Toyota, in collaboration with the Motorsport division Gazoo Racing have built the “sport” version of the pickup truck Hilux. The novelty became the first SUV, Toyota prepared by Gazoo Racing, and the brand’s first model designed for the South American market. The public debut of the Hilux GR Sport took place at the motor show in Sao Paulo.
From the usual pickup truck Hilux GR Sport are distinguishable by the radiator grille with a large Toyota lettering, overlays on wheel arches, tubular side steps and the arc of safety on the loading platform. Other features include: led fog lights and graphic elements on the side of the body.
Inside the truck there were seats trimmed with black leather, red stitching and logos on headrests GR, modified dashboard, engine start button with the branding of GR and a plaque indicating the vehicle number in the series.
Technically GR Hilux Sport also differs from conventional machines. He retuned suspension with stiffer springs and other shock absorbers, improved steering. Under the hood of a pickup truck equipped with a 2,8-liter diesel engine capacity of 177 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque. Box — six-speed “automatic”.
According to preliminary information, for Brazil will be collected 420 pickups.