Toyota has surprised us with the Toyota Fortuner GR-S, which has just been introduced at a starting price of Rs 48.43 lakh (ex-showroom). The Toyota Fortuner GR-S is positioned above the Legender and will be available in a single 4×4 trim with an automatic transmission.
– Toyota Fortuner Gazoo Racing Sport is only available in one fully-loaded model.
– The new version receives cosmetic changes as well as feature additions over the standard variants.
Toyota Fortuner GR-S Concept
The Fortuner GR-S has the same basic form as the standard car, but there are a few tweaks to add flair and sportiness to what is already a gorgeous, butch SUV. The GR-S, like the Legender, gets a black-finished grille with black Toyota badging and a revised front bumper. All-black alloy wheels are also included, and the rear bumper has been revised. The GR-S is distinguished from the ordinary Fortuner by GR Sport logos on the grille and tailgate.
The Toyota Fortuner GR-S is distinguished by blacked-out alloy wheels, a dual-tone radiator grille, GR sports-tuned suspension, a GR-spec instrument dashboard, GR-spec seats, a GR-spec engine start-stop button, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
To begin, the GR Sport or Gazoo Racing Sport is to Toyota what the N Line is to Hyundai. This Japanese automaker introduces its sporty vehicles under this brand. The new Fortuner GR Sport has received various visual improvements as well as some mechanical tweaks, including GR sports-tuned suspension. It has a more aggressive bumper, updated grille, new fog light housing, and adjusted air dams up front.
What’s under the skin of the Toyota Fortuner GR-S?
Mechanically, the Fortuner GR-S is identical to the ordinary model, with the same 2.8-litre turbo-diesel powertrain producing 201bhp and 500Nm of torque. This is important because the Fortuner GR-S will only be available with the six-speed torque converter automatic transmission, and 4×4 is standard.
Toyota Fortuner GR-S features
The Fortuner GR-S has undergone visual upgrades that set it apart from the standard Fortuner and Legender. The Fortuner GR-S is distinguished by a new front grille, revised front and rear bumpers, all-black alloy wheels, and GR emblems on the grille, fenders, and boot lid. It is available in two exterior colors: Attitude Black and Pearl White.
The new GR-S has an all-black interior with contrasting red stitching and GR-specific seats. It also boasts GR badging on the leather-wrapped steering wheel and start-stop button, a revised instrument cluster, and sportier pedals. A wireless charger, an 11-speaker JBL sound system, dual-zone climate control, a motorized tailgate, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen system round out the features. It has seven airbags, vehicle stability control, hill-assist control, and traction control.
The interior also gets a GR-specific instrument cluster interface, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, revised seats, and GR lettering on the start/stop lever and headrests. The SUV, as said, comes with the GR-tweaked suspension.
Toyota Fortuner GR-S Equipment on the market
The interiors of the Fortuner GR-S also receive minor updates, such as GR Sport seats with badging on the headrests and black fabric with silver inlays. To emphasize the sportiness, there is red contrast stitching, and the GR badge is also visible on the leather-wrapped steering wheel. The dashboard stays unchanged, as does the 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. A 11-speaker JBL sound system, dual-zone climate control, three driving modes, a motorized tailgate, black instrument dials, geo-fencing, vehicle tracking, a wireless charging pad, cruise control, and heat-rejection glass are among the standard features.
Seven airbags, traction control, ABS, hill assist, vehicle stability control, braking assist, downhill assist control, and a locking differential are standard.
Toyota Fortuner GR-S Price and Competitors
The Toyota Fortuner GR-S starts at Rs 48.43 lakh (ex-showroom), a Rs 3.8 lakh premium over the Legender 4×4, which is already pretty pricey. Surprisingly, the Fortuner GR-S will be released at the same time as the Jeep Meridian. Is Toyota under attack from its American rival and the MG Gloster? We’ll find out in the next months! “as read and reported by www.evoindia.com”.