Toyota GR Hilux will be a strong competitor to the new Ford Ranger Raptor

Toyota GR Hilux will be a strong competitor to the new Ford Ranger Raptor

September 27, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Some publications report that a more powerful version of the Toyota Hilux mid-size truck may appear in the near future, which will receive the GR Hilux designation. The car will allegedly compete directly with the American Ford Ranger pickup in the powerful off-road version of the Raptor.

Rumors of an upcoming performance-oriented version of the Japanese Toyota Hilux pickup appeared way back in 2018, when the Hilux GR-S was unveiled in Brazil. And at the beginning of this year, trademarks were registered for the GR Hilux trade name.

There have been some interesting details about the powerful performance of the mid-size Hilux, making it a formidable competitor to the upcoming Ford Ranger mid-size pickup in the powerful off-road version of the Raptor. It is worth noting that a new generation of Ranger Raptor will be presented in the near future.

The Australian edition of Cars Guide reported that the GR Hilux will indeed appear, but this will only happen after the debut of a completely new generation of the Japanese truck.

The GR Hilux is expected to arrive after 2023 after the next generation Hilux / Tacoma is unveiled.

Rumors have it that the GR Hilux will be powered by a new 3.3-liter V6 diesel engine, which the Land Cruiser will also receive. Power will be over 268 horsepower (650 Nm). Off-road options such as Fox Racing shocks should also be expected.

It was rumored this year that the next Ranger Raptor would borrow an engine from the full-size F-150 – a 3.0-liter V6 diesel that develops 255bhp. (600 Nm).

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that Hyundai plans to create a large pickup truck. Hyundai’s global design head Sang Yup Lee said in a recent interview with an Australian magazine that the company may soon introduce several truck models of different sizes. “Hyundai has many different ideas for different pickups,” he added.