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New GR SPORT II elevates Hilux to new heights

- A wide tread compliments dedicated suspension and brakes for Hilux’s best-ever ride
- Enhanced handling and stability with premium, stand-out design
- Powerful and proven 2.8 litre engine with 204 DIN hp and 500 Nm of torque
- New multimedia system including wireless Android Auto® and Apple CarPlay®

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2024 Hilux GR SPORT II
2024 Hilux GR SPORT II

The legendary Toyota Hilux reaches new heights of performance, ride comfort and imposing appearance with the Hilux GR SPORT II, which will arrive at retailers in the second half of ‘24.

Building on its multiple Dakar Rally-winning heritage, the Hilux GR SPORT II achieves a new pinnacle for Toyota’s pioneering pick-up, which has earned an unrivalled reputation for durability or reliability since its arrival in 1968.

The double cab Hilux GR SPORT II delivers a powerful combination of enhanced handling and stability, with best-in-class towing (3500 kg) and payload (1000 kg) capacity allied to an assertive design evolution. It stands out from the crowd, wherever the spirit of adventure takes it.

The second GR SPORT model edition features an increase in tread, the lateral distance between the wheels, which is expanded by 140 mm at the front and 155 mm at the rear compared to the standard Toyota Hilux. This creates a confidence-inspiring ride even in adverse weather or road conditions.

The Hilux GR SPORT II is the best driving Hilux ever, on- and off-road, thanks to that wider tread and significant improvements in handling characteristics, such as increased vehicle stability through reduced roll angle, and a precise steering response.

Optimised handling ensures a sure-footed drive with reduced vibration noise, while the suspension and brakes have been specifically enhanced. Driving excitement and sporty sensations are evoked without compromise on ride comfort, making it a perfect partner for everyday enjoyment.

A powerful and proven 2.8-litre engine, introduced to the Hilux range in 2020, provides response and vigour, no matter the requirement. Delivering 204 DIN hp / 150 kW and 500 Nm of torque, it is matched to a six-speed automatic transmission.


Exterior Design

  • Imposing updated look and powerful stance
  • Weight and drag reduction from new 17-inch wheels
  • Hilux’s motorsport success resonates through GR SPORT details

Always a commanding presence, the GR SPORT II elevates the Hilux to a stylish new level. A dynamic, imposing demeanour from all angles signifies an unrivalled sense of purpose, accentuated by the red coil springs and coloured monotube suspension, standing out in black at the front and red at the rear, alongside bold black over-fenders.

That striking look is emphasised by new 17-inch black alloy wheels, delivering impressive aesthetics combined with eye-catching red brake callipers. They contribute to performance too; a large rim area reduces aerodynamic drag while an ultra-efficient central spoke trims wheel weight.

Marking the Hilux GR SPORT II out from the crowd is a variety of premium exterior design details, such as the black G mesh front grille featuring classic Toyota name logo, black sidestep, mirrors and door handles. Silver-coloured protective front underguard, black rear bumper and distinctive GR SPORT logos compliment an evocative appearance. 


Interior Design

  • Premium monochrome colour theme aligns with sporty red accents
  • Enhancements for driving practicality and enjoyment
  • Exclusive GR SPORT instrument panel details
  • New multimedia system including wireless Android Auto® and Apple CarPlay®

The Hilux GR SPORT II forceful sense of purpose is mirrored within the cabin, where the pick-up’s DNA as an authentic performer with sporting heritage is underlined. A black, monochrome theme creates a stylish feel and is accompanied by bold red accents, such as the contrasting red seat belts, to emphasise the motorsport passion behind the GR SPORT identity.

Paddle controls add the option of manual shift selection, and aluminium sport pedals complete the experience.

Black suede and leather sport seats, with silver stitching and perforation, elevate the interior appearance and provide exceptional comfort as well as a better grip, minimising sliding when the occupants experience higher lateral forces.

Completing the high-quality look and feel of the Hilux GR SPORT II cabin is a new hydrographic ornament on the door trim and dashboard, which also features GR details on the information display and instrumentation.

The Hilux GR SPORT is fitted with the latest Toyota Smart Connect multimedia system operated using a 8-inch touchscreen display.

A permanent, icon-based menu is presented on the driver’s side of the display. Users can also connect their smartphone or tablet to the system – both wired and wirelessly if using Apple CarPlay® or with a wired link for Android Auto®.

The multimedia package includes access to cloud-based journey navigation, which uses constantly updated real-time traffic event information for accurate and efficient route planning. There is also an embedded navigation system that can be used when no data connection to the cloud is available.

There is further convenience with any future software tweaks or upgrades delivered seamlessly over the air, via the car’s data communications module (DCM). This means there is no need for the car to be taken to a workshop for a system update. Likewise, the system can be used to update software in the Toyota T-Mate/Toyota Safety Sense.


Technical Changes

  • Functional design strengthened by enhanced approach angle and greater ground clearance
  • Optimal front and rear suspension balance for smoother, more stable ride
  • More precise, powerful braking with bigger 17-inch front discs and new 15-inch rear discs
  • Approach challenging conditions with confidence thanks to new monotube suspension

Hilux is world renowned for its “go anywhere” off-road capabilities and dependability, and the latest model strengthens that legacy.

An increase from 29 degrees to 30 degrees of approach angle, and enhanced ground clearance, extend its formidable off-road capabilities. That is achieved via a 20 mm increase in ride height combined with a tread increase of 140 mm at the front and 155 mm at the rear.

Aerodynamically, the Hilux GR SPORT II takes a no-compromise approach thanks to the new air curtain structure, including a brand-new bumper with a functional fog lamp bezel which seeks to optimize drag efficiency and reduce turbulence in the wheel arch. The air curtain is further optimised with the adoption of an aero sports bar and deck cover.

A smoother, more stable ride over any terrain is assured via dedicated updates designed to further improve handling precision, enhance stability in a straight line and achieve new levels of comfort. A monotube piston replaces the current twin tube solution, providing better damping performance and faster response in tough conditions thanks to its larger piston area. That helps the Hilux GR SPORT II navigate undulating or uneven surfaces with confidence and safety.

The new lighter 17-inch wheels are equipped with all-terrain tyres to enhance grip and overall stability. Precise, powerful braking provides peace of mind thanks to front discs expanded from 16 to 17 inches, and new 15-inch discs on the rear which replace the previous drum brake.

Sales of this new version of Hilux GR SPORT will start in the first half of 2024, with deliveries at retailers in the second half of 2024.

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