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.

Toyota Hybrid Powered Pickup Truck to the End of this Decade

Toyota Hybrid Powered Pickup Truck

Toyota Hybrid Powered Pickup Truck will enrich the company’s offer in this segment. It is known that Toyota also works on developing a new platform for its pickup models. This type of vehicle is a clear response to Ford Motor Company plans. Namely, Ford has announced a hybrid version of its most popular pickup model, the F-150. This Ford F-150 should be on the market by the end of this decade. If Toyota decides to offer its pickup hybrid, 2020 is the real date of its appearance.

The rumors of the arrival of the Toyota Hybrid Powered Pickup Truck has fueled a statement from people from the company. Namely, Ed Loukiz, vice president of Toyota’s marketing department, gave an interesting announcement. He confirmed that the idea of a hybrid truck quite interesting and curious. He added that such vehicles would be interesting for buyers in the US market. Also, he pointed out that such a vehicle would be a nice addition to the gamma of these models. According to him, there are no reasons why the development of such a model would not be possible.

Toyota Hybrid Powered Pickup Truck

Rumors and Speculations

Many believe that it would not be a surprise that Toyota gives the green light to this project. Remind once more, Ford intends to offer a hybrid F-150 to the end of the decade. If company wants its ‘part of the cake’, Toyota must instantly react.

However, when it comes to Toyota’s model, we will probably have to wait for the next year to officially confirm this information. However, there are great chances that the Toyota Hybrid Powered Pickup Truck will be introduced in the next few years.

It’s not clear which Toyota pickup will have the first to get its hybrid version. Due to the statement that such a model will be offered on the US market, the choice is for Tacoma and Tundra models.

Toyota, more precisely Loukiz, has disclosed that engineers are working to develop a new platform for trucks. The new platform will form the basis of next generation models such as 4Runner, Sequoia and Tundra. For this reason, it is believed that the new generation Toyota Tundra will be the first company’s pickup truck model with a hybrid drive train.

Toyota Hybrid Powered Pickup Truck Conclusion

Toyota is aware of the growing demand for trucks and terrains. Therefore, the company shows great interest in the development of models in these segments. There is no doubt that the company will introduce a hybrid-powered pickup model in the shortest period of time. Whether Toyota owns more SUVs and sedan models, with this type of drive, it’s no novelty or secret for them. The new Toyota Pickup hybrid is expected to be as successful as other such models.

2018 Toyota Tacoma Changes Coming Soon

2018 Toyota Tacoma

Now, more distant year 2015, Toyota unveiled the redesigned Tacoma pickup model. The promotion was held in Detroit at NAIAS. The presented model was for the 2016 model year. According to available information, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma brings significant improvements and changes. The beginning of the sale is expected soon. More precisely, at the end of 2017, that is, at the beginning of 2018, the new model will find its way to its first customers.

Great expectations are linked to the new version of this great pickup truck models. First of all, there is a TRD pro version, and no less attention is paid to the possible Tacoma Diesel model. Whether rival companies have such a version of the offer, the new Toyota Tacoma Diesel is almost certain.

Design

2017 Tacoma did not bring anything revolutionary in the field of design, compared to the 2016 model. Namely, the 2016 model has undergone major design changes. Its design is based on the new Toyota 4Runner SUV. The design of the vehicle is characterized by a prominent engine compartment of the trapezoidal shape, LED lights, front and rear, and the rear body bumper body with visible “Tacoma” mark.

The interior of the vehicle is enhanced and features richer equipment and advanced systems. Versions of the high trim levels are equipped with leather upholstery and infotainment entertainment with touch screen.

2018 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma Diesel

Given that competitive models, the Nissan Frontier, Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon, offer versions with diesel engines, it would not be a surprise that the 2018 Toyota Tacoma Diesel was also marketed. Thus, Tacoma would continue to be an equal competitor to the above-mentioned models.

Under the name Toyota Hilux, the company offers an identical pickup on markets outside of USA and Japan. Toyota Hilux, with diesel engines, is successfully selling in these markets. There have been speculations that Tacoma Diesel will borrow diesel units from “Hilux Brother”. However, the specification and Tier 3 gas emission regulations, diesel engines from Hilux, do not meet US market standards. It is therefore expected that Toyota will develop a new diesel engine that could be found in this model.

New Tacoma 2018 interior

Specs

Competition in the pickup segment, on the US market, is staggering. Toyota strives to be the leader in its class. For this reason, it does not surprise that a huge effort has been made to improve the drive units for this model. In addition, both off-road vehicle characteristics and fuel economy have been improved. Many believe that the 2016 model is brought to perfection.

The 2018 Toyota Tacoma will not change the offer of powertrains. While the former carries over from the previous generation unchanged, the latter offers a significantly improved power output. The less expensive 2.7-liter inline-4 generates 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. Now, the 3.5-liter V6 churns out 278 hp and 265 lb-ft, while returning a slightly better fuel economy. Automatic transmission comes standard, while the manual gearbox is available exclusively with all-wheel drive models.

2018 Toyota Tacoma Price

The base Tacoma is expected to start just over $ 24,000, while the fully equipped version will be priced close to $ 40,000. As for the release date, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma is scheduled to hit the showrooms in the end of 2017 or begin the 2018 year.

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2018 Toyota Hilux Invincible 50 celebrates 50 years of existence of the model

2018 Toyota Hilux Invincible 50

A very interesting version of the Toyotas pickup truck model was presented at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Namely, this Japanese car maker introduced the 2018 Toyota Hilux Invincible 50 model in a special edition. This model also marks the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Hilux pickup truck model. Featured as a special show car, the Hilux Invincible 50 attracted a lot of attention at Toyota’s stand at the aforementioned event.

Otherwise, Toyota has already offered a special Hilux Invincible, starting from 2014. At that moment, this pickup was represented on the market for 46 years. The number of sold copies ranged around 15 million. And in the period up to now, the company has continued such a trend, and this number is about 18 million units sold. The company plans to sell more than 40,000 copies of this brilliant vehicle on the European market alone.

2018 Toyota Hilux Invincible 50

Review

When introduced for the first time in 2013, Hilux Invincible was the model with the highest level of equipment. It is then offered in Extra Cab and Double Cab configurations, and with Active and Sport equipment packages. From the very beginning, Toyota introduced this version of the model according to its name “Invincible”.

In addition to the “Active” package, front protection of thresholds from heavy terrain, chrome suction holes for the air, chrome front fog lights as well as rear light frames and ‘Invincible’ door markings were available. Also a new, completely black interior. The interior is harmonious with high-quality black fabric seats, as well as a comfortable padded armrest, leather handbrake, light gray lining of the sky, and ‘Invincible’ branded strips on the sills.

Hilux Invincible Sport had chrome-plated decorative pipes with the option of a new hard-top boot lid and a chromed side mold. There are 17 “alloy wheels, in two shades, as well as black leather seats.

rear view of Toyota Hilux Invincible 2018

2018 Toyota Hilux Invincible 50 Price

The specimen, which was displayed in Frankfurt (2017), is in silver color, with special graphics, matte black and chrome elements. The vehicle is mounted on 18-inch alloy wheels with BF Goodrich all-terrain tires. Also, there is a luggage compartment as well as a specially designed interior. There is no doubt that Toyota Hilux Invicible 2018 will be the highest-ranking version in the range of this model.

For now, there are no official announcements about the price for this fantastic model. However, the standard Hilux Invincible costs about £ 26,000. It is known that this version necessarily comes with automatic air-conditioning, keyless entry and push-button start. There are cruise control and a multimedia system with Bluetooth. This is expected from this model, and some predictions are that the price for the 2018 Toyota Hilux Invincible 50 will not be below £ 30,000.

2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Available in mid-2018

2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro new features

The new Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro will not appear before mid-2018. Namely, it is hard to expect Toyota to offer this version of its pickup model for the 2018 model year. However, there is information that the 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro will be on offer, along with new creations of Tundra pickup and 4Runner SUV models.

After almost certain that Toyota will offer Tundra and 4Runner models with the “TRD Pro” label, information about the third model from this family is expected. Specifically, for the 2018 model year, information on such editions of popular Toyota models is not clear. For now, everything comes down to mischief, semi-information and rumors.

This Japanese car maker has prepared a new, updated Tacoma pickup for 2018 MY. The start of sales is scheduled for the first quarter of 2018. Only when the standard model is sold is it possible to expect new TRD Pro version of this pickup. It’s almost certain that this version will be on offer, as Toyota has great expectations from the new model. The company does not hide plans to make the 2018 model the best-selling compact pickup in America. Recall, this epithet has already been taken by earlier models. Accordingly, the new TRD Pro version will be the company’s flagship.

Power Specification and Price

The currently available model has a 3.5-liter V6 unit with 6-speed manual transmission and AWD. This power unit delivers 278 horsepower. Many believe that in this area there will be no progress, with the 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro pickup. The only thing that can be expected is the improvement of the economy of the existing aggregate, as well as the improvement of the transmission. With a standard manual gearbox, Toyota also offers an optional automatic gearbox.

As far as the price is concerned, there is not any significant move forward. The current model has a price of $ 41,000. The price for the new Tacoma TRD Pro should remain at the same level.

2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro new features

News and Upgrades

The same process, which is applied to the improvement of the standard model, will be applied to the new TRD Pro version. The company tried to improve the vehicle at every level. Nevertheless, the greatest attention is devoted to the improvement of security systems and functions. Accordingly, the new model gets Safety Sense-P suite.

As for standard versions, they are not sensational. The new Tacoma comes with an engine producing 170 horsepower but a stronger torque of 350 pound-feet. Similar, if not better, figures also have other competitive models on the North American market. However, the company points out that 2018 Tacoma will be significantly more efficient and more economical than the competition.

2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Design and Features

The new model will not be significantly different from the previous versions. Namely, it will continue to be based on the Tacoma TRD Off-Road 4×4 Double Cab Short Bed. According to the tried-and-tested recipe, the vehicle gets significant driving strength in extreme conditions and on inaccessible terrain. Among other things, there are special sports shock absorbers and TRD springs, as well as TRD twisted support. In addition, special TRD aluminum wheels of 16 inches are expected in black. According to some information, the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain tires will be on wheels. All this has already been seen in the current model, but also in some earlier editions of this model.

All in all, Toyota wants to maintain the originality and recognition of its TRD Pro models. Thus, the 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro will offer what we are accustomed to. There is a large number of decorations and details for the outer appearance of the vehicle. They are mostly aluminum decorations, as well as a black front grille with a “Toyota” inscription. In addition, the LEDs’ appearance of the vehicle is decorated with LED foam-lights, black fender edges, while the door handles and rear-view mirrors are color-coded.

And in the interior of the vehicle is expected recognizable “TRD Pro” spirit. There is a large number of decorations and details with the “TRD” label. Seats have elements of top quality leather. The entire interior of the vehicle boasts rich equipment and a great number of amenities and aesthetic details.

What should not be missing is a large number of the most advanced systems and technologies. As with the previous versions, the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro 2019 should have Blind Spot Monitor (BSM), the last Park Assist system, as well as navigation and the Go Pro camera integrated into the windscreen.

2018 Toyota Hilux Most Popular Pickup out of US market

2018 Toyota Hilux

2018 Toyota Hilux belongs to the eighth generation of this extremely popular and recognized pickup truck models. This new, eighth-generation model debuted in mid-2015. At the end of the same year he started his sales. In some markets, the new Hilux has got a new name. More specifically, the Thai and Lao market it has adopted a new name, Hilux Toyota Revo.

The new generation model made the big difference compared to previous models. Changes and improvements have affected all segments of the vehicle. It is present new design, upgraded engines and transmissions. As before, 2018 Hilux is fighting with competitive models in markets worldwide. In markets, where it is not represented, successfully sold his re-badged model Toyota Tacoma.

2018 Toyota Hilux

Changes

Considering that the new model is present on the market less than two years, changes with the 2018 models are not expected. The new model uses the “Keen Look” design language. The same style and design is noticeable with the Toyota Corolla E170 models. It is characterized by slim projector headlamps and LED daytime running lights. This distinctive style is noticeable in the interior of the vehicle.

Also, the 2018 Toyota Hilux, like a current version, share new powertrains with some other models from the company’s lineup. New ESTEC GD 2.4-liter, 2.8-liter and 2.5-liter KD, 3.0-liter diesel engines are on offer at Hilux pickup. Also, these units driven by new Toyota Innova and Toyota Fortuner models.

Major changes, with the Toyota Hilux 2018 will not be represented. However, 2018 will mark 50 years since the Hilux pickup is present on the market. It is expected that this opportunity for Toyota offers a special edition of this pickup. Whether this will mark the anniversary Special Edition Hilux or all-new 2019 Toyota Hilux remains to be seen.

New Hilux rear view

Exterior

2018 model comes with no more visible changes of outer appearance. Like its predecessor, also featuring the new design of the hood and grille. The vehicle has a chrome door handles, pronounced fenders, polished alloy wheels and tinted privacy glass.

Interior

The new generation model has brought an increase in usable space inside the cabin. Also, the aforementioned “Keen Look” design language is present inside the vehicle. The interior is decorated with modern and quality materials, and there are new benefits and features. In the foreground is a prominent contemporary dashboard with a tablet like touch-screen display on the center console, which serves to manage infotainment system and satellite navigation.

2018 Toyota Hilux interior

2018 Toyota Hilux Engine Specs

The offer powertrain is different, compared to the market on which the vehicle is offered. Some hitherto engines are replaced by new ones, while some engines upgraded. This improvement influence on the efficiency, economy, and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions into the natural environment.

The engine portfolio constitutes a large number of different diesel and gasoline engines with four cylinders. Also, top of the range makes a version with 4.0-liter V6 engine that delivers 235 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 277 lb-ft of torque at 3,700 rpm. The rest of the offer includes:

2.0-liter petrol engine with 139 horsepower, 2.4-liter diesel engine with 150 horsepower, 2.5-liter diesel with 102 horsepower, 2.5-liter diesel with 144 horsepower, 2.7-liter petrol engine with 160 horsepower, 2.8-liter diesel engine with 177 horsepower and 3.0-liter diesel engine with 163 horsepower.

With all engines, offers the 5-speed and 6-speed manual or automatic transmission, as well as 4×2 and 4×4 drive.

2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

It is expected that the standard version of the Tundra trucks offer novelties for the 2018 model year. On the other hand, 2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro should arrive without a drastic change compared to the 2017 model. As before, TRD Pro version will differ from the standard version for its exceptional off-road performance. In addition, the level of equipment is at a higher level.

In its TRD Pro edition, Toyota’s full-size Tundra pickup truck, was presented 2014 for the first time. This is designed Toyota Tundra, is conceived as a direct rival modified pickup models US car manufacturer. First of all, these are RAM 1500 Rebel and the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor.

2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Front View

Engine Specs

To meet the high standards of off-road driving, 2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro has to offer powerful and reliable engine. Under the hood is placed 5.7-liter V8 unit. This engine is coupled with 6-speed automatic transmission and AWD drivetrain. With its 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque, this engine is capable to overcome all challenges. In addition, this powerful engine provides outstanding vehicle towing capacity. Perhaps could be directed criticism at the EPA fuel economy rating, which is 15 mpg in combined driving conditions. However, TRD Pro Series is not designed for those who want economical family car.

In addition to the Tundra pickup truck, TRD Pro package is designed to Tacoma and 4Runner SUV and pickup models. As a special, off-road package, TRD Pro package includes:

– Clearance and backup sensors
– Bilstein shock absorbers
– Fuel tank protector plates
– Limited slip differentials
– Premium audio system with 7 inch touch-screen
– GPS navigation
– Satellite radio

In addition to the standard amenities, 2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro will offer an additional package. Through additional packages will improve towing vehicle. Towing package will include a trailer brake controller, a heavy-duty hitch and a transmission cooler.

2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Interior

2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Exterior and Interior

The new model comes in Double Cab and Crew Max configurations. Double Cab version includes 6.5 foot bed, while the Crew Max comes with a 5.5 foot cargo bed.

The exterior design of the vehicle is designed in such a way that differs from the standard version, or to be distinctive and unique. All models in the series have TRD Pro at its front end a large TOYOTA block-lettering. That replaces the brand’s badge. Also, Tundra TRD Pro comes with alloy wheels of 18 inches, skid plates and a TRD dual exhaust system.

What distinguishes 2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro from the standard model, are and TRD Pro tags. They are located on the exterior and in the interior of the vehicle, in large numbers. “TRD Pro” logos, can be found on the bed sides, shift knob, center stack, seats and floor mats. With all of this, customers have a choice of vehicle exterior colors. The new Tundra TRD Pro will be offered in Superior White, Quicksand and Magnetic Gray body paints.

Price Tag

For now, there is no announcement of change in price compared to the 2017 model. This means that the 2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro will be able to buy at a price of more than $ 41,000.

 

2017 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Release

2017 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

Toyota launched the Tundra TRD Pro for the 2015 model year as its response to the likes of the Ford SVT Raptor and Ram 1500 Rebel. This unique model is currently one of the most capable off-road pickup trucks due toa number of specialized components. While it was initially released exclusively on the US market, the Tundra TRD Pro has recently gone on sale in Canada as well. As for the 2017 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro, it is expected to differ only slightly from the outgoing model that came with several upgrades. Continue reading “2017 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Release”

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

Following the arrival of the completely redesigned 2016 Tacoma, the TRD Pro off-roading version finally made its debut at the recent Chicago Auto Show. This hard-core variant of the new Tacoma pickup is actually based on the TRD Off-Road 4×4 Double Cab Short Bed model. However, Toyota Racing Development has once again managed to make the TRD Pro capable of surviving the most rugged terrains. The 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro has been eagerly anticipated by pickup truck enthusiasts and the company officials don’t hide their optimism when it comes to its future sales. Continue reading “2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro”

2018 Toyota Tundra Release Date

2018 Toyota Tundra

Speculations about Toyota’s intentions to enhance the Tundra’s fuel economy have been going on for a while. It now seems imminent that the 2018 model is due to receive a Cummins turbo-diesel as well as a new eight-speed automatic transmission. The brand new oil-burner combined with the new gearbox is definitely expected to bring substantially improved fuel efficiency. Not only will the 2018 Toyota Tundra arrive with significant mechanical updates, it is also very likely to adopt certain cosmetic changes. The second generation of this popular pickup truck has been around since 2007, while it hasn’t received any major design updates after the 2014 refresh. In that sense, we expect the 2018 version to become more competitive in this relentless market segment. Continue reading “2018 Toyota Tundra Release Date”