The torch is being passed on from the wider-body HiLux Rogue, the even stronger and more durable 2024 Toyota HiLux GR Sport is scheduled to arrive on Australian shores on September 1st. Prices start at $73,990 including road costs. It is 15mm taller than the standard HiLux models, and sporting 135mm longer front tracks and 155mm wider rear tracks, the GR Sport is packing more than just cosmetic adjustments.
Under the bonnet, Toyota has liberated an additional 150kW, and 50Nm (bringing totals to 350Nm and 165kW) out of the 2.8-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder. the six-speed auto and 4×4 systems that can be selected transfer power to the road and dirt. Within the growing super-ute class in the super ute’ class, this GR Sport is a little higher priced than four-cylinder competitors like those from Nissan Navara Pro-4X Warrior ($70,765) and the Mitsubishi Triton Xtreme by Walkinshaw ($71,990) however, it’s cheaper than the Ford Ranger Wildtrak X ($75,990) and much less than the blaze-breathing Ranger Raptor petrol V6 ($87,990). Its GR Sport also commands a significant $3225 more than its wide-body Rogue counterpart. Toyota dealers are taking orders for the latest HiLux GR Sport now.
2024 Toyota Hilux GR Sport Review
The new model will be the third GR Sports HiLux re-arrangement to come out and will assume the reigns as the HiLux flagship model of the Rugged X, which was developed in Australia. Rugged X at its Australian launch in the second quarter of 2023. With 15kW of power and 50Nm torque bumps and a rally-inspired wide body design and 155-millimetres larger rear track, and retuned suspension It’s the most serious production HiLux to date. A competitor to the Nissan Navara Pro-4X Warrior and Ford Ranger Raptor, we expect the HiLux Sport’s cost to begin at about $75-80K.
“Thanks to the extensive involvement of our local designers and engineers, HiLux GR Sport is a fun-to-drive vehicle that will bring new capabilities and excitement to the adventure lifestyles of Australian customers.”
Thankfully that this 2024 Toyota HiLux GR Sport goes much more than the minor visual modifications that were made for Yaris Cross and the C-HR GR Sport trims and trims, but not as extensive re-engineering and re-designing as the complete GR models that include Yaris or Corolla. Under the bonnet is the traditional 2.8-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder that produces an impressive 165kW power output at 3000rpm, and 550Nm of torque at 2800rpm. This is an increase in power of between 15 kW and 50Nm over a standard “Lux.
The automatic six-speed transmission has been tuned with the ability to lock up the torque converter more tightly with a sportier calibration, as well as the inclusion to paddle shifters. It’s the HiLux retains its 4WD selectable system that comes with a low-range transfer casing and a rear differential that is locked.
That means that a new design of the suspension wishbones, as well as a strong rear axle are required. Also, there are satin black over-fenders installed onto HiLux GR Sport. 2024 Toyota HiLux GR Sport to cover the alloy wheels that are 17 inches in size that are fitted with 265/65 R17 Bridgestone Dueler all-terrain tires. The rubber that is in contact with the terrain is new monotube dampers that have increased compression and rebound control, as well as improved heat management, as well as more rigid rear coil springs. These modifications should give you more of the ability to support off-road, while also improving the handling of that black material.
The 2024 Toyota HiLux GR Sport measures 1880mm high. HiLux GR Sport sits only 10mm higher than a Rogue however Toyota hasn’t claimed an increase in ride height due to springs. Its GR HiLux boasts a 30-degree approach angle and a 26-degree departure angle thanks to the re-profiled rear as well as rear bumpers. Additionally, there is a skid plate under the motor, rock sliders, and red recovery points to provide greater protection off-road.
With a lot of input from Australia which is where HiLux is the HiLux is our top-selling car The GR HiLux’s grittier appearance is centered around its wider appearance; Dakar-inspired, according to the brand, and it’s finished off with lots of black accents all over the vehicle. Toyota claims the front bumper’s style is motorsport-inspired and will enhance the HiLux’s approach angle. The grille is black with bold ‘Toyota’ text that is incorporated, and red brake calipers, of course. Toyota went to a wind tunnel to test any visual changes before making a final decision.
Inside, you’ll find the familiar 8.0-inch touchscreen. The GR HiLux functions similarly to an SR5 but with a few key differentiators. In particular, the red “dead-ahead’ indicator on the steering wheel with leather upholstery and seats with suede cloth, red seat belts, and GR branding on the headrests, and inside the bathtub liner.
2024 Toyota Hilux GR Sport Price & Release Date
Toyota has confirmed it is likely that the 2024 Toyota HiLux GR Sport is likely to be available in Australian showrooms during the second quarter of this season (following one day on July 1,) However, the exact date has still to be determined. Also, the price of the GR HiLux is not known. With the current Rugged X priced at $70,750 without on-road expenses, expect to see the GR Sport command more money due to its performance savvy.
We’re expecting a price between 75-80K with on-road expenses and that puts it in the same category as GR Sport a little above Nissan’s Navara Pro-4X Warrior ($70,015) and Ford’s Ranger Raptor ($85,490).