Third GR Sport model launched in Thailand, say hello to the 2021 Toyota Fortuner GR Sport

Eric · Aug 26, 2021 11:59 AM

Third GR Sport model launched in Thailand, say hello to the 2021 Toyota Fortuner GR Sport 01

Toyota Thailand has expanded its GR Sport family to include the Fortuner with the launch of the new 2021 Toyota Fortuner GR Sport. The new Fortuner GR Sport will be positioned as the new range-topping variant, superseding the Fortuner Legender 2.8.

Third GR Sport model launched in Thailand, say hello to the 2021 Toyota Fortuner GR Sport 02

The new Toyota Fortuner GR Sport is the third model in Toyota Thailand’s range to receive the GR Sport branding. Other models in the GR family include the Toyota Hilux and Toyota Corolla Altis.

Also Read: 2020 Toyota Corolla Altis GR Sport: all show but no go?

Third GR Sport model launched in Thailand, say hello to the 2021 Toyota Fortuner GR Sport 01

A heavily-camouflaged mule was spotted in Thailand back in July, with the only hint of its GR Sport pedigree being the red-painted brake calipers.

Also Read: Spied: Toyota Fortuner GR Sport confirmed? Mysterious Fortuner variant spotted

Third GR Sport model launched in Thailand, say hello to the 2021 Toyota Fortuner GR Sport 02

Being a GR Sport model, this new Fortuner variant gains a long list of visual enhancements, including a unique body kit, larger 20-inch alloy wheels (lower rung variants get 17- and 18-inch units, and red-painted brake calipers. There is also a variant-specific spoiler for this Fortuner.

Third GR Sport model launched in Thailand, say hello to the 2021 Toyota Fortuner GR Sport 03

Peek inside and you’ll spot a smattering of red and back highlights, as well as GR emblems on the steering wheel, carpet mats, engine start/stop button, and front seats. Aluminium pedals further add to the Fortuner GR Sport’s overall sportier ambience.

Also Read: Review: 2021 Toyota Fortuner 2.8 VRZ in Malaysia; as good as the Land Cruiser?

Third GR Sport model launched in Thailand, say hello to the 2021 Toyota Fortuner GR Sport 04

Like the recently-launched Toyota Hilux GR Sport, the Fortuner GR Sport is also powered by the same turbodiesel 2.8-litre 1GD-FTV unit, producing 204 PS and 500 Nm, paired to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Also Read: Thais' 2021 Toyota Hilux GR Sport rocks Land Cruiser grille, better suspension and more kit!

Third GR Sport model launched in Thailand, say hello to the 2021 Toyota Fortuner GR Sport 05

The sportier Fortuner variant also gains a revised suspension set-up, which Toyota said has been specially tuned for improved handling and comfort.  

Third GR Sport model launched in Thailand, say hello to the 2021 Toyota Fortuner GR Sport 06

Safety equipment of the Fortuner GR Sport mirrors the Legender 2.8, featuring the Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) ADAS suite with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Pre-Collision System (PCS), and Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA).

Third GR Sport model launched in Thailand, say hello to the 2021 Toyota Fortuner GR Sport 07

Three body colours are offered in Thailand – Emotional Red, Pearl White CS, and Attitude Black Mica. And yes, all three colours are found on Toyota’s GR Sport logo.

Third GR Sport model launched in Thailand, say hello to the 2021 Toyota Fortuner GR Sport 08

In Thailand, the new 2021 Toyota Fortuner GR Sport is priced at THB 1,879,000 (~RM 240k) for the Attitude Black variant, while the Emotional Red and Pearl White CS variants are priced at RHB 1,899,000 (~RM 243k).

Photo credit: Autofun Thailand

Eric

Editor

Started from the IT industry but somehow managed to find his way into the automotive industry. If he’s not gaming, he’s constantly tinkering with his daily/weekend car.

Trending Discussion

Comments

Hassle-free purchasing, get your next car fast!

2021 Toyota Fortuner 2.4 AT 4x4

Upgrade

Add your car

Not trading-in?   Sell your car

Latest Cars