Toyota Fortuner TRD Limited Edition Discontinued
Toyota Kirloskar Motors has discontinued the Fortuner TRD Limited Edition in India. This edition was launched in August 2020. Based on the top-spec diesel automatic variant, it was priced between Rs 34.98 lakh and Rs 36.98 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Fortuner TRD edition used to carry many cosmetics upgrades & added features over the regular model. The cosmetics upgrades include tweaked grille with black garnishing, spoiler on both front and rear bumpers, black color finished 18-inch alloy wheels, ‘Pearl White’ exterior paint scheme with black roof, black and maroon dual-tone interior color scheme and TRD badging on various places both inside and outside.
In terms of equipment, the TRD Edition offered some additional features over the standard variant such as a 360-degree parking camera, auto-folding side mirrors (ORVM), and an illuminated scuff plate. Toyota also offered an optional "Special Technology Package" with this limited edition. Under this package, the brand offered premium tech goodies like a head-up display (HUD), a rear wireless phone charger, air purifier, tire pressure monitoring system, dash camera/digital video recorder (DVR), and puddle lamps.
The Fortuner TRD was powered by the 2.8-liter diesel engine (177PS/450Nm), mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. It was offered with both 4×2 and 4×4 drivetrain options. The standard Toyota Fortuner also get a manual gearbox choice with the diesel engine as well as a 2.7-liter petrol engine option. The petrol unit comes with both 6-speed manual and automatic gearbox options, but it misses out on the 4×4 drivetrain.
In the Indian market, the Toyota Fortuner TRD had a direct competition with the Ford Endeavour Sport, which is currently available for sale at Rs 35.10 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
In the other news, Toyota India is all set to launch the facelift version of the Fortuner SUV, which will come with an updated design, more features, and perhaps with a more powerful diesel engine. It is likely to be launched by early-2021. Toyota yet to make any official announcement regarding this, but interestingly, selected Toyota dealerships have started accepting its booking unofficially.