The next generation Toyota Hilux is one step of its official debut, and the last reports suggest that the automaker prepares some amazing features for this “old school” midsize pickup truck. The all-new 2016 Toyota Hilux will likely come more modern and definitely with more cozy cab, while the engine lineup should be pretty updated. In any case, the new Hilux must be better that the current model, because this pickup didn’t change anything essential almost 10 years, which is, you will agree, too much time between two generations.
2016 Toyota Hilux: New Engines
The engine lineup of 2016 Toyota Hilux won’t come completely changed, but nevertheless, the truck will offer some interesting drivetrains. The vehicle will change its current 3.0-litre four-cylinder unit with a new turbo diesel engine. At this point we have no further details about it , but the rumors say it should be more powerful and more efficient that the old one. Hilux’s gasoline engines should be replaced too, so instead of a 2.7-liter four-cylinder unit, the new generation pickup truck might get a new and amazing 2.0-liter turbo engine that produces 235 horsepower between 4,800 and 5,600 rpm and 258 pound-feet between 1,650 and 4,000 rpm. The vehicle will offer both manual and automatic transmissions, as well as two- and four-wheel-drive setup.
2016 Toyota Hilux: Redesign and Features
The exterior bodywork will feature some really interesting details. At the first place, the 2016 Toyota Hilux will definitely get the new measures, and the test mule revels that the pickup has the longer wheelbase and rear overhang. In addition, the front end looks fairly redesigned, and now features a larger grille and restyled, sharper headlights and large air intakes. Front bumper also seems bigger and more aggressive, while the overall body leaves more dynamic impression than before. From our point of view, the 2016 Hilux won’t differ too much from the new Tacoma. As we already said, the new pickup will grow in proportion, so the interior space must be increased, and it should feature soft-touch trim dressing and improved gauges. Some new safety systems are also in the works, and as we have heard the truck will get a rearview camera, blind-spot monitors, electronic limited-slip and locking rear differential, hill-start assist, and much more.
2016 Toyota Hilux: Price and Arrival
The 2016 Toyota Hilux will be introduced late next year, but it won’t hit the showrooms before the beginning of 2016. Some reports say that the pickup should start under $20,000, which sounds very encouragingly.