New Toyota Hilux World Premiered in Belgium

On June 4, 2020, Toyota’s Belgian subsidiary unveiled the new Hilux. The new model has drastically revamped its design and content, including a newly developed diesel engine that is improved than the previous model.

More powerful than ever

The new Hilux has been updated in various areas, including a striking new design, the addition of a 2.8-liter powertrain, and improved performance both on and off-road.

The updated Toyota Hilux Invincible
The updated Toyota Hilux Invincible

Since its launch in 1968, the Hilux has been a global model sold in many countries around the world. In recent years, Formula One champion Fernando Alonso has entered the Dakar Rally with a machine based on the Hilux. A video of him testing his new machine was released on June 2, 2020.

The front end of the new Hilux has been redesigned to look tougher and more active, with a bold and powerful three-dimensional grille and an emphasized front bumper.

Newly designed front and rear LED light clusters, black 18-inch aluminum wheel designs, and three new body colors including “Emotional Red II” highlight the world of the new Hilux.

Inside, you can see a new meter design and an 8-inch display featuring analog buttons and dials. The display is also capable of using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for smartphone integration.

Optional parts include a sports bar, electric aluminum roll cover, tailgate lock, hardtop, and 12V power supply.

The powertrain of the new Hilux adds a newly developed 2.8-liter diesel engine. This new engine, which produces a maximum torque of 500 Nm, achieves 0-60 mph in just 10.0 seconds (2.8 seconds faster than the existing 2.4-liter diesel) and is available with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic.

In terms of comfort and drivability, the suspension and power steering system have been improved. The front and rear shock absorbers have been tuned to provide a smooth ride.

Performance on rough terrains has also been improved by adding an electronic device that mimics the function of a mechanical LSD.

Sales of the new Hilux are scheduled to begin in July 2020 for Eastern Europe and in October 2020 for Western Europe. Japanese-spec Hilux will also get an upgrade soon, but it is rumored that the design will pretty much be the same as the model which Toyota of Australia recently revealed.


See the special new Hilux!