2023 Toyota Hilux: Facelift, Specs, and Release Date

The new Toyota HiLux 2023 is going through a facelift. The truck is very popular and fans all over the world expect to see the fresh model very soon. The iconic pickup truck has been around for so much long time, and it built an unmatched status among these vehicles for remarkable reliability, durability, and off-road performances.

The 2023 HiLux facelift will also indicate what to anticipate from the US Tacoma. In addition to the new look, one of the warmest gossips is the hybrid drivetrain. It isn’t much of a surprise by the Japanese truck maker. The cabin will have more equipment and the SR5 entry-level trim will come with new colors. The interior will have seats for two or five persons, depending on the cab configuration.

2023 Toyota HiLux GR Sport

2023 Toyota Hilux Facelift

We can count on changes in various areas. Unquestionably, most of them should come to the front end. A new grille design could be seen, a new bumper and maybe even new headlights. Some suggest the new design will go in a direction to look like the North American 2022 Tacoma as much as possible.

Other parts of the truck could come with innovations as well. Some revisions on the tailgate and taillights are possible, while modifications on the rear bumper seem like an assured thing. Also, typical facelift updates could be counted on, such as new color options, new wheels, and similar things.

Things will remain largely the same in terms of mechanics. Still, we may see some twists to the suspension, as well as on the transmission. Some suggest we might see a performance version, inspired by Tacoma TRD Pro. We must bear in mind, these are just rumors, so in anticipation of hearing something from the officials, we must not expect too much.

2023 Toyota HiLux V6 GR Sport

2023 Toyota HiLux Specifications

The truck is going to be available with petrol units as well as with the oil burners.  Although it is just a matter of time when the company shuts down diesel engines, the D-4D technology still survives, and the 2023 YM is still going to use a 2.8-liter displacement. Fans of the truck from the US believed the same unit will be in their dealerships as well. Nevertheless, it is not available yet, and it seems Toyota’s most wanted will be a hybrid setup for Tacoma.

Numerous sources are reporting the development of the 2023 Toyota HiLux Hybrid. Besides the modernization, changes to the interior are also important. If hybrid happens, the truck is going to strengthen its place as the best truck in the world (except the US, where it is available as Tacoma). The new structure is going to combine a petrol displacement with electric provision to increase gas mileage and power outputs.

The most accomplished version of the Hilux is available in Australia. Toyota created a distinct lineup in this country such as Rogue, Rugged, and Rugged X 4×4. Truckers and fans from all over the world are keen to see some of these presented. For the time being, there are no announcements. It is believed that this lineup is going to compete with Ford Ranger Raptor.

HiLux GR Sport To Get V6 Powertrain

In the Australian market, there is an increased demand for more powerful pickups that have superior off-road characteristics. Toyota does not want to lag behind the competition, and we expect it to offer the powerful HiLuk GR Sport soon.

According to the latest speculations, the powertrain will be taken from the new Land Cruiser 300. This means that we expect a 3.3 liter diesel, and 3.5 liter petrol twin-turbo V6 engine under the hood of the 2023 Toyota HiLux GR Sport.

2023 Toyota HiLux interior

When Will 2023 Toyota HiLux be Available?

There is no official release date, but inside sources are reporting that 2023 Toyota HiLux will be out by the end of 2022. Special editions won’t be there instantly. Then again, the arrival date is going to be determined by the development of a hybrid drivetrain. The truck will be ready for the premiere when engineers finish the work. Still, let’s not forget about the 2023 HiLux renovation, new colors, interior, and other packages. All these changes are going to be very interesting. With the growing competition, the truck will need an upgrade.

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