Toyota Hilux Facelift Announced, Adds Rocco VariantAuto News
A facelifted version of the current-generation Toyota Hilux has just been introduced in Thailand. Known as the Hilux Revo in the Thai market, the facelift also coincides with the introduction of a new Rocco variant.
Visually, the updated Toyota Hilux gets a new Toyota Tundra-inspired front grille with horizontal black strips and a large chrome surround. The front bumper has also been updated with a new lower air intake and front fog light surrounds. The Hilux’s rear end appears to be identical to the outgoing model.
However, the facelift applies to the Hilux Revo Smart Cab and Double Cab. The Toyota Hilux Revo Standard Cab will retain the existing exterior.
Powertrain remains identical for the new Hilux Revo. Three engines are offered in the Thai market, including a 2.7-litre petrol that does 166 hp and 245 Nm, a 2.4-litre turbodiesel with 147 hp and 343 Nm. Toyota also offers a 2.8-litre that outputs 174 hp and 420 Nm. Depending on variant, the engines can be had with a five- or six-speed manual or six-speed automatic.
Inside, the facelifted Toyota Hilux Revo gets a new meter cluster with blue backlit fonts, blue backlit for the digital air-conditioning controls, new stitching for the leather steering wheel.
As for the range-topping Hilux Revo Rocco, this model is powered by a 2.8-litre 1GD-FTV turbodiesel engine that does 174 hp and 420 Nm. The sole transmission choice is a six-speed manual, though buyers can opt to have their Revo Rocco in 4x2 or 4x2 formats.
Toyota has also given the Hilux Revo Rocco a slightly more aggressive exterior, starting with the blacked-out front grille, front fog light surrounds, bottom front bumper trim, side fenders, side mirrors, door handles, rear bumper and sports bar. Additionally, the Hilux Revo Rocco can be identified by its Rocco body decals on the rear side of the truck.
Moving into the interior of the Hilux Revo Rocco, this model gets a unique meter cluster design with white backlight, leather steering wheel, and dark metallic trim on the dashboard, gear lever and air vents. On top of that, the Hilux Revo Rocco also gets a smart key system.
The new model is expected to be shown at the upcoming Thai Motor Expo.