2018 Toyota Hilux – So Good That It Is Hard To Improve It

Toyota Hilux is one of the Worlds most famous trucks. It has been present on worldwide markets for over 50 years, and it looks like it won’t stop there. In 2016 the vehicle was improved trough introduction of new headlights and smaller exterior changes. Interior was the part that received most attention with it now looking more similar to Toyota’s sedan vehicles. Comparison of Hilux and Auris interiors are on the spot. With a model that has been sold in more than 19 million copies trough its history, we can expect that Japanese manufacturer is going to improve it with upcoming 2018 Toyota Hilux model.

2016 MY Shown – Source:

Toyota Hilux 2018 – What to change?

2016 Hilux was fairly well accepted in markets across the globe with its popularity in Africa and the Middle East still being on a very high level. Hilux’ off-road ability and reliability is still present with 2016 MY, and it was additionally improved with stronger chassis. Interior is like we said improved and it was approved by large Hilux fan-base. Despite some things changing on 2016 Hilux the truck didn’t undergo full redesign but was just slightly twinkled here and there. More changes and improvements can be expected with rumored 2018 Toyota Hilux.

2016 MY Shown – Source:

Release date of 2018 Toyota Hilux

We presume that new Hilux is in development stages at this moment because Toyota didn’t release any info on it. Although the facts exhibited here are on the level of rumors and speculations, it is clear that Toyota needs to continue with improvements of one of its best-selling models. 2016 is almost over, so the news about 2018 Toyota Hilux will start pouring out from the onset of the year 2017. Release date will be published at a later date after the info of 2018 Hilux hit the newsstands.

Price of new Hilux

The price of the base model of 2016 model starts with $23,500 which is very affordable for a truck of this size and performances. With 2018 Toyota Hilux we can expect a slight rise of this figure because the exterior will undergo more changes than it was the case with the current model. The interior design which is at an excellent level for an off-road vehicle will also dictate the price. The introduction of new and more powerful diesel powertrains is another thing that will lift the price. Anything in the region of $1,000 – $2,000 more can be expected.

2018 Toyota Hilux Engine – Is there room for improvement?

Depending on a market where you buy your Hilux it comes with a 2.4-litre four-cylinder with 148bhp or 2.8-litre engine with 174bph. The competition has options with V6 and obviously more power, so it’s only the matter of time when will Toyota introduce something similar on Hilux.

2018 Toyota Hilux
Dimensions And Weight
Wheelbase 3,085 mm
Length 5,285 mm
Height 1,690 mm
Width 1,800 mm
Weight 1955 kg
Engine And Transmission
Engine type 2.4-litre
Displacement 2,393 cc
Power/torque 148bhp and 400Nm of torque
Transmission Six-speed manual and six-speed automatic gearbox
0-60 mph 13.2 seconds
Top speed 106 mph
PRICE RANGE: Base model goes for $23,000
Competitors: Nissan Navara, Mitsubishi L200, Isuzu D-Max, Fiat Fullback, Renault Alaskan


In the end, one of the main reasons why we think that Hilux is scheduled for a slight redesign is the ever-growing competition. Some of them even offer more than Hilux can regarding engines, towing and performance in general. With old rivals, such as Navara, Mitsubishi L200, Isuzu D-Max and VW Amarok now they have new ones like Fiat Fullback and Renault Alaskan certainly are.

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