Toyota Thailand has introduced the new Fortuner Commander Edition in the South East Asian country. The new offering will be a limited-edition model with production restricted to 1,000 units. Compared to the standard Toyota Fortuner, the new Commander edition gets cosmetic upgrades as well as a retuned suspension with a focus on comfort. Visual changes are subtle and include new silver and chrome inserts on the bumpers, while the skid plate is painted black.
The Fortuner Commander also gets a contrast black-finished roof, while the chrome detailing between the taillights is also blacked-out. The Commander edition gets the same set of alloy wheels as the Legender.
Inside, the limited-edition model gets a dual-tone dark red and black leather upholstery that’s identical to the version on sale in India. The seats though get more subtle inserts in comparison. The Commander edition also sports additional features such as a 360-degree camera, blind spot monitor and a rear cross-traffic alert.
There are no changes to the power output and the SUV continues to use the 2.4-litre diesel engine that develops 150PS in Thailand and is paired with a 6-speed automatic gearbox. In other markets including India, the Fortuner also comes with the 2.8-litre diesel that develops 204PS. The big change though is the revised suspension setup that promises better ride quality over the standard Fortuner.
There’s no word on whether the Fortuner Commander edition will make its way to India in the future. It would be an interesting offering though and certainly something we hope to see soon. Meanwhile, the brand is expected to introduce the new Glanza later in the year, after the new-generation Maruti Suzuki Baleno goes on sale on February 23, 2022.
Toyota has offered special editions based on the Fortuner in the past, although there is no news if we will get this special edition here. Toyota is currently expected to launch facelifted versions of the Glanza and Urban Cruiser, which are expected to arrive following the launch of their Maruti siblings. Also on the cards is Toyota’s new midsize SUV.