It seems that the year 2020 is definitely going to reveal some serious redesign and major improvements, especially when it comes to Toyota brand. Although it hasn’t become quite official, another popular model in the market of trucks that has been planned for 2020 will be the well-known 2020 Toyota Hilux.
Although the information about the upcoming 2020 Toyota Hilux we have got lately has been based on rumors, we can pretty much guess what this iconic luxurious truck will look like. The current generation has been present in the market since 2015 and it has undergone some minor changes and updates, including the 2018 version. Being quite fresh, the new Hilux should bring some serious improvements and innovations in order to stay competitive. As far as we have been informed, the new Hilux, especially its front end has already been compared to the Tacoma. You will probably find some distinctive visual updates such as new bumper and LED headlamps and fog lights. The truck will also probably get some metal protection bars and upgraded suspension system. It will keep that reputation of being capable to face any type of challenging terrains and conditions. The 2020 Hilux might also get a new set of alloy wheels and offer some new exterior color choices. It is smaller than 2020 Toyota Tundra.
On the other hand, the recent speculations say that the cabin of the 2020 Toyota Hilux could remain pretty much the same. Of course, the manufacturer will tend to use some high-quality materials and improve the overall comfort, especially in higher trim levels and the updates are also expected in terms of technology and safety. The new Hilux should get a larger infotainment touch-screen in the center console that will provide some of the latest features and connectivity options. Its standard safety systems and driver assist features should be improved as well.
The rumors about the engine that the 2020 will hide under its hood include more than one choice. One possibility could come with a 2.4-liter turbo-diesel that should provide the output of 155 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque. Another one might use a 3.0-liter V6 with about 163 horsepower. Finally, some gasoline options will be available as well. One of them might be a 2.7-liter unit that delivers 160 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. The well-known 4.0-liter V6 has also been considered. When it comes to transmission, the new Hilux might be paired with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. However, we are waiting for some more accurate information. Tha engine will probably be the same in new 2020 Toyota Tacoma.
2020 Toyota Hilux Release Date and Price
It is more than early to talk about the release date of the 2020 Toyota Hilux, but its price shouldn’t change much so the buyer can expect the base model to start around $30,000.
Competitors: Ford Ranger, Mercedes Benz X-Class, Nissan Navara, Chevy Colorado, Isuzu D-Max.