It’s no secret that Toyota is an absolute leader when it comes to mid-size pickup trucks. While the Tacoma is the best-selling model in North America, the Hilux dominates around the world. However, the competition is getting pretty tough these days. So, we can hear some pretty interesting stories about the 2021 Toyota Hilux Diesel and its arrival to North America.
As you may know, diesel trucks are becoming popular in the U.S. these days and Toyota definitely needs something like that if they want to keep their leading position undisputed. Therefore, we can see something very interesting already in the next year. The Hilux could come to North America, believe it or not.
2021 Toyota Hilux Diesel Specs
- World-class reputation
- Unparalleled reliability and durability
- Great off-road performances
- Efficient diesel engine
- Blend interior design
- May not even come to North America
Although it may sound strange, this scenario actually sounds quite possible. Things are actually pretty simple for the Japanese manufacturer – Why bother with making diesel Tacoma when you already have an excellent truck overseas. Therefore, the 2021 Toyota Hilux Diesel might be a perfect addition to the U.S. market. Still, this doesn’t mean Toyota engineers won’t have any job to do. This version would still require a couple of modifications in order to get closer to an average U.S. truck driver. Moreover, this seems like a perfect time for a facelift.
The current generation of the legendary truck has been around for about four years, so we could actually see a facelift before the 2021 Toyota Hilux Diesel arrives in North America. For this occasion, we would probably see a couple of very interesting changes. Of course, the focus would be on the styling. The new model would come with several modifications, primarily at the front end.
This includes typical areas like the grille, bumper, headlights etc. We presume that the new styling approach would take a lot of inspiration from the Tacoma, in order to make a better approach to North American drivers. On the other side, it is still unclear whether the new 2021 Toyota Hilux Diesel would come with some additional, mechanical upgrades, though some mechanical tweaks are always welcome in these situations.
Another aspect of the truck that would require modifications in the cabin. A current model is predominately a work machine, so you won’t find too much refinement on the inside. The whole cabin is made of hard plastics and other durable materials but the upcoming update could bring a couple of changes.
|Dimensions And Weight|
|Overall width (mm)||1855|
|Engine And Transmission|
|Engine type||inline 4|
|Power/torque||174 hp /450 Nm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||80 L|
|Weights / Capacities|
|Loading height from ground (mm)||861|
|Maximum load width (mm)||1645|
|Maximum Towing Capacity||750kg – 3,000kg|
|Maximum load length (mm)||2315 (Single Cab), 1808 (Extra Cab), 1525 (Double Cab)|
|PRICE RANGE: $26,500 – $34,120 starting msrp|
|Competitors: Nissan Qashqai, Toyota Land Cruiser, BMW X5|
2021 Toyota Hilux Diesel Engine
Of course, this is the most interesting part of the 2021 Toyota Hilux Diesel. Currently, this truck comes with a plethora of oil-burners in the offer, depending on the market. Some of them are pretty old and inefficient but highly appreciated for their amazing reliability. However, we have no doubt that the North American version would feature Hilux’s most familiar units, a 2.8-liter turbodiesel. This engine currently delivers around 177 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque and comes in pair with a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Still, we won’t be surprised if we see some nice power boost for this occasion, probably up to around 200 hp.
U.S. models could possibly come with some dashboard tweaks, not just in terms of finer materials, but also in terms of style. A new instrument cluster, more attractive center stack and similar things are what we can expect from the 2021 Toyota Hilux Diesel. Finally, we count on more standard equipment, especially in terms of tech and safety features.
2021 Toyota Hilux Diesel Release Date
Various reports suggest that the 2021 Toyota Hilux Diesel will come with all these novelties in the next year. However, keep in mind that these are all just rumors and that we are still waiting to hear something from the officials on this matter. So, take everything aforementioned with a big reserve.