"Further adding to Fortuner's strength of unmatched road presence and luxury, we have now introduced the five-speed automatic transmission... The five-speed AT will further add to the drive quality and comfort," Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) deputy managing director and COO (marketing and commercial) Sandeep Singh said in a statement.
Besides, the car maker has also decided to produce the Fortuner TRD Sportivo regularly that was introduced as a limited edition in October last year, he added.
"Looking at the overwhelming response and its popularity, we have now regularised this grade for all those looking for a unique sporty image. The bookings will open starting January 18, 2013," Singh said.
The TRD Sportivo variant is priced at Rs 21.97 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The Fortuner was launched in August 2009 and TKM has sold over 41,000 units so far.