You are probably asking – if there is Tacoma, why would the 2025 Toyota Hilux USA edition stack the competition? Like always, it is better to have a rivalry within the company, rather than some other truckmaker. But it also splits the manpower and finances. On the other hand, the Hilux could bring something new and different, maybe even a diesel engine.
So, there are pros and cons. The fact is – Toyota didn’t make hints or official announcements about the Hilux appearance in the USA. This is one of the most popular trucks in the world (we are still unwilling to claim it is the #1). Americans love toughness and durability. It is hard to find a better model than Hilux when it comes to these features.
All-New Truck Debuts Next Year
The 2025 Toyota Hilux USA would be the next-gen model. The company already announced the redesign. Many novelties are on the way. The look is fresh with details that make the truck more aggressive. The front fascia is all-new. Headlights are narrower, and bumper more muscular. Not all details are already available, but the Hilux will also offer more options than before. Diesel engines are still there and hybrid unit will also join the lineup. Eventually, an all-electric version is about to show up. It will happen in 2026 or 2027.
2025 Toyota Hilux USA Diesel Engine
The truck is offering a couple of diesel configurations. It tows a lot, doesn’t consume too much fuel, but also emits gases and maintenance is more expensive. Emission standards in North America are the main obstacles for the 2025 Toyota Hilux USA and its oil burners. So, the company will have to revisit existing drivetrains or build new ones. Those could be hybrids or just petrol units.
A 2.8-liter D-4D diesel is the plant available in most markets. It can deliver 220 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque, which is enough to tow up to 7,716 lbs (3,500 kg). For the US market, the towing capacity can be enhanced. A 2.4-liter oil burner is also there, but not with so great outputs. There are markets that offer the Hilux with petrol units. A 2.7-liter four-cylinder and a 4.0-liter V6 were also available for the Tacoma in the past.
A small hybrid system was introduced recently. It is not a full-time hybrid that enhances gas mileage as much as some other setups. The MHEV truck could evolve to a true hybrid if the Hilux debuts in the US.
2025 Toyota Hilux USA Versions
Tacoma has a TRD lineup to impress the fandom. Well, the Hilux squad is not disappointing too. One of the best versions the 2025 Toyota Hilux USA could add is the GR Sport. There is no engine upgrades, but the body looks more aggressive and the interior is packed with advanced tech. Plus, the vehicle is tuned for off-road drive. So, instead of TRD, Gazoo Racing will treat new truck in the US. It would be refreshment.
A couple of years ago, the Australian lineup introduced three cool builds. Rugged, Rugged X and Rogue were packages for the ute, as they call pickup trucks in this part of the world. We can find a lot of similarities to the TRD and even the TRD Pro models. Trucks were lifted, special suspension was used, skid plates added, as well as a snorkel on the Rugged X.
Hilux Might be a Compact Truck
Toyota filed for the registration of the new nameplate. As soon as fans and experts noticed it, they assumed the Stout is going to be a pickup truck. It is still a favorite to take the vacant spot and become the Ford Maverick’s rival. But, with the new rumors emerging, we need to reconsider options and odds. The 2025 Toyota Hilux USA might end up being the small pickup, positioned under Tacoma.
There are two versions of the vehicle available. The long wheelbase model is slightly shorter than Tacoma. A short wheelbase cuts the length by 10 inches. So, there is a chance of seeing the 2025 Toyota Hilux USA as a compact truck. But, news from abroad is not promising. The next-gen model is getting a new architecture. TNGA-F will still be a body-on-frame platform. Compact pickups in the US are using unibody concepts to maximize safety and fuel economy. Towing capacity is not so important. Plus, small trucks won’t be so tough, which would harm the image Hilux is building over the years.
We would like to see the 2025 Toyota Hilux USA, but the odds are not the best. Don’t close doors on this story, since everything is possible with the Japanese company. They are not leaders in this segment by chance, not only in the United States but worldwide. The debut would draw a lot of attention for sure. But the compact truck market is still unexplored and Toyota is looking to cut down investments in testing it.