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2021 Toyota HiLux: Tough new look leaked

The strong-selling HiLux looks set to get a makeover, with a tougher front end and more powerful engine.


The 2021 Toyota HiLux has been leaked online, revealing its more American face and tougher tail.

Images posted on Milele Motors reveal the updated HiLux will likely get a nose inspired by the Tacoma and Tundra trucks sold in North America, with slimmer headlights and a more prominent grille than the current model.

Based on these images, the updated HiLux will be a heavily reworked version of the current car, itself a 2017 facelift of the model released in 2015.

The rear end appears to have been treated to a more gentle makeover, with an updated lighting signature.

Given these are renders from a third party, the finished product may differ slightly from what’s shown here.

Along with the new look, CarAdvice reports the updated HiLux will feature a more powerful version of the current 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine under the bonnet when it arrives in July.

It’s also expected to feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, bringing it into line with the wider Toyota range – along with rivals such as the Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi Triton, and upcoming Isuzu D-Max.

The HiLux is still Australia’s best-selling car, but the Ford Ranger has outsold it year-to-date in the more profitable 4×4 ute segment.

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Scott Collie

Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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