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The Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo has been introduced in Thailand. As you will see, there’s more to this TRD Sportivo package than just a bodykit.

Exterior changes include redesigned front and rear bumpers with body coloured lips, dark chrome grille, matte black film on the roof (8,000 baht option for pearl white cars, black is the only other exterior colour), dark chrome for the rear license plate garnish, TRD Sportivo badging and exhaust tips.

Also in are black six-spoke 20-inch TRD wheels with 265/50 Dunlop rubber. Upgraded brakes and TRD Sportivo suspension comprising springs and shocks are available.

Inside, the seven-seat Hilux-based SUV gets a JBL audio system with 11 speakers, touchscreen head unit with navi, black/red leather seats with red stitching, red leather on the door cards, leather trim and red stitch on the dashboard, “carbon kevlar” trim on the steering and gear knob, red TRD push start button and key fob.

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Also included is a meter panel that’s peppered with red and carbon, with a TRD Sportivo logo on the MID and TRD logo on the speedo face. Scuff plates with illuminated TRD logos and TRD carpets complete the package, along with a TRD logo puddle lamp on the rear hatch. Plenty of ‘TRD’ reminders, in and out.

The Fortuner TRD Sportivo is only available with the 2.8 litre 1GD-FTV turbodiesel with 177 hp and 450 Nm of torque, paired to a six-speed automatic gearbox. Buyers can choose from 2WD (rear-wheel drive) or the “Sigma4” 4WD. Prices range from 1,679,000 baht (RM196,193) to 1,769,000 baht (RM206,701).

The new Toyota Fortuner, along with its Hilux pick-up truck sister, will be launching in Malaysia this year, and there’s a possibility that we might see a similar TRD Sportivo variant here, too. The SUV has been spotted more than once in the Klang Valley, so a launch could be just around the corner.