2016 Toyota Hilux represents an eighth generation of mid-sized truck which was initially created almost five decades ago. This model is about to be launched on the global market and most likely it will be the first Hilux introduced on North America market. Comparing to previous model, 2016 Toyota Hilux is larger, more powerful and more fuel economy friendly. With reduced engine noise, high premium materials inside of the cabin and latest high tech and safety features makes this vehicle on the top of its class. This truck will come in several trim levels, cab configurations and bed lengths. There will also be three suspension options-standard, heavy duty (for heavy loads) and comfort (for driving on paved roads) and therefore this truck will be efficient enough both for on and off road drives.
Exterior and Interior
The innovations incorporated in exterior of new 2016 Toyota Hilux will be obvious in newly designed LED headlights and adding some massiveness to both front and rear bumpers. Front grille comprises of four parallel bars with recognizable Toyota sign in the same center. Pronounced wheels arches and chrome details makes this vehicle to look both aggressive and elegant at the same time.
Unlike exterior, interior of 2016 Toyota Hilux underwent some major changes. For upholstering of the cabin premium materials were used. As of infotainment and safety features, we might be looking forward to touch-screen display, 6-speakers audio system, cruise control, air conditioning system, airbags, emergency stop signal, anti-skid brakes and stability and traction control, to name some of the few.
Toyota came to decision to offer four engine options for 2016 Hilux. Two of them will be gasoline and other two diesel powered. As of gasoline engines, you might choose 2.7-liter inline 4 that can produce 182 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. Other gasoline-powered engine will be 4.0 liter V6 which can develop 278 hp. Regarding diesel powered motors, there will be 2.8 liter Cummings. This one can develop 174 hp and 331 lb-ft of torque.
If you prefer a smaller engine, you might choose a 2.4 liter turbodiesel with capacity to produce 160 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Engines will be mated either with a six-speed manual (which is a standard) or with a six-speed automatic transmission (as optional), both with RWD or AWD. 2016 Toyota Hilux can achieve from 0 to 60 MPH in around 9.5 seconds with top speeds of 115 mph. Due to Atkinson burning cycle, fuel efficiency will be improved up to 10%.
2016 Toyota Hilux Release Date and Price
We might welcome new Toyota Hilux either at the end of this year or during first months of 2016. The price of base model is expected to start at approximately $20,000 and to range up to $35,000 for highest trim levels.