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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Toyota Fortuner

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).

From ₱1,633,000

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex started off his career in the aviation industry before entering Philkotse as a staff writer. Two things excite him the most: first is staying up to speed with the latest news in the industry that uses engines as their heart and soul. The second is imparting them in a well-detailed manner. His passion for anything with wheels started when he was young – from Tamiyas to family-friendly sedans, and anything in between.

Someday, Rex only wishes to drive on random highways with friends in a third-gen Mitsubishi Delica with aftermarket sunroofs, if he couldn’t get the Starwagon Super Exceed edition.

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