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.
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.