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Images of the 2016 Toyota HiLux, the next-generation version of Australia’s top-selling light commercial, have been leaked ahead of the car’s reveal later this year.

The images, leaked by the Ferd fan page, confirm that our earlier posted images from last week are indeed the next-generation HiLux.

These latest images show what appears to be a top-spec HiLux variant in a storage garage. The exterior features bi-xenon or LED headlights with headlight washers, chrome door handles, grille and wing mirrors, LED daytime running lights, tinted privacy glass and polished alloy wheels.

Muscular wheel arches and a more sculpted appearance diverge this model from the current HiLux’s styling.


The interior photos appear to represent a lower-spec HiLux, which debuts a new interior with a large LCD screen in the centre that will manage the vehicle’s infotainment and satellite navigation. The model in these photographs uses single-zone manually controlled air conditioning and key starting.

As revealed exclusively by CarAdvice last week, the new Toyota HiLux is expected to ditch leaf sprung rear suspension on upper-spec models to make way for a more car-like rear suspension setup, like the new Nissan NP300 Navara.


Also revealed last week, the HiLux will forego the familiar 3.0-litre diesel unit and instead run with a 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel, as well as a 2.7-litre four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine, and a 2.4-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel. The details are expected to be as follows:

  • 1GD-FTV VN — 2.8-litre four-cylinder intercooled turbocharged diesel engine that produces 132kW of power and 450Nm of torque between 1600 – 2400rpm when mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. When mated to the six-speed manual transmission, the torque figure drops to 420Nm of torque between 1600 – 2600rpm.
  • 2GD-FTV VN — 2.4-litre four-cylinder intercooled turbocharged diesel engine that produces 125kW of power and 400Nm of torque between 1600rpm – 2400rpm when matched to a six-speed automatic transmission. The same engine when paired with a five-speed manual transmission drops torque output to 343Nm of torque between 1400 – 3400rpm.
  • 2TR-FE — 2.7-litre four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 166kW of power. It’s unclear which transmissions will be available with this engine. The engine is expected to come with a five- and six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox.