2017 Toyota Hilux Review, New Engines, Exterior Changes, Release Date and Price

February 28, 2017 2017, Toyota

Whenever there is a talk about buying a new vehicle and whenever various options are being explored, there is no doubt that Toyota always comes up for discussion and consideration. They have been around for many decades now and have set benchmarks in technology, speed, power, design, comfort and various other parameters. Amongst the many models that have set new benchmarks there is no doubt that Toyota Hilux is a model that has stood the test of time. Hence there is certainly is quite a few things to expect because the new 2017 Toyota Hilux is supposed to hit the roads. Let us look what it offers to the customers and what is new and exciting about it. It would be pertinent to mention here that this particular model of Toyota has sold more than 16 million units across the world.

What Is Expected To Be Special

One of the main reasons why this vehicle is so popular is perhaps because of the stylish external and external features. This is one of the biggest takeaways as far as this model is concerned. The new model is supposed to build on the existing strengths and add something new so that it is able to reach new customers apart from offering something new to the existing customers. Though the official details are still awaited, there are many sources from where bits and pieces of information are available. Hence let us look what it has in store for the expectant and excited new and old customers.

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Exterior

The 2017 Hilux model will certainly see quite a bit of changes or tweaking as far as the exterior profile is concerned. It is expected that the exterior will look quite aggressive but will retain the attractiveness for which the previous generations of Hilux are famous for. The body perhaps will see the use of lighter materials with the objective of curbing the overall weight. However, there is no doubt that the overall robustness of the pickup vehicle will not be compromised under any circumstances.

The front fascia will continue to carry the 3-slot grille which contributes to the signature look of previous models of Hilux. The headlight might go in for some change and they may look sleeker and will also be placed a bit more intelligently. This is expected to increase the overall aggressiveness of the vehicle. The front bumper might also be larger in size which will be helpful in an off-road terrain. It also is expected to get integrated with more number of inlets which will help in aiding the cooling of the engine.

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Rear

The rear the vehicle will most probably feature taillights which are most likely to be stylish and they will have to be mounted vertically. This according to experts might improve its performance quite significantly. The rear bumper will certainly be larger and will have some small portions for exhaust purposes. The wheels most probably be made from aluminum and will be in the range of 16 to 17 inches. This size of the wheel would most probably depend on the trim level. The best of performance tires will wrap the wheel and it will offer the best value for money for sure.

Interior

The inside of the 2017 Toyota Hilux will feature a cabin that will be spacious. It should be easily able to accommodate five passengers and the 2-row seating arrangement will continue without any doubt. The base models will have upholstery of decent quality while the premium versions will come with high quality leather upholstery. The dashboard is also expected to go through some major changed. The screen size will certainly be larger at the middle and the other attributes will be arranged more attractively and logically. Of course one can expect that the cabin will have some high-tech features like Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-Fi, smart phone integration and the best of USB connectivity.

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The seats of the 2017 Hilux will be quite comfortable and spacious and they will have automatic heating systems and they also will feature headrests. The cabin is also expected to have 3 zone climate control system. This will help keep the interior temperature ideal depending on the external weather and climatic conditions. It will also have some standard safety features such as traction as well and stability control. Automated seat belts and enhanced seat belts and various other driving aids will be available to enhance safety attributes though a few of them might come as options add-ons.

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The Engine And Other Related Specs

Though full details are still shrouded in secrecy, as per information available in the grapevine, the 2017 Toyota Hilux version will most probably have a 2.0 liter petrol which will power the 137 HP engine. The next option will be 2.7 liter, 4 cylinder engine which perhaps can generate around 164 HP and 182 lb per feet of torque. A third variant might also take customers might surprise. It might be a 2.4 liter turbo diesel Cummins engine which will be able to generate 147 HP of power at 340 lb per feet of torque.

Those seeking more power could also choose the 4.0 liter V-6 engine which can generate a massive 200 HP power. There is no doubt that the previous 3.5 L engine will bid adieu. The engines will be amalgamated with the 6-speed computerized transmission which will power all the four wheels.

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2017 Toyota Hilux Expected Release Date And Price

Finally what matters most to customers is the anticipated release date and the price tag, of course. It is quite likely that this will be a closely guarded secret because Toyota would like to take the market by surprise as much as possible. However, according to some expert and market readers, it could be hitting the USA market as early as the first quarter of 2017 though there are others who feel that end June or early July of 2017 would be a better estimation.

As far as the price is concerned, the base model should cost around $25,000. If one chooses the premium up-end model with all fixtures, fittings and attributes, the cost could go by around $15,000 and be available only for $40,000. All said and done it is a vehicle that is being watched closely.

John Goldberg