The all-new 2016 Toyota Hilux finally gets a launch date for the Thailand market if word from a Thai Toyota Hilux enthusiast forum, Hilux Revo Thailand is to be believed – 21 May 2015.
The eighth-generation Toyota Hilux has been eagerly awaited by many around the world but Toyota is still keeping mum about the full details of its pick-up truck.
So what can we expect from the eighth-generation pick-up truck then?
Firstly, new looks. As you can see from the earlier leaked images and spyshots, the all-new Toyota Hilux gets a new front-end featuring a two-bar chromed grille and wraparound headlights with daytime-running lights. Expect new alloy wheels to be part of the exterior changes as well.
Inside, the cabin gets an upgrade as well with a new dashboard layout and more significantly, a large touchscreen should be fitted as well.
Citing a scoop by Headlight Magazine, it is expected that two new diesel engines will be offered, paired to either a manual or automatic transmission. A petrol unit is also rumoured to be among the powerplant line-up for the Toyota Hilux.
Diesel options include a 2.8-litre variable nozzle turbo (VNT) mill, codenamed 1GD-FTV, which produces 177hp. Paired to a six-speed automatic transmission (with sequential shift), torque output stands at 450Nm while the six-speed manual has to manage 30Nm less.
The other diesel choice is a smaller capacity 2GD-FTV 2.4-litre VNT, producing somewhere between 150-167hp and 400Nm of torque when paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. When mated to a five-speed manual transmission, 343Nm is available instead.
A sole petrol option is a 2.7-litre Dual VVT-i engine (2TR-FE) which outputs 159hp and 244Nm of torque.
Hilux Revo Thailand also posted a few images which purportedly show newly produced units of the all-new Toyota Hilux parked outside Toyota’s factory but failed to disclose where specifically. However, this could lend support to the earlier rumoured launch date.
With the reveal merely a few weeks to go, watch this space as we track the all-new 2016 Toyota Hilux.