All New Hilux 2018 Major Change Facelift Hilux Revo 2019 Next Model Release, Review and Price and 2014 Minor Change Facelift Model Hilux is here. All New Revo 2019 Facelift Hilux is bigger, broader, faster and cooler 2016 Hilux Next Gen Model
By Jack A. Kateso
2020 2021 Toyota Hilux Revo has arrived and is in our showroom ready for quick export. All New Revo Major Change Model has replaced Toyota Hilux Vigo and its D-4D engine. 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. The trusty Toyota Hilux Vigo and Toyota Hilux Vigo Champ has been set aside and the new moniker is Toyota Hilux Revo. In addition All New Toyota Hilux Revo Next Gen Hilux is based on ESTEC GD engine in two configurations: 2400 cc Diesel VNT (Variable Nozzle Turbo) turbo diesel dishing out 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.
Here is a summary of its features:
- Four engines, including two newly developed 2400 cc and 2800 cc GD turbo diesel engines and two Petrol engines: 2700 cc and 4000 cc Gasoline Dual VVT-i engines. 4000 cc only available from Australia
- New six-speed manual and automatic transmissions
- Thicker, stronger frame and off-road protection
- Toyota Australia developed rugged suspension package
- Available in Single Cab in 4WD for the first time
- Smart Cab (Extra Cab) Toyota Hilux Revo available in 2WD, 2WD Hi-Rider Prerunner (2WD raised to the height of a 4WD) and 4WD. 2WD is expected to be RWD
- Advanced comfort, safety and convenience
- Increased towing capacity up to 3.5 tonnes and payloads of up to 1240kg.
- Increased ride comfort makes long drives less grueling
- Quieter cabin allows communication in even the roughest climate and toughest terrain
- Improved fuel efficiency allows one to not only save money but to also take long trips without worrying about refueling
This All New Hilux Full Change Model Revo will be a major change model and is expected May of 2015. On the left is a view of Toyota factory where Toyota Hilux Revo is ready to be shipped. This Full Change is expected to be a full size model. The Next Generation 2016 Toyota Hilux Vigo 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 ait 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 with LED daytime running lights DRLs, a bold Toyota-signature lower air intake and a slightly different rear-end with re-profiled bumpers.
On the left is the picture of new pickup's dashboard. Large touchscreen on the center console makes it look like a car's console than an average pickup truck. Digital meter and steering are also good looking.
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 ve 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 Compared with Toyota Hilux Vigo Champ
Toyota Hilux Revo Major Change Model 2015 2016 Pictures
Toyota Hilux Revo 2015 2016 All New Hilux Configurations
In all 31 variants of Toyota Hilux Revo will released. 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:
- 2016 Toyota Hilux 2.4 2GD Manual – 150PS and 343Nm of torque between 1400 and 3400rpm, 5-speed manual transmission.
- 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 Manual – 177PS and 420Nm of torque between 1400 and 2600rpm, 6-speed manual 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 connfiguratios:
- 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.
Here are all the available models:
||2016 Toyota Hilux Revo Models
|Single Cab 4x4
||2016 Toyota Hilux Revo Single Cab 2800 cc J Diesel 4x4
|Single Cab 4x2
||2016 Toyota Hilux Revo Single Cab 2400 cc J Diesel 4x2
|2016 Toyota Hilux Revo Single Cab 2700 cc J Petrol 4x2
|2016 Toyota Hilux Revo Single Cab 2400 cc J Diesel 4x2 PLUS SWB
|2016 Toyota Hilux Revo Single Cab 2800 cc J Diesel 4x2 PLUS
|Smart Cab 4x2
||2016 Toyota Hilux Revo Smart Cab 2400 cc J Diesel 4x2
|2016 Toyota Hilux Revo Smart Cab 2400 cc J Diesel 4x2 PLUS
|2016 Toyota Hilux Revo Smart Cab 2700 cc J Petrol 4x2 PLUS
|2016 Toyota Hilux Revo Smart Cab 2800 cc E Diesel 4x2
|2016 Toyota Hilux Revo Smart Cab 2800 cc G Diesel 4x2
|Smart Cab Prerunner
||2016 Toyota Hilux Revo Smart Cab 2400 cc J Diesel Prerunner PLUS
|2016 Toyota Hilux Revo Smart Cab 2400 cc E Diesel Prerunner
|2016 Toyota Hilux Revo Smart Cab 2700 cc E Petrol Prerunner
|2016 Toyota Hilux Revo Smart Cab 2400 cc E Diesel Prerunner Auto
|2016 Toyota Hilux Revo Smart Cab 2400 cc G Diesel Prerunner
|2016 Toyota Hilux Revo Smart Cab 2400 cc G Diesel Prerunner Auto
|2016 Toyota Hilux Revo Smart Cab 2800 cc G Diesel Prerunner
|Smart Cab 4x4
||2016 Toyota Hilux Revo Smart Cab 2400 cc E Diesel 4x4 Manual
|2016 Toyota Hilux Revo Smart Cab 2800 cc G Diesel 4x4 Manual
|Double Cab 4x2
||2016 Toyota Hilux Revo Double Cab 2400 cc J Diesel 4x2 Manual PLUS
|2016 Toyota Hilux Revo Double Cab 2700 cc E Petrol 4x2 Manual
|2016 Toyota Hilux Revo Double Cab 2400 cc E Diesel 4x2 Manual
|Double Cab Prerunner
||2016 Toyota Hilux Revo Double Cab 2400 cc J Diesel Prerunner Manual PLUS
|2016 Toyota Hilux Revo Double Cab 2400 cc E Diesel Prerunner Manual
|2016 Toyota Hilux Revo Double Cab 2400 cc E Diesel Prerunner Auto
|2016 Toyota Hilux Revo Double Cab 2700 cc E Petrol Prerunner Auto
|2016 Toyota Hilux Revo Double Cab 2400 cc G Diesel Prerunner Manual
|2016 Toyota Hilux Revo Double Cab 2400 cc G Diesel Prerunner Auto
|2016 Toyota Hilux Revo Double Cab 2400 cc G Diesel Prerunner Auto PLUS
|2016 Toyota Hilux Revo Double Cab 2800 cc G Diesel Prerunner Auto
|Double Cab 4x4
||2016 Toyota Hilux Revo Double Cab 2400 cc E Diesel 4x4 Manual
|2016 Toyota Hilux Revo Double Cab 2800 cc G Diesel 4x4 Manual
|2016 Toyota Hilux Revo Double Cab 2800 cc G Diesel 4x4 Auto
Toyota Hilux Revo Leaked Test Drive Spyshots
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 Revo 2015 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, Toyota Hilux Vigo Champ Replacement
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 retain 2500 cc D-4D Diesel 2KD Engine, 3000 cc D-4D Diesel 1KD engine, 2000 cc Gasoline (Petrol) VVT-i DOHC I4, 2700 cc Gasoline (Petrol) VVT-i DOHC I4 and 4000 cc Gasoline (Petrol) VVT-i DOHC V-6 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