Toyota has launched the TRD edition of the Fortuner SUV in India. The Fortuner TRD is available in just one powertrain -- diesel-automatic with 4x2 setup. It is priced at Rs 33.85 lakh, Rs 2.15 lakh more than the Fortuner 4x2 diesel-AT (prices are ex-showroom Delhi).
The Fortuner TRD is only a cosmetically enhanced version of the regular Fortuner and doesn’t feature any upgrades to mechanicals.
What’s the difference between Fortuner TRD & regular model?
The cosmetic upgrades on offer on the Fortuner TRD are:
Front bumper and rear bumper spoiler
TRD radiator grille garnish
18-inch black alloy wheels
Black and maroon leather seats
Red stitching on upholstery
The Fortuner TRD is available in just one Pearl White exterior colour option.
As far as the powertrain is concerned, the Fortuner TRD is powered by the 2.8-litre diesel engine from the regular Fortuner. This engine makes a maximum power of 177PS and peak torque of 450Nm. It is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The Fortuner TRD shares its features list with the regular diesel-AT 4x2 model. Some of the highlight features on offer on the TRD are:
Vehicle stability control
Hill assist control
LED projector headlamps
LED fog lamps
Electrically-adjustable and foldable ORVMs
Tilt and telescopic steering
Powered driver and passenger seat
Is it worth buying the Fortuner TRD over the regular model?
The Fortuner TRD will stand out from the regular model in terms of how it looks not just from the outside, but from inside as well. However, a Rs 2.15 lakh sum for the upgrade is hefty, that when there are no mechanical changes on offer. Ar Rs 33.85 lakh, the Fortuner TRD is the most expensive version of the Fortuner on offer in India, even more expensive than 4x4 diesel-AT Fortuner by Rs 25,000!