2019 Toyota Hilux Restylated and new Rocco Versions

2019 Toyota Hilux Rocco

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.

2019 Toyota Hilux Rocco

Hilux Rocco

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.

2018 Toyota Hilux Rocco rear view

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.

Release Date

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.

Dacia Duster Pickup Truck new version Renault Oroch truck

Dacia Duster Pickup Truck render

The Dacia Duster SUV, believed or not, came to the second generation for just one reason. This is more than one million sales results. This shockingly affordable model also has its pickup version. Under the other name, more precisely as Renault Oroch, the company offered Duster pickup on the US market. Namely, unlike other manufacturers, it should offer a version to its domestic and European customers. The Dacia Duster Pickup Truck should be a European version of the Renault Oroch pickup model.

In this case, everything is the opposite in relation to Japanese, Korean, German and other producers outside the US borders. While, they are all eager to offer their trucks models to the US market, Dacia goes in the opposite direction. For now, there are two models that will be clearly used for the conceptual solution.

Dacia Duster Pickup Truck render

Dacia Duster Pickup Truck Options

The first is of course Renault Oroch, which is sold in South America. It’s a double-cab version, which has taken a different name from the expected one for an unknown reason. The French company has commented on this decision as a desire to Dacia tag does not want to be global in character! And who would not want to become a global brand?

Another solution is reflected in a single-cab version of the regular Duster model. This model has a roof carved open over the rear seats. There are also trunk and installed tailgate. This version of Duster is produced in Romania.

There are assumptions that the second generation Dacia Duster SUV will experience global success. First of all, this vehicle, like the majority of the Dacia offer, can boast of affordability and excellent value. Although it is manufactured by Renault’s low-cost Romanian division, this vehicle has a certain quality, applicable to the Dacia Duster Pickup Truck. It will use the same underpinnings that features a slightly redesigned body and an updated interior of the second generation Duster SUV.

Infiniti Pickup Truck Possible Arrival Soon

Infiniti Pickup Truck

Nissan’s collaboration with Mercedes-Benz, in a performance known as the Mercedes X-Class Pickup Truck, leads to a logical conclusion that Nissan can offer something similar. For this car manufacturer, the truck segment is not a novelty. But a luxury sub-brand represented on the US market, in its offer, has no such model. After the announcement by Mercedes that their first truck will not cross the ocean, it was first suspected that Nissan would use this threat. These are two basic reasons why the Infiniti Pickup Truck could arrive in the near future.

All served on a platter, Infiniti Division gives a great advantage to offer the Infiniti luxury pickup truck. After transition from the SUV and crossover models, on the increase in the demand for pickup truck vehicles was not logical. It is the inevitable follow-up of events on the automotive market. In its offer, Nissan has several vehicles from this segment. Nissan Frontier and Nissan Titan (Titan XD) are part of a rich Nissan range in America. Unlike this offer, the Infiniti brand has no such vehicle.

Infiniti Pickup Truck

Infiniti Pickup Truck Specs and Design

For the development and realization of a worthy competitor Mercedes X-Class, the Infiniti brand now has everything necessary. The luxury Infiniti Pickup Truck could take advantage of the underpinnings of the Navara. Since the existence of a platform and a base is one of the crucial moments in developing a pickup model, Infiniti does not have a single problem!

All the features that Infiniti brand models have, they would be easily applicable to the pickup model. When we say this, we mean the design of the vehicle. The last redesigned model, the Infiniti QX50, would serve as a perfect solution for the appearance of the front of the vehicle. A massive mesh grille with a pair of slim and narrow headlights. No one should expect the Infiniti Pickup Truck to be a fancier version of Navara or Frontier pickups.

As for the drive units that would be powered by the Infiniti Pickup, they can be assumed. This one model can fully apply the performance from Infinite models. These are two engines. The turbocharged 2.0 L four-cylinder engine with 268 horsepower and 288 lb-ft. And the other is a 3.7 L V6 with 325 horsepower.

Nissan’s premium department will surely not miss a chance to expand its offer in this segment as well. Although Infiniti brand representatives do not release the public with new information about this model, there are clear indications that another truck model will appear in the near future, this time luxury Infiniti Pickup Truck.

Volvo XC90 Pickup Truck

Volvo XC90 Pickup Truck

Although the mid-size pickup trucks sold in the US as a crazy idea that Volvo one of those included in its offer, also contrary to common sense! These and similar statements, we were able to find more in the press in 2015. More precisely, the first, more serious rumor on the Volvo XC90 Pickup Truck, has launched the appearance of the Volvo XC90 SUV. Sincerely, many thought that this was the only model of the Volvo brand, on which one pickup truck model could be based.

Volvo XC90 Pickup Truck

Volvo XC90 SUV Review

The Volvo XC90 is a full-size SUV that is one of the most technologically advanced vehicles on the market. The Volvo XC90 Pickup Truck would be one of the most efficient models. Of course, if took over the drive unit from this SUV. This would mean that this Volvo Pickup will run the T8 Twin Engine and it’s a complex hybrid drive. This powertrain combines a 2.0 L engine that is supercharged and turbocharged, with an electric motor. Together they have a power of 400 hp.

In order to minimize the uncertainty about the possible realization of the Volvo XC90 Pickup Truck, it should be noted that Volvo once had a pickup truck model in its offer. Although it was a long time ago, it still counts. Volvo pickups existed in the form of PV54 from 1939. And there were also many conversions of the old 850 model.

Volvo XC90 SUV test mule

Volvo XC90 Pickup Truck Test Mule

At the beginning of the year, a test model was seen. According to the wheelbase dimensions, first indicated the attempt to modify the Volvo XC90 model in a pickup truck. The wheelbase of the XC90 SUV model is 117.5 inches. The model that has been spotted has an inter-axis distance of 10 inches larger. These dimensions indicate a great match with the Nissan Frontier, Honda Ridgelin and Ford Ranger models. It is not known that Volvo plans to offer the XC90 SUV with extended wheelbase to the Chinese market, then the Volvo XC90 Pickup Truck is a reasonable explanation.

Now, there is almost no car manufacturer that does not plan to upgrade its offer just pickup truck model. Perhaps not sooner, but in the near future, we can expect the Volvo XC90 Pickup Truck.