In its eighth generation, the Toyota Hilux pickup appeared in mid-2015. Nevertheless, the company has prepared a restyle version of the model. On the European market, and other automotive markets, restyled version of the model, arrives as a 2019 Toyota Hilux. On the Asian market, in Thailand, the new version is offered as a 2018 model.
The new model brings significant visual changes, compared to the current version. In addition, Toyota has expanded the offer of this popular pickup model. More specifically, it is a 2018 Toyota Hilux Rocco version.
2018 Toyota Hilux Rocco is available exclusively in the Double Cab configuration. This model attracts attention with its specific appearance of the outside. Namely, Toyota Hilux Rocco has a large number of decorative exterior elements in black.
The details in black are the front mask, the B-pillar of the bodywork, the fender edges, and the door handle. Also, 18-inch aluminum wheels are black. On wheels there are tires for all terrain. The Hilux Rocco also has decorative graphics of the outside. Also, there is a large inscription “ROCCO”.
Customers who opt for this version of the new model have the option of choosing between 4×2 or 4×4 drive systems.
In the end, the 2018 Toyota Hilux Rocco also has black metallic details in the interior of the cabin.
2019 Toyota Hilux Specs and Design
A model designed for the Thai market comes with two diesel engines, and one gasoline. The first is a 2.4-liter turbo-diesel engine with 150 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque. The second diesel engine is a 2.8-liter unit with 177 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque. In the end, a version with a 2.7-liter petrol engine, with 166 horsepower and 245 Nm of torque, is offered to Thai customers.
For other markets, where this model is represented, the specification will be published later.
As for the design of the new model, it differs significantly from the design of the previous Hilux pickup. The biggest visual changes are seen on the front of the vehicle. . The highlight of the front grille, as well as the new look of the front bumper, is highlighted here. In the new bumper, different air vents are pointed out. Finally, the fog lights are also modified designs, and are otherwise set up.
2019 Toyota Hilux will be on sale in 2018. On the other hand, we have already mentioned that the restyle version is already available on the Thai market. However, on this market, the car is sold as 2018 Toyota Hilux.