The current model of Toyota Hilux is available only on several markets, but the company intends to produce a model that will also be available on US market. The all new 2016 Toyota Hilux is expected to be bigger, more powerful and of course better in terms of fuel efficiency when compared to the previous model. This is a great way to deliver new vehicle to the market and attract more buyers.
What do we get with the newcomer? Well, according to the spy photos we will get a piece of perfection. New chassis, better engines and refreshed exterior are some of the most significant changes on the new 2016 Toyota Hilux. Toyota decided to give the vehicle a makeover after a long period of time and we are sure that this will reflect on the sale results. At this moment there are only spy shots that do not deliver us whole story about this new model, we will have to wait little bit longer for more details.
The new 2016 Toyota Hilux arrives with several tweaks that make it look even more exotic and more powerful. The company used higher quality materials for both interior and exterior. New vehicle now sports a larger grille that gives it a rather masculine appearance. The front bumper won’t be in contact with the headlights that now appear to be longer as well. All new wheel arches won’t be way to expressive this time and we won’t be seeing a hip-like design anymore. This all new Hilux will be significantly longer, which means that it will have a spacious cabin as well. To improve handling and noise inside of the cabin, the company now introduced a new suspension system.
Interior Of 2016 Toyota Hilux
As for the interior, there will be several but less significant changes. You can expect dirt-resistant upholstery even on the base vehicle. Electric front seats, climate control and an audio system with 6 speakers also arrive with the newcomer. The overall layout of the dashboard will be the same with slightly upgraded materials that will be used. We certainly would like to see more changes in this segment also but at this point we are bound to get same features like before. This could be changed by Toyota in the next few years and it would be wise to do so.
Let’s take a look at the performance segment, especially when we talk about trucks, what we are getting under the bonnet is very important. That is why Toyota decided to change a lot of things in terms of engine lineup for their new 2016 Toyota Hilux. There will be several engine options including the new ones and of course some old ones. Most likely base option that Japanese car maker will offer us is the 2.7-liter inline 4 that generates up to 180 hp with 188 lb-ft-of torque. Those that want more power the 3.5-liter V6 is expected to come and replace the previous 4.0-liter V6 engine. This engine option ensures an improved hp, but slightly less torque. Both of these two petrol engines will be mated with either 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic gearbox.
When it comes to diesel section, there will be several changes as well. The previous 2.5-liter and 3.0-liter diesels are expected to be replaced by a new 2.8-liter Cummins supplied powerplant which will also debut on the brand new Tacoma. This engine configuration provides 180 hp and 340 lb-ft of torque. This is the most powerful engine option that is expected to arrive with 2016 Toyota Hilux and to be combined with 6-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive. Many will say that 180 hp is not enough no matter if it’s from diesel or gasoline unit but have in mind that turbocharged diesel offers insane amount of torque that will allow you to easily pull any load. Without any doubt, diesel option will offer best fuel economy and you could see 30+ mpg in some drive conditions.
2016 Toyota Hilux Price
The 2016 Toyota Hilux is expected to be seen on the roads by the end of 2015 or at the beginning of 2016. Pricing for the new model has been set to start at $20,000 for the base vehicle while for higher levels you will be paying around $30,000. This is quite competitive price and it will be interesting to see if this car maker will be able to take a part of the market segment.