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 autoindustriya.com, and it reportedly said that it will be launched by TMP as early as next month.
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 expected final look of the Toyota Fortuner LTD variant
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 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).