The legendary pickup truck has been updated recently but it looks like that won’t be the end of novelties for this production cycle. The current generation is on the market for about three years and it looks like there is another update on its way, which will bring a hybrid powertrain, for the first time in a pickup truck. Details about the new powertrain are still unavailable. Moreover, it still waits for the official confirmation, so there is plenty of room for speculations at the moment. Here is what we know so far about new 2020 Toyota Hilux Hybrid.
- Great fuel economy
- Amazing off-road capabilities
- Great overall quality
- Expect a high price tag
This article is a Rumor based on information found on internet, It is not officially confirmed!
Apparently, this won’t be a hybrid truck on purpose, so expect pretty much the same base design characteristics as for standard Hilux models. This means the same chassis setup, which guarantees amazing off-road capabilities. Still, the new version will be a little bit heavier, due to the battery pack and electric motor. On the other side, it will be identical to gasoline and diesel models in terms of aesthetics. This pickup received a facelift recently. It adopted many styling details from the North American sibling, Tacoma, so count on the similar approach in the new 2020 Toyota Hilux Hybrid. We don’t expect to see many details that accentuate its electrified character. Just a few tweaks to the front fascia and tailgate, as well as unique wheels and few exclusive color options.
This aspect definitely won’t bring changes compared to standard models. Eventually, we will see minimal tweaks to the instrument cluster and center stack, just to be adapted to a hybrid setup. Other than that, expect to see the same things as in the standard 2020 Hilux. Lots of hard, but high-quality plastics will guarantee excellent durability. Still, the overall interior space could be slightly reduced, due to a battery pack. Also, count on a generous list of standard equipment, on par with the highest trim levels of gasoline and diesel-powered models.
As we already mentioned, there is still a lot of room for speculations about the 2020 Toyota Hilux Hybrid. Therefore, you can find various kinds of reports about the new model’s hybrid setup. The Japanese manufacturer recently came with a completely new hybrid system that currently powers a new generation of the North American sedan Camry. It combines a four-cylinder 2.5-liter engine with an electric setup. Such a combination provides a max output of 208 hp and guarantees spectacular fuel economy. Still, this configuration may seem to refine for something that would often go off the road. Therefore, we could see a similar system but based on a 2.7-liter engine, which is already available in this super-capable truck.
2020 Toyota Hilux Hybrid Release Date and Price
Despite that many reports suggest its arrival in the next year, keep in mind that the 2020 Toyota Hilux Hybrid is still just a rumor. Therefore, take this info with a big reserve. Still, if the new model eventually arrives, count on a starting price between $35,000 and $40,000.