The Hilux is one of the most respected trucks in the World thanks to its ruggedness and simple formula of a body on frame truck with very reliable engines. The current model has been around since 2005 and even though it still sold quite well, the truck received a major update this year with an all-new model. The 2016 Toyota Hilux has been officially launched a few months ago and it is expected to be available in showrooms at the end of October this year.
2016 Toyota Hilux Price
The price will be quite similar to that of the current model, with the only real difference being the top of the range truck, so the base model will cost around $20,000 while a fully equipped Hilux will get past $55,000 which is near $10,000 more than before.
2016 Toyota Hilux Review
Toyota not only worked on the outside but they also redesigned the chassis which is said to be much stronger than before thanks to the use of new materials such as high strength steel or aluminum in key areas in order to be lighter and more durable. It body is still made out of steel but the design is all new.
The front end now borrows the latest design scheme for Toyota’s newer cars with a new set of headlights that wrap around the front fenders as well as a new chromed grille which connects the two. Its front bumper is also new, being more aerodynamic and at the same time, it provides a better approach angle.
The interior has not been left untouched so the materials are now better even on the most basic model while the comfort of its passengers also improved with a new seating position and nicer seats.
2016 Toyota Hilux Engine
Engine wise, the new 2016 Toyota Hilux comes with both old and new engines, having six different engines available depending on the market it will be sold in. There are two petrol engines which it shares with the older model, a 2.7 liter inline 4 with 160 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque as well as a bigger 4 liter V6 with 278 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. There are also four diesel engines, two of them being shared with the older model.
The 2.5-liter turbodiesel inlines 4 with 144 horsepower and 253 lb-ft of torque as well as the 3 liters in-line 4 with 171 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque, both sharing either a 6-speed manual or a 5 speed automatic. The two newer ones are smaller and more efficient. There is a 2.4 liter inline 4 with 150 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque as well as a 2.8 liter inline 4 offering 177 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque. These get the same 6-speed manual but an all new 6 speed automatic.