The Toyota Fortuner Legender 4×4 automatic launched in India, priced at Rs 42.33 lakh (ex-showroom). Introduced early in 2021, the Legender version of the Fortuner – which sits at the top of the variant line-up – was so far only available in the two-wheel-drive form. Still, Toyota Kirloskar Motor has added a four-wheel-drive system to the Legender, leading to a price rise of around Rs 3.70 lakh compared to the two-wheel-drive Legender. Additionally, the four-wheel-drive Legender gets an 11-speaker JBL sound system with a sub-woofer, while the two-wheel-drive Legender continues with a six-speaker sound system.
Compared to the standard Fortuner, the Legender has a different face with a split grille, redesigned front bumper with sequential LED turn indicators, LED projector headlights with reshaped LED DRLs, a gloss black finish in place of chrome trimmings, and new alloy wheels. Like the two-wheel-drive version, the Fortuner Legender 4×4 will only be available in Pearl White with a contrast black roof and a black-and-maroon interior color scheme. The Legender also has a hands-free tailgate opening function.
Powering the Legender 4×4 is the standard 2.8-liter diesel engine, which makes 204hp and an impressive 500Nm of torque mated to a six-speed torque converter unit. With the addition of a 4×4 system, the Fortuner Legender now has high and low range configurations, electronic drive control, a lockable differential, active traction control, and downhill assist control.
With the Ford Endeavour no longer in contention, the Fortuner Legender 4×4 will go against the Mahindra Alturas G4, MG Gloster, and the Isuzu MU-X. In 2022, however, it will face renewed competition from the three-row Jeep Meridian.