This is not the first time that we talk about the possibility of providing a new high-performance Hilux pickup that can compete with the Ford Ranger Raptor, which is smaller than the Ford F-150 Raptor.
Rumors have been circulating for a couple of years about the possibility that the Japanese company would present a high-performance Hilux pickup, precisely after the unveiling of the Toyota Hilux GR-S in Brazil in 2018. However, now after two years of these rumors, we received some pleasant information published by the Australian Cars Guide website.
Before talking about the new report, we would like to remind you of our detailed test drive of the most luxurious 2021 Toyota Hilux, accompanied by our colleague Karim Deeb.
The new details indicate that the Hilux model, which competes with Ford Ranger, Nissan Navara, and Isuzu D-Max will get a high-performance sports version capable of competing against the all-new 2022 Ford Ranger Raptor pickup, which will intensify the competition between the American company Ford and Japanese company Toyota.
The new, high-performance Hilux pick-up truck is expected to be named Hilux GR, and it will not be based on the current generation of this model, which means that it will appear after the end of 2023, according to the published report.
The report goes on to indicate that the high-performance version of the Hilux pickup will get a beating heart borrowed from Toyota Land Cruiser, a 3.3-liter V6 diesel engine that produces 268 hp and 650 Newton meters of torque.
On the other hand, previous rumors suggested that the 2022 Ford Ranger Raptor pickup will be powered by a diesel engine borrowed from the Ford F-150, c a 3-liter V-shaped 6-cylinder that produces 255 horsepower and 600 Newton meters of torque.