It's official: the Toyota Hilux is going to be available with Gazoo Racing goodies.
After posing a teaser photo of the upcoming pick-up truck, Toyota Motor Thailand has revealed the 2021 Hilux Revo GR Sport. Both the exterior and interior of the Hilux Revo GR Sport have been extensively upgraded for that sporty look.
Using the top-of-the-line Rocco variant (sold as Conquest here) as a base, the GR Sport Hilux gets a blacked-out grille with bold 'TOYOTA' lettering and GR badge. It also gets unique front/rear bumpers with GR decoration, body color-painted wheel arches, a sports bar on the bed, unique 18-inch alloy GR Sport wheels, special body stickers, and additional GR Sport badges on the side and tailgate.
The cabin is finished in black and red to highlight the truck's sportier leanings. The seats are upholstered in leather-suede and come with red contrast stitching including a leather steering wheel complete with a rally-style center marker. Other unique changes present inside the Hilux include GR Sport seats, GR-inspired multi-info display/gauges, aluminum sport pedals, and a GR engine start/stop button.
Aside from the visual upgrades, the Hilux Revo GR Sport also gets some chassis upgrades. It gets new monotube shock absorbers and red brake calipers with GR logos.
Under the hood, the Hilux Revo GR Sport is powered solely by a 2.8-liter 1GD-FTV turbo-diesel engine. Like the Rocco/Conquest versions, it makes 204 PS along with 500 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to a six-speed automatic transmission with 4WD.
Thailand is of course the first market to get the Hilux with GR Sport kit, and it is likely that the Philippines will get the sporty pick-up truck as well. Toyota Motor Philippines does already offer the Vios GR-S, as well as the GR Yaris. Combined with the fact that other ASEAN markets are now switching from TRD Sportivo to GR Sport models, and it looks like the Hilux (and the rest of the GR Sport lineup) could make their way to the country very soon.