Toyota HiLux GR Sport Ute Preview – As you are listening to this, I am at the launch of the Toyota HiLux GR Sport Ute. Now I cant give you any drive impressions today, but I can tell what I know so far. The new HiLux comes with a lot of additional bling as well as some performance enhancements.
Visually, red and black feature prominently. There is a new grill, redesigned front bumper for better approach angle and black rock rails.
At the rear, red recovery points and a black rear bumper finish the exterior look, and are paired with a pre-installed towbar, tow ball and trailer wiring harness.
Inside occupants are treated to aluminium pedals, Sports seats and GR decals plus more.
The key improvements are performance based.
A more powerful diesel engine with 165kW and 550Nm of torque matched to a 6 speed automatic transmission tuned for the extra performance.
The GR Sport sits on the same wide track as the Rogue and has redesigned suspension. This includes different front coil and rear leaf spring tuning along with KYB monotube shock absorbers.
The removal of the rear sway bar also promotes greater axle articulation and ground contact over uneven surfaces.
The HiLux GR Sport is priced from $73,990 plus the usual costs.
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