Hilux is the best-selling truck in Toyota’s family. Tacoma is available only for the US, while most other markets are getting the Hilux. Well, its capabilities and durability make it so special. The new generation is on the way, and the old question is back – is 2021 Toyota Hilux coming to the USA? Probably not, but we will leave the tabs open.
The truck relies on diesel power. The most capable units in the lineup are consuming this kind of fuel. Well, popular D-4D engines are the favorites for the possible Tacoma Diesel. However, this one is not going to be available before 2022. The 2021 Toyota Hilux will come with more power and the special editions for some markets.
The New Generation
The nameplate is one of the longest-lasting models in Toyota’s lineup. The first generation was launched in 1968 and the vehicle had seven more series. Now, the latest model dates from 2015 and it is time for an update. We can hear the 2021 Toyota Hilux could launch the new generation, which will be more capable to compete with Nissan Navara, Isuzu D-Max, and Ford Ranger. The new model will be more capable of getting a hybrid engine.
2021 Toyota Hilux Specs
The new 2021 Toyota Hilux will use both diesel and petrol engines. The first type of drivetrains is more popular. Four different mills are in the lineup and the least capable one is a 2.4-liter turbo-four. Buyers will get 150 hp and 250-300 lb-ft of torque. A 2.5-liter unit is more popular. With 145 horsepower and 250 lb-ft, it sends power through a manual or automatic gearbox. Most powerful engines are 2.8-liter D-4D and a 3.0-liter. The first one offers 180 hp and the larger displacement is producing fewer ponies (165 hp).
Petrol units are: 2.0, 2.7, and 4.0. The smallest one returns 140 hp thanks to turbochargers. A 2.7-liter petrol engine will produce 160 hp and 180 lb-ft, while the big V6 displacement is also available for the Tacoma. A 4.0 engine is good for 235 hp and 280 lb-ft of twisting power.
Special Versions For Australian Market
This truck enjoys the most popularity in Australia. In this region, we find a few interesting models available only for this market. Rugged, Rugged X and Rogue are specialized for Australian outskirts thanks to unique off-road upgrades. We believe the company will keep this lineup for the next generation of the famous pickup.
2021 Toyota Hilux Release Date
The new truck is going to arrive late in 2020. Meanwhile, we will learn more details about the 2021 Toyota Hilux. The company is not making it official yet. The new Tacoma is confirmed for 2022 and Hilux should be out by then.
The 2021Hilux is going to compete with Ford Ranger for the best truck in most markets. Where there is no Ranger, Toyota’s rival is Nissan Navara. Also, you can find interesting models from Isuzu and Mitsubishi, while the VW Amarok is a truck to watch.