The market for powerful off-road trucks is saturated with a number of options, but the Toyota HiLux remains the undisputed king of the 4×4’s in Australia. The supremacy of the truck can be accredited to the expansive dealership network that Toyota has maintained in Australia. However, the Toyota HiLux isn’t merely resting on its achievement.
The recent 2021 variant was launched this year and has come with major improvements over previous versions. In this article, we take a look at everything you need to know about the 2021 Toyota HiLux, with a final verdict on whether you should invest in the vehicle or not.
The current generation of Toyota HiLux has been around for six years now. The 2021 HiLux was expected to carry for the baton of change and come with some exciting updates.
The 2021 HiLux is More Powerful Than Ever
The highlight of this year’s Toyota HiLux has to be the powerful engine under the hood. According to prominent car experts, the engine is more powerful than ever.
The engine for the 2021 Toyota HiLux comes with an upgraded 2.8-liter powerhouse. The diesel engine produces 332 pound-feet of torque and makes some 174 horsepower. The manual transmission produces 310 pound-feet of torque.
The vehicle can sprint to over 62 miles per hour from a standstill position in some 10 seconds. The engine comes with Double Cab and Extra Cab body styles. Toyota has also changed the idling speed on the rpm by reducing it from 850 rpm to some 680 rpm. This shit will help with fuel efficiency and will reduce fuel lost in idle.
Toyota has also made some improvements in the suspension system with improved shocks and the introduction of better technology in the leaf spring shocks setup. The improved suspension system eventually helps achieve better driving dynamics.
Exterior Changes for a Fresh Look
Toyota has made a number of minor changes on the exterior to add a fresh look to the HiLux. The most prominent change is the integration of the grille and the air dam located on the bumper upfront. The integration results in a three-dimensional result that suits the overall stature of the truck.
The side profile has been amped with some much-needed refinement. The profile looks sharper now and comes with some exciting graphical elements. The wheel arches and the plastic cladding at the back help break the monotony and improve the overall performance of the truck.
Toyota has preferred function over form within the interior and has gone for a button-less setup. The features that help get this look include:
- Satellite navigation
- Front and rear sensors for parking
- Automatic air-conditioning
- Push-start button for a smart entry
- JBL speakers
The all-new 2021 Toyota HiLux comes with a number of improvements over previous versions and carries the legacy forward.