Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is on a roll as it launches new models one after another. The recent addition to its model lineup is the 2021 Toyota Fortuner. It comes with a new look and all variants of the new Fortuner is offered with a diesel engine.
Speaking of which, the 2021 Toyota Fortuner is available with the new top-spec LTD variant in either 4x4 or 4x2 configuration. Of note, the Fortuner officially joins 500 club thanks to its new 2.8-liter diesel engine that can generate up to 500 Nm of torque.
As such, let’s compare the old and the new Fortuner, and spot the major differences.
2021 Toyota Fortuner Old vs New: Exterior
Old vs New (front): Toyota Fortuner
TMP is offering the LTD variant, which is the counterpart of the Legender trim sold in Thailand. The overall look of the new Fortuner, specifically its front end, is more aggressive and sharper as compared to the old model.
The significant design changes you can spot in the Fortuner can be seen at the front end since this is a facelifted model.
The headlights of the 2021 Toyota Fortuner have a sharper looking design as compared to the old model. It s integrated with LED guiding lights along with daytime running lights.
The grille of the new Fortuner also gets a significant design change compared to the old model. The 2021 model comes with a bolder grille that incorporates a mesh pattern and a new shape.
Another difference you can spot in the Fortuner’s front is the bumper, which now looks meaner as compared to the old model. If you ask us, we give the Fortuner’s new fascia a thumbs up. However, we can’t help but compare it to the design of the Geely Coolray, which is also integrated with a sharp and aggressive fascia.
Turning to the side, the new Fortuner gets a new set of 20-inch alloy wheels, which we find more appealing as compared to the old model.
Aside from the new wheels, the new and the old Fortuner features the same design. It still has the same character lines as well as a similar design approach to its wheel arches.
Old vs New (rear): Toyota Fortuner
While it is a facelift model, Toyota still gave the 2021 Fortuner subtle but noticeable design change at the vehicle’s rear. Compared to the old model, the new Fortuner comes with a revamped bumper and a slightly redesigned taillight cluster.
The bumper and taillight fitted in the new Fortuner complete the vehicle’s aggressive and bold stance.
2021 Toyota Fortuner Old vs New: Interior
Old vs New (interior): Toyota Fortuner
The interior layout of the new and the old Fortuner relatively stays the same. However, the top-spec LTD Fortuner variant comes with an eight-inch infotainment touchscreen. Also, TMP is offering all variants of the 2021 Fortuner with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. The new Fortuner is also integrated with a 360-degree camera which will be handy in assisting the driver’s visibility. Moreover, the 2021 Fortuner comes with Toyota Safety Sense that comes with safety features such as Pre-Collision System, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Departure Alert. And oh, the new Fortuner now comes with wireless mobile charging to ensure that your phones can juice up even when you're out on the road.
The top-spec 2021Toyota Fortuner LTD
Overall, the design of the new Fortuner looks more aggressive and sharper than the old model. The 2021 Fortuner comes with a 2.8-liter diesel engine that delivers a maximum output of 201 hp and 500 Nm of torque. It also has a Sport mode, which will come in handy whenever you want to have a more spirited drive.
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Know more about Toyota Fortuner 2021
The Toyota Fortuner is one of the best-selling midsize SUVs in the Philippines. This midsize SUV has been driven on the country’s highways since the early 2000s. It became a household name because of its rugged platform, strong brand support, and tested durability. The second-generation Toyota Fortuner has topped the sales chart consistently, not only in the midsize SUV segment but also for the entire automotive industry in the country. And in 2020, Toyota Motor Philippines launched the new Fortuner facelifted which showcases a more aggressive SUV appeal. It still shares the same Innovative International Multi-purpose Vehicle (IMV) platform as the Hilux and Innova. The new model is offering a wide array of variants to market to various car consumers. These variants include the base G, V, Q, and top-of-the-line LTD variant which comes with a more distinct styling. The sky's the limit for Toyota's entry to the local midsize SUV segment as it remains to be a top choice among Filipino car buyers when considering a reliable, rugged, and family 7-seater vehicle. As for pricing, the G variant with a 4x2 drivetrain and manual transmission starts at Php 1,633,000 and goes up to the new LTD variant with a 4x4 drivetrain and automatic transmission (excluding the White Pearl body paint option).