The Toyota Fortuner Legender is all set to set it’s foot in the Indian Market in early 2021 with unofficial pre-bookings already opened at few dealerships. Recently, The Legender was being spied in Bangalore during a TVC ad shoot with complete camouflage covers off it.
The new Fortuner Legender will be placed above the standard Fortuner with a significant premium due to additional features and enhanced robust styling. Moreover, the standard Fortuner is also expected to be sold alongside the Legender.
More sportier than standard Fortuner
Speaking about the Spyshots, The Legender gets more chiseled and forked headlamps (Dual LED projectors with swiping turn indicators) which are being further adorned and embellished by the piano black treatment on the upper half portion of the Headlamp cluster.
At the front profile, one can easily notice limited or no use of chrome unlike the outgoing Fortuner also there is a redesigned piano black grille and Jet inspired massive air intake.
Moreover at the side there’s an added 20-inch wheels. At the rear, the Legender gets a slightly redesigned bumper along with L-shaped black blades. Now yes, there is a very minimal or no use of chrome at any profile because the the Legender sets itself apart from the standard Fortuner by being more sporty with its design ques.
More features than standard Fortuner
Feature Wise, the legender is expected to come with 360-degree camera, wireless charging, lane departure warning, radar-based cruise control, 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system and Wheel orientation sensors additionally over the standard Fortuner.
Under the hood
Toyota is likely to to retune the 2.8L diesel Engine to produce 204 bhp and 500 nm @1600 Rpm of power and torque respectively. The escalation of power and torque is the result of Variable nozzle Turbo, influenced by an electric Motor in order to develop higher efficiency. The 2.4L diesel engine used in Innova may do it’s duty in Fortuner as well which will marginally help in cost reduction of the SUV.
At present the Top End Trim of the Fortuner retails at around Rs 34.43 lakh, reports suggests that the Legender is expected to be priced from Rs 43 lakh, making it expensive than better equipped MG Gloster and the most expensive premium SUV in it’s segment as well.