SPIED: 2016 Toyota HiLux, Inside and Out

Mark Stevenson
by Mark Stevenson
spied 2016 toyota hilux inside and out

After releasing an all-new Tacoma to take on the Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, and Nissan Frontier in North America, the Toyota HiLux is being readied for other parts of the world and it seems engineers haven’t been able to keep this one a secret.

Admittedly, these aren’t the first spy shots we’ve seen of the new HiLux in the metal, but they’re certainly the clearest.

The front fascia of the HiLux gets a thorough makeover, ditching the mid-grille bump for a cleaner appearance. The middle grille slats flow right into the LED headlights for a cohesive design. Further down, a trapezoidal grille gives the HiLux a little corporate DNA to tie it together with other Toyota products.

The rear design seems to be fairly basic, excluding the chrome handle. Taillights look like they could be cribbed directly from the last-generation Tacoma.

However, the interior looks as modern as any, presenting the driver with a fully-featured radio and well-placed climate controls just below.

Four engines are expected to power the new Euro-Taco, ranging from 2.4- and 2.8-liter turbodiesels and a 2.7-liter naturally-aspirated gasoline engine. Other engines will likely come to the fore in due course.

[Editor’s Note: We have seen these images from multiple sources. If you know to who they can be properly attributed, please let us know.]

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  • Art Vandelay Art Vandelay on Apr 30, 2015

    My problem with all of the Australian trucks is that the "ruger in the console" option is not available at any cost.

  • Jeff S Jeff S on Apr 30, 2015

    Truth be told some of you guys are afraid of midsize trucks. Midsize trucks are just another product and will not compete against your large half tons. If you really were for free competition and more choice you would not fear the midsize trucks. What difference does it make to you, you can buy the biggest and most expensive truck that you can afford. As for compact trucks, please name me a true compact pickup available new in the US?