Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is on a roll this year as it launched the new Wigo, the facelifted Vios, the Hiace Cargo, and the all-new Corolla Cross. Along with the new model launch, TMP also introduced the Kinto car leasing program. Now, the Japanese marque is launching a new model yet again, and it’s more likely to be the Hilux.
On a more global scale, Toyota has already launched new versions of its best-selling Hilux in other Asian markets. A few weeks ago, we even reported on the facelifted Toyota Hilux’s unofficial list of variants and prices for the Philippine market. The said report says that the Philippine-spec Hilux facelift will be getting 11 variants with prices ranging from Php 843,000 to Php 1,830,000.
The facelifted Toyota Hilux is a macho looking pickup-truck isn't it?
As such, it seems the Toyota hype-train isn’t keen on stopping soon. This is because the company has recently revealed that it will be launching a new model on September 12, 2020. It is another digital launch, and as we’ve said we’re guessing that this is the digital launch of the facelifted Toyota Hilux.
Toyota PH is yet to confirm that it is indeed for the new version of its pickup truck model. We can expect more information to come out through the company’s official Facebook page in the coming days.
If Toyota PH is indeed launching the facelifted Hilux, will it look like the Thai-spec ones? Let's wait and see
As for the new Toyota Hilux itself, the report says that its top-of-the-line variant will be getting 18-inch wheels, LED taillights, LED headlights, and an infotainment system that has Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It was also reported that Toyota will be dropping the 4x4 G and the 4x4 E 2.4-liter models while adding two new variants.
Are you excited about the Philippine launch of the new Toyota Hilux? Be assured that Philkotse.com will be monitoring the digital launch event. So if you want to be among the first to know, keep monitoring our news section.
Know more about Toyota Hilux 2022
The Toyota Hilux 2022 is a midsize pickup offered in the local market as both fleet and regular units. Toyota Hilux Prices Philippines range from PHP 843,000 to PHP 1,985,000 with 14 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. The lowest monthly installment starts at Php 10,000 for the cab & chassis model, with 60-month payment terms on a 50 percent downpayment. 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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Cesar G.B. Miguel