How long have you been waiting for the Toyota Hilux 2018 facelift? Not too long, we think so. Yes, the new Hilux will soon come to Thailand this month with new look, new features and new performance as well.
New Toyota Hilux 2018 model
The new Hilux will soon come to Thailand this month
In the main, the mid-size pickup truck’s exterior reminds us of the US-spec Tacoma. In detail, the Hilux now gets a Tacoma-like front grille bordered by re-tweaked headlamps in lieu of the old two-bar one. Nearby, there are a new front bumper, revised fog lamp housings and glossier lower air intakes. The rear end receives no alterations but for the refined taillights while the rest of the outside like step boards, alloy wheels and wheel arches, rear bumper remains unchanged. Of note, only the top-spec variant obtains the design makeover.
The mid-size pickup truck’s exterior reminds us of the US-spec Tacoma
The rear end receives no alterations but for the refined taillights
With regard to the Toyota Hilux 2018 interior, it appears that the Japanese brand wants to keep all qualities of the outgoing Hilux in this new one. The 3-spoke steering wheel, optitron gauges, climate control system and touchscreen infotainment system are unaltered. Besides, we can find leather seats, black plastic trim bids, faux metal finish on door handles and other additional options on high-end trims.
The Japanese brand wants to keep all qualities of the outgoing model in the new Hilux interior
The facelifted Toyota Hilux 2018 packs a 150 PS/ 343 Nm 2.4L 2GD-FTV and a bigger 177 PS/ 450 Nm 2.8L 1GD-FTV engines, mated to either a 6-speed automatic transmission or a 5-speed manual. When coming aired to a 5-speed gearbox, the latter engine doles out only 420 Nm of peak torque. As well as that, the new Hilux for Thai market also comes with a 2.7L 4-cylinder gasoline engine with Dual VVT-I delivering 166 PS and 245 Nm.
The new pickup packs a 150 PS/ 343 Nm 2.4L 2GD-FTV and a bigger 177 PS/ 450 Nm 2.8L 1GD-FTV engines
According to latest car news, the abovementioned transmissions are exclusively offered to the refreshed Hilux. And Toyota has improved the automatic gearbox for better fuel efficiency. At the same time, some work also carries over the suspension for more even and comfortable driving experience.
No words on price, but let’s refer to the prices of the Toyota Hilux 2017 in the Philippines.
|Toyota Hilux 2.4 Cab & Chassis 4x2 MT
|Toyota Hilux 2.4 J DSL 4x2 MT
|Toyota Hilux 2.4 E DSL 4x2 MT
|Toyota Hilux 2.4 G DSL 4x2 MT
|Toyota Hilux 2.4 G DSL 4x2 AT
|Toyota Hilux 2.8 G DSL 4x4 MT
|Toyota Hilux 2.8 G DSL 4x4 AT
The Toyota Hilux 2018 facelift will be officially introduced at the 34th Thailand International Motor Expo 2017 on November 30. Stay tuned! Don't forget to visit our page at Philkotse.com to keep updated with the latest car news all over the world.
Know more about Toyota Hilux 2024
The Toyota Hilux 2024 is a midsize pickup offered in the local market as both fleet and regular units. Toyota Hilux Prices Philippines range from PHP 879,000 to PHP 2,166,000 with 13 variants, spanning from the basic cab & chassis 4x2 model to the range-topping GR Sport 4x4. It is also available in two turbodiesel engine options and four gearbox choices, accompanied by eight exterior colors. Dimensions start at 5,285mm in height, 1,800mm in width, and 1,700mm in height, with a wheelbase of 3,085mm. Among the rivals to the Toyota Hilux in the market are the Mitsubishi Strada, Nissan Navara, Ford Ranger, and the Isuzu D-Max.
This popular pickup continues to evolve and slowly move upmarket after gaining luxuries. The most significant revolutionary jump of the Hilux happened in 2004 when the seventh generation of the model was introduced. It was the first 21st-century iteration of Toyota's pickup. It is also the first generation to ride on Toyota’s new Innovative Multi-purpose Vehicle architecture. It provided improved safety, better ride comfort, modern D-4D diesel engines, more interior space, and a more modern aerodynamic body.
The current 8th generation offers a more refined and stylish design than its predecessor, but the tradition of being a tough pickup continues. It received a much-awaited refresh in 2020.
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