2018 Toyota Hilux Revo facelift unveiled in Thailand
15 November 2017 - IndianAutosBlog
As reported last month, the Toyota Hilux Revo has been given a facelift in Thailand.
The facelift comes much ahead of schedule as sales of the 8th generation Hilux Revo launched in May 2015 have not met expectations.
The exterior changes are similar to the Toyota Tacoma. These include a new hexagonal glossy black and chromium grille, which is bigger and more upright than the one it replaces. It also gets a new, more sculpted bumper with small fog lamps and C-shape chrome applique. The rear does not feature any visible changes.
Highlights of the features on offer include multi-function wheel with MID, Optitron Meter, cruise control, smart key, push-button start, LED DRLs, Eco/Power drive modes, cooled glovebox, and rear AC vents. In terms of safety features, the new Toyota Hilux Revo gets 7 airbags, Traction Control (TRC) Active A-TRC, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Trailer Sway Control (TSC), Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), and Down Hill Assist Control (DAC).
Aside from the standard Hilux Revo, Toyota has also unveiled a new sub-model called Toyota Hilux Revo Rocco. The 'Rocco' sub-model boasts gray and glossy black grille, gray metallic rear bumper, 18-inch alloys with all-terrain tyres, black interior along with a white Optitron meter, and LED fog lamps. Special accessories on offer include black sport bar and bedliner, plastic cladding over wheel arches and rear bumper, and 'Rocco' decals on the sides.
Engine options remain unchanged. The new Toyota Hilux Revo facelift is available with a choice of three engine options –
- 2TR-FE 2.7-litre Dual VVT-i petrol engine (166 PS/245 Nm)
- 2GD-FTV 2.4-litre VN Turbo diesel engine (150 PS/343 Nm)
- 2GD-FTV (High) 2.4-litre VN Turbo diesel engine (150 PS/400 Nm)
- 1GD-FTV 2.8-litre VN Turbo diesel engine (170 PS/343 Nm)
- 1GD-FTV (High) 2.8-litre VN Turbo diesel engine (177 PS/420 Nm)
- 1GD-FTV (High) 2.8-litre VN Turbo diesel engine (177 PS/450 Nm)