The upcoming 2022 Toyota Hilux is a model that constantly improves. The famous pickup truck will arrive with a hybrid powertrain, which is an important upgrade. However, the rest of the changes are a part of another mid-cycle facelift. Regular and hybrid variants will look the same. That means both models will get the same updates.
Hilux is one of the most popular nameplates in Australia and New Zeeland. It is a complete package because now it also offers improved fuel efficiency. The sales will begin this summer and here’s everything you need to know about this new pickup truck.
2022 Hilux Facelift
In terms of visual upgrades, the new 2022 Toyota Hilux comes with another mid-cycle facelift. We don’t expect to see major changes, but some refreshments are exciting. Toyota is working on a lighter platform and new lightweight materials. Thanks to that, the new Hilux will be lighter than before. This will result in better fuel economy ratings.
The front fascia comes with improved LED headlights and the rear part will get the same treatment as the headlights. New optional wheels are reportedly in the works as well. Shape and truck’s dimensions won’t change at all. The grille is slightly reshaped and the bumpers are bolder than before. We also expect to see new exterior colors. As before, Hilux offers three cab setups, a single, extra and double cab.
Interior Changes and Upgrades
The cabin of the 2022 Toyota Hilux is also ready for numerous updates. First of all, the interior design won’t change this time and we also expect to see the same interior layout. On the other hand, Toyota plans to modernize the cabin and to also deliver more upscale materials. New upholstery will become available and the manufacturer also plans to introduce more chrome accents.
Interestingly, but previous models didn’t offer phone integrations such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. From now on, these features will be offered as standard. Hilux should introduce an improved digital instrument cluster and the truck will also gain an updated infotainment system. Lastly, Toyota will provide the latest safety aids that will be optional in the entry-level models.
Hilux Truck Gains Hybrid Power
The existing engine lineup won’t change. However, the 2022 Toyota Hilux will introduce a new hybrid powertrain option. For a start, a 2.8-liter turbodiesel engine remains and it delivers 175 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque. The same engine in combination with the electric motor will create a hybrid powertrain. It is a mild-hybrid system that will improve the truck’s fuel economy.
On top of that, we expect to see slightly more power from it. According to reliable reports, Hilux Hybrid will generate around 200 hp and up to 350 lb-ft of torque. This is not official yet, but Toyota will release exact specs in the coming months. As before, a 2.4-liter engine is also in the offer and the manufacturer offers both manual and automatic transmission.
2022 Toyota Hilux Price, Release Date
The approaching 2022 Toyota Hilux will once again cost below $30,000. A new price is not available yet, but this famous pickup truck should cost around $28,500. A hybrid model will cost more, around $35,000. Toyota will launch its Hilux model later this year.