2021 Toyota Hilux Diesel

2021 Toyota Hilux Diesel

The Hilux is one of the most iconic truck ever made. For more than five decades, it is a pickup that offers exceptional performances and reliability. Considering that it is offered in all markets except North America, it’s no wonder that a diesel version is the most popular choice in many markets, due to superior fuel economy and towing ratings. The 2021 Toyota Hilux Diesel will come with a couple of interesting updates, so we are sure that the truck will become even better. The latest reports are suggesting that the new model will arrive in the second half of the next year.

Pros:

  • Excellent predicted reliability ratings
  • Refined engines
  • Class-leading ground clearance
  • Durable and functional cabin

Cons:

  • Some rivals can tow more
  • Some rivals feature better fuel economy

Scorecard:

Styling:5
Features:5
Performance:5
Comfort & Quality:5
Safety:5
Critics Rating:5
Total:5

Exterior

2021 Toyota Hilux Diesel Exterior

A complete lineup, including diesel versions, will receive an update. Latest reports are suggesting that the new model will come with novelties in various aspects, but the focus will be on the styling. Of course, we expect that most of the changes will come at the front end. Most experts believe that the new aesthetics will be largely inspired by the North American Tacoma. This would mean a more aggressive stance, with new headlights, grille, bumper and other parts. Other than that, we could see a couple of new color options, new sets of wheels and similar things.

Interior

2021 Toyota Hilux Diesel Interior

Once again, we could see a couple of updates. The exact details are still unavailable, but we presume that there won’t be too many changes on the inside. We could see a couple of additions in terms of standard equipment and new color schemes, but there’s no doubt that the 2021 Toyota Hilux Diesel will stick to its original nature, which means that the cabin will keep hard but durable plastic surfaces and that the focus will be on functionality and practicality, rather than on comfort and convenience.

Engines

2021 Toyota Hilux Diesel Engine

Depending on the market, you can find this truck with different diesel engines in the offer. The 2021 Toyota Hilux Diesel won’t change in this aspect. The most common is a new 2.8-liter turbodiesel, which is the first choice in Europe, Australia and other parts of the world. With this unit under the hood, the Hilux is most capable, as it can tow up to 3200 kg. That are pretty respectable numbers, though many rivals, including Chevy Colorado and Isuzu D-max, can tow more. The fuel economy is quite decent as well, and it goes around 33.5 UK mpg. Also, there is a smaller, pretty efficient 2.4-liter diesel, which is good for about 150 horsepower. Finally, an older-generation 3.0-liter unit is also available on a certain market. It delivers around 165 horsepower and it may not be as efficient as the newer 2.8-liter unit, but offers spectacular reliability and durability.

2021 Toyota Hilux Diesel Release Date and Price

The 2021 Toyota Hilux Diesel is about to come sometime in the second half of the next year. We don’t expect to see bigger changes in terms of price, so base models should go around $26,000 / $27,000.

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