2018 Toyota Hilux: Changes, Drivetrain, Price, Release

The name Hilux refers to a pickup truck that first came into the production lineup in the year 1968 with 1.5 liters of engine. With its redesigning and adoption of new specifications, the seventh generation model was introduced in 2015. The 2018 Toyota Hilux will soon join the market with two cab configurations that will be equipped with Toyota’s AEB (Autonomous Emergency Braking) system.

2018 Toyota Hilux

2018 Toyota Hilux: Changes and Design

The truck considered as one of the best known compact pickups that serve since 1968. It will be pretty natural to take afresh look at small changes and updates in 2018 model. Design and style will get a little tweak from its current model. In addition, some of its features will completely come as news without any doubt.

As most of the people know that the truck was revamped three years ago, the 2018 Toyota Hilux will keep most of the features of its predecessor. Front grille of this car is expected to come with large air intakes in two divisions. One will get the logo of the manufacturer, and other will get number-plate. Just beside the front grille, its headlights will be seen angular to the side.

A slight bump with four small gaps will be seen above the hood for extra air intake. The fog lights are placed below its headlights with LED technology. At the rear end, its taillights will be positioned beside the tailgate with rear bumper seems slightly outwards. One can get the facility of comfortable foot support for loading and unloading of objects.

In its interior cabin, one can see polished materials all around. Incorporation of dashboard with distinctive but charming look adds more value to its cabin. The leather seats will give much comfort to all the occupants to enjoy and take rest whenever needed. It is predicted that 2018 Toyota Hilux will add upgraded safety systems that include airbags, navigation system and much more.


Speculators have revealed that new Hilux will probably equip with 2.7 liters 4-cylinder engine. It can produce a maximum power of 180 HP and 190 lb-ft. of maximum torque. There is a possibility of an engine variant of 2.8 liters that can produce a maximum power of 160 HP and a maximum torque of 300 lb-ft.

It is rumored that 2018 Hilux might incorporate a 3 liters turbo diesel engine, however with less power. But, it is expected to be more fuel efficient with around 10% less than other engine variants.

Price and Release Date

Based on reports suggested by the experts, it is predicted that 2018 Toyota Hilux might come with an increase in its price from the current edition. It will be interesting to see what the manufacturer is going to reveal when new Hilux will hit the showroom. Its release date is still unclear, but it is expected to come at the end of 2017. Well, many things will highlight when the specifications of the all new pickup will be official announced.

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