See What’s New On Toyota Hilux GR Sport II + Pricing

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Toyota has unveiled the pricing and features for the Hilux GR Sport II, introduced last autumn. However, for customers in the U.K. anticipating a double dose of sportiness, their expectations might be met with disappointment. Even though it may not match the EcoBoost-powered Ford Ranger Raptor, Toyota assures that the GR Sport II offers the "ultimate driving experience" among Hilux models. This is attributed to enhancements such as a wider track, increased ride height, and improved handling characteristics including reduced roll angle and enhanced steering response. The vehicle's ride height has been elevated by 20 mm, while the tracks have widened by up to 150 mm.

Toyota Hilux GR Sport II

In terms of aesthetics, the Hilux GR Sport II boasts an assertive front fascia adorned with a black mesh grille featuring prominent "TOYOTA" lettering. Complementing this are a sporty front bumper and a faux silver skid plate. Notable exterior accents include black fender flares, an aero sport bar, and various black elements extending from the mirrors to the door handles. The vehicle is further equipped with 17-inch black alloy wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires. Enhancements continue with larger front discs and rear discs replacing drums, as well as a "revised" suspension featuring monotube dampers.

The dark-themed interior features black leather and suede sport seats with silver contrast stitching, adorned with GR logos, red seatbelts, and aluminum pedals. Additional highlights comprise a nine-speaker JBL premium audio system and an 8-inch infotainment unit supporting wired Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay.

Toyota Hilux GR Sport II interior

As for the remainder of the 2024 Hilux lineup, updates primarily consist of "some specification upgrades," including the integration of smart entry, an eight-inch multimedia touchscreen, and a reversing camera.

While most GR variants emphasize performance, the Hilux GR Sport II diverges from this trend, equipped with a familiar 2.8-liter turbodiesel engine generating 201 hp and 500 Nm of torque. Paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and a standard four-wheel drive system, the powertrain may not evoke excitement, yet Toyota touts the vehicle's class-leading towing capacity of 3,500 kg.

Toyota Hilux GR Sport

Starting at £49,750, deliveries of the Hilux GR Sport II are slated to commence later this year.

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