PH-spec 2021 Toyota Fortuner to get Legender variant, all-diesel lineup

Updated Sep 23, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Local midsize SUV segment is about to get more exciting.

After all of the questions in the local market regarding the plans for the Toyota Fortuner, the answer has finally arrived. And yes, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) will be adding the sophisticated looking Fortuner Legender in the local lineup. It will be called the LTD variant here in the Philippines. 

News about the PH-spec 2021 Toyota Fortuner was broken by, and it reportedly said that it will be launched by TMP as early as next month.

The new Fortuner finished in blue

The expected final look of the Toyota Fortuner Q, V, and G variants

For the 2021 model, TMP will be offering a total of six variants as compared to this year’s five. All variants will now be rolling with a diesel engine. The Toyota Fortuner 2021 variants are as follows:

  • Fortuner 2.8L LTD Diesel 4x4 6AT (New)
  • Fortuner 2.8L LTD Diesel 4x2 6AT (New)
  • Fortuner 2.8L Q Diesel 4x2 6AT (New)
  • Fortuner 2.4L V Diesel 4x2 6AT
  • Fortuner 2.4L G Diesel 4x2 6AT
  • Fortuner 2.4L G Diesel 4x2 6MT

The Fortuner Q, V, and G variants will reportedly still have a similar look as to what TMP is currently offering. The base G variants will be using a 7-inch infotainment screen, while the rest of the variants will be using an 8-inch infotainment screen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standards for all variants.

One of the biggest surprises for the Fortuner Q and LTD variants is that it will be equipped with Toyota Safety Sense. The two variants will come with Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert, and Pre-Collision System.

The new Fortuner Legender finished in red with blacked roof

The expected final look of the Toyota Fortuner LTD variant

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The top-spec Fortuner LTD will have a distinct design that instantly sets it apart from the other variants. As a side note, people say that the Fortuner LTD has similarities in design with the Geely Coolray.

The LTD variant is equipped with an aero bumper, LED headlamps and taillights, and exclusive LTD 18-inch wheels. Moreover, it will come with a two-tone paint finish that has a blacked-out roof.

The official prices are yet to be announced. Nonetheless, one can expect that the 2021 Fortuner will make the local midsize SUV segment even more exciting and competitive.  

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Know more about Toyota Fortuner 2024

Toyota Fortuner

The Toyota Fortuner 2023 sold in our market spans six five trim levels and 11 variants. Toyota Fortuner prices in the Philippines range from PHP 1,633,000 for the Fortuner G 2.4 M/T to PHP 2,509,000 for the flagship GR Sport 2.8 A/T. This midsize SUV spans two turbodiesel options, with most of the range equipped with a 6-speed automatic gearbox (6-speed manual for the base variant) as well as a 4x2 drivetrain (4x4 is available on the LTD trim and is standard on the GR Sport). The Fortuner brings a length of 4,795mm, a width of 1,855mm, and a height of 1,835mm on a 2,745mm wheelbase. 

The lowest monthly installment starts at Php 19,683 for the G 2.4 4x2, with 60-month payment terms on a 50 percent downpayment. As a contender in the midsize SUV segment, the Toyota Fortuner faces off against a slew of rivals including the Mitsubishi Montero Sport, Nissan Terra, Ford Everest, Isuzu mu-X, and Foton Toplander

₱ 1,736,000 - ₱ 2,595,000

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