Toyota has unveiled the latest update to the Toyota Fortuner at the 2011 Indonesian International Motor Show. This is the very same facelift that will be coming to India. Changes are purely cosmetic, underpinnings remain unchanged. As we mentioned earlier, the new 2012 Fortuner’s facelift design is inspired by the Land Cruisers and follows Toyota’s new design language.
In its latest version, the Fortuner witnesses cosmetic upgrades in the front and rear sections, along with some enhancements within the cabin. The mechanicals remain largely the same with some tweaks being applied to the engine for better efficiency.
New headlights have been designed as per the new Toyota design language and the arrangement of the projector beam has been changed as compared to the Indian Fortuner. The headlights also get washers. The bonnet scoop is not wider with a three-slat arrangement; the scuff plate has been lowered, the ORVMs have turn blinkers and the fog lights have a new housing.
At the rear, a redesigned bumper has been added and so has been a new tail lamp cluster. The new clear lense tail lights get an integrated, circular brake lamp as opposed to a rectangular one on the outgoing model.
On the inside, the Fortuner gets an updated too and the faux wood inserts trade in their brown shade for a grey one – quite impressive indeed. The instrumentation console has a blue backlight and the steering wheel gets a slight redesign with a two-tone scheme and repositioned switches.
The Fortuner’s main rivals in the market today are the Chevrolet Captiva, Mitsubishi Outlander and to an extent the BMW X1, all of which come with automatic transmissions. Secondly, the Captiva is also due for a makeover but expect the new Fortuner to arrive only in 2012 and not during this year. Click here to see more pictures.
Also see – 2012 Toyota Innova facelift revealed at IIMS expected in India soon