At Johnsons, we’re big fans of the Toyota Hilux, and we’re excited to see the new 2021 version arrive later this year! The long-standing pickup truck will arrive with a new powerful engine, a reshaped front grille and chassis, and new connectivity options.
The Hilux has a legendary reputation for being tough – perhaps most famously when it survived being on top of a 23-storey tower block as it was demolished in series 3 of Top Gear (the team subsequently labelled it ‘indestructible’).
Toyota have taken this iconic status and claimed: “The world's toughest icon since 1968 is about to get even tougher.” But what new features does the ninth generation Hilux come with?
The iconic midsize pickup is known for its confidence in tackling every terrain and overcoming every obstacle. Arriving with the tagline ‘Invincible by name, invincible by nature’ the 2021 Hilux has been tested to the extreme. Last month, a prototype was even put through its paces off-road by Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso.
The new generation comes with an impressive 1-tonne payload, 3.5-tonne towing capacity and manual 4x4 system, plus an array of off-road assistance, including an automatic Limited Slip Differential to Hill-Start Assist Control and Active Traction Control.
The 2021 Hilux gets a more powerful four-cylinder 2.8-litre diesel engine, producing 201 bhp and 500Nm of torque. The new powertrain is standard on the aptly named ‘Invincible X’ trim, and is also optional on the ‘Invincible’ grade.
Easily recognisable from its muscular style, the latest incarnation of the Hilux has been treated to a new angular front-end look with a three-dimensional grille and bumper treatment, plus stunning new LED headlights. Climb inside the commanding cabin to discover a more connected driving experience, thanks to an updated infotainment system, with an 8-inch tablet-style touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and an optional 800W, nine-speaker JBL sound system.
We’re extremely excited to see the iconic Toyota Hilux return, and can’t wait to see it arrive on our forecourts this autumn. If you want to be one of the first behind the wheel, contact your local Johnsons Toyota dealership to register your interest today.