It seems Toyota is planning a serious overhauling of their pickup Hilux. The net is abuzz with pictures of the new 2016 Toyota Hilux, while it was being tested on the highways of Western Europe. Though it was carefully masked to hide all the new features, the auto-spies could make out significant changes in looks and specifications of this new Hilux 2016. We need to remember that Hilux is a bestseller from the Toyota stable but it did have a few drawbacks against its top competitors. From the eye-witness reports available, it seems Toyota is addressing these drawbacks and improving upon the pick-up to make it even more attractive than it is at present.
Styling and Looks
From what we hear on the rumor mill, the new Toyota pickup truck is not having just a facelift but an entire makeover which classifies new Hilux to be called a next generation model. It is expected to have a new fascia with LED headlamps. The spy pictures shows a more streamlined and modern looking pick-up with a well sculpted roof and smaller grille. Overall, the vehicle looks bigger both in the tray as well as the cabin, which would mean more carrying capacity and more room for occupants. The lesser carrying capacity of the existing Hilux was a concern over its competitors which all had higher carrying capacity. The larger dimensions may just give it that extra push Toyota was looking for. The wheel arches are gentler and the vehicle is higher than its older version.
New Toyota Hilux dimensions:
Length 210.03 Inches / 5,335 MM
Width 73.03 Inches / 1,855 MM
Height 71.65 Inches / 1,820 MM
Wheelbase 121.45 Inches / 3,085 MM
Toyota Hilux 2016 horsepower, Engine
We know a lot more about the exterior and the looks of the new pickup than we do about its powertrain. This is all a speculation as Toyota has not officially said anything about the engine or transmission of the new Toyota Hilux. But we do expect it to be available in both petrol and diesel variants. Diesel option is 2.8-liter turbo-diesel with 174 horsepower @ 3,400 RPM and 331 pound-feet of torque @ 1,600-2,400 RPM. Second diesel engine is 2.4-liter turbo-diesel with 160 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Petrol engines are in two variant, first is 2.7-liter four-cylinder with 164 horsepower and second 4.0-liter V-6 with 278 horsepower. Transmission is 6-speed automatic. We can also expect a newer bigger engine to drive the much bigger vehicle. From the spy pictures, we have been able to determine that the pick-up will be available in 2 wheel as well as 4 wheel drive. The steering option is also variable as the released pictures show left hand as well as right hand drive vehicles. So we can safely speculate that pickup truck next gen Toyota Hilux will be released all over the world.
2016 Toyota Hilux engine
2016 Toyota Hilux Price and Release Date
There is no official announcement about this pickup 2016 Toyota Hilux release date, so we can only make an educated guess of its release based on the fact that it is already into the road testing stage. We could expect to see a mid to late 2015 release. The new Toyota Hilux price is unknown and it will be unwise to speculate about that at the moment. But we can expect it to be priced at $ 18,000 (Est.).