The net is going creazy with pictures of the new 2016 Toyota Hilux, while it was being tested on the highways of Western Europe. Though it was carefully masked to hide all the new features, the auto-spies could make out significant changes in looks and specifications of this new Hilux. We need to remember that 2016 Toyota Hilux is a bestseller from the Toyota stable but it did have a few drawbacks against its top competitors. From the eye-witness reports available, it seems Toyota is addressing these drawbacks and improving upon the pick-up to make it even more attractive than it is at present.
2016 Toyota Hilux: rear view
2016 Toyota Hilux: Price and Release Date
There is no official announcement about the 2016 Toyota Hilux, so we can only make an educated guess of its release based on the fact that it is already into the road testing stage. We could expect to see a mid to late 2015 release. The price is unknown and it will be unwise to speculate about that at the moment. But we can expect it to be priced higher than the present Hilux models.
2016 Toyota Hilux: interior
2016 Toyota Hilux: Styling and Looks
From what we hear on the rumor mill, the 2016 Toyota Hilux is not having just a facelift but an entire makeover which classifies 2016 Toyota Hilux to be called a next generation model. It is expected to have a new fascia with LED headlamps. The spy pictures shows a more streamlined and modern looking pick-up with a well sculpted roof and smaller grille. Overall, the vehicle looks bigger both in the tray as well as the cabin, which would mean more carrying capacity and more room for occupants. The lesser carrying capacity of the existing Hilux was a concern over its competitors which all had higher carrying capacity. The larger dimensions may just give it that extra push Toyota was looking for. The wheel arches are gentler and the vehicle is higher than its older version.
2016 Toyota Hilux: engine
2016 Toyota Hilux: Engine and Drive
We know a lot more about the exterior and the looks of the 2016 Toyota Hilux than we do about its powertrain. This is all a speculation as Toyota has not officially said anything about the engine or transmission of the 2016 Toyota Hilux. But we do expect it to be available in both petrol and diesel variants. We can also expect a newer bigger engine to drive the much bigger vehicle. It will be a disaster if the engine were to remain the same. From the spy pictures, we have been able to determine that the pick-up will be available in 2 wheel as well as 4 wheel drive. The steering option is also variable as the released pictures show left hand as well as right hand drive vehicles. So we can safely speculate that 2016 Toyota Hilux will be released all over the world.