Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Unknown | posted May 20, 2015 13:06
New photos reveal exterior, interior layout
Following Toyota's teaser of the next-generation Hilux, several new leaked images recently surfaced on the web which further details the exterior and interior layout of the upcoming pickup.
Starting with the exterior, the all-new Hilux seems to take styling cues from its American midsize cousin, the 2016 Tacoma. As seen from before, it has sleeker headlights, a three-bar grill design, defined wheel arches and a more muscular profile.
Interior images reveal the new layout of instruments as well as the application of a new tablet-inspired infotainment system, multifunction steering wheel, an engine start/stop button and a new gauge cluster. A multi-information display can also be seen on the instrument binnacle which shows the outside temperature gauge, fuel economy and other relevant information.
Interior trim appears to be a contrast between black, gray and metal finishes.
Rear passengers now have their own aircon vents which are placed just behind the center glovebox. The seats are still somewhat upright which is typical in most double-cab pickups.
As previously reported, Toyota has confirmed that two new diesel engines will be available for the 2016 Hilux. First is the 2.4-liter 2GD-FTV inline-four which puts out 160 PS and 400 Nm of torque and is followed by the 2.8-liter 2KD-FTV inline-four which is rated at 177 PS and 450 Nm of torque.
Transmission-wise, the all-new Hilux will be available with either a 6-speed manual with iMT (Intelligent Manual Transmission) or a 6-speed automatic.
It is scheduled to have its world premiere tomorrow (May 21, 2015) in Thailand while the Philippine launch of the pickup may happen sometime in August.
Source: Hilux Revo Thailand