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.

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


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


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.


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.