The refreshed Toyota Fortuner finally breaks cover

It gets a new special variant called the ‘Legender’
by Leandre Grecia | Jun 4, 2020
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Toyota dropped a bombshell of an announcement this morning as it finally reveals the refreshed Fortuner. Let’s take a closer look.

The new-look SUV features a much more aggressive front fascia, with thinner headlamps and a new grille pattern. The chrome strips flanking the Toyota badge have also been blacked out, giving the vehicle a much sportier appeal. The front bumper went through a major overhaul as well, with the fog lamp housings and lower lip seeing big changes. The new Fortuner also gets new daytime running lights and reworked 18-inch wheels.

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There is a new special variant called the Legender, which looks almost like an entirely new Toyota. It gets an even more aggressive look than the standard SUV, with a sleeker-looking grille and foglamps. It gets less chrome and more blacked out trims, too.

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No big changes can be seen on the inside, except for the new infotainment system with Apple CarPlay compatibility. Under the hood, the Fortuner Legender gets a familiar 2.8-liter powertrain but with a slightly bigger output of 201hp and 500Nm. The lower-end variants, on the other hand, get a smaller 2.4-liter engine.

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The new Fortuner gets a lot of new extra goodies as well, headlined by the Toyota Safety Sense features—a first for the SUV. It also gets a new 360-degree view monitor, a wireless charger inside the cabin, and a new kick-activated tailgate.

The Fortuner’s prices in Thailand range from 1,454,000 Thai baht (around P2.295 million) for the base variants to 1,839,000 Thai baht (about P2.9 million) for the Legender. Do you like the changes Toyota has given its popular midsize SUV?

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