Toyota has added a range-topping model to the company’s Hilux line-up with several styling upgrades in global markets.
On June 4, Toyota, a Japanese automotive manufacturer has unveiled all-new, upgraded 2021 Hilux with a new and more powerful engine. The company has given its pickup truck a complete new makeover, revising the chassis and overhauling its design. The Toyota Hilux is a series of pickup trucks produced and marketed by Toyota. The Hilux began production in March 1968 as the RN10 in a short-wheelbase form with a 76 hp 1.5-liter inline-four engine. After the launch, the all-new Hilux will compete against the refreshed Ford Ranger.
The 2021 Hilux comes with a new front-end look with new LED light clusters, a new bumper design, and a three-dimensional grille, which will enhance its street presence. The vehicle is also available in a new bronze metallic color option. The 2021 Hilux is equipped with a new 2.8-liter diesel engine that churns out 204 hp of power and 500 Nm of peak torque. The vehicle can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 3.2 seconds, which is faster than the currently available 2.4-liter version. The 2021 Hilux features an updated 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support.
The all-new infotainment system is claimed to be faster and more responsive than the previous one. The new system also includes the JBL sound system. The company has also tweaked the Hilux’s steering and suspension to improve on-road comfort. For a smoother ride, the vehicle is tuned with a redesigned leaf springs and retuned shock absorbers. Moreover, there are also tweaks to boost its off-road power, including a new tire angle monitor, revised stability control, and a lower engine idle speed. Now, Toyota has added a range-topping model to the company’s Hilux line-up with several styling upgrades in global markets. However, the Hilux is not a candidate for an India entry.