The 2018 Toyota Hilux model comes as slight refresh of the iconic pickup’s top-trim level. It will be available only in the four-door Double Cab powered by the powerful 3.0-liter diesel. Also, the truck will feature upscale looks without actually sacrificing the utility the standard Toyota Hilux.
The available options include four different 17-inch wheel designs, a roll bar, step bars, skid plates, bumper guards, and chrome accents. In addition, the interior will get four color choices for the leather seats along with all the available Hilux list of options.
Exterior and Interior
The updates to the 2018 Toyota Hilux‘s exterior come in significant details such as updated Rica five-spoke wheel in three color options, side-step bars, a roll bar, plus new front guard, aluminum-finished scuff plates at the doors, chrome door handles and chrome surrounds for the hood-mounted air intake and rear taillights.
Besides that, the looks are pretty much the old Hilux with durable sheet metal and rugged lines, plus the trademark tall ground clearance which adds to the pickup’s aggressive stance as well as off-road capabilities.
This no-bells-and-whistles push for functionality in design is especially evident in the cabin of the new Hilux, especially the dashboard that is sleek and streamlined. The shiny aluminum accents lighten up the otherwise dark cabin, and add to the already strong styling. The steering wheel carries control buttons and the gauge cluster is positioned right behind the wheel and can be read at a glance.
Additional style comes in the shape of leather seats that are standard and are offered with four choices in color. The infotainment has haptic feedback buttons though it also features knobs for temperature and fan speed. Also, if you choose a four-wheel drive model you get an electronic rotary switch. Plus, Toyota has made available an electronic locking rear differential.
Under the hood of the 2018 Toyota Hilux you will find the 2.5-liter, four-cylinder diesel and the larger 3.0-liter, four-cylinder diesel. Both offer 144 horsepower and 171 horsepower respectively.
Paired to these is either a five-speed manual transmission or five-speed automatic transmission.
The pickup gets EPA estimates of 32.8 mpg on the highway with the European cycle. If you choose the manual transmission the figures increase to 36.7 mpg highway. Also, the truck features a four-wheel-drive setup and has a towing capacity of 6,172-pounds.
2018 Toyota Hilux Release Date and Price
Not much is known as to the release date or the pricing, but some sources say that we can expect the 2018 Toyota Hilux in the 2018. The price will likely be around $36,600 for the manual transmission equipped Hilux and $38,100 for the automatic.