2020 Toyota Fortuner Old vs New: Spot the differences

Jun 05, 2020 | Same topic: Old vs New: Spot the Differences
Use our slider to compare the new Thai-spec Fortuner against the model it replaces.

The 2020 Toyota Fortuner has made its debut in Thailand featuring a refreshed exterior along with a more powerful 2.8-liter diesel engine. The look of the new Fortuner comes with a more aggressive and sharper design as compared to the outgoing model. 

The 2020 Fortuner now also joins the 500 club thanks to its new 2.8-liter diesel engine that can generate up to 500 Nm of torque. Indeed, Toyota has done its homework in making the 2020 Fortuner even more stylish.

As such, let’s compare the old and the new Fortuner, and spot the major differences.

2020 Toyota Fortuner Old vs New: Exterior

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Old vs New (front): Toyota Fortuner

Toyota Thailand introduced the 2020 Fortuner with a variant called Legender, the top-of-the-line model. 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 Toyota Fortuner 2020 have a sharper looking design as compared to the old model. The headlight of the new Fortuner is 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 2020 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 2020 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 it 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.

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Old vs New (rear): Toyota Fortuner

While it is a facelift model, Toyota still gave the 2020 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.

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2020 Toyota Fortuner Old vs New: Interior

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Old vs New (interior): Toyota Fortuner

The interior layout of the new and the old Fortuner stays the same. You can’t spot any difference at all except for the ambient lighting of the 2020 Fortuner, which goes well with the Legender variant’s black interior theme.

But, the new Toyota Fortuner is loaded with updated tech features such as the Toyota Safety Sense, which offers an array of safety features such as Pre-Collision System, Dynamic Cruise Control, and Lane Departure Alert. 

Moreover, the touchscreen infotainment of the new Fortuner is compatible with Apple CarPlay. But, what caught our attention is the fact that the new Fortuner is integrated with a 360-degree camera which will be handy in assisting the driver’s visibility.

Other tech goodies that come with the 2020 Fortuner Legender are the following: park sensor, activated kick door, and wireless charger.

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The top-spec 2020 Toyota Fortuner Legender

Overall, the design of the new Fortuner looks more aggressive and sharper to the old model. You have to give Toyota credit for making the already stylish Fortuner a vehicle that even looks better.

The 2020 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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Martin Aguilar

Martin is a B.A. English Studies-Literature graduate from the University of the Philippines and the Content Editor of Philkotse. Aside from his interest in cars, he loves to read crime-thriller novels, play basketball (note: video game only), eat tapsilog, and go for random road trip adventures.