Toyota Fortuner GR Sport debuts in Thailand 

Updated Aug 27, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It’s essentially a more aggressive-looking Fortuner LTD. 

In Thailand, Toyota has launched the Fortuner GR Sport variant. It comes on the heels of the Toyota Hilux GR Sport, and is vastly different from the Fortuner GR Sport that was launched earlier in Indonesia. So what’s new with this Toyota Gazoo Racing-branded midsize SUV?

A picture of the Toyota GR Sport

The new Fortuner GR Sport variant for the Thai market 


At a glance, one can see that the Fortuner GR Sport is based on the top-of-the-line Fortuner LTD. And like that variant, it comes with a two-tone color scheme. The new Thai-spec GR Sport variant however now bears a lower grille that looks similar to the Toyota GR Yaris. Furthermore, it also has gloss black emblems, and a set of black colored 20-inch wheels. 

A picture of the rear of the Fortuner GR Sport

The Fortuner GR Sport from the rear


As with many GR Sport variants, the Fortuner GR Sport gets a predominantly black interior with contrasting red stitching. The front seats also have embroidered GR logos, and the steering wheel looks different with its perforated leather and GR logo on the lower spoke. The said wheel also gets a red 12 o’clock marker. 

Moreover, the new Fortuner variant uses a smoked silver trim piece for the center console, as well as aluminum pedals. It also gets a gear shifter and interior door trim pieces that are clad in black leather and adorned with smoked silver trims. 

A picture of the Fortuner GR Sport's seats

Like other GR Sport variants, its seats also get embroidered GR Sport logos 

And like the Vios GR Sport, the Fortuner GR Sport is likewise equipped with a new gauge cluster with GR Sport branding. Other than that though, it gets the same interior features as the Fortuner LTD. 

Tech and Safety 

Like the Fortuner LTD, the Fortuner GR Sport released in Thailand also gets an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also gets a nine-piece speaker system as well. 

Its safety kit is also identical to that of the Philippine top-spec Fortuner. So this means that it is equipped with anti-lock braking with electronic brake-force distribution, hill-start assist, auto-dimming rear-view mirrors, seven airbags, stability control and traction control. 

A picture of the interior of the Fortuner GR Sport

It retains the same interior arrangement as the Fortuner LTD 

Additionally, it also has Toyota Safety Sense. This collection of driver-assist features includes lane departure alert, radar adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, a pre-collision system, among others. 


While the Fortuner GR Sport gets a whole lot more aggressive in terms of looks, its mechanicals remain identical to the Fortuner LTD.  

Under its hood is a 2.8-liter turbodiesel inline-4 engine, which can make 201 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. It then uses a six-speed automatic transmission which sends power to all four of its wheels. And of course, the aforementioned tranny has a paddle-shifter controlled manual mode. 

A picture of the Fortuner GR Sport on the road.

Would you like to see the Fortuner GR Sport in the Philippines?

So, is the Fortuner GR Sport coming to the Philippines? Well, it is highly likely since Toyota Motor Philippines already has the Vios GR Sport, and the Yaris GR Sport. So yeah, the only question now is when. 

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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

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.


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