The Fortuner has been the best-selling SUV for Toyota since it was first launched in 2009. The 2nd gen Fortuner came in last year and continued this winning line. Now, Toyota has come up with a sportier-looking variant, the Fortuner TRD Sportivo. The new variant has been launched at a price of Rs.31.01 lakh (ex-showroom) and will be offered only in Pearl White color. The SUV gets TRD-inspired exteriors with front and rear bumper under-spoilers. At the front, the car gets a new TRD radiator grill with a lower grill cover. On the side, the TRD variant gets 18-inch TRD alloys with exterior accents on the doors. It also gets a ‘TRD Sportivo’ badge on the tailgate. Inside, there is nothing new in the cabin save for the red stitch accents on the seats. The Fortuner Sportivo shares its features with the standard model, like the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, park assist with back monitor and sensors, and automatic climate control.
It also gets features like Auto Bi-beam LED with DRLs, LED fog lamps and smart entry with push-button start. On the safety front, it gets 7 SRS airbags, 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS, EBD, and brake assist. It also gets features like Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and hill-start assist control (HAC). In the engine bay, the TRD variant is only accessible with the 2.8-litre diesel engine as seen on the normal variant, creating 177PS/450Nm, and coupled to a 6-speed automatic transmission with sequential and paddle shifters. It will also gets active traction control with two driving modes: Eco and Power. The TRD variant will only be offered in the 4X2 AT option. Bookings for the TRD variant have already started and the vehicle is on display at select Toyota dealerships in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Ahmedabad, Pune, Chandigarh, Ludhiana and Lucknow.