Ever since the Toyota Fortuner was first introduced in India, it has been bought in great numbers for its strong road presence. It is also quite popular amongst many customization houses who work on making the Fortuner even more macho. The Fortuner has been the most-selling premium seven-seater SUV in India since its introduction in 2009. The SUV is in its second generation since its sale began in 2016.
Modified Toyota Fortuner
While we wait for the updated Fortuner to arrive here, we came across this customized Fortuner which further establishes the fact that when it comes to raw road presence, the Fortuner manages to punch well above its weight! The owner has made this already butch looking SUV even more imposing with certain cosmetic and performance upgrades.
The first and foremost thing that you will notice is the custom Magic Black paint job which makes us think, what’s better than a Fortuner? An all-black Fortuner! The paint alone manages to make this Fortuner stand apart from the sea of SUVs we see rolling on our streets. There’s a Thule roof box and bars so your luggage needs are well sorted. Just load up your things on the roof and get going to paint this Fortuner brown! It also comes installed with aftermarket headlamps and tail lamps.
After you’re done ogling at the paint job, the tyres will scream for your attention because they are bigger than the stock rubber. It gets 285/75/16 Cooper STT pro rubber wrapped on 16” 9J off-road rims. The tyres will also increase its off-road driving capabilities by providing the SUV with that much-needed traction when you go off the road.
The modifications aren’t limited to the cosmetic department as it also gets Profender 4 x 4 adjustable suspension upgrade with a 4” lift kit. This Fortuner coupled with the suspension upgrade rides higher than the stock vehicle. The suspension upgrade mated with bulky tyres will further enhance its off-road driving dynamics. It also features a BMC intake filter and a custom catback exhaust system. The owner has also installed a road snorkel which further reflects this Fortuner’s intent.
2021 Toyota Fortuner
Toyota recently unveiled the 2021 Fortuner in Thailand. The latest facelift to the Fortuner sees the model getting two variants- the Base Variant and the higher Legender variant. The base model is available in only one engine option while the Legender can also be bought with the 2.8-litre engine. The new Fortuner gets a larger front grille and silver bumper strips, giving the car a stronger sense of rigidity. It also gets LED headlamps with LED DRLs. While the Legender variants get LED Sequential Turn Signals, newly designed 20-inch alloy wheels as opposed to 18-inch wheels on the base trim and splendid two-tone roof. The Legender trims also get a redesigned front and rear bumper which looks sportier than the base variants.
Also read: 2021 Toyota Fortuner Facelift: What’s New?
The main highlight of the facelift is the new 2.8-litre engine which is tuned to deliver a maximum power output of 204 PS and a flat torque of 500 Nm from 1,600 – 2,800 rpm.