10th Nov 2018 11:01 am

Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo 2 gets subtle styling tweaks.

Toyota has revealed an updated version of its Fortuner TRD Sportivo for a launch in the Thailand market later this year. Badged the TRD Sportivo 2, the updated model mostly features cosmetic updates to the exterior.

From the front, the big change is the bumper and grille surround. The previously blacked out elements surrounding the grille give way to brushed metal finished trim while the blacked-out section under the grille is now body coloured. The bumper is new with a lower and wider central air-dam with red highlights, a splitter running along the bottom lip and the prominent air-vents on either side now housing sleeker fog lamp units and brush metal trim inserts.

At the back, the trim running between the tail-lamps also gets a brushed metal finish. The bumper is also new with a noticeable blacked out lower section. It now features a faux diffuser look along the lower edge and larger reflectors or rear fog lamps positioned along the outer edge.

As with the earlier TRD Sportivo offered in international markets, the Sportivo 2 features a blacked-out roof and pillars along with contrast finished wing mirrors. Completing the look are new dual-tone 20-inch alloy wheels.

The interior of the Sportivo 2 carries forward the black and red affair from the Sportivo with a predominantly black interior with red inserts on the dashboard, door cards and seat centres. Also carried over are the TRD badged instrument cluster with red highlights.

Mechanically, the TRD going on sale in Thailand will be powered by Toyota’s 2.8-litre diesel engine with a choice of two drive systems – 2WD or 4WD. The international car also gets tweaks to the suspension.

In India, Toyota has offered the TRD Sportivo variant on the Fortuner. However, this variant is not on sale at the moment. It could be safe to expect Toyota to introduce the TRD Sportivo 2 in India in future.

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