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New Toyota Fortuner 2021 rendered: More power, better tech for HiLux-based SUV

The Toyota Fortuner's spy pics come to life. (Image credit: ia.dsgn)

The incoming Toyota Fortuner is taking shape, with recent spy pics rendered to give us our best look yet at the HiLux-based Isuzu MU-X rival.

With what appeared to be a production-ready Fortuner recently snapped in Thailand, design house ia.dsgn got to work transforming those images into a render of what the new vehicle should look like. 

And as you can see, some key design changes are afoot, with a sharper front end headlined by the Toyota family's new grille delivering a very different road presence.

New body bulges give the new Fortuner a sportier side profile, too, while inside, seating for seven remains the norm.

We're not expecting key chassis changes, so capability us unlikely to change much, but like the HiLux, we are expecting the Fortuner's 2.8-litre diesel engine to get a power boost from its current 130kW and 450Nm outputs. 

While Toyota in Australia is yet to confirm timing for the updated Fortuner, we do know that an updated HiLux is due in Australia in July, and we expect the key changes from that model to flow over to the SUV.

That means more power and better cabin tech, including true smartphone mirroring for the first time, courtesy of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.