2018 Toyota Hilux

US market is very demanding when it comes to truck segment. Domestic companies are favorites, mainly because of the low production cost. Nevertheless, Japanese carmakers are threatening to spoil dominacy of Ford and Chevy. Toyota offers all classes of pickups, and one of the most popular is Hilux. This unit has good production numbers in recent year. Also, buyers are demanding it all over the world. Because of that, we will see it soon as 2018 Toyota Hilux. The 50th anniversary model gets redesign and engine updates. Nevertheless, all changes can have affect on price, and fans can expect more expensive truck.

2018 Toyota Hilux

2018 Toyota Hilux engine

Clearer information about drivetrain lineup 2018 Toyota Hilux will be available during 2017. Bigger changes in engine room shouldn’t happen. Nevertheless, there are rumors about two diesel and two petrol powertrains. Base unit will probably be 2.8-l V-6. Turbo-diesel engine can deliver 180 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. Slightly weaker diesel unit is 2.4-l, with 160 hp and 310 pound-feet of torque. On the other hand, gasoline engines have higher power output. A 2.7-l V-6 is there to offer 200 hp. Top of the class will be 4.0-l V-6 unit with 280 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed transmission can be automatic or manual, at buyers’ choice.

2018 Toyota Hilux diesel

2018 Toyota Hilux redesign

We are not sure yet if Toyota is going to offer special edition of Hilux for its 50th anniversary. New truck will keep its familiar look. Minor updates are coming for 2018 Toyota Hilux, so it can maintain modern and attractive look. Grille and headlights suffer biggest modifications on front. On the back of the truck, the most notable features are taillights and bumper updates. Inside the pickup, there are more changes. Infotainment system is upgraded, as well as comfort of the seats. New climate control will raise it to next level. Safety uses the same equipment as before, with few more additions for 2018 year model.

2018 Toyota Hilux side

2018 Toyota Hilux release

Development of the 2018 Toyota Hilux is in progress. With modest updates, we can expect it already in the first half of 2017. Nevertheless, if company is planning special editions for this truck, it will follow base unit’s premiere. Some of the trims of new Hilux could appear in 2018.

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