From the first available spy shots, the upcoming 2023 Toyota Hilux is ready to introduce some upgrades. The new pickup truck has been spied testing, wearing heavy camo. As we manage to see, the Toyota Hilux will receive minimal changes on the front and rear fascia.
We can expect the new Hilux to be powered by a proven 2.8-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder engine that produces 201 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. Besides this engine, Toyota also offers a 2.4-liter four-cylinder unit that produces 150 ponies and 295 lb-ft of torque. Currently, you can’t buy a Toyota Hilux in America because of Chicken Tax, which is a 25% tariff (tax). However, you can get a Toyota Tacoma that looks precisely the same.
2023 Toyota Hilux Redesign
The redesigned 2023 Toyota Hilux comes with the new, bold, and powerful three-dimensional radiator grille and bumper. As we can see, it seems that the next-generation model will only receive mild upgrades. However, considering that this model is a prototype, expect more changes on the final variant. Like before, the Hilux remains to be a great pickup, featuring a powerful physique, robustness, and ability to drive all terrains.
It still dominates, thanks to the newly designed grille and front and rear LED lights. On top of that, Toyota added new machined and black 18 “alloy wheels, which emphasized a more sporty look. New body colors are Emotional Red II, Dark Blue, and Oxide Bronze metallic.
The cabin of the new 2023 Toyota Hilux has been completely improved. This model features a very comfortable cabin that can fit five passengers. Unlike the previous generation, the upcoming one is enhanced with a new instrument panel and center console design with a centrally located, 8 “infotainment system screen. The multimedia system is much faster as well and allows Apple CarPlay/Android Auto to connect smartphones.
A wide range of optional amenities is available, and you can get a smart key system, front and rear parking sensors, satellite navigation, as well as a sound system with nine speakers JBL Premium Sound System.
2023 Toyota Hilux Engine Specs
Beneath the hood, the new 2023 Toyota Hilux will offer a few engines. The base model will come with a potent 2.8-liter turbodiesel engine with 175 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque. Alongside this engine, Toyota also offers an optional 2.4-liter unit that’s capable of producing 150 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Both units can be chosen with eider automatic and manual transmission.
We should also expect some of the new ones. According to rumors, the forthcoming truck might also employ a hybrid powertrain that will generate around 200 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. The next one that’s rumored is a 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 159 horsepower. This engine also powers Tacoma model routing power via rear wheels (2WD) or all four (4WD) via a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The Toyota Hilux with the base diesel powertrain has the ability to tow up to 7,700 lb and to carry a payload of up to 2,200 lb. Meanwhile, the Toyota Tacoma that is available in the U.S. offers 6,800 lb with a payload of 1,620 lb.
2023 Toyota Hilux Release Date, Price
The debut of this amazing pickup truck is just around the corner. From many gossips, the 2023 Toyota Hilux will arrive sometime next year, starting at just $28,000. Of course, many upgrades are available, and choosing some of the upper trims will increase the price of this pickup.