Toyota has unveiled the Leader variant of the Fortuner SUV in Thailand as the new top-spec trim of the model. It comes with host of updates which include new exterior design kit and enhanced safety features.
The new 2022 Fortuner SUV has debuted in Thailand thanks to Toyota Motor. The SUV now has a new top-of-the-line variant named Fortuner Leader, which is also offered in India. The facelifted SUV offers a number of improvements and new features over the outgoing generation. In order to make it more luxurious than other models, it now has an improved exterior design, various practical features inside the cabin, and additional safety systems. Though there has been no official confirmation, the new Fortuner Leader might possibly be available in Indian markets.
The exterior of the new Toyota Fortuner Leader comes with a redesigned grille along with new front and rear bumpers, black rear door trim, black side steps, new 18-inch alloy wheels among key changes on the outside. The LED headlight unit also offers automatic on-off control with Follow-me-home, automatic high-low beam adjustment features. The side mirrors offer electrically adjustable feature as well the tailgates.
The Fortuner Leader SUV is available in six exterior colour options which include Dark Blue Metallic, Emotional Red, Platinum White Pearl, Silver Metallic, Dark Gray Metallic and Attitude Black Mica.
Inside the cabin, the Fortuner Leader now comes with automatic climate control system, a PM 2.5 air conditioning filter. The SUV continues to get an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Toyota Connect connectivity system, paddle shifters. The upholstery gets leather and synthetic leather treatment while the front seats get 8-way power adjustment.
The Toyota Fortuner Leader also comes with enhanced safety features, which have also been added in lower trims. These include features like Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and 6-position Parking Sensor, 360-degree camera, Brake Assist, and Hill Start Assist among others.
Under the hood, the new Toyota Fortuner Leader is equipped with a 2.4-litre 4-cylinder diesel engine which is capable of generating maximum power of 150 horsepower at 3,400 rpm and peak torque of 400 Nm at 1,600 – 2,000 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The SUV is offered in both 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive options.