There is a new high-performance pickup truck from the world famous automobile manufacturer, Toyota. This new vehicle is the 2017 Toyota Hilux. Designed and developed to stay ahead from its competitors, this amazing truck brings in lots of improvements and enhancements. The stereotype of a pickup truck being ugly and workhorse vehicle have been broken and now models like Toyota Hilux presents everything that a luxury vehicle has to offer. With new design elements, this 2017 Hilux looks more sporty and appealing.
2017 Toyota Hilux: Engine Specs
Under the hood of this 2017 Toyota Hilux is a 2.8-liter turbo diesel engine which gives out 295 pound-feet of torque and 160 HP. Engines in the gasoline option includes a 4.0 liter V6 unit which generates 278 HP and a 2.7 inline 4 unit which cranks out 164 HP.
This pickup truck can sprint from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 9.5 seconds while it can reach a top speed of 115 miles per hour. The combined mileage of this new Toyota Hilux will be 26 miles per gallon. Its maximum towing capacity is going to be 7,716 pounds.
The dimensions of this pickup truck are:
- Length – 210.03 inches
- Width – 73.03 inches
- Curb weight – 3461 pounds
- Wheelbase – 121.45 inches
Design and Features
Starting off with its exterior body look, a great dedication in design can be figured out as the outer body is aesthetically pleasing. Up front, its grille has 4 main horizontal chrome slats which also hold the company’s badge in the middle.
This grille is then joined by newly designed headlights which look robust. The front bumper holds a massive air intake in the middle. Two powerful fog lights complete the look. New aluminium alloy wheels will be used and will come in the size option of 16, 17 and 18 inches.
High-performance all-season tires will be featured this time around. Moving towards the back of this model, the cargo cabin is as functional and spacious as before. A camera has been used to monitor this cabin on the go by the driver.
The interior cabin of this 2017 Toyota Hilux is also interesting and most importantly, comfortable. Passengers and driver will not feel the presence of discomfort even when taking long journey of difficult terrains.
This cabin easily allows accommodation of up to 5 people for comfortable seating. The cockpit has been revised this time. Several control buttons have been eliminated and some new ones have been added.
Upholstery to seats, dashboard, steering wheel and door panels will be done by leather in higher trims and by cloth in the base trim. Some other improvements and changes in this cabin include increased leg room, upgraded infotainment system and modified AC vents.
Price and Release
The officials of Toyota has not provided any information regarding the exact release date of this pickup truck but the chances are that it will be launched in the first quarter of 2017. As far as its price is concerned, this 2017 Toyota Hilux will start from $25,000 and will reach as high as $40,000 for upper trims.