In addition to several special editions, announced for the spring of this year, also will be available in 2019 Toyota Hilux new trim variants of the standard model. First of all, some trim levels will be available in more variants of the cabin. Also, there is a significantly higher offer of models with an automatic transmission. As one of the oldest pickup truck models in the market, it has been celebrating half a century since the beginning of production this spring. In any case, spring and summer this year will show the rating of this model. Of course, as a global model, still consider the main rival of the Ford Ranger. Significant rivals are and Nissan Navara, Volkswagen Amarok, as well as the Mercedes-Benz X-Class.
Since the eighth generation is on the market for two or three years, there are no significant changes in the outer design. It still has chrome grille, body-color bumpers, LED box lighting, LED daytime running lights, halogen front and rear LED lights. Also, except for the improved Toyota Entune Infotainment system, there are no significant changes in the cabin. Depending on the model, offers cloth or leather seats, manual or automatic climate control. Of course, there is a 7-inch touchscreen.
Available are four new chassis cabs and six pickup options. As for the sizes, the outer dimensions are identical, but there is noticeably more comfort in the cabin. They are placed on the same wheels. Of course, it offers three sizes of cabs (two or four doors) and five levels trim. Accommodation for two to five passengers is provided. It will probably be a bit lighter than the predecessor. Towing capacity is 5512 to 7716 lbs (2500 to 3500 kg), while the payload is from 2028 to 2403 lbs (920 to 1090 kg).
Unlike its predecessor, 2019 Toyota Hilux will probably not have a 5-speed automatic transmission. Of course, the drive is on the rear wheels or on all four wheels, combined with a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. It still has three four-cylinder engines. The standard is a 2.7-liter gasoline engine of 164 hp and 181 lb-ft (245 Nm) of torque. The second is a 2.4-liter turbodiesel engine of 147 hp, with 253 lb-ft (343 Nm) or 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque. Also, available is the 2.8-liter turbo diesel engine of 174 hp and 310 lb-ft (420 Nm) or 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque. According to the available information, it will not have a 4.0-liter V6 petrol engine.
As for the cost, the price 2019 Toyota Hilux new trim variants will be within the current models. Yet, we expect less price increases for all variants. Models from October last year cost from $ 24,050 to $ 45,750 ($ 30,690 to $ 58,440 AUD). Of course, chassis cab models are significantly cheaper: $ 16,450 to $ 36,850 ($ 20,990 to $ 47,060 AUD).