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 2018. 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||₱798,000|
|Toyota Hilux 2.4 J DSL 4x2 MT||₱961,000|
|Toyota Hilux 2.4 E DSL 4x2 MT||₱1,065,000|
|Toyota Hilux 2.4 G DSL 4x2 MT||₱1,260,000|
|Toyota Hilux 2.4 G DSL 4x2 AT||₱1,335,000|
|Toyota Hilux 2.8 G DSL 4x4 MT||₱1,607,000|
|Toyota Hilux 2.8 G DSL 4x4 AT||₱1,737,000|
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.