It’s very well known that Toyota is working on a mid-life facelift for its full-size Fortuner SUV, and the updated car made its global debut on June 4, 2020. The Fortuner facelift has already been spied testing on foreign soil a couple of times, which has helped gather crucial information about the facelifted model. The India-bound SUV comes with a design refresh and more equipment on board.
Even in humid and dusty conditions, Toyota engines can last easily up to at least 2 lakh kilometer provided the engine oil and filters are changed regularly along with other periodic servicing. Take along any mechanic you trust to check the vehicle.
Powering the updated India-spec SUV will likely be the same BS6-compliant 2.7-liter four-cylinder petrol and 2.8-liter four-cylinder diesel engines that are currently on offer with the Fortuner available on sale in the country. The petrol motor produces 166 PS of max power, 245 Nm of torque, and can be had with either a 5-speed manual gearbox or an optional 6-speed AT.
The diesel engine develops 177PS of power while the petrol motor puts out 165PS of power. The diesel automatic (4×4) takes 12.14 seconds to clock 100kmph.
The Toyota Fortuner mileage is 10.01 to 15.04 km/l. The Automatic Diesel variant has a mileage of 15.04 km/l. The Manual Diesel variant has a mileage of 14.24 km/l. The Automatic Petrol variant has a mileage of 10.26 km/l. The Manual Petrol variant has a mileage of 10.01 km/l.
The 2020 Fortuner will feature some changes to the car’s exterior design to give it a fresher look. However, we do not expect any significant changes. Moves like a new front fascia with a redesigned grille, revamped bumper, revised headlamps & tail lamps, and unique alloy wheels are expected.
Significant design changes of the Fortuner are concentrated at the front. It comes with a larger grille and is flanked by redesigned LED headlamps. The aggressively styled front bumpers also complement the sturdy nature of the SUV. There’s also a new top-spec Legender variant which borrows design cues from Lexus and looks sportier.
Just like the exteriors, we expect changes inside the cabin to be minimal. The seat upholstery will likely be new, while the dashboard layout will be retained. Features like cruise control (diesel only), a touchscreen infotainment system, leather seats, automatic climate control, power-adjustable front seats, and seven airbags will be carried over. However, Toyota might go ahead and offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration for the infotainment system, and the facelifted SUV could also be provided with connected-car tech. Also expected is a new premium sound system sourced from JBL.
Toyota retails the petrol models of the pre-facelifted Fortuner in India between Rs 28.18 lakh and Rs 29.77 lakh. On the other hand, the diesel trims of the full-size SUV are offered at a starting price of Rs 30.19 lakh and go up to Rs 33.95 lakh.