2021 Toyota Fortuner Facelift First Look Review - Better Than Before?

17 Jan 2021 Tanmoy Ghosh

Toyota recently launched the updated versions of the Fortuner in our market. Has the car become better now? Read our Fortuner First Look Review to know more.

So how new is the facelifted version of the Fortuner in the market now? Or is it just another nip and tuck job. Here's our analysis on the same.

Fortuner First Look Review


The facelifted Fortuner comes in the two styles. One is the standard facelift and the other is the Legender edition. In terms of the overall visual changes, the pre-facelift and the facelifted version are fairly similar to each other. While the standard facelift is very similar to the outgoing model, the Legender variant does have some styling bits to distinguish itself. The Legender variant gets a sleeker grille and a slightly different set of headlights as well.

Fortuner First Look Review

Like the exteriors of the vehicle, the interiors also haven't changed a lot with the facelift. And while the interior has a very basic layout, it is built to last for long a long time. What's new on the facelift is the introduction of all black or a tan-black dual tone interior colour scheme for the standard variant and a maroon-black dual tone scheme for the legender variant.

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As expected from a car that is the leader of the premium SUV segment, the facelifted variant of the Fortuner comes with large set of standard features. The most notable inclusion is that of a 9 inch touchscreen that now supports Apple CarPlay and android auto. Other standard features include dual-zone AC, LED headlamps, auto-dimming IRVM (new), push-button start, cooled upper glove box, ventilated front seats (new), powered front seats, and cruise control.

Fortuner First Look Review

While the 2.7 litre petrol unit is the same as that of the outgoing unit, the biggest change under the hood has happened for the diesel powered Fortuners. The 2.8 litre unit now produce 204 BHP while the torque amount stands at 420 Nm for the manual and 500 Nm for the automatic variants. The petrol continues to come with only 4x2 whereas the diesel gets an added option of 4x4 for those who want to go off the beaten track.

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Placed in a price range of 29.98 lakhs (ex-showroom) and 35.58 lakhs (ex-showroom), the Fortuner is indeed one of the more expensive vehicles out there. However the fact that it is the most reliable vehicle in the segment means that it does command a premium for the same.

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