2013 Toyota Brings Back the Fortuner TRD Sportivo
Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) launched a limited edition Toyota Fortuner Sportivo for this year’s festive season. The limited edition Toyota Fortuner is based on the 4×4 MT variant of the standard Fortuner. Only 400 units of this SUV will be made available in our market. The Sportivo will only be available in white and silver colors and will be priced at Rs 24,26,247 (ex showroom Delhi).
Readers, don’t be too excited as the Fortuner Sportivo has received only some minor cosmetic updates which include a new, aerodynamically designed dual tone front and rear bumper spoiler, a rear roof spoiler and a radiator grille with a TRD badge, TRD engraved sporty side body stripe and finally a rear TRD Sportivo emblem. Sadly, there have been no changes under the hood. It is still powered by the same 3.0-litre diesel engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission which generates 171 BHP of power and 343 NM of torque.
Recently, we saw Toyota launch the special editions of the Etios and Liva, called the “Xclusive”, which was later followed by the launch of the facelifted Innova. While it’s all merely facelifts and special editions, there has been no new product launch from the Toyota stables for a long time now, which is bit disappointing. But, with the 2014 Toyota Corolla Altis undergoing testing, it’s not a long wait for a next gen Toyota.
Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today launched the Fortuner TRD Sportivo- Limted Edition, for the festive season. The Fortuner TRD Sportivo has been specially introduced to further enhance the sporty quotient of the Fortuner and bring in new product excitement along with Toyota’s legendary promise of Quality, Durability & Reliability (QDR).
Designed by Toyota Racing Development (TRD), the limited edition will be available in the 4x4 MT variant of the Fortuner. The new sporty quotient will not only further boost the Fortuner’s road presence, but will also lend it a unique identity.
The Fortuner TRD Sportivo Limited Edition has the following new features:
Aerodynamically designed dual tone front and rear bumper spoiler
TRD engraved sporty side body stripe
Rear roof spoiler
Radiator grille with TRD emblem
Rear TRD Sportivo emblem
Only 400 exclusive units of the Fortuner Limited Edition will be sold till the month of Dec 2013. Available in two colors, Super White & Silver Mica Metallic, the Fortuner TRD Sportivo is priced at Rs. 24,26,247/- (ex showroom Delhi).
Speaking about the launch, Mr. Sandeep Singh, DMD & COO, TKM said, “Fortuner has been the leader in its segment since launch and has sold more than 54,000 units. With an aim to provide newness, we have introduced the Fortuner Limited edition for the festive season. Sought after for both off-roading and city driving, the limited edition with its sporty image will provide exclusivity to our customers.
We have recently launched the New Innova and the limited editions of Etios and Liva to make this festive season a very special one for all our customers and further reiterate Toyota’s efforts to provide our customers new and advanced vehicles every time we refresh our products.