Hold your horse's folks!
It isn’t really confirmed yet but according to a very reliable source, Toyota now has a trademark for the GR Hilux in Australia. This was filed way back in July 2019 with the said request being granted only a few days ago on February 18, 2020.
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According to the source, Toyota Australia as of yet, still doesn’t have plans to release a “GR Hilux” at this point in time but it sure isn’t something that they’ll rule out just yet.
Note that the Aussies already have the Hilux GR-Sport but many thought of that as a mere appearance package.
Also, consider that there’s a HUGE interest in high-performance trucks not only in Australia but also for the rest of the world and it would be very wise for Toyota to come up with their own.
Just look outside on Philippine roads. This is a pretty obvious bestseller.
There's the Hilux GR-Sport but its exclusive to Australia and even they thought it was a mere styling package
Apart from actual interest from Toyota fans, the Toyota Gazoo boss, Shigeki Tomoyama has actually expressed his interest in developing a GR version of the Toyota Hilux.
Well, it could be developed from the highly successful Dakar-spec Hilux which won last year. It packs a beefy 5-liter V8 and an even beefier fully independent suspension system. Also, the said V8 is mounted in the middle of the truck for balance.
The Hilux GR-S makes a lot of power but it was a very limited release
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Another truck this future GR Hilux can also be based on is the Toyota Hilux GR Sport which was released in limited numbers and was an Australian exclusive.
While there aren’t any pictures of this future GR model, we can assume that it will either take styling cues from the GR Sport or from the Dakar Hilux and borrowing some technologies and parts from the latter.
Just like the GR Yaris which very much looks like the official Toyota WRC rally car.
If this new GR Hilux would look close to the Dakar Hilux then I'd sell my left kidney right away
If we had to guess, Toyota will come up with a concept for the Hilux GR in one or two years.
Are you excited? We know we are!
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