Toyota Fortuner Gets TRD Treatment

Toyota Fortuner TRD2


Toyota's TRD tuning division has revealed some go-faster addenda for the forthcoming Fortuner. Let's take a closer look at the Toyota Fortuner TRD.

The Toyota Fortuner is a popular vehicle in South Africa and we're just weeks away from the launch of the all-new model. The new Toyota Fortuner looks upmarket and premium, unlike the current generation, which looks much like a bakkie with an enclosed cab (essentially what it is). 

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However, to make the new Fortuner look even better, Toyota Racing Development (TRD) has fashioned performance parts and visual upgrades for this new model. All we know so far is that the vehicle is a Thailand-only special and it's called the Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo. This model gets racier bumpers, a dark-chrome finish on the grille and a matte-black roof that contrasts rather nicely with the pearl-white paint job. If this look is not to your taste, then you can specify an all-black model! In terms of wheels, TRD has provided 20-inch six-spoke alloys. The brakes have been upgraded too and the tweaked suspension (consisting of sportier springs and shocks), should aid the Fortuner's handling. It's unlikely to be that sporty, though; it is still a 1.5-ton bakkie-based SUV. 

The cabin features a few upgrades as well. There's an 11-speaker JBL sound system, red and black leather upholstery, and a red start button. There are also TRD badges, sporty dials, red stitching on the dashboard, as well as a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a navigation function.

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