Toyota India has quietly introduced the Fortuner GR-S or Gazoo Racing Sport in India with prices starting at Rs 48.43 lakh (ex-showroom). The Fortuner GR-S is available i single, fully-loaded variant based on the diesel 4×4 Automatic trim. The Fortuner GR-S edition sits above the top end trim of the Fortuner.
Changes on this GR-S version of the Fortuner as compared to the regular variant include blacked-out alloy wheels, dual-tone radiator grille, GR sports-tuned suspension, GR-spec instrument console, GR-spec seats, GR-spec engine start-stop button, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
Also included on the Toyota Fortuner Gazoo Racing Sport variant are quad-LED headlamps, LED fog lights, electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs, ABS with EBD, VSC, TRC, BA, HAC, seven airbags, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, powered tail-gate, and drive modes (Eco, Normal, and Sport).
Powering the Toyota Fortuner GR-S variant is a 2.8-litre four-cylinder, diesel engine that produces 201bhp and 500Nm of torque. This motor is paired to a six-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The Fortuner GR-S Racing Sport is available in two colour options – Attitude Black and White Pearl Crystal Shine.
The Toyota Fortuner GR-S will compete against the Jeep Meridian, MG Gloster, Mahindra Alturas G4, Skoda Kodiaq and the Volkswagen Tiguan in its segment.