Toyota India had only just launched the Fortuner TRD Limited Edition in August 2020. However, it seems like the Japanese automaker has now yanked the plug on this one. After less than four months on sale, the Fortuner TRD Limited Edition has been officially discontinued in India. Based on the fully-loaded (and already expensive) diesel automatic variant of the Fortuner, the TRD avatar started at Rs 34.98 lakh. However, this was the ex-showroom price of the entry-level 4×2 version. The top-of-the-range 4×4 version of the TRD Limited Edition was pegged at an unbelievable Rs 36.88 lakh. To put it into better perspective, both these TRD variants commanded a premium of Rs 2.45 lakh over the standard variants they were based on.
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Of course, to try and justify this higher price tag, Toyota tried to make the TRD Limited Edition look fancier. It did this by endowing the SUV with more aggressive and sportier-looking bumpers, all-black 18-inch alloy wheels, and loads of “TRD” badges. Oh, Toyota also gave this limited edition a dual-tone exterior paint job. On the inside, the Fortuner TRD Limited Edition came a few extra goodies as well. It got a 360-degree surround-view camera system, auto-folding wing mirrors, illuminated scuff plates, a dual-tone dashboard and seat upholstery. You could spend even more money on the optional Special Technology Package. This brought in an air ionizer, wireless smartphone charger, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), a heads-up display and Digital Video Recorder (DVR).
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While some of those additional equipment was good to have, they looked cheap and probably were cheap (for Toyota). And despite all these additions, there is no getting away from the fact that the interior of the Fortuner is really showing its age. Plus, the quality of most of materials in this cabin feels low-rent and absolutely not belonging in a car that costs so much. The Fortuner TRD Limited Edition was only offered with a single engine option – a 2.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel. It came with a 6-speed automatic gearbox and produced 174hp along with 450Nm of torque. Depending on which trim you picked, the TRD Limited Edition could be had in either two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive. But fret not, a new (facelifted) Toyota Fortuner is on its way, and it should reach India soon.
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