The Toyota Hilux is among the popular trucks you can see on the roads though it is not sold in all countries. In Australia and some other countries, it is among the popular midsized pickup trucks and the company sells in various body styles. For 2019, it has received a revamp. The new 2019 Toyota Hilux will lock horns with popular segment rivals like Holden Colorado, Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi Triton and Nissan Navara.
2019 Toyota Hilux – Exterior Body Changes and Interior Cabin Design
The 2019 Toyota Hilux does not look much different than the predecessor. You can opt for either soft-top tonneau cover or hard-top tray cover. The SR 5 is a stunner on roads and it gets chrome sports bar, LED headlights and bigger sized wheels. There are double-cab variants and variants are aplenty to suit buyer needs. There are total 5 trims levels.
Exterior color choices are Silver Sky, Nebula Blue, Graphite, Glacier White, Eclipse Black, Olympia Red and Crystal Pearl white. The cabin of 2019 Hilux has been revamped to an extent. Material quality is decent and the cabin is pretty spacious. Small item storage options are quite good. The cabin noise however can be an issue with some buyers.
2019 Toyota Hilux – Modifications in the Engine
The 2019 Toyota Hilux gets quite a few engine choices. The base trim gets laden with a 2.7-litre four-cylinder gasoline engine and six-speed automatic gearbox. The 2.4-litre turbo motor is there and top trims get more powerful 2.8-litre engine. Ride quality is good though it is not meant for off road handling. The body roll is now minimal and the suspension is good at soaking bumps.
The new version of Toyota Hilux gets packed with enough safety technologies. The number of amenities is aplenty too. All trims get electronic stability control, seven airbags and trailer sway control. You also get reverse camera and Rear parking sensors. However, the vehicle till lacks advanced safety tech like automated emergency braking and lane keep assist which are found in most segment rivals.
The Toyota Hilux 2019 does come with a touch screen based multimedia infotainment system. However, it is still clumsy and response is not fast. It is where rivals like the VW Amarok race ahead. The base trim gets moderate amount of amenities while top trim receives enough features to keep users happy.
2019 Toyota Hilux – Release Date and How Much will Cost?
The exact release time of new Toyota Hilux is not known but it may be unveiled by late 2018. The base trim price can be close to $22000. With options added, the top trim price may exceed $55000. The new 2019 Toyota Hilux is a midsized UTE that comes with enough variants to cater to needs of different types of buyers.
The styling is decent and the cabin is designed with utility in mind. The base workmate trim is ideal for daily grind. The SR5 is what most buyers will choose and it can be customized to a large extent. Price wise, the range is extensive and overall performance is decent. The only area where it lags behind the rivals is advanced safety tech.