2021 Toyota Hilux Revo Preview: Changes, Specs, Features

When it comes to the international market, the Hilux is the most iconic name in the world of a pickup truck. Famous for unparalleled reliability and durability, the pickup is the first choice of drivers from all around the world. As the morel is present in various places in the world, it’s no wonder that the Japanese manufacturer uses a little bit different names on certain markets. Among them, you can also find the Hilux Revo name, which is used in South East Asia, in countries like Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Philippines etc. However, the model is largely the same as Hilux trucks from the rest of the world. Therefore, we can say for sure that the 2022 Toyota Hilux Revo will be pretty much the same as the rest of its counterparts, which includes the possible update if we can rely on rumors.

Although we are still waiting to get something from more reliable sources, rumors about the updated have appeared. They suggest some pretty interesting novelties for the next year, which would mostly be about visual updates, but in terms of new features as well. At this point, this is just speculation, so take the following paragraphs with a big reserve.

2021 Toyota Hilux Revo

2021 Toyota Hilux Revo Possible Changes

When it comes to the possible changes for the next year, the first thing that comes to mind is a visual update. The current generation has been around for about five years and we already saw a facelift, just a couple of years after the initial launch. However, this facelift was pretty mild and it included just a couple of tweaks. Therefore, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see another refresh before a complete overhaul. Of course, visual changes would be in the focus once again. The front end comes to mind first, so we might see revisions on parts like headlights, grille, bumpers etc. Of course, new wheels and color options are also possible.

On the other side, we don’t expect to see any particular change on the inside. The current model already features one of the nicest cabins in the segment. It is characterized by hi-quality materials, a stylish car-like dashboard and a long list of standard equipment. The latter also includes loads of latest tech goodies, including the updated infotainment system, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay etc. Still, it’s always possible to see new interesting novelties in this aspect.

2021 Toyota Hilux Revo Interior

2021 Toyota Hilux Revo Design

Despite the possible update, the overall design will remain the same, which means you may count on familiar design solutions and specs. The 2021 Toyota Hilux Revo will continue to rely on proven design solutions. These proven design solutions may look a little bit outdated by today’s industry standards. Still, if you consider that pickup trucks are mostly about utility, off-roading, reliability and durability, it seems hard to argue, even though you can find things like leaf springs or drum brakes on the rear axle. On the other side, the front axle is far more up to date and comes with double wishbone suspension and disc brakes.

Of course, count on three familiar cab layouts, Single, Extra and Double Cab layout. No matter which version you pick, the wheelbase goes around 3.085 millimeters. The overall size varies, depending on the style, bed size etc. An important thing to know is that overhangs are pretty much the same on all models and go around 890mm at the front and 1285 at the rear end. In practice, this means a lot of potential for off-roading, as approach and departure angles go around 30 and 22 degrees, respectively. The curb weight goes from 1.910 and 2.030kg, depending on the body style, standard equipment etc. Max payload capacity goes between, 820 and 1.060kg and it also depends on the version you pick.

You can read more about Hilux specs here.

2021 Toyota Hilux Revo

2021 Toyota Hilux Revo Engines

When it comes to the 2021 Toyota Hilux Revo engine specification, keep in mind that there are different engines in the offer. The most common choice is a 2.4-liter turbodiesel, which delivers around  150 horsepower (110kW). Interestingly, it is available with both 5- and 6-speed automatic transmission, depending on the body style you choose.

A bigger and more capable 2.8-liter turbodiesel is available on several markets as well. This one is good for about 177 horsepower and comes with either a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. Both engines are super reliable and also fuel-efficient. In both cases, you may count on the max towing capacity of 2.5 tons.

Release Date

At this point, it is still early to talk about the more precise launch date, as we are still waiting for the official confirmation about the 2021 Toyota Hilux Revo, to find out whether it going to be updated or not. More details should be known in the near future.

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