One of the hugely successful models from the big T is the Fortuner. It’s an important product for Toyota, especially in India and Southeast Asian markets. Currently in its second generation, the SUV has now received a facelift for the Thailand market. As the photos would suggest, there are two variants, a regular one and a ‘Legender’.
The regular or normal Fortuner as we can probably call it, is similar to the outgoing one, but looks sharper with new Bi-beam LED headlights, new grille pattern, a sporty new bumper design, new 18-inch alloy wheels and new LED taillight signature.
The Legender on the other side packs an even more sporty appearance with a different front fascia and black styling elements. Features include full-LED dual projector headlights, different LED running lights, sequential LED turn signals at the front, 20-inch alloy wheels, a sporty rear bumper, and a gloss black roof.
The fresh interiors of the regular Fortuner features an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay connectivity and a new Optitron instrument cluster with 4.2-inch MID. Other features include power-adjustable front seats, auto AC, paddle shifters, and cruise control.
The Fortuner Legender’s interior gets a dual-tone theme. Features here include a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay connectivity. Also included is a 360-degree camera with 3D View.
Depending on the variant, more features include ambient lighting, wireless smartphone charging, and JBL audio system.
Safety features would include airbags (front, driver knee, side and curtain), ABS with EBD, Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Trailer Sway Control, Hill-start Assist, and Down Hill Assist.
Fortuner (top) and Fortuner Legender (bottom)
Powering the Fortuner facelift in Thailand is a choice of 2.4-litre and 2.8-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engines; the latter is exclusive to the Legender variant. Both engines are paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission with RWD and 4WD options.
The 2.4-litre (2,393 cc) unit pumps out 110 kW (150 hp) at 3400 rpm and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque between 1600-2000 rpm. The bigger 2.8-litre (2,755 cc) motor develops 150 kW (204 hp) at 3400 rpm and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque between 1600-2800 rpm.