2018 Toyota Hilux: Diesel, Facelift, Release Date

A redesign of the Japanese eagerly awaited pickup truck is finally finished, and we are about to see the all-new 2018 Toyota Hilux. The photos of the upcoming Hilux have appeared and the Internet and based on these shots, it is obvious that the new Toyota will feature a new styling. The eight generation of the Toyota’s one of the most popular pickup trucks has been on the market since 2015. So the newest Hilux has finally gotten the much-needed redesign.

Like we have previously said, judging by the photos, the 2018 model year will feature adjustments in exterior design, especially on the front fascia. Furthermore, another upgrade we can expect this time will be an addition of the new trim level called “Rocco”. This model will arrive particularly in double cab version and there will be a choice between 4×2 and 4×4. As well, the Rocco trim will bring some changes in exterior including more black accents and larger 18-inch wheels. Under the hood, there probably won’t be any changes and it will keep the same options as the current model. Inside the cabin, we can only expect some mild upgrades considering tech equipment.

2018 Toyota Hilux front

2018 Toyota Hilux engines and performances

Speaking of the engine, the 2018 Toyota Hilux will most likely arrive with the same engines as its forerunner. So, there will be a chose between three types of drivetrains. The one will be a 2.4-liter turbo diesel which will be able to make 150 horsepower and the torque of either 295 or 253 pound-feet of torque, depending on the transmission. So, this engine will pair with either six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual gearbox.

The next option will be a 2.8-liter diesel engine. This one will be capable of producing 177 hp and the torque of 332 pound-feet when it is paired with a 6-speed automatic or 310 pound-feet when it is mated with a 6-speed manual. There will also be a petrol unit, and it is going to be a 2.7-liter engine which will be able to develop 166 horses and 181 pound-feet of torque. Furthermore, it will be available with two-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations.

2018 Toyota Hilux rear

Design of exterior and interior

When it comes to exterior design, the 2018 Toyota Hilux will finally get its much-needed redesign. The whole body will look more muscular and more modern. The most noticeable changes will be visible on the front end. As well, its design will be inspired by the Toyota Tacoma pickup truck. So, on the front fascia, there will be new headlamps with LED daytime running lights and new fog lights.  Furthermore, the Company has introduced the new trim called “Rocco” which will arrive with more black accents on the grill and inside the cabin too and new 18-inch wheels with all-terrain tires.

2018 Toyota Hilux cabin

When it comes to the interior, the 2018 Toyota Hilux shouldn’t arrive with some major changes. There should be some new details on the dashboard and small upgrades on the instrument cluster only.

Release date and price

It is still not sure, but the 2018 Toyota Hilux should arrive sometime during next year. Its price is expected to be slightly higher than the price of the current model.

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