It is not available in the US, but the 2021 Toyota Fortuner is one of the best vehicles the Japanese company will deliver. The company updated the big rig for the upcoming season and details are unveiling more interesting machines, especially inside. More technology is added and the Fortuner is smarter than ever. Nevertheless, the SUV is not entering the new generation any time soon. If you are looking for an all-new vehicle, then Land Cruiser Prado might be a better choice.
The SUV is closely related to the HiLux truck, which is also coming updated for the new season. Two vehicles are sharing a lot of things in common, including the body-on-frame platform and engines. For the next season, the 2021 Toyota Fortuner will be slightly more powerful. Facelift and power enhancement will cost extra. The new pricing is also out, with the bump of $3,000 AUD for the base GX version.
2021 Toyota Fortuner Changes
The 2021 Toyota Fortuner is going to bring a lot of modifications for the upcoming season. However, official details seem to be complete for now, but we can hear that new versions of the SUV are about to arrive as a part of the update. So, what’s there that costs $3,000 more than on the previous version?
Rear parking sensors are now standard. But, let’s start with the front fascia. Designers added LED lamps. Another highlight is a set of 17-inch alloy wheels. Inside, buyers are getting more from the Entune multimedia. An 8-inch screen is the center of the infotainment system. The last Fortuner had a smaller display. Another big change is the availability of leading smartphone connectivity services – Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The company is making other things much simpler. For example, the 2021 Toyota Fortuner is now offering a 4.2-inch display with multiple functions, including a rotary volume dial.
GXL, Crusade Trims and Optional Packages
If the base offer is not good enough, there is a possibility to upgrade the SUV through a higher trim level, or optional package. So, for the base GX, there is a bundle with satellite radio and navigation, which costs $1,000. The GXL is a mid-range offer with zonal climate control, and keyless functions for unlocking and starting the SUV. You will recognize this model thanks to the roof rails and fog lights with LED lamps. Hill descent control will help you during the off-road drive. There are also optional features for the Fortuner GXL, such as power front seats and leather upholstery.
Most of these high-end accessories are standard for the 2021 Toyota Fortuner Crusade. Still, that is not all, since this trim offers a few unique options that are not available elsewhere, even though the individual upgrades. For example, power tailgate and JBL premium audio are highlights. Of course, the interior is also unique, with more wood accents. 18-inch wheels are larger than for the rest of the lineup.
More Power From the Same Diesel Unit
Fans of the SUV got used to the 2.8-liter D4D engine. An oil burner is turbocharged. Now, it can deliver 150 kW (200 hp) and 500 Nm (370 pound-feet). That is a 20 kW and 50 Nm bonus with the purchase of the 2021 Toyota Fortuner. The engine comes in a pair with an automatic gearbox. The manual transmission was an option, but it was dropped some while ago. The most extra power comes after the revisit of the AISIN gearbox. The fuel economy will also get a boost, as well as the acceleration. Some estimations are that SUV is getting more than a 10 percent range. The consumption of the new model is around 7.5 l/100 km. More power means higher towing capacity. Now, the SUV can haul 3,100 kg (6,835 lbs).
2021 Toyota Fortuner Prices
Australian department of the Japanese company announced prices of the 2021 Toyota Fortuner. The base GX version will cost just above 49,000 AUD, and it hits 50k if the optional package for this trim is included. It is 3,100 AUD more than the previous edition. The GXL gets the most upgrades, so its price jumps more than other versions. After the 3,600 AUD raise, the base version is now just shy of 55,000 AUD. The optional package for this edition costs 2,500 dollars. The Fortuner Crusade and its premium features start at 61,500 AUD, but there are no too many additional features to be added. For example, you can select a premium color for 600 dollars.
Source: Car Advice Australia