The refreshed Toyota Fortuner Facelift gets new cosmetic and feature updates; all set for global debut in Thailand

The Toyota Fortuner Facelift will make its global debut in Thailand on the 4th of June 2020. Being one of the most popular selling SUVs in the global market, it has been due for an update for a while now. The SUV was also spied wearing a camouflage in Thailand sometime back. Now it is all set to get unveiled in the global market.

Cosmetically, the Toyota Fortuner Facelift is likely to get a bumper and grille design change that’s now in line with the newer Toyota SUVs like the RAV4 and Raize. The slimmer grille gets glossy black bits instead of the chrome finish. The bumper gets triangle-shaped faux air intakes on each corner. It also features sharper LED headlamp units and a skid plate that gets a gloss black finish. The rear end also provides minor updates. These include a mildly restyled bumper and tail-light inserts. On the sides, the SUV gets all-new 17-inch alloy wheels. 

There is no information on what the interior will have to offer as not much has been revealed yet. But the SUV is likely to get updated upholstery and cabin layout with a new touchscreen infotainment system.

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In the international market, the SUV will come with a more powerful iteration of the 2.8-litre diesel engine. In the outgoing model, the engine produced 177 bhp power and 420 Nm torque, mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox along with 6-speed automatic transmission as an option. In the new model, it is likely to churn out more than 200 bhp of power. When launched in India, it will continue to draw power from the same 2.7-litre petrol and 2.8-litre diesel engines. The launch of the facelift in the Indian market is still not as clear as the company recently updated the Fortuner to BS6 spec.

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