The new 2022 Toyota Hilux Hybrid has been confirmed, and it will be exclusively made for Australian and New Zealand’s markets. Toyota also reveals that hybrid variant will debut this year, while sales likely to start in the first quarter of 2022. Interestingly, this famous pickup truck will retain its popular design language and don’t expect at all some significant outward changes.
Nevertheless, we can presume some changes to happen inside, including various upgrades such as a better infotainment system, more quality materials, and noticeable higher safety.
2022 Toyota Hilux Hybrid Design
The upcoming version, the 2022 Toyota Hilux, will arrive with some small improvements compared to the outgoing model. Generally, we can expect only mid-cycle refreshments. Hilux will once again come in three cab setups, including single cab, extra cab, and double cab configurations.
First of all, the platform will most likely remain the same, but it will be much lighter. This should result in better fuel efficiency. As for the esthetic refreshments, the front still dominates, and the manufacturer will improve the LED lighting system. The grille will also be reshaped with minimal visual stance. On the back, the same styling is present, with the attractive taillights and minimal changes on the bumper.
The cabin of the 2022 Toyota Hilux Hybrid should also introduce some small updates. Basically, the interior design of the hybrid model will be more stylish, and expect the same seating layout as in the regular version. From some rumors, the interior will offer new upholstery and additional features that will separate the hybrid model from the rest of the trim levels. Generally, as the standard equipment, we might see the same infotainment that is offered on the upper trims. Also, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone integrations will be standard, as plenty of newest driver-assistance aids.
The current Hilux includes seven airbags, traction control, stability control, hill-start assistance, and trailer sway control. Also, upper trims mean more features and much better security.
Hybrid Powertrain Specs
The 2022 Toyota Hilux Hybrid will most likely use some of the existing engines. Some reports suggest that we could see a mild-hybrid system that will deliver excellent power and even better fuel efficiency.
If you didn’t know, the regular model is powered by a very potent engine that consists of a 2.8-liter turbodiesel engine that delivers 175 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque. However, the hybrid one for sure uses a combust engine combined with an electric motor. Thanks to that, we could expect around 200 hp and 350 lb-ft of twisting power and excellent efficiency.
2022 Toyota Hilux Hybrid Release Date, Price
The new 2022 Toyota Hilux Hybrid will feature the same attractive design as the regular model. From multiple reports, this version will debut at the end of the year.
Unofficially, the hybrid variant will start at around $35,000, which is about 8000 more than the standard model. In the same segment are pickup trucks like Isuzu D-Max, VW Amarok, Mitsubishi L200, and Ford Ranger as the leading competitor.