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2020 Toyota Hilux - What to expect?

2020 Toyota Hilux - What to expect?
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The Toyota Hilux is one of the best-selling pickups in the country, and now it is getting a fresh look for the year 2020. Toyota Malaysia has been teasing the all-new Hilux for a while now and the automaker has even opened its ordering books for the new version.

The Hilux 2020 is said to feature a revised exterior and interior apart from getting advanced safety and powerful engines. The new Hilux would be available in five trim options - one brand new and rest either same or with a few revisions. The entire price list will be once the car gets launched; however, its estimated price range lies between RM 93,880 - RM 144,880.

2020 Toyota Hilux

2020 Toyota Hilux Variants & Price (estimated)

As mentioned above the 2020 Hilux will be available in five trims, they are

Single Cab 2.4 MT 

From RM93,880.00

Double Cab 2.4 G MT 

From RM112,880.00

Double Cab 2.4 E AT (new addition)

From RM109,880.00

Double Cab 2.4 V AT

From RM134,880.00

Double Cab 2.8 Rouge AT 

From RM148,880.00

2020 Toyota Hilux Exterior 

When you see it, you’ll know it’s the all-new Hilux, such are the design changes Toyota has made to the pickup. The soon to be released facelift will feature revised front bumper, hexagonal-shaped front grille, sharper headlamps, L-shaped fog lamp surrounds and LED tail lamps with hexagonal graphics. Besides, the range-topping variant of the pickup will feature new bonnet moulding and skid plate. The base trims are confirmed to run on 17-inch and 18-inch wheels.

2020 Toyota Hilux bookings open

2020 Hilux colour options: Bronze Mica Metallic, Crimson Spark Red Metallic, Phantom Brown Metallic, Attitude Black Mica, Medium Silver Metallic, Silver Metallic, Super White II, and Solid White (available in single cab version).

2020 Toyota Hilux Interior 

2020 Toyota Hilux interior

The upcoming Hilux is expected to come along with a lot of revision. After talking about its exterior changes, it’s time to check what’s on offer on the inside. On one hand, where the base trims get new meter design with Multi-Information Display, the flagship trim will get new cabin trim design, new key cover design, addition of illuminated door trim garnish, and new meter design.

2020 Toyota Hilux Engine 

2020 Toyota Hilux engine

As can be predicted from the new Hilux variants name, the pickup will be available in two engine options - 2.4-litre and 2.8-litre. The former is expected to be carried over from the ongoing version making 150 PS at 3,400 rpm of maximum power and 400 Nm at 1600-2,000 rpm of peak torque. The bigger 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel mill, on the other hand, is a brand new entry making 204 PS at 3,400 rpm and 500 Nm at 1,600-2,800 rpm. Compared to the ongoing 2.8-litre mil found in Hilux, this one shows an improvement of 27 PS and 50 Nm.

2020 Toyota Hilux Mechanical Upgrades 

The changes are not just limited to the outside, but Toyota has revised the car internally as well, ensuring the best output. The upcoming Toyota pickup features a two-stage oil pump that can optimally switch the oil pressure. There’s also a water-cooled double-pipe type pre-EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) cooler that’ll optimise EGR gas temperature.

2020 Toyota Hilux performance

Apart from the base Single Cab 2.4 MT trim, all the other 2020 Hilux variants will feature a VFC (variable flow control) system for pinion steering and power-assisted rack. This will provide appropriate steering feel depending on the vehicle’s driving speed - it feels lighter at low speed and heavier at higher speeds. The VFC system places less demand on the power steering pump, resulting in better fuel efficiency.

The 2020 model comes with Auto Limited Slip Differential (LSD), this system aids traction using the TRC (traction control system) to control engine output and braking when one of the rear wheels starts to spin.

2020 Toyota Hilux Safety

2020 Toyota Hilux side

One of the most significant upgrades in the upcoming local-spec Hilux pickup is the confirmed inclusion of the Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) suite. Earlier the TSS was limited to Hilux available in other markets like Australia.

The TSS suit consists of three systems, namely Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Pre-Collision System (PCS), and Lane Departure Alert (LDA) with Yaw Assist.

Conclusion

The 2020 Toyota Hilux is undeniably one of the highly anticipated cars of the year. With its new design, better performance figure and safety pack, it sure would be a success like its predecessors.

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