The Hilux Now Gets A V6 — Meet The Toyota Hilux V6 GR Sport

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New Toyota Hilux V6 GR Sport revealed for the Latin American market. The new Hilux pickup gets a powerful V6 engine under the hood and retains its off-road capabilities with a four-wheel-drive system.

Being a Gazoo Racing product (Toyota’s racing department), the Hilux gets more than just mechanical updates. Cosmetically, the new Toyota Hilux V6 GR Sport looks aggressive, thanks to a new blacked-out grille and large ‘Toyota’ lettering.

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The new Hilux V6 can be had in three Gazoo Racing colours: Black, White, and Red, while the pickup also sports Gazoo Racing decals in the same colour theme. To make it stand out from the regular Hilux, the V6 GR Sport features dual-tone alloys and ‘GR’ badges on the right places.

toyota hilux v6 gr sport unveiled
Toyota Hilux V6 GR Sport Unveiled

Inside, the Toyota Hilux V6 GR Sport is finished in all-black with contrasting stitches and GR logos. A large 7-inch infotainment system takes care of entertainment, while the pickup features other creature comforts such as push-button start, LED headlights, cruise control, two driving modes, airbags, hill start and descent control, traction control, etc.

Coming to the Toyota Hilux V6’s specifications, the new GR Sport version of the Hilux gets a 4.0-litre V6 engine that makes 234 bhp and 375 Nm of torque, with the help of a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Earlier, the Hilux GR version was sold with a 2.8-litre diesel engine that made 177 bhp and 450 Nm of torque. The Hilux retains its four-wheel-drive system and uses the same platform that underpins the Toyota Fortuner in India.

So the big question is — will the Hilux come to India? The answer to that is no, not any time soon or in the near future. Also, if Toyota does decide to launch the Hilux in India, the GR Sport version will not be on offer. Launching the diesel version of the Hilux in India will be welcome sight for enthusiasts as it will compete with the V-Cross, however, given the low sales volume in this segment, launching the Hilux in India will not make sense for Toyota.

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Rajkamal Narayanan

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