After the manufacturer taunted its fans with a new concept for a while now, the Toyota finally decided to release the much expected 2017 Toyota Hilux Hybrid ramming it into the eighth generation of the very popular Hilux.The automaker outfitted the model with many gadgets, and threw in a brand new styling. The various trims that were offered before will be still included in the final cut, each decked out with quite captivating options.
Exterior and Interior
The thoroughly reworked hood, grille and fascia of the 2017 Toyota Hilux Hybrid present a marginally different approach. The Toyota hopes that innovations will gather more followers.Some may find the adjusted look a bit unfavorable, especially if they loved the predecessors design, but it is certainly a step into a new direction. The newly implemented style is clearly noticeable in the updated hood and the fenders that look far more aggressive than before.
This is especially evident in its wider base and more rounded edges, which blend in effectively with a character line that now seems a little bit smoother. The hitched waistline signals the model is tailored in the direction of more energetic drivers this time around, and this is duplicated on the more prominent pillars.The rear of the Hilux underwent a minor redesign, which affected the general appearance of the back area as well as delicate modifications of each particular section presenting an overall much athletic design than the last time.The restyled taillight feature new thinner lines, nicely complemented by the molded bumper.
The new Toyota Hilux cockpit gets a well-organized and handsome information cluster in addition to an elegant dashboard covered with smooth plastic and highlighted with chrome elements.The new safety options include the upgraded Adaptive Cruise Control system and a 360-degree camera to make parking and reversing that much easier.
The 2017 Toyota Hilux Hybrid will be fitted out with an electric unit. Its specifications are still unknown, so we can only guess how many horsepower the unit packs, and the figures range from 161 horsepower to 169 horsepower.
The standard drivetrain is likely to remain a rear-wheel drive and all-wheel will be available as an option.
2017 Toyota Hilux Hybrid Price and Release Date
The manufacturer is not announced the official release date yet. The cars price will have to be within $30,000 $32,000 range, or it will be too high compared with rival models in the segment. The new 2017 Toyota Hilux Hybrid will be a welcome addition to the Toyotas fleet with its efficient new powertrains and upgraded cabin.