Toyota Hilux GR Sport II: extra hardcore
Compared to the previously released Hilux GR Sport – hence the II in the nomenclature – the second edition has a substantially larger track width. Thus, the wheels are 140 mm further apart at the front and 155 mm at the rear compared to the standard Toyota Hilux. In addition to the increased track width, ground clearance has also been increased by 20 mm.
An increase in the approach angle from 29 degrees to 30 degrees should provide even better off-road capabilities. A monotube shock absorber replaces the current twin-tube solution and offers better damping performance and faster response in tough conditions thanks to the larger damper area, the manufacturer promises.
The new lighter 17-inch rims are fitted with all-terrain tires to improve grip and overall stability. New 15-inch rear brake discs replaced the drum brakes.
The eye wants something too
Of course, the eye wants something too. Therefore, cosmetic changes have also been made. For example, the Toyota Hilux GR Sport II gets a brand new bumper with a functional fog lamp housing that optimizes drag and reduces turbulence in the wheel arches. Aerodynamics were further optimized through the use of an aerosport bar and a tarpaulin. Also look at the black fender extensions, thick! New 17-inch black alloy wheels also emphasize the purposeful look, combined with striking red brake calipers.
The Hilux GR Sport II also features a black grille with G-mesh and the classic Toyota logo, the black side bars, mirrors and door handles. The silver front bumper guard plate, black rear bumper and distinctive GR Sport logos complete the rugged look.
New infotainment system
In the interior we mainly detect a lot of black, but with red accents. Look, for example, at the contrasting red seat belts and the black suede and leather-trimmed sports seats with GR logos. The Toyota Hilux GR Sport II is further equipped with the latest Toyota Smart Connect multimedia system with 8-inch touchscreen. You can use Apple CarPlay or Android Auto either wired or wirelessly. Future software refinements or upgrades are seamlessly downloaded over-the-air, via the car’s data communication module (DCM)
The engine: a 2.8 turbo diesel
A 2.8-liter engine, which has been in the Hilux lineup since 2020, delivers 150 kW (204 hp) and 500 Nm of torque and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Shift paddles behind the wheel allow for self-shifting. The double-cab pickup has a towing capacity of 3,500 kilograms) and a payload of 1,000 kilograms.