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Next-Gen 2021 Toyota Fortuner is Ready For a Mid-Cycle Upgrade

The upcoming 2021 Toyota Fortuner is confirmed for the following year. This mid-size crossover SUV will introduce some changes inside and a couple of visual updates. Like before, the Fortuner SUV will continue to share the same platform with the Hilux pickup truck. This SUV offers excellent design, it`s available with three rows of seats. Inside there are enough rooms for seven occupants. The cabin offers great comfort and provides many techs.

Also, the manufacturer will add more aggressive styling, and it will make this SUV bigger than before. Under the hood, there are various options. The Fortuner remains to offer three engines and a rear-wheel-drive system as standard.

2021 Toyota Fortuner exterior

2021 Toyota Fortuner Exterior Facelift

The upcoming 2021 Toyota Fortuner is ready for a mid-cycle upgrade. This SUV will be available in numerous markets and is especially popular in Asia. As we already mentioned, this model uses the same platform that underpins the Toyota Hilux pickup. Thanks to this platform, 2021 Toyota Fortuner looks modern and more significant than its opponents. Its design is relatively fresh.

The mid-size crossover looks more aggressive this time. As a matter of fact, front fascia looks dominate thanks to sharper lines and new LED headlights. The front bumper is also stronger, and dual-slot grille will be more comprehensive.

As before, the base model will ride on the stylish 17-inch alloy wheels, while customers can choose 18-inch alloys as optional. However, selecting upper trims, the manufacturer added a new 19-inches. On the back, minor updates will happen, and only visible change is better-stylish taillights.

2021 Toyota Fortuner interior

Interior and Trim Levels

The cabin of the 2021 Toyota Fortuner is tech-rich and spacious. Moreover, this model is known as one of the roomiest in its class. It comes with three rows and can accommodate seven passengers. Thanks to the Hilux platform, this mid-size crossover offers ample legroom in the first and second rows. Likewise, the third-row is reserved only for kids.

Like before, Fortuner will offer numerous customizations. There will be three trim levels. The base trim is also luxurious, and it includes cloth upholstery, excellent comfort, quality materials, navigation, keyless entry, Bluetooth, and also a 6-speaker sound system as standard. However, the real deal starts with a range-topping trim level. Customers with upper trims will get leather seats, more technology, better safety, and so on.

2021 Toyota Fortuner powertrain

Diesel and Gasoline Engine Options

As we already wrote, the 2021 Toyota Fortuner will be available with few powertrains depending on markets. A 2.4-liter four-cylinder diesel engine is the first one, and this unit produces up to 150 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The next one is also diesel powertrain, but stronger, and it consists of a 2.8-liter four-cylinder that makes 180 hp and 310 lb-ft of twist.

4.0-liter six-cylinder gasoline engine will be available as well. This version, thanks to the high torque of 285 lb-ft, produces 280 horses. Of course, no matter which engine you opt for, 6-speed automatic transmission will be offered as the only option. Thanks to the excellent platform that also underpins the Hilux pickup truck, the Fortuner model comes with the rear-wheel-drive system as standard.

2021 Toyota Fortuner rear

2021 Toyota Fortuner Price and Release Date

The price of the forthcoming 2021 Toyota Fortuner is early to predict. However, according to numerous reports, the price for the base model will start at $40,000.

The range-topping Crusade trim that is the most equipped will reach a cost of $60,000. The mid-size crossover Fortuner will go on sale in the last quarter of 2020/. It will rival Nissan Xterra and also the new Mitsubishi Pajero.

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