Could the next Hilux GR pack 700Nm?

With a raft of new vehicles headed our way this year from Toyota, it is only fair to have some speculation as to what some of them might be. With the eagerly awaited LC300 one might ask the question whether or not the mad scientists over in Japan will shove that new motor into a Hilux? Apparently it fits…

With the possibility of the next generation Ford Ranger Raptor getting the impressive Volkswagen 3.0-litre V6 Toyota just might drop their new 3.3-litre turbo diesel into a special edition Hilux. According to Creative 311 out of Japan which was quoting dealer sources reported that the new 3.3-litre diesel V6 engine will produce a whopping 230kW and 687Nm, and will pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Toyota has previously promised that any car given the GR badge would benefit from “noticeable” performance upgrades from its regular counterparts. And that means a GR Hilux would have to up the performance factor, no matter whether the focus is then on the road or off it.

According to Carsguide in Australia Toyota is yet to officially confirm the model, the brand has trademarked the name “GR HiLux” in Australia, with the go-fast bakkie expected to launch with the next new HiLux, possibly in 2023.

We do hope that it arrives here in South Africa, it is time for a powerful, high-performance bakkie war…

Source: Carsguide.com

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