Pickup fans are getting blessed again with another remodel, this time around it is a 2023 Toyota HiLux. Most people have heard the name Toyota HiLux in connection with the famous Dakar rally and other similar races. This pickup has a proven record of taking on the most difficult obstacles and making them look like a breeze. It has been several years and Toyota is trying to improve their already great truck. No need to start from scratch as the HiLux already made a name for itself. It is one of the top-selling trucks around the globe.
And not just for work, it looks mighty stylish on the road as well. We are still uncertain about the changes on and in the 2023 Toyota HiLux. But we suppose that design tweaks will be noticeable on the exterior as well as the interior. There is always room for improvement under the hood, but it remains to be seen what kind of moves Toyota had in mind. Whatever the changes are, fans are happy to welcome the new HiLux. So let’s dwell deeper into the review and find out more about the upcoming refreshment.
Toyota HiLux Interior Changes
As soon as you step inside the truck you will be amazed by the sheer size of the interior of the 2023 Toyota HiLux. Changes are starting from within and they are starting big. First of all the seats look a whole lot more comfortable. Upholstery will have an offering of leather, suede, and fabric. This allows for better personalization and people can customize the truck to their preferences. Colors are still unknown but hopefully, we get a big palette of choices. Heated and ventilated seats are a must in a pickup like this.
Especially if you plan to drive it in the desert. Keeping the driver cool and comfortable is priority number one. Even if you use it simply for work or everyday life, you want to be as comfortable as possible. So hopefully Toyota doesn’t disappoint on that one. There will be a central infotainment system in the middle of the truck. This will control GPS, music, videos, radio, and other forms of entertainment. Hopefully, we get a 12-inch touch screen, so the back row can easily see the screen without squinting their eyes. Connectivity is standard in the form of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Bluetooth and wifi hotspot are available.
Toyota should also put driver aid solutions in the 2023 Toyota HiLux. This type of software can pull people out of difficult situations, save lives and make everyday driving much easier. They will decrease human error to the minimum and are used widely in vehicles around the world. In a truck that is bound to hit the off-road, it will be good to have a panoramic roof. This can account for some wonderful starry nights or simply letting the sunshine in on your long drive off the road.
On the outside, we are also getting improvements all around on the new 2023 Toyota HiLux. The blockiness is all gone, now the truck has curves and angles. Making the truck more ergonomic and aerodynamic was a priority number one for Toyota. This adds style, makes it contemporary, and adds aggressiveness to the pickup. Now the HiLux’s design looks sleek and modern. It is still residing on humongous wheels.
Meaty tires are present since after all the truck will hit the off-road more than often. Rims are made of aluminum to shave off some weight from the already heavy HiLux. This improves the power to weight ratio and improves the truck’s capabilities and performance. No wonder it is a Dakar rally legend when so much thought was put into the pickup. On the front, we have a huge front grille, also made from alternative materials to save weight. The hood looks sporty which is a nice change. The headlight design is modernized as well. They look more linear than square, and they use the latest LED technology.
Hopefully, Toyota will add a LED bar on top of the truck to improve visibility during night and off the road. Ride height is increased per reports, this will ensure that no obstacle gets in the way of the mighty 2023 Toyota HiLux. The cargo bed is the standard size, it can be prolonged by lowering the tailgate. There are also numerous additions and extensions to the cargo bed depending on what kind of cargo you plan on transporting. There are more than ever color choices for the exterior, and this is great. People can now customize their trucks to the slightest detail.
The engine department is not getting neglected. The 2023 Toyota HiLux is becoming even mightier under the hood. The pickup will receive a newly designed V6 diesel turbocharged engine. The engine in question can produce around 310 horsepower and about 510 pound-feet of torque. More than enough to win the rally. This makes it a serious threat to other flagship trucks for Ford and GMC or RAM. There are rumors about a 2.8-liter turbo diesel that can produce only 175 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque.
This version would probably be more suited to an everyday truck, not something you work and haul cargo with. Hybrid and electric versions are in the works. The hybrid combination should produce around 200 horsepower, but this depends heavily on the size of the battery pack and the engine itself. All-electric trucks are possible and can be great so we see no issue with Toyota making one. Hopefully soon.
2023 Toyota HiLux Price and Release Date
The newly refreshed 2023 Toyota HiLux will hit the road sometime in late 2022 or early 2023. It remains to be seen, car release dates are getting pushed back far too often. So don’t hold your breath. Pricing shouldn’t change too much. We are looking at around $27000 for the basic trim, based on additional gadgets it can spike up to $35000.