2021 Toyota Fortuner Facelift and Fortuner Legender Launched in India at Rs 29.98 Lakh Ex-Showroom
The 2021 Toyota Fortuner facelift is launched in India along with Fortuner Legender and the price starts at Rs 29.98 Lakh and goest upto Rs 37.58 Lakh Ex-showroom. This is the first major update the Toyota Fortuner gets after it was launched back in 2016. With the facelift, the Best Selling Toyota model in India gets more power, features and equipment. Toyota has also launched the Top of the line Toyota Fortuner Legender. Read more to know in details.
- 2021 Toyota Fortuner facelift launched along with Fortuner Legender.
- Prices range between Rs 29.98-37.58 lakh ex-showroom.
- Gets more powerful diesel engine than before.
- 4×4 option available only with diesel engine while the Fortuner Legender is offered with only 2WD option.
2021 Toyota Fortuner facelift Details
With the facelift, the 2021 Toyota Fortuner gets many small changes but the most prominent exterior changes are, it gets a revised front end with redesigned LED headlights that are much slimmer than the outgoing. New LED DRLs that are placed within the headlight housing, a large new grille with meshed pattern inserts, new front bumper and newly designed 18-inch alloy wheels. At the back, the design is similar to the outgoing model but gets new slimmer LED taillights.
Now talking about the interior of the 2021 Toyota Fortuner Facelift, the design is kept similar to the outgoing model but Toyota has added a large 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. The 2021 Toyota Fortuner Facelift also gets an option for connected car technology.
Nothing much of other changes can be seen but gets mildly updated instrument cluster also gets an 8-way electrically adjustable and ventilated driver and co-driver seats. Also gets other creatures comfort features and options for ambient lighting, 11-speaker JBL sound system, front parking sensors along with a 360-degree camera system. The interior also gets two colour options — Full Black and Chamois to choose from.
2021 Toyota Fortuner Legender Details
The Toyota Fortuner Legender is the top of the line variant on offer. It gets much sportier looks than the Regular Fortuner and is priced at Rs 37.58 lakh ex-showroom. The things that differentiate from the Regular Fortuner is a different front end design with a split type grille design different bumper design that houses the LED headlights with unique LED DRLs and LED sequential indicators. Gloss black finish replacing the chrome bits and different design for the alloy wheels. The Fortuner Legender is offered with different colour combination in the international market but in India, it will only be offered in one colour scheme- pearl white with black roof and interior gets black and maroon colour scheme. While the engine options will be similar like the regular Fortuner.
Engine and gearbox details
The 2021 Toyota Fortuner is available with both petrol and diesel engine option just like the outgoing model. So it gets both the 2.7-litre petrol engine and 2.8-litre diesel engine. The petrol engine has not been changed and produces 166 HP and 245 NM of torque. It comes with both 5-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed automatic. Nothing much going on in there.
However, the diesel engine is updated for the Facelift and so the 2.8-litre diesel engine now is now capable to produce 204 Hp but the torque figures remain the same 420 Nm like before when paired with the 6-speed manual but the same 2.8-litre unit with the 6-speed automatic torque converter makes massive 500NM of torque which is same like the India Bound Ford Ranger Raptor Performance Pickup.
Like before, the 2021 Toyota Fortuner facelift with the petrol engine is available in only two-wheel-drive option and however the Fortuner Diesel comes with option of four-wheel-drive system. But surprisingly the range-topping Toyota Fortuner Legender is only available with two-wheel-drive option and 6-speed automatic gearbox as of now
2021 Toyota Fortuner Facelift Variant wise price and difference
2021 Toyota Fortuner
2.7 Litre 2WD AT(Petrol)
Rs 29.98 Lakh
Rs 28.66 Lakh
2.7 Litre 2WD AT (Petrol)
Rs 31.57 Lakh
Rs 30.25 Lakh
2.8 Litre 2WD MT (Diesel)
Rs 32.48 Lakh
Rs 30.67 Lakh
2.8 Litre 2WD AT (Diesel)
Rs 34.84 Lakh
Rs 32.53 Lakh
2.8 Litre 4X4 MT (Diesel)
Rs 35.14 Lakh
Rs 35.14 Lakh
2.8 Litre 4X4 AT (Diesel)
Rs 37.43 Lakh
Rs 34.43 Lakh
Fortuner Legender 2.8L 2WD AT (Diesel)
Rs 37.58 Lakh
One of the most successful and highest-selling product from Toyota in India is the Fortuner and it has always proved to be best in segment among other ladder frame premium SUVs for years. The Fortuner’s main Rivals in India are Ford Endeavour whose price range from Rs 29.99-35.45 lakh, Mahindra Alturas G4 that ranges from Rs 28.73-31.73 lakh and new to the segment MG Gloster that ranges from Rs 29.98-35.58 lakh. Also Jeep has announced lately that they will be introducing a 7-seater SUV which will sit in this very segment. It will be interesting to see each SUV go up against one another. But with the introduction of Fortuner Legender, the price for Fortuner has gone up considerably high and its now most expensive in the segment as of now. Let’s see how it turns up in coming time.
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