The 2016 Toyota Hilux is the 8th generation of this popular pickup truck. This means that there are many models of this pickup truck out there. And the Japanese automobile manufacturer is planning for more models in the coming years. But one of the most awaited models is 2016 Toyota Hilux which is expected to hit the market soon. This upcoming Toyota compact pickup truck will be more stylish and reliable than its predecessor.
2016 Toyota Hilux – Fresh New Look
The new pickup truck will use the “Keen Look” design language which is already available with the Toyota Corolla E170. It will get most features from other models such as Innova, Tacoma and Fortuner. In fact, its chassis will be based on the Tacoma’s. However, the truck will get more innovative features to compete strongly with other similar vehicles. A three-bar grill is expected in the front side of the new Toyota Hilux 2016. This side is also expected to get slim projector headlights, LED day running lights and a redesigned bumper. Rear side will stand out with a new bumper and tail lights. The cargo section will feature a modified tailgate, LED box lighting and a spray-on bed liner. Other notable exterior features include re-modeled guards, stylish mirrors and new alloy wheels.
Interior of 2016 Toyota Hilux will be spacious enough to comfortably accommodate the driver and a few passengers. Seats will feature hard-wearing fabric while the floor will be covered with a quality vinyl material. Steering wheel will be wrapped with a comfortable material, making it more ergonomic than before. The Toyota pickup truck will come with a fair share of advanced technological features. There will be a 6.1-inch touchscreen compatible with a number of connectivity features such Bluetooth and USB. Other tech features include audio streaming, voice control audio, two-speaker stereo, air conditioning and electric windows. On the side of safety, Toyota Hilux for 2016 will offer great peace of mind with the following features: airbags, seatbelts, reverse-view camera, lane keep assist, forward collision alert, adaptive cruise control and hill start assist.
2016 Toyota Hilux – Main Power Production Unit
The new pickup truck will come with both petrol and diesel engine options. Petrol engines include a 2.0-liter I4 capable of generating 139 hp and lb-ft of torque, a 2.7-liter I4 with a capacity of 160 hp and 181 lb-ft and a 4.0-liter V6 capable of producing 278 hp and 277 lb-ft. Diesel engines include a 2.4-liter I4 capable of generating 150 hp and 300 lb-ft. There will also be a 2.5-liter I4 with a capacity of 144 hp and 253 lb-ft. In addition, there will be a 2.8-liter I4 capable of producing 177 hp and 253 lb-ft. The engines will be paired with 5 or 6-speed manual/automatic transmission systems. They are expected to be more fuel-efficient and environment-friendly. Fuel consumption will be around 18 mpg in city and 23 mpg on highway. All the above engine options are available in rear-wheel drive, as well as for Toyota Hilux 4×4 version. The pickup will use rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. The upcoming Hilux will face rivalry from Mitsubishi Triton, Chevy Amarok, Nissan Navara, Nissan Titan, Isuzu D-Max, Honda Ridgeline, Mazda BT-50, Holden Colorado and Ford Ranger.
2016 Toyota Hilux – Release Date and How Much will Cost
Starting price of the new Hilux will be set at $20,990. There will be several models categorized into cab type and drivetrain type. The most expensive model will be SR5+ 2.8 diesel auto Toyota Hilux 4×4 Dual-Cab selling at $57,990. Release date is expected in the first months of 2016.