Toyota Indus Motors (IMC) has launched Fortuner’s 4th variant, named Fortuner TRD, with minor exterior changes. Earlier, the SUV had three variants called Sigma4, FortunerV and FortunerG.
The new SUV has front and rear bumper TRD spoilers, along with the power back door button, and comes with 18-inch alloy rims. These are the only additional upgrades introduced by the company in this variant. Furthermore, the rest of the features and specs of TRD are more or less similar to the old variants.
Engine of Fortuner TRD:
The new variant comes with a 1-GD engine mated with 6-speed automatic transmission. According to the company, the latest developed engine gives an exceptional accelerated performance.
Like Fortuner G, TRD comes with old-style analog meters, dual-zone auto AC, sunglasses holder, and smart entry and smart system. Toyota Motors have installed leather seats in the car to give an executive look to the interior. Furthermore, the SUV has ample cooling storage in the dashboard for longer journeys.
TRD variant has the same safety features as Fortuner’s variants, as IMC has installed Dual SRS airbags for the driver and front passenger. Furthermore, it also has Vehicle Stability Control, EBS Emergency Brake Signal, and Hill Assistant Control.
Price of Fortuner TRD:
Interestingly, the company has been including the price of TRD in old price lists. According to a price notification of April 2020, the TRD costs Rs9.39 million. As per our sources, the price of this variant is still the same. However, it is pertinent to mention that it is an ex-factory price.
Furthermore, our sources said IMC has not notified the dealers officially about this launch. The dealers haven’t received any notification about this car’s booking either, the sources said.
The Real Question?
The TRD launch by IMC motors raises a few questions. If we read the old trends in Pakistan, the local manufacturers usually launch a new generation after releasing such limited variants. So, this TRD launch means a new generation of a facelift by Toyota Motors is around the corner.
It is essential to mention that Toyota has launched a new facelift of Fortuner in Thailand earlier. The company has introduced two new variants, i.e., standard and Fortuner Legender. The whole exterior and outlook of this SUV are almost totally changed compared to current Pakistan variants. So, should the local consumer be prepared for a new facelift/generation soon in Pakistan, the time will tell.
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