2022 Toyota Hilux GR Sport

It was inspired by the GR DKR Hilux T1+ racing truck

Toyota launched the new generation Hilux back in October 2020, when the truck received new looks, a new top-trim, and an improved engine. Now, Toyota Europe is launching a new version of the Hilux. Is called GR Sport and will become the new flagship variant of the lineup. The new truck was inspired by the GR DKR Hilux T1+ - its Dakar Rally counterpart, and features a new look and upgraded suspensions.

What separates it from the rest of the lineup?

2022 Toyota Hilux GR Sport Exterior
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When Toyota launched the new generation Hilux is opted for a bolder, more aggressive look. With the GR Sport version things had to be taken one step forward, so that the truck it received its own personal character.

The new three-dimensional grille now has a dedicated G-pattern mesh and is painted black.

There is also a new, prominent central horizontal bar that features T-O-Y-O-T-A letters instead of the usual, central brand logo.

The redesigned fog lights also received larger surrounds in the GR Sport grade. Toyota also opted to go with black paint on the grille, door mirror casings, side steps, over-fenders and tailgate handle.

The car rides on a new set of 17-inch alloy wheels also painted black and fitted with all-terrain tires.
2022 Toyota Hilux GR Sport Interior
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The interior also received a more sportier look thanks to the addition of sports front seats featuring a combination of black leather and synthetic suede with red perforations and contrast stitching. A few "GR Sport" logo are placed on the headrests, carpet mats, starter button and the information display animation graphic. And, in order to make things even more interesting, Toyota added a few carbon fiber-style inserts and a red decoration line across the width of the instrument panel.

What changes were made under the hood?

2022 Toyota Hilux GR Sport Exterior
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Unfortunately, none! But, the Hilux GR Sport is offered with the newest, most powerful engine in the lineup.

We are talking about the 2.8-litre engine that delivers a total of 201 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque between 1,600 and 2,800 rpm.

However, Toyota is indeed offering some improvements on the GR Hilux that will significantly improve the truck’s handling characteristics: there is an upgraded suspension system that features new monotube shock absorbers and new front springs. That, on top of the suspension upgrades previously introduced for new Hilux, including retuned rear leaf springs and new bushes.

The new 2022 Toyota Hilux GR Sport will arrive at retailers across Europe in the summer of 2022.

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