2021 Toyota Fortuner Launched: New Legender Variant, More Features And Grunt!

Naturally, all these upgrades have made the expensive Fortuner even pricier


  • Facelifted Fortuner priced at Rs 29.98 lakh lakh to Rs 37.58 lakh.
  • It commands a premium of up to Rs 3 lakh over the pre-facelifted model!
  • It’s offered in two broad trims: Standard and Legender.
  • Legender variant is based on the diesel 4x2 AT variant.
  • New features include Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, front parking sensors, and a JBL sound system.
  • Offered with an updated 204PS/500Nm 2.8-litre diesel engine; petrol unit remains unchanged.

Toyota India has launched the facelifted Fortuner at Rs 29.98 lakh (ex-showroom). Apart from a cosmetic update, Toyota has added new features and a zestier 2.8-litre diesel engine. The carmaker has also introduced the more premium Legender variant which will be sold alongside the standard model. Take a look at the revised prices:

Standard Fortuner

Pre-facelift Price

Facelift Price


Petrol 4x2 MT

Rs 28.66 lakh

Rs 29.98 lakh Rs 1.32 lakh

Petrol 4x2 AT

Rs 30.25 lakh

Rs 31.57 lakh  Rs 1.32 lakh 

Diesel 4x2 MT

Rs 30.67 lakh

Rs 32.48 lakh Rs 1.81 lakh 

Diesel 4x2 AT

Rs 32.53 lakh

Rs 34.84 lakh Rs 2.31 lakh 

Diesel 4x4 MT

Rs 32.64 lakh

Rs 35.14 lakh  Rs 2.50 lakh

Diesel 4x4 AT

Rs 34.43 lakh

Rs 37.43 lakh  Rs 3 lakh 

Legender 4x2 AT Diesel


Rs 37.58 lakh  NIL

All prices, ex-showroom

The facelifted Fortuner commands a whopping premium of up to Rs 3 lakh over the pre-facelifted model. It gets a host of upgrades and new features over the outgoing model. Here are five things you should know:

Hello, Legender


The facelifted Fortuner is now offered in a new top-spec Legender variant. The main difference is its Lexus-esque fascia with a more angular set of bumpers. A new set of split-five-spoke dual-tone alloy wheels are the only update on the side while changes at the rear are limited to new tail lamps and bumpers. This variant is offered only with the 2.8-litre diesel 4x2 AT powertrain. 


The standard variant, on the other hand, is an evolution of the outgoing model. The grille is larger and the redesigned LED headlamps look sharper. The bumpers with the large air dams give it a mean look. The only change to the side comes in the form of new split-six-spoke monotone alloy wheels while the rear gets redesigned tail lamps and bumpers. 

Familiar Interiors, But… 


Toyota has spruced it up with tan upholstery for the standard variant and a sportier black and maroon theme for the Legender. One can opt for an all-black theme on the standard model as well. The keen-eyed will notice the redesigned dials, however, the piece de resistance is the new touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Finally, Toyota! 

Features On Board

It gets several new features including an 11-speaker JBL sound system, ambient lighting, hands-free tailgate opening, front parking sensors, ventilated seats, and a wireless phone charger. Features such as climate control, cruise control, multi-info display, powered driver’s seat, and keyless entry with push-button start have been retained. Safety is covered by seven airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, a backup camera, and electronic stability control. Unfortunately, a sunroof isn’t part of the package, unlike its rivals. 

Zestier Diesel Engine


Toyota has introduced the more powerful 2.8-litre diesel engine from the Thai-spec model. It puts out 204PS of power and 500Nm of torque, making it 27PS and up to 80Nm more powerful than the outgoing model. This engine can be had in rear-wheel as well as four-wheel drivetrains with both 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions. 

The 2.7-litre petrol engine, on the other hand, remains unchanged. It makes 166PS/245Nm and drives its rear wheels only. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and 6-speed torque converter automatic. 

The Rivals


The facelifted Fortuner will rekindle its rivalry with the Ford Endeavour, MG Gloster, and the Mahindra Alturas G4. The Fortuner is still one of the most expensive SUVs in the segment, but these updates definitely make it more desirable than before.

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