Toyota worked on its iconic 7-seater SUV Fortuner for international markets as a facelift avatar. The new Toyota Fortuner facelift was recently spied on for a worldwide debut for the 2021 model year. Although the images were of low quality, all significant design changes could be observed. The front pad sports a sharper front end, new wheels and additional features inside to give a brief rundown.

Nikita Chuyko, a digital artist, has created the Russian website kolesa.ru based on the spy photos that hit the Internet recently.

The render also displays the modified Fortuner with a black roof while the wheels boast fresh alloy wheel designs. Revised taillights (Chuyko displays things identical to Toyota Highlander) and new rear buffer are supposed to go back.

Specifically, a range of upgrades have been made to the front design. The full LED headlights converge to an outstanding nose. Due to its scale and rectangular pellet design, the radiator intercooler grill is more popular. IADesign has not yet touched the wheels even though a new range of five-spokes is being added to the facelift. Bear in mind that a few shots from strange angles were done by the renderer. Therefore, if we go into depth, the final version will look very different.

Obviously, we do need to look at the redesigned cabin of the seven-seat SUV. On the basis of earlier studies, an improved touchscreen infotainment device with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto features is likely to benefit from the interior.

The Toyota Fortuner has been upgraded to BS6 emission specifications in India. The leading SUV has two engine choices: 2,7 liters of NA petroleum with 164bhp/245Nm and 2,8 liters of 174bhp/450Nm diesel. The petrol engine can only be supplied in RWD configuration with a 5 or 6-speed automatic manual. The RWD and AWD diesel engines are available. The diesel engine produces approximately 30Nm less in its 6-speed manual configuration.

The new Fortuner generation was announced in 2015 before the South African market struck at the end of the first trimester of 2016. At the Toyota plant in KwaZulu-Natal, Toyota’s large local range includes many powertrains, including a natural 2.7-liter petrol mill and a 2.4-liter turbo diesel.

By Noni Nchwe