Automaker, Toyota has introduced the 2022 Hilux an expansion of its GR Sport, inspired by the Dakar racer and it comes with a few styling and mechanical tweaks to the popular model.
Toyota said that the new Toyota Hilux GR Sport features has upgraded suspension, with new monotube shocks, and front springs. For its makeover, it has Stiffened front coil springs and these changes, combined with the previous tweaks applied to the new-gen, give it improved handling, better steering angle response, flat ride, and more comfort.
The GR Sport variant of the 2022 Hilux features a new black grille in its looks, with G-pattern mesh and a prominent central horizontal bar, decorated by the ‘Toyota’ lettering. The pickup sits on 17-inch alloys, wrapped in all-terrain tires. The front fog lamp surrounds are bigger, and the black theme can be seen on the side mirror casings, tailgate handle, over-fenders, and side steps. Tactful ‘GR Sport’ badging is on deck too, and the new shocks and springs have a red finish.
Toyota chose new front sports seats for the cockpit, wrapped in black leather and fake suede, with red perforations, and contrast stitching. The seatbacks, push-button start, floor mats, and information display animation graphic have the ‘GR Sport’ branding. The design is enhanced by the aluminum sports pedals, carbon fiber-like trim, blue door panel illumination, and red deco line on the dashboard.
Things such as the LED headlights, keyless entry&go, dual-zone climate control, limited-slip differential, downhill assist, and others are standard.
Working in concert with a six-speed automatic transmission, it produces 204 ps (201 hp / 150 kW) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque, giving it a payload of 1 ton (2,205 lbs), and braked towing capacity of up to 3.5 tons (7,716 lbs) and power comes from the same 2.8-liter engine that was introduced in the Hilux in 2020.
Toyota Hilux GR Sport is expected to be on sale very soon.