The Toyota Hilux has been in the Philippine automotive market for quite some time now. The current generation vehicle was released back in 2015 and since then has undergone a couple of upgrades. This puts Toyota’s popular pickup truck at the prime age for either a major facelift or another big upgrade. Photos have leaked online from Milele Motors that seem to showcase a new and redesigned 2021 Toyota Hilux. While these photos are yet to be confirmed and we can't vouch for its authenticity, it does give us a glimpse into what the Japanese brand might have in store for its popular pickup truck.
The redesigned Hilux seems to have taken a page out of the Innova and Tacoma’s design handbook by now integrating a new H shaped grille into its front clip. The air intakes have been slimmed down due to the new grille and the headlights have also been reworked. The headlights now come with two housing design styles to fit two options for lighting.
The first option is a halogen bulb layout indicating that it could be for entry-level variants of the vehicle. It does share a similar shape and design to the existing model’s version but does make way for a couple of LED bulbs that might be integrated into the housing.
The second option is more geared toward LED lighting. The new housing comes with a near wrap-around daytime running light. This encompasses a LED position light which is situated towards the middle of the housing. The new housings also come with Bi-Beam LED projectors to further enhance the lighting capabilities of the redesigned vehicle.
At the rear of the pickup truck also comes a set of redesigned tail lights. It now comes with a new design that both go around the stop lamp, signal lights, and reverse lights. The B-shape itself acts as the housing for the tail lamps. The uppermost box of the housing is where the LED brake lamp is located while the lower box is allocated for the reverse and turn signals as well as for the rear fog lamp.
Not much else is known about the upcoming model as interior photos and power options have not yet been released to the public. However, reports have stated that the Hilux could be getting a bump in power soon for its 2.8-liter turbo diesel power plant, by how much is yet to be known. If these leaked photos do turn out to be authentic then the redesign Toyota Hilux will surely be another hot segment seller again giving it similar looks to its US-based Tacoma counterpart.