2021 Toyota Fortuner
There are many great family SUVs on the market but a small number of them can deliver such impressive off-road performances as the Fortuner can do. Based on the legendary Hilux, this mid-size SUV delivers everything the iconic pickup does, with the addition of fare more legroom and overall comfort. The current generation has been around since 2015. Therefore, we could say that it’s a perfect time to see some updates, a so-called mid-cycle refresh. According to the latest reports, that should happen in the next year, when we expect to see the 2021 Toyota Fortuner.
- Excellent off-road capabilities.
- Unparalleled reliability ratings.
- Spacious cabin.
- Lots of safety features.
- Not the best-looking cabin on the market.
- Most rivals feature more efficient engines.
This should be a typical facelift, so we presume that most of the changes will be visual. Of course, we expect that most of the changes will come to the front, where we expect to see a new face. It is still early to talk about details, but we presume that Toyota will introduce changes similar to the ones we saw in the refreshed Hilux.
Therefore, we should see a new grille, as well as a new, sportier bumper. Some reports even suggest we could see new headlights, which indicates the 2021 Toyota Fortuner could come closer to the brand’s global design language. The rest of the vehicle should carry on in the same way, with the exception of a couple of new details at the rear end. Also, we count on typical updates in terms of new color options and wheels designs.
On the inside, the 2021 Toyota Fortuner probably won’t change too much. The current model is rather functional than stylish, but most drivers actually like that. There is no place for cosmetics in this model. Most of the cabin is made from hard but extremely durable plastics. This cabin is built to last. For the next year, we could see a couple of novelties in terms of standard equipment, as well as new color schemes. Other than that, things are about to remain the same.
The primary market for this SUV is Australia, but it can be found in many Asian countries as well. Some of them are developing markets, so it’s no wonder this SUV is available with plenty of engine options. Of course, one of the most common choices is a 2.8-liter turbodiesel with 177 horsepower, but an older-generation 3.0-liter unit is available on some markets too. Also, you can get a good old 4.0-liter V6, which delivers 277 horsepower. A smaller, 159-hp four-cylinder is available too.
2021 Toyota Fortuner Release Date and Price
Given the updates, the 2021 Toyota Fortuner could arrive a little bit earlier than usual. We could see it in the third quarter of the year. When it comes to the price, we don’t expect bigger changes. In Australia, the current model starts at around 49.000 AUD.