Following the recent launch of the 2021 Fortuner, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has updated the wide range of variants to choose from over the out-going model. This also resulted in the gasoline-powered version being discontinued outright for the local market. All-in-all, there are now six variants available for the refreshed Fortuner.
No doubt even the new base G variant already looks very classy compared to before. But what if you want something that looked a bit “sportier”? Well, maybe this Fortuner TRD Sportivo variant in Indonesia is exactly what you’re looking for.
The new Fortuner TRD Sportivo was launched along with the Indonesian-spec Fortuner. Interestingly, it is based on the standard model and not the LTD or the “Legender” as they call it in Thailand. It features a sporty-looking body kit which comprises of a front bumper spoiler, grille, and rear bumper extension. New TRD wheels with matching TRD center caps are included in the set as well. To complete the exterior makeover, there’s a big TRD Sportivo sticker on the side and a matching badge at the rear.
Apart from the exterior, the cabin of the Indonesian-spec Fortuner TRD Sportivo also gets an upgrade. It gets a nearly all-black interior apart from the headliner which is finished in gray. Front and center is a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which is a bit bigger compared to 8-inch units in the local models.
Interestingly, this variant also comes with a rear entertainment system. However, we’re not too sure if it is exclusive to the TRD Sportivo. Meanwhile, hill-start assist, trailer sway control, around view monitor, and blind-spot detection are just some of the features offered on the Indonesia-spec Fortuner.
In Indonesia, the TRD Sportivo variant can be ordered with either the 2.4-liter diesel engine or the 2.7-liter gasoline engine, which has since been dropped in the Philippine lineup. Interestingly, the more powerful 2.8-liter turbo diesel mill is not offered there.
TMP did offer a Fortuner TRD Sportivo variant before, which we also got to review. With the introduction of the 2021 model, should the automaker offer the sportier-looking SUV in the Philippine market once again? Let us know what you think in the comments below.