Several weeks ago, images of what could be the facelifted 2020 Toyota Fortuner made their way onto the internet.
Despite the heavy camouflage, it’s quite clear that Toyota was busy changing up the exterior looks of their popular seven-seater. We’re expecting to see it with redesigned headlights, a tweaked front grill, refreshed front and rear bumpers, and a revised set of taillights.
Now, it looks like its pick-up truck sibling will also be receiving a facelift of its own. Seen here is what appears to be the refreshed 2020 Hilux donning a sleek new look. While we can’t exactly see its entire front end, we did notice that the pick-up truck seems to have a new set of LED headlights. Not only that, a new front grill appears to be present as well which gives it a slightly more upmarket look.
Apart from getting to see its front end, new twin five-spoke alloy wheels could also be available on the refreshed Toyota Hilux. Sadly, we have yet to see if the taillights and the rear bumper will receive any changes. But given that the entire rear is also covered in camo livery, we won’t be surprised if Toyota was busy giving it several design tweaks.
No interior photos of the supposed refreshed Toyota Hilux were available. However, new trim and color combinations, along with an upgraded infotainment system and multi-info display are expected to make their way inside the pick-up truck.
As far as powertrain is concerned, both the 2.4-liter and 2.8-liter turbo-diesel engines may be carried-over for the update. Should that be the case, expect the former to soldier on with 150 PS and 400 Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the latter might still produce 177 PS and 450 Nm of torque. Transmission options are likely to remain the same as well; meaning a choice of either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic gearboxes.
When can we expect the updated Hilux to make its big reveal? Well with the 2020 Bangkok International Motor Show set this coming March 25, perhaps Toyota might hold its debut at the annual auto show.
For now, all we can do now is wait and see if Toyota will reveal both the refreshed Hilux and Fortuner in the coming months.
Source: Khaorot Thailand