyota Fortuner will surely introduce a couple of changes on the inside. That includes some cosmetic upgrades and of course, new tech. According to very reliable reports, Fortuner will get a 360-degree camera and new power-folding wing mirrors. Besides that, everything else is a rumor.
What we know for sure is that the 2021 Fortuner will also offer a room for seven passengers. Three-row seating layout remains and even the interior legroom shouldn’t change at all. The Japanese manufacturer will surely provide more tech, mostly the latest driver-assistance aids. However, these features will be standard only on the range-topping trim level.
List of Available Engines
Indian-spec Fortuner will depart from the rest of the markets. New 2021 Toyota Fortuner should most likely retain its current engine lineup. Different engines are available in different markets. However, Indians version will surely get a 2.7-liter and 2.8-liter engines. Most of the Fortuner variants will offer a 2.4-liter four-cylinder diesel with 150 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque.
On top of that, a 2.8-liter is good for 180 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of twisting power. Lastly, the largest 4.0-liter six-cylinder generates 280 hp and 285 lb-ft of torque. Again, some markets will get a manual transmission but most of the markets will get Fortuner with an automatic transmission. Like before, Fortuner will remain a rear-wheel-drive SUV.
2021 Toyota Fortuner Price and Release Date
Facelifted 2021 Toyota Fortuner will go on sale this summer. Of course, everything depends on the situation with the coronavirus. Fortuner will now cost closer to the $40,000 and it will rival numerous models. Some of the competitors are Ford Endeavour, Skoda Kodiaq, VW Tiguan and Isuzu MU-X.