2019 Toyota HiLux USA Release Date Full Review

The 2019 Toyota HiLux will take a position of a compact truck in Australia, UK, Philippines, and many other companies. Unfortunately, so far we couldn’t see it in the USA. With a bit of luck, fans of this pickup are expecting confirmation and green light for HiLux.

Toyota is working hard on its diesel engines. The 2019 Toyota HiLux Diesel could be part of the upcoming lineup. Together with Tacoma and full-size Tundra, the Japanese carmaker could shake things up on the market. Also, the new HiLux could get a full TRC Pro package. So far, we can find Rugged, Rogue, and Rugged X versions in Australia. American will want TRD.

2019 Toyota HiLux

2019 Toyota HiLux Diesel Drivetrain

Under the hood of the 2019 Toyota HiLux is a 2.4-liter diesel engine. The same unit will continue to produce power for most of the world. For the US, its emissions are a stumbling block. If the company meets CO2 regulations in this part of the world, then we can expect 2019 HiLux very soon.

2019 Toyota HiLux Specs

This engine is pretty capable. With it, the 2019 Toyota HiLux will be able to produce 150 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Even if Hilux doesn’t appear in the United States, its closest sibling, Tacoma, will carry the engine with a similar output. A six-speed automatic transmission is a sole choice of manufacturer. It works smoothly, so only the hardcore fans of the manual gearbox will miss it. The truck will need at least 12 seconds to reach 60 mph.

2019 Toyota HiLux diesel engine

Petrol Engine

HiLux is using a petrol engine as well. However, sales of this truck are so slow. Having that in mind, some experts are already putting a 4.0-liter unit under the question mark. On the other hand, the 2019 Toyota HiLux could step on the US ground with this drivetrain until its diesel meets the regulations. Tacoma is using a 3.5-liter engine, and HiLux could get a slightly bigger version. However, it can’t produce as much power as the mill in Tacoma. With a new 4.0-liter V-6, HiLux will be good for 240 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque.

2019 Toyota HiLux TRD Package

Toyota Tacoma is one of the most capable trucks in the market. The TRD Pro trim level is the most expensive model. And the most popular, by the way. With reason. The package brings unique excitement for an off-road drive. Special suspensions and shocks will beat every obstacle. The 2019 Toyota HiLux could get the same, or some lighter TRD version. Sport and Off-Road are also available.

2019 Toyota HiLux interior

2019 Toyota HiLux Rugged, Rogue and Rugged X

For Australian market, Toyota created a special offer of off-road trims. Everything starts with 2019 Toyota HiLux Rugged. This model is lightly equipped with features for tough terrains. Rogue and Rugged X are coming with much more features, but it is still not even close to TRD and its advantages.

Read more about the 2019 Toyota HiLux Rugged X model.

2019 Toyota HiLux Price

While we are waiting for the confirmation or denial, the UK and Australian buyers will shop for their models. Depending on options, the price will start at 20,000 pounds or 22,000 AUD In the other part of the world. Top of the class UK models will go above 25,000 pounds in Invincible trim. Rugged X is the most expensive Australian model. It costs over 50,000 AUD.

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