Toyota Hilux has been in the markets for a long time. The model first made its debut in 1968 and has been able to establish a loyal customer base over the years. The vehicle has sold over 16 million units over the world to date.
Many people love the pickup due to its stylish internal and external features. The automaker is set to launch a new 2017 Toyota Hilux meant to even reach new customers in addition to maintaining the current ones. The automaker is yet to release official details about the truck; however, through our sources we have managed to come up with the following information about its specs;
2017 Toyota Hilux Exterior
For the 2017 model, the automaker has tweaked the exterior profile to make it even more aggressive but still very attractive. The body will be made from lightweight materials meaning it will have a light curb weight.
The front fascia still retains the brand’s signature 3-slot grille but has been slightly altered to make it more aggressive. The grille is flanked by a sleek looking pair headlights also wisely placed to enhance its aggressiveness. The front bumper is larger to help the vehicle in off-road terrain. The bumper is integrated with more air inlets to cool its engine.
At the back, the vehicle features stylish looking taillights which are mounted vertically to improve their performance. The rear bumper is large and leaves small portions of the redesigned exhaust tips below it visible. The vehicle will ride on 16, 17 or 18-inch aluminum wheels depending on the trim level. The wheels will be wrapped in performance tires.
2017 Toyota Hilux Interior
On the inside, the 2017 Toyota Hilux will have a spacious cabin that can comfortably accommodate five passengers in its 2-row seating arrangement. Base models will feature quality cloth upholstery while higher trims will feature leather upholstery.
The vehicle has an interactive dashboard which features a large screen at the middle along with other wisely organized attributes. Its gear knob and steering wheel are wrapped in fine leather which gives the driver a better grip. The cabin will be equipped with a host of technological features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connectivity, USB and Smartphone integration.
Occupants will love its spacious and comfortable seats which are automatically heated and also come with headrests. The cabin is also fitted with a 3-zone climate control system that keeps interior temperatures ideal. For safety, the pickup truck will feature stability and traction control, automated seat belts and enhanced seat belts and other driving aids offered on optional basis. We will update more information about the interior and other specs once it suffices.
In the automobile market, it is always wise to give buyers a chance to choose between different drive-trains. For 2017, Toyota has decided to offer the Hilux with a range of engines.
As of now, actual details are not out but four engines are probable. The first probable engine is a 2.0-litre Petrol 137 hp engine, the second is 2.7 L VVT-i, 4-cylinder engine which is capable of producing 122 KW and 245 Nm of torque.
The third engine being rumored is a 2.4-litre Turbo Diesel (Cummins) unit capable of 110 KW and 343 Nm of torque. For more power, the vehicle will also feature a 4.0 L VVT-i, V-6 engine that comes good with 175 KW. This engine replaces the previous 3.5 L mill. The three engines will be paired to a 6-speed computerized transmission that sends power to all wheels.
Price and release date
Toyota is still tight-lipped when it comes to the 2017 Toyota Hilux price or release date. However, according to rumors, the base model will start at around $ 25,000 with fully equipped and improved models fetching as high as $ 40,000 MSRP.
The truck is expected to hit showroom in the last quarter of 2016 or first quarter of 2017.