Sunday, June 4, 2023

Toyota Hilux hybrid could arrive in 2024

We’ve known for a few years that Toyota plans to take the Hilux towards the ecological world with an upcoming hybrid variant., Currently, we know that the appearance of the next generation of the Hilux will not be long in coming, which will feature sharing many elements with the new Tacoma, a model that will be unveiled along the way.

Beyond the fact that it will be necessary to watch for its launch, the new Tacoma is already heavily rumored about its motorization. In particular, the possibility of including a Hybrid drive system, which, combined with the 2.4-liter turbo engine, will produce close to 370 hp,

In the past hours, confirmation was added to the rumours: A Toyota executive said the Hilux will be electrified through a hybrid version, Not only this, because the same thing will happen with the pick-up’s SUV sister Fortuner.

Hybrid Toyota Hilux: what’s new

The information originated in South Africa, following a meeting organized by local Toyota officials with a delegation from Japan, which included Hiroaki Nakajima, executive vice president of Toyota Motor Corporation. consultation by local media, Leon Theron, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Toyota South Africa, had said that hybrid versions of the Hilux would be introduced. and SW4 in 2024.

Notably, they’ll be mild-hybrid variants, so the combustion engine will get electric assist for tasks like starting and stopping the engine, for example. Thus, consumption is improved and polluting emissions are reduced.

The mild hybrid tech could be mated to the 2.8-litre turbodiesel engine that currently powers the top-spec variants. From Hilux and also from Fortuner. The rumor is nothing new, as half a year back Asian media had mentioned something similar for the SUV. In any case, there is still no certainty about it.

Another not-so-distant detail is that Toyota hasn’t made sure whether the hybrid version will appear in the current generation of both models, or if it will in the next generation, though it’s likely the latter.

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