2021 Toyota Fortuner is now pretty known to the whole world, but it is undoubtedly one of the most popular models in parts of the world where the manufacturer has made it for. It is a version of the Hilux mainly made for Australia and Thailand, and as far we know, attractive and very popular as well as its siblings.
When the manufacturer has decided to redesign and upgrade the original, Fortuner has undergone the same changes, becoming much more attractive to the new generation of buyers. This time, though, the model has excellent advantages, much better engine and fuel economy. All for a similar price and the same conditions as before.
- The model has excellent design and size.
- The engines are more economical than before.
- There are no changes in the design of the cabin.
- The cabin is a little small for the class.
2021 Toyota Fortuner looks like the Toyota Hilux again, but with much fewer details and additions. It is adapted to a particular market, so we do not expect significant design changes. We were able to see differences in the front end with the new shape of the lights, made this time in LED technology.
Bumpers on both ends are upgraded and prettier. On the other hand, wheels are more massive, and this time 20-inch provides a more significant and rough look to the whole appearance. One of the best sizes is that manufacturer has decided to give much more standard equipment than before. So, now you can choose the basic version for less money and more upgrades.
There are visible improvements inside of 2021 Toyota Fortuner as well. Among most of the things, we noticed a large touchscreen with an entirely new infotainment system. With 8 inches, it is much better in controlling while commands are visible and touchable.
The main novelty is a new app connection, for Android and Apple CarPlay. However, the size has not significantly changed for years in this car. It is not small, though, but could be a little more comfortable in the second row. The manufacturer has promised changes in the design of the seats, too.
2021 Toyota Fortuner Engine
There are exciting changes in engine that come in 2021 Toyota Fortuner. Most likely, the manufacturer wanted to improve the existing engines and offer higher capacity and more strength. The standard model comes with a 2.8-liter turbodiesel model and its 201 horsepower and the 369 pound-feet of torque. It means that this engine is more reliable for 27 horsepower.
On the other hand, the model has a little better fuel economy than before. According to official information, it should spend 17 percent less fuel than the previous model. The manufacturer achieved it with improved cooling. The model is more robust and has a better fuel economy, but it also has a higher towing capacity, which is 6,834 pounds now.
The manufacturer has also planned to offer another engine for the market in Thailand. It should be a 2.4-liter diesel model with 148 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. That version will also come matched with six-speed automatic transmission like the standard model.
2021 Toyota Fortuner Release Date and Price
The first information about 2021 Toyota Fortuner was that it would be offered for the buyers in this part of the world in August. Things have changed, but they did not say much about possible delaying. We could expect that it will be on the market by the end of the year for $30,000.