It looks like Toyota Motor Philippines will launch the Hilux GR Sport this month
Back in August, Toyota Thailand officially revealed the Hilux GR Sport. Equipped with a wide array of Gazoo Racing goodies, the pick-up truck's exterior and interior have been given a sporty makeover. These include a unique front bumper, special 18-inch alloy wheels, and a more stylish interior.
According to an insider, the Hilux GR Sport (and the Fortuner GR Sport) were scheduled to make their local debut last September. However, it seems the launch was pushed back as both vehicles did not debut last month.
While it may have been delayed, it seems the launch will be happening very soon as several units of the Hilux GR Sport have already made their way into the country.
Posted recently on Facebook, the Hilux GR Sport pictured here appears to be sitting in a local dealership. It gets the new blacked-out grille with the bold 'TOYOTA' lettering, a GR badge at the front, and a new front bumper. There are no pictures of the pick-up's rear although we see that the PH-spec Hilux GR Sport comes with exclusive wheels and body-colored wheel arches.
Apart from the exterior, there were also interior pictures of the Hilux GR Sport. The cabin is finished in black and red to highlight the truck's sportier leanings. As with most GR Sport models, it comes with a GR exclusive steering wheel, seats, and sports pedals. Other noteworthy features in the PH-spec Hilux GR Sport include a large touchscreen infotainment system, high-gloss black accents, steering wheel paddle shifters, cruise control, and dual-zone automatic climate control.
Since the Hilux GR Sport is based on the top-of-the-line Conquest, we expect it to come with the 2.8-liter turbo-diesel inline-four. It makes 204 PS with 500 Nm of torque and is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission with 4WD.
According to our insider, the Hilux GR Sport will supposedly retail for PHP 1,985,000. But for those that prefer their GR Sport painted in Emotional Red, you might have to pay an extra PHP 20,000 - bumping the price to PHP 2,005,000.
Assuming the prices are correct, are you willing to pay nearly PHP 2 million for a pick-up truck?