Published on August 18th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair0
New Toyota Fortuner Legender Goes Off-Roading in Thailand
The Toyota Fortuner has been the passenger-friendly SUV of choice in Thailand, with success over two generations now. The facelift model was announced earlier this year for the Thai market, where it is built. We know that with this facelift, Toyota Motor Thailand are bringing in a new, range-topping ‘Legender’ variant and yesterday we got photographs of a convoy of them driving around in the mud.
As announced, the Fortuner Legender is available to customers in Thailand starting this month, hence these photos are probably from the media drives that are happening there.
The Fortuner Legender adds quite a bit of kit to the off-roader. It has got a slightly more aerodynamic shape and a sharper design language overall. Most apparent are the unique rear bumper, front grille, LED Daytime Running Light pattern shape and two-tone appearance, but there’s more to it than that. It also gets LED headlights (High beams, Bi-LED Projectors for low beams) and LED sequential turn signals.
The 20″ alloy rims are also made specially for the Fortuner Legender spec.
The Fortuner Legender also stands out mechanically. A new 2.8-litre “Super Power” turbodiesel is only available on the Fortuner Legender spec and it comes with 15% better performance than before. Maximum output on this engine is 204PS and it has a Sport Mode function for more dynamism. A balance shaft has also been added to this engine for better engine noise and vibration dampening characteristics.
The Fortuner Legender is also available with the 2.4-litre turbodiesel. Both the 2.4L and 2.8L come with 6-speed conventional automatic gearboxes and can be optioned with 4WD systems.
The Fortuner Legender also gets Toyota Safety Sense, 360-degree camera with 3D visuals, a Wireless Charger and handsfree tailgate. Apple Carplay is also a feature on this Fortuner’s infotainment system.
In Thailand, the entry level Fortuner 2.4G (THB1,319,000) is about 39% more expensive than the top spec Fortuner Legender 2.8L 4X4 (THB1,839,000).
Here’s the press release with more.
Toyota Fortuner Special Model represents a symbol of the ultimate leader, created under the name of Toyota Fortuner Legender. This is the ideal option for new generation businesspersons who are looking for cars that offer remarkable designs and innovative functions. Toyota Fortuner Legender stands out with its ever more sophisticated and cutting-edge design, catching all eyes with its newly developed front grille and rear bumper, along with the new 2.8 GD Super Power Engine, 15% heightened driving performance with a maximum output of 204 PS, as well as Sport Mode function that enhances a more enjoyable and exciting driving experience. Balance Shaft is also added to minimize engine noise and vibration that can be passed to the cabin. In addition, with the installation of 360-Degree Camera, it increases the driver’s visibility to ensure the greatest level of safety. To bring greater convenience, Wireless Charger and Activated Kick Door with Kick Sensor are also added to the car functions. Most importantly, this is the first time that Toyota Fortuner comes fully equipped with the world-class Toyota Safety Sense.
In order to enhance the ownership experience, the T-Connect system is provided for customers to enjoy real-time car tracking anytime and anywhere. Besides, we offer our customers peace of mind through Theft Track System and SOS Support provided by Toyota around the clock. We also facilitate customers with Telematic Care Service to notify them to have their car get periodic maintenance check at Service Centers, making it simpler and more precise for customers to take good care of their beloved car.
The new Toyota Fortuner is available for customers to own from 4 June 2020 onwards. The base model can be delivered to customers from June 2020, while the Fortuner Legender will be delivered from August 2020 onwards.