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 2021
<p>The Toyota Hilux is a pickup with a globally known nameplate for being one of the reliable workhorse vehicles. It was 1968 when Toyota's pickup truck started building a reputation for being rugged and dependable, and it continues until today with the facelifted model launched in 2020. 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 gets a much-awaited refresh in 2020 inline. Aside from improved looks, the Philippine iteration also comes with more powerful engine options. The Toyota Hilux is available in 4x4 and 4x2 variants. In the Philippines, the pickup truck is offered with diesel engines. It is available with automatic or manual transmission depending on the variant.</p>
Cesar G.B. Miguel