New generation of popular pick-up truck will begin with 2016 Toyota Hilux, which will be redesign for this model year. Its changes will be made on interior, exterior and performance, and their intensity is further determinate with the fact that this will be the look that Hilux will wear for almost a decade, since its generations last longer than it is the case with “regular” vehicles. New and redesigned Hilux, which is preparing for its 2016 model year was spotted on the streets of Southern Europe.
2016 Toyota Hilux changes
Based on spy shots and some available info, new Hilux will feature couple of exterior change, which will not be as radical as we might expected it to be, and revised interior. Performance of the 2016 Toyota Hilux will also suffer some upgrades, but we will focus on that segment when we get there. Wheel arches will not be as accentuated as it was the case with previous model.
Exterior changes will include new fascia on the front end of the vehicle, new LED lighting technology as well as new grill, which will be smaller than the one currently decorating the Hilux front. Hood will be sculpted more, and interior will be more comfortable with larger cabin and overall more pleasant insides.
2016 Toyota Hilux continues to offer three body styles, including Single-Cab, Extra-Cab and Double Cab, and two trims which differentiate the level of equipment of the model. Hilux will be available in SR and SR5 trims, as its predecessors, but will add on features on each one of them.
2016 Toyota Hilux performance
There is still no info about the engines, beside the fact that Toyota will offer couple of gasoline and diesel choices. However we doubt that Toyota will introduce new engine, and most likely it will be upgraded versions of the current engines, while diesel variant should be carried over unchanged.
A 2.7 four-cylinder engine, currently placed under the hood of Hilux, is capable to deliver up to 155 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. Transmission choices for this power unit include 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic.
A 4.0-litre V6 engine delivers 235 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque with 5-speed manual gearbox. Torque of this engine enhances when mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission and it offers same hp but 25 lb-ft of torque more.
Diesel engine option is a 3.0-litre Turbo Diesel and it offers outputs of either 155 hp and 254 lb-ft of torque and 184 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Both 5-speed manual gearbox and 5-speed automatic gearboxes are available.
2016 Toyota Hilux rivals
Chevrolet Colorado , GMC Canyon , Nissan Navara , and Honda Ridgeline are closest rivals of 2016 Toyota Hilux. This is no surprise, since rivalry between these models last for a while now.
2016 Toyota Hilux price and release
The price of the model will range from $20,000 up to $50,000, depending on choice you make. However the exact pricing is still unavailable, so it can’t be claimed for sure which will be the price tags of individual versions of 2016 Hilux. Release of the model is not expected before mid-2015, but Toyota may decide to further delay the release of the model.