The Toyota Fortuner might be commanding a solid waiting period in India, but back in other Asian countries it doesn’t. Toyota first introduced the Fortuner in Thailand in 2005. The SUV got a slight facelift in 2008 and that is the same model on sale in India. However another refresh was expected soon and now some images have leaked onto the internet ahead of the 2012 Toyota Fortuner’s official unveiling. As can be seen in the picture above, there is not much new on the new Toyota Fortuner. A slight change in the grille, headlights, bumper, alloy wheels, tail lights and interior is what the 2012 Toyota Fortuner is all about. But don’t get excited too soon.
Firstly there is no mechanical changes to the 2012 Toyota Fortuner whatsoever. Secondly when launched, Toyota will certainly exploit the idea of a price hike and you will end up paying more for nothing really more! And thirdly and most importantly, Toyota is yet to decide on the launch of the new Fortuner in India. The SUV has been doing very well for the Japanese automaker and commands a waiting period. In the light of the above, Toyota has its last priority on launching a refresh and we might end up with the new Fortuner only by the end of April, next year.