Toyota has launched the limited-edition version of the very successful Fortuner in India. The Fortuner TRD (Toyota Racing Department) is now available with added features and more aggressive looks. It is available in two variants and both of them are automatic. It is a limited edition model but Toyota has not officially said about the number of units that will be available in the market.
Toyota launched the TRD celebratory limited edition in September 2019 to catch the attention of the buyers during the festive season. It seems that the manufacturer will do a similar launch this year too. The Indian TRD-spec Fortuner will get visual changes only. Just like the last year’s model, we can expect the manufacturer to offer sportier-looking bumpers, blacked-out alloy wheels and a TRD moniker all around the car.
Mr Naveen Soni, Senior Vice President, Sales and Service, TKM, said,
“Today, the customers demand more power, performance, safety, features and drive experience from vehicles. They are also seeking a freshness in the look and feel. With a customer-first approach and a dedicated passion for fulfilling their needs, we have introduced new products, variants and exclusive editions over the years. The Fortuner TRD Limited Edition is yet another effort to cater to the customer demands by offering more than what they seek through unparalleled and segment-leading features. An important accessory to the Fortuner TRD Limited Edition to ensure customer safety is the air ionizer owing to the concerns about the air we breathe in these challenging times. What’s more, the Fortuner TRD is truly exclusive and only limited units are being made available for SUV aficionados in the country.”
The cabin of the TRD-spec Fortuner also looks sportier than the regular variants. It gets dual-tone ambience with a host of new features. The new Toyota Fortuner TRD offers features like 360-degree panoramic view monitor, auto-folding ORVM, dual-tone cabin and illuminated scuff plates. The TRD variant also looks very different from the regular variant with new front bumper and grille, a new rear bumper, dual-tone roof and 18-inch black alloy wheels.
The Fortuner comes powered by both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol variants get the 2.7-litre engine that generates a maximum power of 166 PS while the diesel variants of the SUV get the 2.8-litre engine that generates a maximum power of 177 PS. The petrol variant is only available with a 4X2 set-up while the diesel variants offer both 4X2 and 4X4 layouts. Toyota offers a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission option with both the engine options.
Later this month, Toyota will also launch the all-new Toyota Urban Cross, which will be based on the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. The new car will be Toyota’s first product in the sub-4m compact SUV segment in India.