2021 Toyota Fortuner facelift and Fortuner Legender Launched

Toyota has launched 2021 Fortuner in India at ₹29.98 lakh (ex-showroom, India). With this, the carmaker has given a midlife refresh to the model that has been on sale since 2016. But this time, Toyota has also brought Legender variant to our shores and it will set you back by ₹37.58 lakh (ex-showroom).

Just like the outgoing model, the Toyota Fortuner facelift, too, is available with a 2.7-litre petrol and a 2.8-litre diesel engine. The petrol – which makes 166hp and 245Nm of torque – has been carried over unchanged, and can be had with a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic.

The big change, meanwhile, is with the diesel engine – the 2.8-liter unit now makes 204hp, and while it produces the same 420Nm of torque as before when paired with the 6-speed manual, it produces an impressive 500Nm of torque in the Fortuner automatic, which gets a 6-speed torque converter unit.

At present, its rivals include the Ford Endeavour (Rs 29.99-35.45 lakh), the Mahindra Alturas G4 (Rs 28.73-31.73 lakh), and the latest challenger in the segment, the MG Gloster (Rs 29.98-35.58 lakh). The midlife update has brought a notable hike in price for the Toyota Fortuner, which pushes it towards the higher end in its segment.