In your opinion, will Toyota launch its high-performance Toyota GR Hilux pickup to compete against Ford Ranger Raptor? This is what we will be discussing in this article.
A few days after the spread of a video clip showing a modified Hilux pickup truck equipped with an engine borrowed from an old used Mercedes C63 AMG, a 6.2-liter V8 that generates a power between 475 hp and 518 hp, today we are going to talk about the possibility of a higher-performance version of the 2021 Toyota Hilux.
Today we will talk about a production version that may be coming soon as reported by Cars Guide. It seems that there is an upcoming vehicle that will bear the name Toyota GR Hilux and it will compete against the new Ford Ranger Raptor pickup, which officially appeared during 2018 as a 2019 model.
As we are talking about the GR version of the Hilux pickup, we would like to remind you about the special edition Hilux GR Sport that appeared in 2018 at the São Paulo International Motor Show. This model came at the time as a result of a collaboration between Toyota and GAZOO Racing, and only 420 copies were ever made, all of which were sold in the Brazilian market. The limited-edition vehicle was powered by a 4-liter V6 engine that generates 235 hp and 375 Nm of torque.
Cars Guide report added that the GR Hilux pickup if presented, will be powered by the same engine used in Toyota Hilux GR Sport, but it will generate 250 horsepower.
Just as a reminder, these are the mechanical specifications of the Ford Ranger Raptor 2020 pickup:
The highest performance model of the 2020 Ford Ranger is powered by a 2-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine, generating 210 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. The engine is connected to a 10-speed automatic transmission that distributes power through a 4-wheel drive system so that the truck can accelerate from zero to 100 km / h in 10.5 seconds.