Text: Anton Andres / Photos: | posted May 05, 2015 14:00
Latest report says new Hilux will debut this month
Following last week's photo leak, an independent source from Thailand has told AutoIndustriya.com that the global debut date of the all new 2016 Toyota Hilux pick-up will take place in a few weeks.
Our source has indicated that the new generation pick-up from Toyota will make its world premiere on May 21 at the BITEC Exhibition Center in Bangkok, Thailand, followed by local launches within ASEAN soon after; the Philippine launch of the new Hilux could take place sometime in August.
In a separate leak, an image of a supposed internal presentation of the 2016 Toyota Hilux have revealed details regarding the powertrain and gearbox, all of which is seemingly new.
The first engine will be the 2GD-FTV, a new 2.4-liter turbodiesel engine while the other one will be a 1GD-FTV, a range-topping 2.8-liter turbodiesel. Transmission choices include 5-speed manuals, 6-speed manuals and 6-speed automatics whereas the current generation was only offered with a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic.
Models equipped with the 2GD mated with a 5-speed manual will get 167 PS and 343 Nm of torque while the 2GD with a 6-speed automatics get 161 PS and 400 Nm. The top spec 1GD gets 177 PS with 6 speed manual models getting 420 Nm of torque and 6 speed automatic models get 450 Nm of torque. It is also worthy of note that the 6-speed manual gearbox in the 1GD is called an iMT (iintelligent Manual Transmission) which has 2 drive modes: PWR (Power) and Eco.
There is no information yet whether or not there were changes to the chassis and suspension.