Toyota Hilux GR Sport – 224 PS, 550 Nm 2.8 diesel with wider monitor, tuned suspension debuts in Australia

The Toyota Hilux GR Sport exists in lots of types in varied markets – we’ve seen European, Thai, Japanese and South African variations earlier than this, however this Australian model is essentially the most hardcore one but and the closest to being a Ranger Raptor rival so far.

Below the hood, the two.8 litre turbodiesel 4 cylinder engine will get tuned as much as 224 PS and 550 Nm of torque, one thing solely the South African model acquired beforehand. That is complemented by sportier tuning for the automated gearbox.

The Aussie Hilux GR Sport additionally will get wider tracks – 140 mm wider on the entrance and 155 mm wider on the rear, with redesigned wishbones and a strengthened rear axle. Monotube shocks with increased damping drive and heat-dissipation capability paired with stiffer coil springs present elevated stability by lowered roll angle and extra exact steering. The Hilux GR Sport additionally will get larger brake discs.

Inside, the cockpit will get a monochromatic black theme with shiny sports activities pedals and pink seatbelts. GR branding is featured in and out, together with on the steering wheel, headrests, pink brake callipers, and exterior badges.

In Malaysia, the range-topping Hilux variant is the Rogue, which is configured with a 204 hp, 500 Nm 2.8 litre four-cylinder turbodiesel engine. With the Ranger Raptor going petrol with the most recent iteration, do you assume there might be a spot for a Hilux GR Sport for diesel followers?