The Dakar rally legend is getting another update with the 2023 Toyota HiLux model. HiLux is a name to be reckoned with, and it is topping the sales charts. Toyota will definitely try to build upon this and improve the already amazing HiLux to soothe fans and their needs.
The current Toyota HiLux is good, but it can be better. With the last version trailing back to 2015, this gargantuan pick-up is due for a complete do-over. And as the technology advanced and style trends changed, Toyota decided to update their flagship pickup. What exactly are we getting in the new 2023 Toyota HiLux? Read on and find out more information about the rumor brewing beast.
We could see some big moves on the inside of the cabin. After all the interior is a bit dated and it could use some newer and modern materials, but also some technological gadgets. The basic layout of the cabin should stay the same and give roomy and spacious comfort to its passengers. It should still be able to seat 5 people comfortably.
One thing fans complained about was the headroom. The old HiLux wasn’t tall enough to accommodate tall people, hopefully, this will change with the upcoming restyle. The 2023 Toyota HiLux requires some modern accents and details. Expect to see newer materials and more comfortable seats. Leather and cloth upholstery are a must and the choice is up to the buyer.
Technology has come a long way and we expect Toyota to go all out in order to stay ahead of its competitors like Ford, Chevy, GMC, or RAM. Voice control is much better now and you won’t have any problems with using it nowadays. Expect HiLux to have top-of-the-line voice control software.
2023 HiLux infotainment, and Colors
The infotainment system should be improved and we will get a central touch screen in the cabin. Speculations are about 10 inches in size. After all, it is a big cabin and we want everyone to be able to enjoy whatever you are playing on it. There are words about the JBL made surround system in the new 2023 Toyota HiLux. JBL is a big name in the audio industry and this will probably up the price a bit, but with a reason of course. Connectivity should not be an issue, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto should cover all grounds. In addition to that, you have your basic Bluetooth connectivity option.
To add more style, Toyota will give numerous color schemes to choose from, and upgrade the interior with some soft feel plastic, leather details, and some chrome to make it modern and dashing.
Toyota is making big moves on the exterior of the 2023 Toyota HiLux. There are updated lines and a less blocky look to the new Toyota pickup, this was made in order to make it look modern and aggressive. Toyota redesigned the front grille completely, making it bigger and giving it a dash of madness.
It is also made of chrome which is a premium material and it doesn’t come cheap. Headlights are completely redesigned to complement that modern look, also the graphics on the lights are updated to improve visibility. This should also improve power consumption. 2023 Toyota HiLux will also use lighter chassis and lighter materials, a decision for this move was made due to fuel economy. This is bound to make buyers happy as it saves the planet and doesn’t go too deep into their pockets.
We will be getting new wheels, also made of aluminum to shave off some weight and build upon an already good fool economy. However, this was also partly to improve power to weight ratio and get ahead of the competition, which is fierce to put lightly. Expect to see new exterior paint choices and perhaps even some camouflage prints.
Despite all the changes on the outside, the truck’s dimensions and basic form will stay put. The manufacturer is changing a lot to improve driving. Including suspension and shock towers. This in return should give the 2023 Toyota HiLux more ground clearance and better steering on and off the paved road. All of these changes point towards a more sporty and more off-roading vehicle. This isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but we don’t believe fans will be disappointed.
2023 Toyota HiLux Diesel, Hybrid, and Electric Powertrain
Things will be improved under the hood as well. The manufacturer will put in a brand new V6 turbocharged diesel powertrain. This beast of an engine can produce up to 310 horsepower and spin up to 510 pounds-feet of torque. With this, it will have no problem competing with flagship trucks from Ford and RAM.
There are also rumors about other engine options as well. Rumors are swirling about the 2.8-liter turbo diesel with 175 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque.
We heard through the grapevine that there are hybrid and electric versions. The 2023 Toyota HiLux hybrid should boast 200 horsepower and around 350 pound-feet of torque. The hybrid variant should be very popular with the climate crisis and all so this should help Toyota to increase their sales numbers.
2023 Toyota HiLux Price and Release Date
The 2023 Toyota HiLux should be on the road, sometime next summer. This is perfect timing as this is the part of the year most manufacturers unveil their newest creations.
As far as the pricing goes, basic trim should start somewhere around $27.000. Upgraded trims will obviously increase in price. And hybrid versions are expected to be $35.000 or more. But people should look at the hybrid version as an investment, they are going to spend less fuel, which saw an all-time high during the ongoing crisis. And they are making their planet a better place to live.