Toyota is going for a one-two punch combo as it hinted that the 2021 Hilux and Fortuner will debut on June 4, 2020. From the looks of it, the teaser emerged from Thailand and it reads “Ready to meet the toughness with all-round performance” when roughly translated.
This teaser was leaked online revealing the exact global launch
The teaser doesn’t reveal much but looking at it there’s no mistaking that Toyota will introduce the facelifted Hilux and the facelifted Fortuner.
This news may confirm that our wild guess is right in saying that Toyota Motor Philippines will digitally launch the new Hilux on June 15. Only this time, it should be with its SUV twin, the Fortuner.
Leaked images and renders of the 2020 Hilux has been circulating around the web for quite a while. It is fitted with a Toyota Tacoma-like grille along with a new headlight design, and a more aggressive front bumper.
The rear, on the other hand, comes with a redesigned taillight cluster that has a double C-shaped design. From the looks of it, the Hilux appears to be ready to challenge its segment rivals.
The Japanese automaker also released a teaser video featuring the new Hilux driven by Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso. The teaser video revealed the Toyota Hilux will be equipped with a more powerful 2.8-liter diesel engine. It will also have a revised suspension geometry.
Similar to the refreshed Hilux, the facelifted Fortuner has also been spotted and leaked online. Spy shots circulating online suggest that the Fortuner will feature a sharper-looking fascia along with a more prominent lower bumper.
Here's the full teaser
The leaked images of the Fortuner were a welcome sight to those waiting for its new look. In case you’re wondering, Toyota’s mid-size SUV has been in the Philippine market since 2016.
As such, the debut of the facelifted Fortuner will put a smile to those individuals who love this mid-size SUV.
Are you excited for the official global launch of the 2020 Hilux and Fortuner?
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Know more about Toyota Fortuner
The Toyota Fortuner is one of the best-selling midsize SUVs in the Philippines. This midsize SUV has been driven on the country’s highways since the early 2000s. It became a household name because of its rugged platform, strong brand support, and tested durability. The second-generation Toyota Fortuner has topped the sales chart consistently, not only in the midsize SUV segment but also for the entire automotive industry in the country. And in 2020, Toyota Motor Philippines launched the new Fortuner facelifted which showcases a more aggressive SUV appeal. It still shares the same Innovative International Multi-purpose Vehicle (IMV) platform as the Hilux and Innova. The new model is offering a wide array of variants to market to various car consumers. These variants include the base G, V, Q, and top-of-the-line LTD variant which comes with a more distinct styling. The sky's the limit for Toyota's entry to the local midsize SUV segment as it remains to be a top choice among Filipino car buyers when considering a reliable, rugged, and family 7-seater vehicle. As for pricing, the G variant with a 4x2 drivetrain and manual transmission starts at Php 1,633,000 and goes up to the new LTD variant with a 4x4 drivetrain and automatic transmission (excluding the White Pearl body paint option).