Toyota Hilux GR Sport flagship arriving in September

The brand new flagship of the Toyota Hilux vary, the GR Sport, will arrive in September bringing a raft of mechanical and visible upgrades over the remainder of the 4×4 dual-cab pick-up vary.

Enhancements embrace probably the most highly effective diesel engine but seen in a Hilux, an upgraded suspension system and new styling components, with the GR Sport arriving in showrooms priced from $73,990 plus on-road prices.

Toyota Australia spokesperson Sean Hanley says the brand new GR Sport would take the efficiency of the Hilux vary to new ranges.

“With enter from Australian engineers and designers and complete enhancements in and out, the Hilux GR Sport makes Australia’s favorite Ute much more interesting,” Hanley says.

“Australians love highly effective and succesful pick-ups, and the Hilux GR Sport actually delivers on that temporary.”

The Hilux GR Sport sits on the identical wide-track platform because the Hilux Rogue, with a 15mm improve in top and a observe width improve of 135mm entrance and 155mm rear, in contrast with the remainder of the core Hilux vary.

A distinct entrance coil and rear leaf spring tuning additional differentiates the GR Sport, and it’s outfitted with KYB monotube shock absorbers that includes a bigger piston diameter. The elimination of the rear sway bar additionally promotes better axle articulation and floor contact over uneven surfaces.

Off-road traction is improved with the fitment of 265/65R17 Bridgestone Dueler AT tyres, wrapped round distinctive black 17-inch Dakar model alloy wheels.

Disc brakes on all 4 corners assist vastly enhance stopping energy, with 338mm x 28mm four-piston mounted callipers on the entrance and 312mm x 18mm single-piston floating callipers on the rear, completed in purple for an additional visible impact.

Enhanced visible components are current all through the automobile, beginning on the entrance with a singular black mesh grille contrasted with ‘TOYOTA’ lettering and a GR badge.

A redesigned entrance bumper delivers an improved strategy angle in comparison with the core Hilux vary, and options new fog lamp bezels and a silver decrease moulding which sits above a uniquely developed skid plate for further underbody safety.

Massive black over fenders assist home the elevated observe width and have aero ducts on the entrance that assist to scale back turbulence within the wheel arches.

Powder-coated heavy-duty rock rails fabricated from 2mm thick metal assist defend the door sills and automobile underbody, even when the automobile is totally laden.

On the rear, purple restoration factors and a black rear bumper end the outside look, and are paired with a pre-installed towbar, tow ball and trailer wiring harness.

Contained in the cabin, the Hilux GR Sport good points quite a few sporty enhancements in comparison with the remainder of the vary, beginning with a rally-inspired leather-wrapped steering wheel full with paddle shifters, purple centre stripe and GR emblem.

GR logos are additionally discovered on the distinctive entrance sports activities seats upholstered in a mixture of leather-based accented and suede trim, matched with gray stitching and purple seat belts.

Aluminium pedals, a brand new ‘Technical Mesh’ dashboard ornamentation, a singular GR Sport shift lever and all-weather ground mats present additional visible differentiation, whereas the GR Sport’s audio expertise is lifted by the fitment of a nine-speaker JBL premium audio system.

The GR Sport arrives in Australia as probably the most highly effective diesel Hilux but, with the 1GD 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine fettled to provide 165kW/550Nm, mated to a six-speed automated transmission which has been tuned to assist the additional engine energy and torque.

5 exterior colors might be supplied, reflective of the Gazoo Racing palette – Glacier White, Frosted White, Beautiful Silver, Eclipse Black and Feverish Purple – with Glacier White, Frosted White and Feverish Purple additionally out there with the choice of a black-painted roof.

Full specification particulars might be introduced when the Hilux GR Sport arrives in Australia in September.