The Next Gen 2025 Toyota Hilux

What’s up, everyone? this is Cars Jade, and today, we’re pumped to give you all the inside details on the highly anticipated 2025 Toyota Hilux. Toyota is gearing up to fully redesign its globally popular midsize pickup, the Hilux, for its next-generation model arriving in 2025.

This next-gen Hilux has big shoes to fill, considering the Hilux has held the title of Australia’s best-selling vehicle overall for the past 4 years straight. Clearly, Toyota has a winning formula with the current Hilux, but the competition has heated up recently, with fresh new offerings from Ford, Nissan, Mitsubishi, and more.

So, to stay on top, Toyota is planning some major upgrades for their next-gen Hilux, with changes to the exterior design, interior tech and comfort, engine performance, and new model variants to expand the lineup. I’ve got all the juicy details right here for you today, folks, so let’s jump right into it!

Starting with the exterior design, Toyota looks to be taking the Hilux in a bold new styling direction that brings it more in line with their North American trucks like the Tacoma and Tundra. We’re talking about a more chiseled and aggressive front end with Toyota’s updated grille and LED headlight designs. The current Hilux has a decent bold look to it, but clearly, Toyota wants to inject even more toughness into the next-gen.

2025 Toyota Hilux Exterior
2025 Toyota Hilux Exterior

One of the more unique design elements we may see on the 2025 Hilux is a more vertical taillight orientation, taking influence from the new Tundra. Moving the taillights from a horizontal alignment to a vertical one could give the rear end a more planted stance. We’ve also heard rumors of a slightly larger body size overall to match the aggressiveness of the front facade.

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Now let’s move inside the cabin, where Toyota also has some big upgrades in store. The current Hilux’s interior is fairly dated when compared to rivals, so modernizing the cabin tech is a top priority. That means the 2025 Hilux will surely get Toyota’s latest infotainment software displayed on a large touchscreen interface on the dash. Physical knobs and buttons will likely still handle the climate controls.

Higher-end variants are expected to offer a digital instrument cluster to replace traditional gauges, bringing a more premium and techy vibe. Active safety tech and driver assists like emergency braking, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and more should all make their way into the new Hilux as well.

Toyota also wants to refine the comfort and materials used inside to make the Hilux a nicer daily driver. So you can expect improved sound deadening for less road noise, as well as higher-grade leather and soft-touch materials around the interior. The current Hilux does just fine as a work truck but added comforts will help it compete with the likes of the Ranger and Amarok for more lifestyle-oriented buyers.

2025 Toyota Hilux
2025 Toyota Hilux

Now, let’s get into the real meat of what everyone wants to know – the engine and powertrain options! The 2025 Hilux will ride on an all-new TNGA-F platform, which already underpins Toyota’s latest Tundra, Tacoma, and Land Cruiser models. This new chassis architecture opens the door for Toyota to offer some more powerful and advanced engine tech in the next Hilux.

Let’s start with the diesel options since we know those remain critical for the Hilux lineup. The 3.3-liter twin-turbo diesel V6 from the new Land Cruiser looks poised to make its way into the 2025 Hilux and should pump out around 227kW and a stump-pulling 700Nm of torque. That would give the Hilux the most powerful diesel option in the class. Lower in the range, an upgraded 2.4-liter turbo diesel four-cylinder will likely serve as the mainstream engine choice, with outputs eclipsing the current 2.8-liter diesel.

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On the petrol front, the existing 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine will carry over for lower variants, but higher grades are tipped to get an all-new hybrid powertrain! Toyota is working on a system that pairs a 35kW electric motor with a 2.4-liter turbo petrol four-cylinder. Combined output could reach as high as 243kW and 630Nm, giving the Hilux some serious performance punch. The hybrid tech should also help with fuel efficiency.

2025 Toyota Hilux Engine
2025 Toyota Hilux Engine

Toyota isn’t stopping there, either. They are investigating hydrogen fuel cell options for the Hilux to tap into growing hydrogen infrastructure in commercial vehicle applications. And even a next-gen V8 gasoline engine is on the cards to target lifestyle buyers wanting maximum power.

Clearly, Toyota is pulling out all the stops for the powertrain options on the 2025 Hilux. There should be an engine suited to all types of buyers, from work-focused to recreational use.

Beyond just the engines, Toyota will further expand the Hilux lineup with more model variants to slot between the workhorse SR5 and the luxury Rogue. A new Trailhunter variant is already confirmed, featuring custom suspension upgrades from Old Man Emu to improve its off-road capability. We may even see a higher-end “Limited” variant above the Rogue that pushes the luxury and tech factor further.

So when can we expect to see this hugely upgraded 2025 Toyota Hilux start rolling off production lines? Toyota is aiming to debut the new Hilux sometime within the first half of 2025. It will likely initially launch in the Oceania region before reaching other global markets. With the lengthy design and engineering process, 2025 is the realistic target for the next-gen.

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Official pricing details are still to come but expect slight increases across the board, given all of the upgrades. The higher-end models with the new powertrains will surely demand a premium. But the base work truck variants should hold steady on pricing to stay competitive.

Well, there you have it, folks, the full low-down on what we can expect from the game-changing 2025 Toyota Hilux. A more aggressive design upgraded interior comfort and technology, expanded model range, and, most importantly, some seriously impressive engine options. Toyota looks to be pulling out all the stops to keep the Hilux on top of the hotly contested global midsize pickup segment.

This new generation has the chance to be the most significant leap forward we’ve ever seen for Toyota’s workhorse pickup. We for one, are excited to see how it all comes together when the 2025 Hilux makes its official debut.

So, what do you think of Toyota’s plans for the next Hilux? Are you eager to get behind the wheel of this beast? Let me know what you think in the comments! And if you enjoyed this preview of the 2025 Hilux, please hit that thumbs-up button and consider subscribing to the Cars Jade channel to see more pickup truck content like this. Thanks for watching. We’ll see you next time!

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