Hilux is one of the most popular trucks in the world. It is the Ford F-150 for Europe, Australia, Middle East. There are rivals competing with styling and reliability, but the Japanese pickup is a step ahead of all. The mid-cycle update will hit all editions and there are a lot of them. Every region is going to bring a unique combination of engines, design, and trim levels. Under the hood of the 2020 Toyota Hilux, you will find both diesel and petrol engines. Some of the diesel units are still possible drivetrains for Toyota Tacoma.
Changes on the truck will include new packages. The most recent update brought special versions to Australian markets (Rugged, Rugged X, and Rogue). More of these will be available in the Middle East and Europe. A new engine is possible and some say it could be hybrid.
All Engines for the 2020 Toyota Hilux
There are nine different configurations across the world you will find for the current Hilux. The possible hybrid would be 10th. However, we don’t believe it will beat the popularity of the 2.8-liter D-4D diesel unit with 180 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque. Besides this one, there are two other diesel units that are very attractive to buyers in certain areas. A smaller one is a 2.4-liter with 145 hp and 250-300 lb-ft, while the bigger displacement is 3.0 1KD-FTV. This one is mentioned as the favorite to arrive in the US as the new engine for Toyota Tacoma Diesel.
The 2020 Toyota Hilux is going to carry over all three petrol drivetrains. The smallest one is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 140 hp and 135 lb-ft of torque. A 2.7-liter inline-four is available in most markets. Top of the lineup engine is a huge 4.0-l V6 displacement capable to produce 235 horsepower. A six-speed transmission is the only choice, while buyers are picking automatic or manual gearbox.
The 2020 Toyota Hilux is entering the fifth year of production. The truck already had a facelift in 2017. Now, the Japanese company is preparing a redesign for its most popular truck. It will include an update of the front fascia and more options in the cabin. The new tailgate is coming very soon. Hilux could also get the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, two popular services recently accepted by Toyota. The standard touchscreen display will be the center of most infotainment commands. Whatsoever, navigation remains optional. Safety accessories are also expecting a revisit. More standard equipment will be there, as well as the optional upgrades.
2020 Toyota Hilux Release Date
Spy photos of the 2020 Toyota Hilux are not available yet. However, the truck is going to appear pretty soon and then we will find out everything about it. It is hard to speak about prices with so many options in different markets. But, the popularity shows the Hilux has never been too expensive. The price might be higher than for some competitor’s trucks, but you are getting far more for that difference. During next year we will also get the complete info about the hybrid engine and the first updates of the new lineup.