It will be a while before anyone gets their eyes on the 2018 Toyota Hilux, but it seems as though a lot of people can hardly wait. Even though nothing is past the rumor stage at this point, we do not give them much credence, as nobody outside Toyota has any real clue as to what they have in store two years ahead of time. Having said that, the rumors aren’t dying down, so here is what they say.
2018 Toyota Hilux Release Date
The rumor is that 2018 Toyota Hilux is going to hit the showrooms in early 2018, unless there is a change in plans.
Price for 2018 Toyota Hilux
The price tag of the 2018 Toyota Hilux is most likely going to exceed $20,000 for the base version, albeit not by much.
Exterior of new Toyota Hilux
Judging from concept art, the 2018 Toyota Hilux is going to have much to show for, but it remains to be seen just how much of that will actually make it through the production stage. The wheelbase seems to be longer which should spell some good news for the occupants in need of more legroom.
The truck is going to feature several trims, complete with cab configurations, beds etc. Basically, Toyota is gunning at both people who need to haul stuff on a daily basis and those who just want to look like they could do some work, if they had to.
Otherwise, there are lots of chrome details, a neat TOYOTA sigh all across the tailgate, a new set of lights and a revised front fascia.
Toyota is known for some innovative interior design features, so the 2018 Hilux will likely not disappoint either. The upholstery is going to feature lots of cloth and plastics, although you can always dish out a little extra cash for leather.
There is lots of aluminum trimming on the inside, as well as a simple and understandable gauge cluster. One good quality of Toyota is that they are finally taking cabin space into account, so the new one is more spacious and accommodating even for larger people.
The infotainment system is rumored to look more like a tablet computer than a regular touchscreen interface. The HVAC controls are the new standard, with two knobs and several buttons for main functions.
Toyota Hilux 2018 Engine
The engine selection of the 2018 Toyota Hilux will be revealed next year. Until then, we can only speculate about revised versions of the existing options. These are the 2.8 L turbodiesel 177 horsepower and 334 pound-feet of torque, the 2.4 L turbodiesel that makes 163 horsepower and 298 pound-feet of torque, a 2.7 L gasoline four-cylinder with 167 horsepower and finally the 4.0 L V-6 with 278 horsepower.
All of these will be matted either to a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic. It is not going to be a fast vehicle, and reaching 60 mph in less than 9 seconds would be truly astounding. Also, the top speed should be roughly 115 mph – these values are for the base version, of course.