Toyota Motor Philippines is on a roll this 2020 despite the pandemic. After launching the refreshed Hilux last month, the automaker is now gearing up for the official launch of the 2021 Fortuner.
Toyota will be holding the public launch of the 2021 Fortuner via live stream on their official Facebook page, as well as on their official YouTube channel this coming October 17, 6:00 PM.
First revealed in Thailand 4 months ago, the midsize SUV gets a sleek makeover inside and out, new high-tech features, and more powerful turbo-diesel powertrains. There will be a total of six variants available, and that includes a new top-of-the-line model called the LTD (aka Legender in Thailand). Also, there will be the new Q variant that will slot below the range-topping LTD.
The 2021 Fortuner will now have an all diesel lineup. That means the 2.7-liter gasoline-powered 2TR-FE is no more for the Philippine market. That means the PH-spec Fortuner is only available with either a 2.4-liter or 2.8-liter turbo-diesel engines. The former now produces 150 PS (+3 PS) and 400 Nm of torque (no change). Meanwhile, the latter gets a significant power bump as it now makes 204 PS (+27 PS) and 500 Nm of torque (+50 Nm).
The 2.4-liter 2GD-FTV will be available on the 4x2 G and V versions, while the more powerful 2.8-liter 1GD-FTV is exclusive only to the Q, 4x2 LTD, and 4x4 LTD. As far as transmissions are concerned, the 2021 Fortuner has either a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual.
As for the Fortuner's looks, the top-of-the-line LTD will feature a unique aero kit similar to the Thai-spec Legender. It will also come with uniquely-designed LED taillights and headlights, LED daytime running lights, 18-inch alloy wheels, and a blacked-out roof. The Q, V, and G variants will have the standard, refreshed look.
For the technophiles, the 2021 Fortuner will now come with an upgraded touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, reverse camera with parking sensors, wireless phone charging, an automatic tailgate, power-adjustable seats, and a new panoramic view monitor. But perhaps the most crucial safety feature is the Toyota Safety Sense, which will be standard on the Q and LTD variants.