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2021 Toyota Fortuner and Innova set for launch in Malaysia on February 2

2021 Toyota Fortuner and Innova set for launch in Malaysia on February 2
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KUALA LUMPUR: Back in December, Toyota Malaysia amazed everyone by launching four new models on the same day, and now just after a month, it is all set to roll out two more new iterations. Yes, we are talking about the all-new Fortuner and Innova that have made their global debuts last year. 

UMW Toyota Motor has started teasing the models in early January along with revealing their details and now it finally made a launch announcement on its social media handle. According to which, the 2021 Toyota Fortuner facelift and 2021 Toyota Innova facelift virtual launch will be held via Toyota Malaysia’s YouTube and Facebook channels on February 2, 2021, at 8:30 pm.

2021 Toyota Fortuner and Innova virtual launch

The styling mods of the new Toyota Fortuner include a new radiator grille, redesigned LED headlamps with integrated DRLs, new fog lights, a revised front bumper, new 18-inch alloy rims, and slimmer LED tail lights. Inside also, it features a number of new appointments, comprising variable flow control power steering, wireless charger for Qi compliant devices, revised infotainment system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto connectivity, vehicle telematics system, and ambient illumination.

Toyota Fortuner front

The SUV gets a new engine under the bonnet, that’s a 2.8-litre turbo diesel mill churning out 204 PS of maximum power at 3,400 rpm and a peak torque of 500 Nm from 1,600 to 2,800 rpm. The new engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Along with this, the earlier 2.7-litre petrol engine will continue to be there with the 163 PS and 377 Nm.

Another significant change in the 2021 Fortuner is the inclusion of the Toyota Safety Sense suite that includes Lane Departure Alert, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and Pre-Collision System.

Toyota Fortuner new engine

At the same time, the revamped Innova also features a new front fascia with a bigger grille surrounded with wider chrome accents, new multi-array sharper LED headlights, a sportier bumper, and fog lamp housing. The interior updates include a new touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, fast charging ports, Premium black combination leather seats, 8-way power-adjustable driver seat, ambient lighting, vehicle telematic system, and a wireless charging pad.

Toyota Innova front and rear

However, it continues to get power from the same 2.0-litre inline four-cylinder petrol engine generating 139 PS of power at 5,600 rpm and 183 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission sending power to the rear wheels. Blind spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert are added to the safety features list.

The price for the 2021 Toyota Fortuner starts at RM 174,244, while for the 2021 Innova, customers need to shell out an amount of RM 111,622.

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