Many people would agree that the best pickups come from the Ford’s factory but there is at least one which can stand side by side with F-150 and all others. Toyota Hilux is one of the best pickup trucks in the world and every year it is gradually upgraded. Every year it gets more modifications that increase car’s performance but 2017 model is going to stand above all its predecessors.2017 Toyota Hilux will be revolutionary, not just because of the changes, but because there are some rumors it will be the very first Hilux to be offered on the North American market since 1995.
On the other side that would mean that Tacoma won’t be available this year, which is not true because there are TRD PRO Tacoma models already announced. Japanese automaker thinks it can’t have better sales figures with Hilux and we must agree with them. According to the first announcements Toyota Hilux 2017 is going to be larger and much more powerful.
2017 Toyota Hilux Engine and Transmission
In terms of engine, there are going to be several different options, one ‘old’ unit and at least one new. They have to introduce new units in order to compete with Nissan and Ford. The ‘old’ engine is the 2.7l inline-4. This unit can produce 180 HP and 188 pound-feet of torque. In our assumption this unit will meet the demands of the majority of the customers. It has quite decent power and torque and fuel consumption has been reduced comparing to the previous model.
On the other hand there is the 2.8l unit which is based on the Cummins eight-cylinder. It has less power but more torque than the base engine. The 2.8l unit comes with an output of 160 HP and 300 pound-feet of torque. Rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive will be optional while transmission will also come with two options. 2017 Toyota Hilux will be the first Hilux to have both six-speed manual and automatic gearbox.
Interior and Exterior of 2017 Toyota Hilux
Comparing the previous model, new Toyota Hilux 2017 is going to be bigger. Both height and width will be increased. Cabin is going to be divided into two parts thus there will be two doors on each side. When it comes to other outer features only the front grille is going to be slightly redesigned while all other things should remain unchanged.
On the inside position of steering wheel has been changed a bit in order to enhance driver’s control of the car. Touchscreen is placed on the dashboard which controls most of the inner features of the 2017 Toyota Hilux. Safety has been elevated and there are air-bags all over the cabin in a bid to protect all passengers in case of a sudden crash.
2017 Hilux Price and Release date
We are not expecting that the 2017 Toyota Hilux will hit the market anytime soon. It is most likely that launching will happen in the following year. Price is going to depend on the trim level, engine and the market. However, according to the experts new Hilux should cost between $20,000 and $35,000 on the markets around the world.
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