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New Toyota Hilux unmasked

By Charl Bosch - May 19, 2015
New Toyota Hilux unmasked

Scheduled to make its global debut on Thursday, a Thai-based Facebook fan page has leaked a succession of images showing the exterior and interior of the all-new Toyota Hilux.

Appearing to be a high-spec model in double cab form, and sporting “2.8” badges in conformation of the engine up front, the newcomer features styling inspired by the recently launched US-market Tacoma with a much more aggressive nose and LED headlights.

Inside, the interior had been completely redesigned with a tablet-like touchscreen infotainment, finished in piano-key black, replacing the current model’s integrated system, while the ventilation control panel now features a mixture of dials and a digital display. Rear passenger air vents are also new while a further image shows a start button, suggesting keyless go, although this is only expected on high range models.

Power is widely expected to come from two brand new four cylinder diesel engines in configurations that featured on previous generations. These include a 2.4-litre with 125 kW and 343 N.m of torque (400 N.m with the new six-speed automatic box) and the above mentioned 2.8-litre with a rumoured 132 kW and 450 N.m of torque, the latter dropping to 420 N.m when connected with the equally new six-speed manual box.

A revised version of the current 2.7-litre petrol engine with 124 kW is rumoured to be the only petrol engine option as no word has yet been made regarding the previous range topping 4.0-litre V6.

Local availability is unknown although it is believed to be near year-end or early 2016. 


IMAGES sourced from Hilux Revo Thailand on Facebook