For all those Toyota Fortuner fanboys, it’s good news! Toyota Fortuner Facelift has been spotted testing in Thailand for a while but in a camouflage. Undoubtedly, we can guess it as a Toyota Fortuner. While current-generation Toyota Fortuner made its debut in 2015 and was launched in 2016 in India. As we head towards discovering the upcoming Toyota Fortuner, read out the full story below.
The spotted catalogue covered Toyota Fortuner Facelift is difficult to detect the features and design. But having a closer look towards the image, we discovered many features. The new Toyota Fortuner will come new front bumper and a different styled grille. The grille, however, will have fewer grille inserts in contrast to ongoing Fortuner. The meshing of the fog lamp with bumper will have a different layout. Headlights will have a different LED setup with different DRLs position.
From the side profile, it might get a different cladding setup. It is crystal clear in the picture that it will get a different alloy wheel design. The rear might get revised tail lamps and an updated bumper. It seems most of the tweaks in design will have similarities with Toyota RAV4. As it is really hard to reveal the interior of the vehicle. But looking at the competition, it is safer to assume that it will get an updated interior with a new infotainment system and fresh upholstery.
Toyota Fortuner Facelift Engine
The upcoming Toyota Fortuner Faceliftwill has various engine options worldwide like 2.7 and 4.0-litre petrol engines and 2.4, 2.8 and 3.0-litre diesel engines. However, all those engines might not make its way to India. Among those engines, India will get 2.7-litre petrol and 2.8-litre diesel mated to a manual or AMT gearbox. The upgraded engine will be BS6 compliant engine. Power output will have similar figures to ongoing BS4 model. For a quick idea of power figures, the current diesel Toyota Fortuner produces max power of 174.3 bhp at 3400rpm and max torque of 450Nm at 1600 – 2400rpm, while petrol produces 164 bhp max power at 5200 rpm and 245 Nm max torque at 4000 rpm.
Fortuner launch date
Toyota Fortuner Facelift will make its debut in India later this year. It will first enter into Thailand market and then will enter into the Indian market. The price hike is expected around 40,000 – 60,000 compared to its BS4 model. Toyota Fortuner is direct competition to Ford Endeavour, Isuzu MU-X along with Volkswagen Tiguan and Skoda Kodiaq