What the F-150 is to North America, Toyota HiLux is to the rest of the world. Those would be the best words to describe the legendary pickup truck. This iconic machine has been a synonym for durability, reliability and utility for decades and it still remains the most popular pickup truck outside North America, despite that the competition is getting tougher every year. The 2020 Toyota Hilux sticks to a proven formula and doesn’t come with any particular change compared to the last-year model. You may count on a familiar design and features, which originally came four years ago.
Of course, keep in mind that this truck is offered all over the world, so there are different versions in the offer, with different engines, specs, features etc. However, the 2020 Toyota HiLux is in all cases an ultimate workhorse, which has a lot of things to offer, particularly in terms of driving characteristics.
2020 Toyota HiLux Design
In terms of base design characteristics, there is no need to go in detail, considering that the current generation has been around since 2015. You may find a lot of similarities with the North American Tacoma, but this model is notably smaller and also quite simpler. Toyota knows the formula for making excellent truck and the 2020 Toyota HiLux is a perfect example. You may find a lot of better-looking models in the class.
The styling definitely isn’t a strong point of this model. Still, that’s not a drawback considering that most truckers appreciate things like reliability and durability much more. The Toyota Hilux 2020 is also a pretty capable model, ready for pretty much any task. This year hasn’t brought any particular change, so you may count on familiar design characteristics, features and specs.
2020 Toyota HiLux Exterior Design and Ride Quality
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2020 Toyota HiLux probably isn’t the prettiest model in the class. It comes with a pretty conservative styling approach, which is characterized primarily by conventional design solutions. Interestingly, the model has been updated in 2017, just a couple of years after the launch of the current generation. For that occasion, we have seen a couple of novelties at the front, starting from a new grille and bumper. These days, you can get higher trim levels that are characterized by a couple of distinctive details, particularly in terms of a more aggressive bumper design.
When it comes to mechanics, Toyota keeps things simple. For example, the suspension setup is pretty basic, so you may experience a pretty bumpy ride on pawn roads. On the other side, such design ensures impressive durability and longevity. After all, we are talking about a working machine, primarily designed for towing and hard terrains.
On the inside, the 2020 Toyota Hilux looks surprisingly good. Unlike the exterior, the interior design is quite appealing. We can definitely say that this model looks better than most rivals, thanks to pretty car-like cabin design. The main reason for such a look is that a nice-looking sweep dashboard, but the steering wheel and instrument cluster also look very attractive. When it comes to the interior space, it all depends on the version you choose.
Of course, the offer starts with a single cab version, which also features the longest cargo bed. The extra cab seems okay if you occasionally need rear seats but its too tight for daily use in. Therefore, a double cab model seems like a far better choice, as it features two pretty spacious rows of seats. Add to this the fact that higher trims look very opulent thanks to a long list of standard features, and it becomes clear why we love this cabin so much.
2020 Toyota HiLux Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, the offer largely depends on the part of the world. In Europe and several more markets, you can only get a smaller 2.4-liter turbodiesel. It is good for about 150 horsepower, which is less compared to most rivals. Still, that doesn’t mean that the truck is less capable. The 2020 Toyota HiLux can deal with 3.500kg with ease, just like any other truck in the class.
The 2020 Toyota HiLux Australia adds a 2.8-liter turbodiesel to the lineup. This engine comes with notably more power and features a max output of 177 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. On certain markets, you can also get gasoline versions. Of course, a 2.7-liter four-cylinder is the first one that comes to mind, with its 150 horsepower. Still, there are markets where you can also get a good old 4.0-liter V6, which may be thirsty but shines in terms of reliability, torque and overall driving experience.
2020 Toyota HiLux Release Date and Price
The arrival of the next-year model is expected in the next couple of weeks. We don’t expect changes when it comes to the 2020 Toyota Hilux price, which also depends on the market. For example, Australian models start at around 44.000 Australia dollars. In the UK, the base price goes around 27.000 pounds.