Toyota Hilux GR Sport takes on Ranger Raptor

Toyota Hilux GR Sport takes on Ranger Raptor

Toyota is adding a GR Sport trim level to its Hilux pick-up range from this summer, with a more aggressive look inside and out, along with a new suspension setup. Tuned by Toyota’s Gazoo Racing division, it will sit at the top of the Hilux line-up and take on the Ford Ranger Raptor. Its tough exterior has been distinguished from other Hilux models by a black front grille with a ‘G-pattern mesh’ and a large horizontal bar bearing the classic ‘TOYOTA’ emblem. The latter is a nod to the fourthgeneration Hilux of the 1980s.

There’s also 17-inch alloy wheels with all-terrain tyres, and black exterior trim, GR badging and the new shock absorbers and springs are painted bright red.The interior has been upgraded with a set of sports seats trimmed in black leather, synthetic suede and contrast red stitching.

There are plenty of GR badges inside too, along with aluminium sports pedals and gear selector for the automatic transmission. Equipment is based on Invincible trim, with features like a JBL sound system, heated front and rear seats and a 360-degree camera view fitted as standard. Gazoo Racing has fitted suspension with upgraded front monotube shock absorbers and stiffer springs, providing ‘faster response and better heat dissipation’. The rear leaf springs and bushes have also been retuned to provide improved handling. Power comes from the existing 2.8-litre diesel engine introduced in 2020, with the highest power output in the range, standing at 201bhp and 369lb ft of torque.

Available exclusively with a Double Cab bodystyle and automatic transmission, the Hilux GR Sport will cost from £44,995 for private customers and £37,551 for commercial buyers without VAT.

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