One of the most popular pickups in the world, Toyota Hilux is going to get a long awaited update. Rumors that have surfaced on the web suggest that the 2016 Toyota Hilux is not going to be available to selected markets, instead, the Japanese manufacturer plans to make the pickup available globally. This means that the for the first time, Hilux will be available for sale in the United States. Pickup trucks are generally popular in the United States, which means that the new Hilux is going to face tough competition in that market.
2016 Toyota Hilux Exterior
First of all, reports suggest an important change – the 2016 Toyota Hilux is going to have a new chassis, probably based on the chassis of the current Tacoma. This basically means that the car will have new engines and new dimensions.
However, experts don’t think that the Japanese manufacturer is going to go with a drastic new look, quite the contrary – they expect that the 2016 Toyota Hilux is going to have similar design like the current model. This design is very popular and good sales show that the customers like it too. The pickup should have more aggressive look and sharp lines, just to be able to compete with its main competitor – Volkswagen Amarok.
The most important thing about interior of every pickup is functionality. While the design is important, this pickup is built with work in mind, so expect a simple, but elegant interior. Reports that were recently published on the Internet suggest that the interior of the 2016 Toyota Hilux will be very similar with the interior of its predecessor, but there are still no official images to confirm this claim.
There are some great news – reports suggested that the base model of the 2016 Toyota Hilux is going to have a lot of features and equipment already, unlike the current model. Things like automatic climate control, great audio system and board computer will be a standard part of base model.
Since the 2016 Toyota Hilux is going to have new chassis, it is also going to be offered with new engines. The popular 2.7l inline-4 engine that produces around 180 horsepower will be offered, which is the engine that was used on Hilux before. The new engine will be 2.8l diesel that should produce around 160 horsepower.
Expert believe that the 2016 Toyota Hilux base model is going to cost around $20,000.
The next-generation Hilux should be unveiled by the end of 2015.