Spied – 2016 Toyota Hilux (next gen Fortuner-based pickup) caught on test

Posted on: Apr 28, 2014 - 2:24pm IST

The next generation Toyota Hilux was caught on test in Thailand and Australia recently. As readers may be aware, the Fortuner is the people-carrying SUV based on the Hilux’s platform, and this platform sharing will continue on succession.

2016 Toyota hilux spied front quarter
The new Hilux and Fortuner will be based on the TNGA. The front-end styling is a combination of cues from the new Corolla and the Land Cruiser.

Forming the base of the new Hilux, Fortuner and even Innova will be Toyota’s all-new TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform. The TNGA, which will form basis for new Toyota cars as small as the Prius and as large as the Fortuner, is Toyota’s attempt at creating a VW MQB rivaling platform. Cars based on the TNGA are expected to be lighter than their predecessors.

Cars like Fortuner and Innova are volume sellers for the Japanese carmaker in India. Recently, Toyota Kirloskar Motor’s vice-chairman said that the company will focus only on larger and more expensive models such as the Corolla, Innova and Fortuner. Understandably, Toyota makes more profits on these cars than the Etios and Liva entry-level models.

2016 Toyota hilux spied rear quarter
The new Hilux and Fortuner are due for a launch late next year.

The new Fortuner will build on the merits of the current model, offering generous interior space, a new list of features and strong diesel engines. The new Hilux and Fortuner are expected to launch towards the later part of 2015. A reliable source told IAB last year that the new Fortuner and Innova will launch in India in 2016.

2016 Toyota Hilux Spy Image Gallery

[Images from VigoClub]

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3 thoughts on “Spied – 2016 Toyota Hilux (next gen Fortuner-based pickup) caught on test

  1. Gomes, Heraldo says:

    Hi, Anjam, I cal from Brazil. The new Hilux Willian spray here only march 2016! Web You recebe more information about it poleasse sent to us. The Toyota industriy here in South América for pickups is localized in Argentina. Congratulations!

  2. lalit agrawal says:

    I want to know that etios cross or swift dezire or amaze which is best with ground clearance also.if 1500 per month running than petrol ya deisel…plz suggest

  3. sandeep says:

    Hopefully India would also get the Hilux as Isuzu also launched the D-MAX and the pickup segment is growing the Hilux must come to India than


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