It has come to light that Toyota Kirloskar Motor is about to launch a new variant of the new-generation Fortuner SUV. It may be noted here that the latest gen Fortuner has been a huge success. Adding a new variant to the lineup will only help the new SUV consolidate its position in the market. Also, with the festive season at our doorsteps, the new variant should enable TKM to find more buyers during this period of increased new car sales. Christened as the Fortuner TRD Sportivo, the new model will bring in many visual updates for the popular SUV. The new Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo will be based on the Diesel 4×2 AT trim.
Many of you might remember that even the last generation Sportivo offered a Sportivo variant. Akin to the earlier iteration, even the upcoming model will come with a handful of styling updates and new features to make the SUV an even more attractive buy. Based on the 4z2 Diesel AT variant, the TRD Sportivo variant will gets its juice from a 2.8-litre diesel engine that outputs a maximum power of 174 BHP and a peak torque of 420Nm. Chances are that the new Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo will even get the 4×4 hardware at a later stage.
Like we have been saying, the new model will come many visual upgrades that will make the car look even sportier. While there will be many new bits to make the car more styling, there won’t be any change in the car’s mechanicals. The Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo 2017 will come with a sporty front grille, new fog lamps and new side skirts. Other than this, there will be changes even to the car’s interior. The cabin will witness an upholstery change and there will be several TRD badges, both on the car’s interior and the exterior. Other than all this, the SUV is also very likely to come with a set of new design alloy wheels that will make the car’s profile more attractive.
2017 Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo Launch Date
There are high chances that the launch of the new Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo 2017 will take place around the end of this month. It is being said that production of the new model is already taking place at the carmaker’s production facility in Karnataka. The launch of the new model will take place merely days ahead of the onset of this year’s festive season. The increase in demand for new cars during this time period should help the new model establish itself in the car market.
2017 Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo Price
|Minimum||Rs 30.00 Lakh*|
|Maximum||Rs 31.50 lakh*|
The new Sportivo model of the Fortuner SUV will be based on the 4×2 AT Diesel model. It is expected to go on sale in a price range of Rs 30 lakh to Rs 31.50 lakh. The high price tag will be not only because of the additional features, but also because of the revised GST rates. The revision in GST for SUVs and Luxury Cars have made them significantly pricier. Earlier, prices of the Fortuner saw a huge cut due to the introduction of GST. However, with the Govt. suffering losses in revenues, tax rates have been revised and the Fortuner saw a significant increment in price.
New Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo Specifications
|Engine Type/ Displacement||2.8 L Diesel|
|Acceleration (0-100 km/h)||-NA-|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||6 speed MT, 6 speed AT|
The New Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo is powered by the same 2.8-litre Diesel engine that powers the regular variant. It outputs a maximum power of 177 PS and a peak torque of 420 Nm. For the Sportivo trim, the engine will come mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. However, a 6-speed AT variant should launch in some months. The new model will have 4×2 hardware. The latest generation Fortuner is underpinned by an all-new ladder-frame chassis.
New Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo Mileage
|Fortuner Sportivo 2017||Average Mileage|
The 2017 Sportivo Fortuner comes with same ‘GD’ series Diesel engine that powers the regular model. The new engine returns up to 14 KMPL on the highway and 10.5 KMPL in the city. Overall, it delivers around 12 KMPL, which is a respectable figure for a SUV of this size and power.
New Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo Dimensions
|Fuel Tank Capacity||80-litres|
The new TRD Sportivo 2017 of the current generation Fortuner will benefit from Toyota’s all-new platform that is not only more robust but also aids the ride and handling. This latest platform has been named as the FIRM (Frame with Integrated Rigidity Mechanism), the latest platform boasts of a technology that not only improves the safety but also enhances the ride and handling qualities.
New 2017 Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo Features
- Updated Bumpers
- Sporty Front Grille
- Blacked out Roof
- Blacked out B- and C-pillars
- New exhaust tips
- New 20-inch alloy wheels
- TRD branding
- New Leather Upholstery with Contrast Stitching
- Updated Infotainment
- TRD Branding on Seats, Floor Mats
- TRD Branding on Scuff Plats
New Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo Exterior
The front-end of the Fortuner TRD Sportivo will get an updated bumper that looks more aggressive and will be complemented by a sporty grille. Of course, the overall effect will be made stronger by the sleek headlamps. The dual projector headlamps and LED fixtures and DRLs give it a premium look too.
In the side profile, the TRD Sportivo will have a new plastic cladding to give that beefy appearance. Even the alloys will be new and will measure 18-inch in diameter. Of course, other eye-catching features of the Fortuner, which include wrap-around taillamps, a well-pronounced shoulder line and chrome garnishing. At the rear, the car features a stylish set of taillights with LED fixtures and integrated reflectors on the bumper. Even here, the bumper will be updated to look more muscular. Akin to the regular model, the Sportivo measures 4,795mm in length, 1,855mm in width and 1,835mm in height. It boasts a wheelbase of 2,745 mm and has a and ground clearance of 225mm. Fuel tank capacity stands at 80 litres.
New Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo Interior
On the inside, it gets a rather sporty interior setup. While we expect to some feature additions, it’s pretty much for sure that the special edition will have an all-black interior. In terms of design, the Sportivo’s interior stays the same. The dashboard design looks much more modern and suits a car that costs upwards of 30 lakhs. Expect generous use of leather trim in the cabin along with high-quality plastics.
New 2017 Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo Other Details
|Number of Seating Rows||3 Rows|
|Number of Doors||4 Doors|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||80 litres|
|Front Suspension||Double wishbone setup|
|Rear Suspension||5-link coil-spring setup|
|Front Tyre||265/55 R18|
|Rear Tyre||265/55 R18|