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2019 Toyota Hilux: Facelift, Changes, Release Date

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The famous pickup truck is already among the best-selling vehicles in the world, but the company wants to justify 2019 Toyota Hilux’s position on the market by introducing some interesting novelties. This model is on the market for full five decades. The current version represents eight generation of the iconic nameplate. This version is present since 2015 and we have already seen some interesting changes. It looks like the company wants to make it even better, so we can hear various kinds of rumors that include not just speculations about visual enhancement, but mechanical upgrades, new versions, hybrid powertrain and much more as well.

2019 toyota hilux front view

All this indicated that the company is definitely cooking something for the next year. We are still waiting for the official confirmation, but some of these things definitely seem very likely. Expect to see the 2019 Hilux by the end of the year.

2019 Toyota Hilux Exterior

When it comes to base design characteristics, the 2019 Toyota Hilux definitely won’t receive any important change. It will continue to ride on a familiar platform and feature pretty much the same mechanics. Same goes to the styling.

This model received a facelift a year ago. For that occasion, the company introduced a new design language, which has a lot in common with the truck that Toyota sells in North America, called Tacoma. This involved a lot of new parts, including new LED headlights, new bumper and much more. Considering this recent and quite a massive update, it seems pretty certain that the upcoming update will be focused on some other aspects of the truck. We could see some changes on the inside, like the revised dashboard and new color schemes.

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2019 Toyota Hilux Interior

The interior design of this models looks pretty upscale, especially if we consider the fact that this is primarily a working machine. The first thing you’ll notice inside this truck is that there’s a lot of quality, soft-touch materials. The overall cabin layout seems very attractive, pretty much car like. The dash comes with plenty of horizontal and large touchscreen interface at the center.

For the next year, we could see some smaller changes. Besides new color schemes, there is a chance to see some button reconfiguration on the dash. On the other side, instrument cluster looks very attractive on this model and should remain unchanged. Of course, novelties in terms of new standard equipment are expected as well.

2019 toyota hilux interior

2019 Toyota Hilux SR5

One of the most interesting novelties for the 2019 Toyota Hilux could be a new performance trim called SR5. This should be some kind of a performance-oriented version, which will come with a lot of new visual details. Expect to see modifications that will accentuate truck’s sporty character. So, you can count on unique wheels designs, fender flares, mouldings, grille and much more.

Changes on the inside are expected as well. We should see plenty of SR5 badges around the cabin, unique trim and color schemes, as well as some exclusive standard features. Other than that, it should be the same as standard models. In terms of powertrain, details are yet to come. Moreover, we are still waiting for the official confirmation of the new version, which will probably be among the most expensive variants of this amazing truck.

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2019 Toyota Hilux Engines

The 2019 Toyota Hilux will be available on various markets, so a wide engine range is not a surprise at all. Most of the engines on the offer are oil-burners. One of the most common units is a 2.8-liter unit, which is good for about 177 horses and 330 pound-feet of torque. This version is the most powerful and most capable engine in the offer. With this unit under the hood, max towing capacity goes up to 7.000 pounds.

Also, there is a little bit older 3.0-liter engine, which has a max output of 165 horsepower. In some markets, you can also find a smaller 2.4-liter unit, which features a max output of 150 horsepower.

Gasoline engines are available as well. A familiar 2.7-liter engine is good for about 160 horsepower.

On some specific markets, you can also find a large 4.0-liter  V6, which is for this truck tuned to 235 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque.

Finally, there is a small 2.0-liter gasoline engine with a max power of 140 horsepower.

2019 toyota hilux engine

Hybrid engine?

For the next year, we could see one big novelty. Some reports suggest soon arrival of a hybrid powertrain. If this happens, the 2019 Toyota Hilux would be one of the first trucks to receive a hybrid powertrain. However, we are still waiting for an official confirmation. We should find out more details soon.

2019 Toyota Hilux Release Date and Price

The 2019 Toyota Hilux should come by the end of the year, probably in December. On most markets, base versions go around 30.000 dollars. Competition in the segment is pretty tough. Some of the rivals are models like Nissan Navara, Mitsubishi L200, Isuzu D-Max, Chevy Colorado, and others.

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