Hilux remains one of the best selling small trucks in the auto world today. However, this famous truck has been made using almost the same platform for a long period of time. By putting into consideration the period that this current model has been on offer in the market, Toyota has realized the need to give this car a well deserved redesigning. The 2016 Toyota Hilux is expected to hit the market soon, and it is believed to bear some similar features as those in the upcoming Tacoma. According to reliable sources, the new 2016 Toyota Hilux will go through significant changes which include getting a new engine and improved exterior and interior.
2016 TOYOTA HILUX: REDESIGN INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR
2016 Toyota Hilux will be built on a new platform which is believed to bring great developments and also more savings. The manufacturers of 2016 Toyota Hilux are going to emphasize more on the quality of materials in this car. There are high expectations that this car will receive dirt resistant upholstery on its base model, a six speaker audio system, electronic front seats and even climate control features. In its high end models, people expect to see an equivalent level of comfort and excellence like those of a mid size family car.
In terms of its exterior, the manufacturers are believed to be working on a new grid and also an improved front and rear bumpers. Sources indicate that both the front and rear bumpers in the 2016 Toyota Hilux will be considerably big. Owing to installation of a big bumper, this model will appear longer that the outgoing model. The length of this new car is said to be around 5.2 meters. Its headlights will come in a more sharp form which will improve road lighting while driving. Also, since this is a commercial vehicle, its cargo space is expected to be more spacious in order to accommodate large amounts of consignments.
2016 TOYOTA HILUX: ENGINE, OPTIONS AND FUEL ECONOMY
By changing the 2016 Toyota Hilux platform, it also means that there will be changes in the engine options too. This model is anticipated to come with an entire line-up of modern motors. It is expected that the base engine will remain. This engine is a 2.7-liter inline 4 and it produces 182 horsepower and 180 lb feet of torque. Further, there are expectations of a 3.5-liter V6 engine which will replace the old 4.0-liter V6 engine. The new engine is believed to produce 200 horsepower, but its torque is less. Both engines will come with an improved 6 speed manual or a 5 speed automatic transmission which is found in the current Toyota Hilux. The 2016 Toyota Hilux is expected to have a new diesel engine option. The former 2.5-liter and 3.0-liter engine are to be replaced with a new 2.8-liter Cummins. This new diesel engine will provide about 180 horsepower and more that 340 lb feet of torque. This engine is believed to be more powerful and efficient than the two other options. The diesel engine will feature a standard four wheel drive, and it will comprise of a 6 speed automatic gearbox. All these engines are anticipated to produce better mileage and enhanced fuel economy.
2016 Toyota Hilux: Price, Release Date and Competitors
Its price is not yet set, but it is expected to cost about $ 20.000 for the base model and $ 35.000 or higher for the top models. Also, its release date has not been made known yet, but this model is expected to come during the second half of 2015. Competitors of new 2016 Toyota Hilux will be: Ford Ranger and Nissan Navara.