One of Toyota’s best-selling and most popular pickup trucks has been recently rumored to come back to the market as a 2020 model. We are still waiting for some official information at the moment, but the fans have been eagerly waiting to hear if these speculations will come true and what the upcoming 2020 Toyota Hilux is about to bring this time.
- affordable truck,
- good value for money,
- more than one engine option.
- not officially confirmed yet.
The pickup trucks have been quite popular in the US market, whether you need them as work-oriented or for a wild off-road adventure. One of them has definitely been the Hilux truck which has been keenly anticipated among the fans to enter its next generation. The outgoing one has been present since 2015 and has shown some significant updates and changes, the most recent ones in 2018. We can say that this model has been quite fresh and modern when it comes to exterior. The upcoming Hilux will probably have to be even more attractive and stylish than its predecessor, although leaving some of its traditional and recognizable off-road features untouched. According to some recent speculations, the front end will still keep on resembling its cousin Toyota Tacoma. The fans will probably have the chance to see a new chrome grille, redesigned massive bumpers with metal protection and LED lighting system. Besides its enhanced suspension system and off-road performance, the new Hilux should also increase its towing capacity in order to stay competitive with models such as Ford Ranger and Nissan Navara.
Little has been known of the interior when it comes to 2020 Toyota Hilux. This pickup truck should offer a functional and spacious cabin, providing two or four seats, depending on the cab configuration you choose. In higher trim levels, the carmaker should use some better-quality materials on the seats and the rest of the cabin. Other updates will probably be noticed in its high-tech area where the driver should get a 4.2-inch information display in the instrument cluster and a 7.0-inch infotainment touch-screen in the center console. We also hope for some advanced safety systems and driver assist features.
If it actually hits the market, definitely more than one option is waiting for you under the hood of the 2020 Toyota Hilux, although these haven’t been confirmed yet. The truck is expected to come with a 2.4-liter turbo-diesel that will be more efficient than the other 3.0-liter V6 option. Other possibilities include a 2.7-liter gasoline version and the top trim levels with 4.0-liter V6. Also, a 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel should keep being offered, but we are waiting for some exact information and numbers at the moment. The 2020 Hilux should be offered with both a six-speed manual and automatic transmission.
2020 Toyota Hilux Release Date and Price
The release date has definitely been a mystery since there is no official information about the 2020 pickup and its arrival. However, its price has been estimated to start under $30,000.
Competitors: Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi Triton, Mercedes Benz X-Class, Nissan Navara, VW Amarok.