We are pretty sure that the 2020 Toyota Hilux will continue in the same way, without more important changes. The iconic truck is the best-selling model in its class for years and there are many reasons for that. The Hilux is famous for its reliability, durability and excellent off-road performances. Typically for Toyota, it is strong in all fields, so it also delivers a quality interior, along with good driving characteristics. Finally, there is a long list of standard equipment, which includes the latest tech features and driver aids.
The current generation has been around 2015 and it already received a facelift. Therefore, we expect that the upcoming model will come without more important changes. Still, various reports suggest various kinds of possible novelties for the next year. Some of them sound more, others less likely. In any case, we don’t expect to see the 2020 Toyota Hilux earlier than usually. It should hit the market sometime late in the year.
2020 Toyota Hilux Design
This aspect of the upcoming model definitely won’t change too much. The iconic truck will continue with the same design, which characterizes the current model since 2015. Interestingly, this model has been redesigned just two years after the redesign. It happened in 2017 when we saw a new face. Some of the most notable changes were at the front end. The facelifted model came with a new grille and bumper. On the other side, headlights remained the same. The new design closely resembles the North American sibling called Tacoma.
Speaking of the North American truck, some reports even suggest the arrival of 2020 Toyota Hilux USA version. However, this seems quite unlikely, since Tacoma is doing pretty well in this part of the world. The Hilux will continue to be offered in the rest of the world, where it is considered to be the most reliable and durable truck around. Considering that both redesign and facelift are quite fresh, the 2020 Toyota Hilux release probably won’t bring any important change. The best we could see, when it comes to the exterior design, is a couple of new color options etc.
2020 Toyota Hilux Interior
Once again, don’t count on more important changes. Unlike some rivals that recently came with almost car-like cabins, this truck remains pretty essential in all aspects. The cabin features mostly durable materials, particularly hard plastics. The overall impression is that this cabin could last for ages. It offers an excellent driving position and ergonomics, which makes this truck even more drivable. Of course, the truck comes in several trim levels, but even the most basic versions are equipped with essential equipment, even in terms of tech goodies. On the other side, the list of safety features is pretty long.
As we already mentioned, the 2020 Toyota Hilux will remain largely the same. Still, several reports suggest a couple of new versions that could hit the market soon. One of them is a TRD-badged version. This designation is typical for the North American market and it refers to off-road capable models of Tacoma, Tundra and other models. Despite the fact that Hilux is already an ultimate off-road machine, we could see a few more upgrades, mainly in terms of the styling. Also, the 2020 Toyota Hilux TRD could come with a little bit more power, though we won’t speculate about details at this point.
Another possibility is to see an upscale, luxury version of the truck. Such vehicles are becoming more and more popular these days. The new Mercedes-Benz X-Class is already available on the market, while pickups from other premium carmakers should arrive soon. As the segment-leader, the Hilux will probably introduce something similar. We presume that the 2020 Toyota Hilux interior would suffer most. Count on higher-quality materials, more standard equipment and similar things.
2020 Toyota Hilux Engines
This aspect shouldn’t bring more important changes for the next year. The 2020 Toyota Hilux will continue with numerous engines under the hood, as it comes to various parts of the world. One of the most common engines is a 2.8-liter turbodiesel, which delivers around 180 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. Also, there is an older-generation 3.0-liter diesel unit, which delivers 163 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque.
For gasoline lovers, there are two engines in the offer. There is a familiar 2.7-liter four-cylinder unit, which is good for about 160 horsepower. For those who prefer something more powerful, there is a well-known 4.0-liter V6, famous for its reliability and durability.
2020 Toyota Hilux Release Date and Price
Given the fact that the next year won’t bring more important changes to use, we expect that the 2020 Toyota Hilux release date will be scheduled for the end of the year. The price will largely depend on the market. Still, base models in most cases go between 25.000 and 30.000 dollars.