This year, the famous truck celebrates 50 years of production. Considering that fact, it’s no wonder that the recent update has brought numerous novelties. Considering how the things are going, most of us would not expect to see any important novelty for the 2020 Toyota Hilux Diesel. However, the company’s management thinks different. Latest reports suggest that a new, luxurious version of the truck is about to come, with upgraded interior, more equipment, and similar enhancements. Interestingly, this version will come exclusively with a diesel engine. Expect new model to arrive sometime in the next years.
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2020 Toyota Hilux Diesel definitely won’t change. We will see the same styling that has been updated less than a year ago. This was a classic facelift, which included various changes, primarily at the front, where some of the highlights are new, more massive grille, new headlights design and new LED fog lights. Despite the new look, it looks kinda familiar, because it takes a lot of inspiration from North American Tacoma pickup truck. For the potential luxury version, we could see few visual enhancements, details like blacked chrome surfaces, new exterior colors, unique wheels etc.
On the inside, this iconic truck relies on a familiar cabin layout. You can count on both single- and two-row seating versions. The 2020 Toyota Hilux Diesel could get a few minimal novelties, in terms of new color schemes, more standard equipment etc. The recent facelift has brought a lot of novelties, so there is really not too much space for further upgrades. On the other side, a potential top-grade version will probably feature significant upgrades in terms of materials quality and standard equipment. We can presume that the company’s goal is to create a model that will compete with recently-arrived Mercedes Benz X-Class, which basically established a completely new, luxury truck class. Considering that Hilux is an absolute leader among mid-size trucks, this expansion to premium segment seems natural.
The 2020 Toyota Hilux Diesel comes in several powertrain versions. Though there are few gasoline units, oil burners dominate. One of the most common units is a 2.4-liter inline-four engine with around 150 horsepower and 253 pound-feet of torque. There is also, a 2.8-liter unit which delivers around 180 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque. Finally, you can find a reliable 3.0-liter four-cylinder unit with around 165 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. It might seem a little bit outdated, but its reliability and durability are superior.
2020 Toyota Hilux Diesel Release Date and Price
Expect to see 2020 Toyota Hilux Diesel sometime in the second half of the next year. Base models should go around $26,000.