Toyota Hilux Revo replacing Toyota Hilux Vigo. All New Hilux 2016 Major Change Next Gen Hilux Revo 2015 Next Model Release, Review and Price and 2015 Minor Change Facelift Model Hilux. All New Revo 2016 Hilux is bigger, broader, faster and cooler 2015 Hilux Facelift Model
2015 Toyota Hilux Revo will now replace Toyota Hilux Vigo and Toyota Hilux Vigo Champ. Revo (short for Revolution) is now ready to be revalead, it is only a matter of time when All New Revo Major Change Model will be released in a press announcement. As you will notice that not only the exterior and interior of the new model Hilux have changed but the name has also been changed. Auto will now come in 6 speeds and manual in 5 speeds. It will come armed with new Toyota ESTEC GD 2500 cc VNT (Variable Nozzle Turbo) turbo diesel delivering 150PS (148hp) with 343 Nm of torque for the 5 speed manual and 167PS (165hp) with 400 Nm for the 6 speed auto while 2800 turbo diesel VNT engine will offer 177PS (175hp) with 420 Nm for the manual and 450 Nm for auto version. The 2700 cc Dual VVT-i Petrol engine naturally-aspirated gasoline four-cylinder will offer 166PS (164hp). Revo as it name suggest has some new revolutionary technologies including Active Safety Features as autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system which is a step up from all the current braking technologies. Leaf springs will be replaced by much more advanced coil sprung live axle.
Picture on the left shows a picture of a 2016 Toyota Hilux new generation mode. This All New Hilux Full Change Model Revo will be a major change model and is expected May of 2015. This Full Change is expected to be full size model. The Next Generation 2016 Toyota Hilux Revo looks very curvaceous and a new re-think of Hilux traditional look. The grill in front will be two slimmer horizontal bars going all the way to the headlights, the rear curves inward much like Triton. Rear bumper is much nicer looking and side step is more discreet. Bonnet has a more advanced lift. Both its cabin and bed are bigger in length and width making it an almost full size pickup truck. Not only will it be more spacious in the front you can now carry more load in the back. Luxuriousness and comfort of the cabin will also increase. It will have higher horsepower and torque. Hybrid version cannot be that far away.
The reshaped side window line incorporates a kicked-back C-pillar and the A-pillars also appear to flow into the bonnet line more smoothly. There is a new-look front end with redesigned headlights, a bold Toyota-signature lower air intake and a slightly different rear-end with re-profiled bumpers.
Here is a spyshot of the next generation Hilux undergoing road test in Thailand. Toyota is unveiling 2015 Toyota Tacoma in Detroit in January 2015 and many analysts will try to figure out if any of the changes introduced in Tacoma will be brought over to Hilux. Toyota denies this but one can only be certain once the new model Hilux is released.
2014 Toyota Hilux Next Generation Minor Change model is available now at Jim Autos. Now 8th Generation Major Change Hilux is expected to be released in late 2014 or early 2015 as 2015 Major Change Model. Toyota Hilux Vigo remains world's best selling pickup truck so Toyota can chose to play it safe in 2014 and only released a minor change model. 2015 Next Model will by all accounts be a major change new model which will completely overhaul Toyota Hilux's interiors and exteriors and will give it a fresh new look. It will be a cross between Toyota Highlander and Volkswagen Amarok. Some features will also remind one of Toyota Kluger. side window line incorporates a kicked-back C-pillar and the A-pillars also appear to flow into the bonnet line more smoothly. There are more significant differences to surface design, including a new-look front end with redesigned headlights, a bold Toyota-signature lower air intake and a slightly different rear-end with re-profiled bumpers.
Toyota has seen all the recent changes made in 2015 Ford Ranger especially in Wildtrak model and 2015 Mazda BT-50 All New BT-50, 2015 Nissan Navara NP-300 and 2015 Isuzu Dmax. It is expected that it has kept all these new trucks in mind when creating the 2015 Next Generation Hilux. 2015 Mitsubishi L200 Triton has been released.
Toyota Hilux Revo 2015 2016 All New Hilux Configurations
All New 2015 Toyota Hilux Revo will be offered in the following three engines in both 5 speed & 6 spped manual and 6 speed sequential Auto transmission:
5 Speed and 6 Speed Manual Transmission Hilux Revo
- 2016 Toyota Hilux 2.4 2GD Manual – 150PS and 343Nm of torque between 1400 and 3400rpm, 5-speed manual transmission.
- 2016 Toyota Hilux 2.8 1GD Manual – 177PS and 420Nm of torque between 1400 and 2600rpm, 6-speed manual transmission.
6 Speed Manual Transmission Hilux Revo
- 2016 Toyota Hilux 2.4 2GD Auto – 167PS and 400Nm of torque between 1600 and 2000rpm, 6-speed sequential transmission.
- 2016 Toyota Hilux 2.8 1GD Auto – 177PS and 460Nm of torque between 1,600 and 2,400rpm, 6-speed sequential transmission.
Petrol Toyota Hilux Revo is available in the following configuration
- 2016 Toyota Hilux 2.7 VVT-i – 166PS and will be available with both 5-speed and 6-speed manuals and a 6-speed sequential gearbox as well.
Toyota Hilux Revo Single Cab, Toyota Hilux Revo Smart Cab and Toyota Hilux Revo Double Cab
2016 Toyota Hilux Revo is available in three cab configurations. Toyota Hilux Revo Single Cab will be available in both 4x2 and 4x4. Toyota Hilux Vigo Champ was only available in 4x2.Toyota Hilux Revo Extra Cab known as Toyota Hilux Revo Smart Cab will be avaiable in both 4x2, Prerunner (4x2 raised to the height of 4x4) and 4x4 Smart Cab Hilux Revo. The same goes for Toyota Hilux Revo Double Cab.
Some Pictures of the All New 2016 Next Generation Toyota Hilux Revo
As the below pictures attest, Next Gen Toyota Hilux Revo is ready to be released. Here is a comparison pictures of the existing Toyota Hilux Vigo Champ and 2016 Toyota Hilux Revo. Below you rill see production line pics, road testing pictures with obligatory thick cover but the biggest proof of its readiness is a car trawler transporting Hilux Revo to showrooms.
Toyota Australia, Toyota Japan and Toyota Thailand are working together to create this full change model. New shape New 2015 Toyota Hilux complete makeover is going to be as big a game changer as introduction of 2005 Toyota Hilux Vigo in late 2004. Spy Shots of New Toyota Hilux 2015 and New Toyota Fortuner 2015 will be on this site soon.
Toyota Australia, Toyota Thailand and Toyota Japan come together to build All-New Toyota Hilux 2015 Model Vigo
This time around Toyota is making a big push to involve as many of its R&D teams as it can. More importantly engineers of Toyota Australia will play an important role in design of 2015 Toyota Hilux. Next Model Toyota Hilux 2014 2015 Spy Shots and Next Model Toyota Fortuner 2014 2015 Spyshots of Hilux 2015 will be available as soon as available. Review of new 2014 Minor Change Toyota Hilux Vigo and 2015 Major Change Toyota Hilux Vigo will also be done on our site. It is expected that all versions of Hilux: Hilux Vigo, Hilux Invincible, Hilux SR and Hilux SR5 will experience this facelift. It is not know if the name Toyota Hilux Vigo Champ will still be with us. Vigo Champ designation was not particularly popular with the customers so perhaps they will retire it in favour of a new designation.
Toyota Australia Technical Centre, in Notting Hill near Melbourne will be in charge of chassis tuning for next generation HiLux pickup trucks destined for the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. Some of the items they will be overseeing are ride and handling tuning, along with the integration of ESC and other new-age chassis aids across all models for the first time in HiLux. There are also rumours of an AWD model but we won't hold our breath for it.
Toyota Hilux 2016 built on TNGA and IMV-II
So far Toyota Hilux Vigo was built on IMV and early development of Hilux 2015 Major Change Model has been on IMV-II platform. Now that Toyota has released its new Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) Platform, Hilux will also benefit from this standardization across Toyota's product lines. All major manufacturers are now standardizing on a common platform, all future Volkswagen will be built on MQB platform and Nissan on V-platform
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Expected Changes in Next Gen 2015 Hilux Toyota Revo 2016
Toyota is hoping that you will fall in love all over again with all the changes it is planning for the aging Hilux. Some changes expected in New Model New Shape 2015 Major Change Toyota Hilux are as follows:
- New Grill and front and rear lighting
- Better ride and handling
- Much better Suspension to reduce noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). Much better shock absorbers
- Increase braked towing capacity to at least 3000kg from the current 2500kg
- Add more active and passive safety features
- It will NOT retain 2500 cc D-4D Diesel 2KD Engine or 3000 cc D-4D Diesel 1KD engine. D-4D engine will be replaced by the new revolutionary ESTEC GD 2400 cc and 2800 cc diesel engine. 2700 cc Gasoline (Petrol) Dual VVT-i DOHC I4 is retained, jury is still out on whether 4000 cc Gasoline (Petrol) VVT-i DOHC V-6 will be retained but horsepower and torque will be increased on all models
- European steering box instead of the current Japanese steering box
- Electronic Stability Control will be added to all Hilux models.
- New advanced safety features as autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system are being added.
- Current life springs will be replaced by sturdier coil-sprung live axle