The Fortuner GR-S SUV gets a sole 204hp, 2.8-litre diesel engine mated to six-speed automatic gearbox.
Toyota will expand the India line-up of its Fortuner SUV by adding the new Fortuner GR-S variant which is slated to go on sale soon. The Fortuner GR Sport gets cosmetic differences and more features, and even a GR-tuned suspension system. The GR in the Fortuner GR-S stands for Gazoo Racing, Toyota’s new performance arm.
- • Fortuner GR Sport gets unique cosmetic bits
- • Gets unique suspension tuning
- • Expected to sit below the range-topping Legender variant
Toyota Fortuner GR-S: what’s different?
The Fortuner GR-S gets cosmetic tweaks that differentiates it from the standard Fortuner and the Legender. These include a new front grille, tweaked front and rear bumpers, all-black alloy wheels, and GR badges on grille, fenders and boot lid.
On the inside, the SUV gets all-black interior with red stitching, GR badging on the steering wheel and start-stop button, a new instrument cluster and sportier looking pedals. Like some versions of the standard Fortuner, and the Legender, the GR-S gets a wireless charger, a JBL sound-system, powered tailgate and an 8.0-inch infotainment system.
Toyota Fortuner GR-S: powertrain details
The India-spec Fortuner GR-S is available solely in a 204hp, 2.8-litre diesel engine paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission, with a four-wheel drive layout. There will not be a petrol variant.
Toyota Fortuner GR-S: expected price and rivals
The GR-S is likely to sit below the top-end Legender 4X4 variant. The Legender comes in both two and four-wheel drive layouts with prices starting from Rs 40.91 lakh. Considering that the GR-S only comes in the four-wheel drive layout, there is a possibility that it will sit between the Legender 4X2 and the Legender 4X4.
It rivals the MG Gloster and Mahindra Alturas – the only other SUVs with body-on-frame construction available in this price bracket. The Fortuner will soon take-on the upcoming monocoque-based Jeep Meridian SUV, and the GR-S could be Toyota’s attempt to increase the variants in the Fortuner line-up to make it more tempting just before the arrival of the Meridian.