After the all-new Corolla Cross' debut last month, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) will be launching another model very soon. Set to make its Philippine entry this coming September 12 is the 2021 Toyota Hilux.
Toyota will be holding the public launch of the Hilux via live stream on their official Facebook page, as well as on their official YouTube channel. Viewers will get to see famous celebrity Ramon Bautista give a preview of the "high life" of the Hilux. He will also be answering questions (which can be sent through the livestream's comment boxes) about his Hilux experience.
In addition, viewers will also be treated to a live performance by one of the country's top bands, Spongecola. Those who will watch will get to enjoy the live performance, as well as participate in interactive games during the band's set. Winners will receive special prizes and merchandise.
First revealed in Thailand last June 2020, the refreshed Hilux gets a new look, additional standard technologies, and more powerful turbo-diesels on the top-of-the-line 4x4 models. It now has a more muscular exterior, a more prominent front grille, and new alloy wheels. In terms of equipment, high-grade models can come with the following features: bi-beam LED headlights, a bed-liner, 18-inch machine-finished alloy wheels, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, cruise control, stability/traction control, and a rear monitor with a clearance sonar.
Under the hood, the 2.8-liter turbo-diesel on the 4x4 variants get a power upgrade. From 177 PS with 450 Nm of torque, all Conquest 4x4 models will now produce 204 PS and 500 Nm of torque. The 2.4-liter turbo-diesel, on the other hand, continues to make 150 PS and 400 Nm of torque.
Pricing for the 2021 Toyota Hilux will start at PHP 843,000 for the cab & chassis, and end at PHP 1,830,000 for the range-topping Hilux Conquest 4x4 A/T.