2019 Toyota Hilux: News, Design, Equipment

2019 Toyota Hilux

Toyota’s fabled mid-size pickup truck, the Hilux has an unprecedented reputation on the global market thanks to its go-anywhere capability and reliability. In its about half century-long run, the model also earned the attributes such as “unbreakable”. However, it has become hotter than ever in the mid-size global market with the recent appearing of the new and upgraded models. Mercedes entered the segment and the Ford Ranger is more refined and equipped than ever. The ranger Raptor is also available and VW Amarok is also up-to-date.

The Hilux was all-new for the 2015 model year and Toyota recently introduced new versions for some markets. Uniquely styled and equipped models debuted for Thai market at the end of 2017 and Australia has got three new more rugged variants in the dual cab form and with the standard all-wheel drive. These models arrived for the 2018 model year and other markets should also get new variants for the 2019 Toyota Hilux model. The ubiquitous Hilux also gets unique equipment packages depending on the market and the level of the available equipment also varies from the country to country.

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2019 Toyota Tacoma: Expectations, Specs, Price

2019 Toyota Tacoma

With the rugged outfit, impressive off-pavement capability, handsome and functional cabin, the Toyota Tacoma still manages to be among the most desirable mid-size trucks in the US. Actually, the Tacoma sales better than rivals including GM’s Colorado/Canyon models, SUV-based Honda Ridgeline, and aging Nissan Frontier.  However, Ford will return the Ranger model to compete in…

2019 Toyota Tundra: News, Diesel, Specs, Price

2019 Toyota Tundra

The competition in the pickup truck industry is stronger and stronger and all segments will soon see redesigned, updated or all-new models. The 2019 model year will bring to the full-size class redesigned Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra and Ram 1500. However, one that missing is Toyota’s full-sizer, the Tundra. This model hasn’t seen the redesign since 2007 and with two updates Toyota is trying to keep this model competitive. But with recently refreshed F-150 and upcoming redesigns of Chevy, GMC and RAM models, Toyota must react quickly. Although Toyota made a number of changes on the 2018 Tundra, most of them are cosmetic while we appreciate the standard safety package. However, the model needs structural upgrades and Toyota promised it is working on updates of the body-on-the-frame models including trucks and SUVs.

But Toyota hasn’t said when the new platform will be ready and when the all-new Tundra will arrive. We haven’t seen the prototypes of the 2019 Toyota Tundra yet and we don’t have the promise that this version will be all-new. After the 2018 refresh, we are sure that Toyota bought minimum one of two years before the redesigned Tundra arrives. Some reports, however, suggests, the introduction of the diesel option for the new model but Toyota hasn’t confirmed that.

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2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport: Design, Specs, Release

2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport

Toyota updated the full-size Tundra for the 2018 year model. Tundra benefits from some styling refreshments including an updated mesh grille and new billet grille for the Limited and 1794 Edition trims. All Tundras are also safer thanks to now standard Safety Sense suite of active safety systems. But, Toyota also brought a new and exciting trim to the lineup, the TRD Sport. The 2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport boasts unique styling and interior. It also includes some running gear enhancements for better handling. On the other hand, Toyota discontinued the Regular Cab version.

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2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro: Specs, Equipment, Price

2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro builds on brand’s strong reputation of dependable and durable trucks with an exceptional off-road capability. Toyota returned this hardcore, off-road oriented trim for the 2017 model year while the Tacoma last refresh came for the 2016 model. The 2018 version of this mid-size model won’t change much but like the refreshed Tundra this model will benefit from the standard Toyota’s Safety Sense P-suite of active safety systems. On the other hand, the mechanics and styling of this version won’t also change much.

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2018 Toyota Hilux: Changes,Design, Engines, Price

2018 Toyota Hilux

Toyota’s vehicles and attributes dependable and durable go hand in hand. However, only the Hilux truck has earned the reputation of unbreakable. This truck is available globally and comes in a number of variants probably more than any other pickup truck. You can get this truck in the base working form but can also configure it with the high-end luxury features. The decision must also be made among several engine options and two- or four-wheel drive. However, in every case, this truck will serve you well either off-road or on-road or when towing. But with each model year, the question what the next version will offer is actual. And for the 2018 Toyota Hilux, we must rely on unofficial sources because Toyota hasn’t said anything about the upcoming version.

What could be new?

The new 2018 Hilux won’t likely be the large departure from the current version. The Hilux underwent a thorough redesign for the 2016 model year and the new-generation Hilux is better in all aspects. So, the 2018 model year could bring incremental upgrades of tech and safety features. Toyota also hinted the Tonka concept model of this popular truck and it is also possible that additional trim or special edition model could be introduced.

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Toyota Hilux Tonka concept: Design, Engine, Release

Toyota Hilux Tonka concept

Toyota has already proven that all vehicles coming from its factories deserve both attributes dependable and durable. However, there is only one machine which has also earned the reputation of the “unbreakable” truck and that is, of course, Toyota’s Hilux pickup. However, a few days ago, Toyota released a teaser sketch previewing the new concept model which should be unveiled in next couple months. With the new concept model known as the Toyota Hilux Tonka concept, Toyota is bringing the truck version with the extreme style and capabilities.

This model has been imagined by Toyota Australia’s in-house designers. It will present what you get when build the Hilux truck inspired by the Tonka toy. In that context, Mr. Nicolas Hogios, Toyota’s product design chief in Australia, commented that Hilux and Tonka brands were a natural fit. Thanks to that, this upcoming monster machine will be built to celebrate 80 years of Toyota Motors Corporation and the 70th anniversary of Tonka. And as the result, we will get a big toy for the big boys.

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2017 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro: Review, Specs

2017 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

The Toyota Tundra is beefy and capable truck that you can rely on but despite we hoped for some improvements in performance, fuel economy, comfort, towing and safety as well for the 2017 model it appears that this model will remain outperformed in all these areas by its rivals from Ford, Ram, and Chevrolet. However, the Tundra can deliver a lot of fun especially if you are ready for desert runs, ride over rugged terrains and dirt roads. For that purposes the 2017 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro will be excellent solution for everyone.

Is there something new for 2017 Tundra?

Unfortunately, the Tundra hasn’t changed much for 2017 model year either. The changes are limited to some equipment regrouping and color mixing. All Tundras now include a tow hitch receiver; power adjustable seats are from now standard on the Limited version. Inferno body paint has been removed from the offer for the TRD Pro and included in SR5 and Limited trims. New colors available on SR5 trim are Black, Super White and Barcelona Red Metallic.

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2018 Toyota Tacoma: Changes, Powertrains, Price

2018 Toyota Tacoma

Just like with every vehicle which comes from Toyota family, the main reputation characteristic of Toyota Tacoma is reliability. However, with the Tacoma at your disposal you can also count on go-anywhere ability, efficient and capable V-6 engine, on variety of configurations to chose from and good resale value. This mid-size truck is highly recommended for people who need strong off-road capability and with available off-road versions it is probably unrivaled in that aspect in this class. The same you could expect from the 2018 Toyota Tacoma but there should also be some other advantages.

What’s new?

With the arrival of 2018 Tacoma, this model enters into the second year after it was fully redesigned for 2016 model year. The comprehensive redesign has introduced new more efficient V-6 engine, beefed frame, reworked interior, more luxury features and upgraded tech features. The 2017 model will expand the offer with off-road TRD Pro version. As for Tacoma’s 2018 version we should expect incremental tech upgrades, some exterior and interior minor changes.

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2018 Toyota Tundra: Expected Changes, Arrival, Price

2018 Toyota Tundra

Toyota is highly reputable car manufacturer which delivers various kinds of vehicles that are known to be reliable and durable products. Among its creations it also offers full-size pickup truck version Toyota Tundra. This machine is sold many countries around the world including the US. Being classified as full-size truck, stateside this version is faced with rivals like top-selling Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra and Ram 1500.

However, this model lags behind top full-sizers in many respects and it struggles to get better market share. It has soldiered in its second generation since the year 2007 with only significant refresh for the 2014 model year. The mid-cycle update has brought refreshed styling, interior and revised equipment but it is hardly comparable with Ford’s 2015 year redesign. Therefore, this model has been rumored to be totally reworked for the 2018 model year with changes which will improve its chances in highly competitive full-size class. The improvements are expected on all fronts and 2018 Toyota Tundra should be all-new model.

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