The newest 2019 Toyota Hilux pickup comes with plenty of trim levels that are ready to deliver all of the customer’s needs. It offers comfortable interior, nicely designed exterior and great performance abilities.
The Toyota Hilux is a Japanese carmaker’s pickup that is currently living on a current generation that is introduced in 2016. Since then, Hilux suffered a lot of changes, and improvements like work-grade trims are another thing that makes this pickup so special. There are 17 models available, and 12 out of 17 are offering an automatic transmission.
2019 Toyota Hilux Exterior Redesign
The exterior design is only two years old and significant changes are unlikely. Have in mind that Toyota is simply dominating the pickup segment on the Australian market. Speaking of Australia, the cab-chassis is extremely popular. It is a package that comes without the cargo bed. This cab-chassis is offered in regular, extended and double cab configurations.
The new WorkMate double-cab chassis was also introduced. This model comes with a vinyl flooring, four doors, and a work-grade interior. The new accessories for 2019 are brush guards, upgraded side steps, and bed-mounted roll bars. The tailgate suffered slight design change. Headlights are completely new, and the units are thinner and more angular as a result.
2019 Toyota Hilux Interior
The approaching 2019 Toyota Hilux is technically the same. However, some changes are visible, such as vinyl flooring that replaces the carpet. Toyota claims that changes like this and wider availability of an automatic transmission are actually from the customer feedback. The new Hilux also comes with the same dashboard as on the outgoing model.
The good-looking touchscreen infotainment system is updated and there is a slightly different driver information screen inside the gauge cluster. Furthermore, the steering wheel is now offering more controls, and dual-zone climate control is there as well.
Furthermore, the power windows and locks, leather seats and more USB ports are standard now od SR trim. Lower trim levels add a smaller infotainment screen and cloth seats.
We must add that model 2019 Toyota Hilux scores the maximum five-star in ANCAP safety rating. The standard model of this pickup truck comes with plenty of airbags, exactly there are seven airbags, electronic chassis controls, popular child lock safety system, active cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning and lane-keeping assist will be also offered.
Engine Offers and Outputs
There are three engines available under the hood of 2019 Toyota Hilux. All drivetrains are four-cylinder and the first option is a 2.7-liter gasoline that returns 165 HP and 180 lb-ft of torque. The mid-grade unit is a 2.4-liter turbodiesel that is standard on the WorkMate trims. It produces up to 147 HP and 253 lb-ft of torque.
Furthermore, the 2.4-liter engine with automatic transmission is capable of producing 295 lb-ft of torque. All engine options are available with both 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions.
2019 Toyota Hilux TRD model
The new 2019 Toyota Hilux TRD trim is based on the top-selling SR5 Double Cab 4WD model. This model comes much more offroad oriented with beautiful sporty lines. It offers Eclipse Black or Glacier White colors which looks very nice and attractive on it. Also, this TRD trim will offer black-color sports TRD grille, 18-inch six-spoke alloy wheels and a red-color TRD-branded skid plate
The interior will get exclusive leather-accented upholstery, satellite navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, single-zone climate control air-conditioning, AM/FM/DAB radio and dusk-sensing headlights.
As for the engine options, it comes with premium drivetrain 2.8-liter turbodiesel that bursts 175 HP and 330 lb-ft of torque. Furthermore, with this engine, the model will be able to maximum tow around 7000 pounds.
2019 Toyota Hilux Price and Release Date
The price of 2019 Toyota Hilux is remaining same, despite the updates. The new Hilux pickup starts at around $17,500. Thanks to numerous trim levels, the price of the upcoming Hilux can top $60,000.
The top-range trim SR5 will cost only $50 more than the last year, but it adds some amenities like LED fog lights. However, the TRD trim will start at $54,500 for the manual transmission or $56,000 for the automatic.
This price is around $5000 over a regular HiLux SR5 Double Cab 4WD model. The newest Toyota’s pickup will hit the markets later this year and the U.S. will get its Hilux at the beginning of 2019.