The Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo is available in a diesel-automatic combination only.
Toyota has introduced a special edition variant of the Fortuner called the TRD Celebratory Edition at Rs. 33.85 lakhs (ex-showroom). The new variant is available with a single 2.8-litre diesel engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission in a 4X2 layout.
Toyota Racing Development is a subsidiary of Toyota that is aimed at customising the performance and looks of Toyota cars. The Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo has had some design changes to make it look sportier. The TRD Sportivo variant gets all the bells and whistles of the standard variant and more.
On the exterior, the SUV gets a new blackened grille, dual-tone paint scheme, blackened pillars and revised bumpers with faux skid plates at both ends. The SUV also gets new 18-inch alloy wheels, TRD badging on the front and rear and some design enhancements.
The cabin gets black leather seats with contrasting red stitching and a dual-tone dashboard finished in black and maroon. The Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo also gets TRD badging on the seats and the instrumentation and also comes with red inserts on the door panels. Along with these, it gets a red push start button with TRD badging, 11 speaker JBL system and carbon/Kevlar inserts on the gear knob and steering wheel.
The TRD variant of the Fortuner internationally comes with a TRD rated suspension and bigger disc brakes. But for the Indian market, they’re given a miss. The SUV stays mechanically similar to the standard Fortuner and comes powered by the same 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine producing 174 HP and 450 Nm of torque. Toyota only offers the TRD Sportivo variant with an automatic transmission, while the 4X4 option is not on the menu.
The Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo rivals the Ford Endeavour, Isuzu MU-X and the Mahindra Alturas G4 in its segment. The new variant is Rs. 2.15 lakhs more expensive than the standard Fortuner (2.8-litre diesel engine with a 4X2 AT).
Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo
– Launched at Rs. 33.85 lakhs (ex-showroom)
– Rs. 2.15 lakhs more expensive than the standard Fortuner 2.8 4X2 AT
– Competes with the Ford Endeavour, Mahindra Alturas G4 and Isuzu MU-X