Thais' 2021 Toyota Hilux GR Sport rocks Land Cruiser grille, better suspension and more kit!

Sanjay · Aug 25, 2021 11:00 AM

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Toyota's Gazoo Racing (GR) adds one more member to its family today, in the form of Thailand's 2021 Toyota Hilux Revo GR Sport. There's plenty to digest and it's not all about looks either - let's dive right into it!

Exterior - Land Cruiser DNA

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Hilux GR Sport (4x4)

Though the GR Sport treatment is extended to both the regular four-wheel drive (4x4) Hilux Revo and the low-slung, two-wheel drive (4x2) Lo-Floor model, we have to say the bigger brother gained the better parts of the update.

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Thais' 2021 Toyota Hilux GR Sport rocks Land Cruiser grille, better suspension and more kit! 01

See the similarities?

Though the bumper remains largely the same as it is on the Rocco (Rogue as we know it), the reworked grille and 'Toyota' script is a tasteful callback to the Toyota Land Cruiser.

Also read: First look: 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser GR Sport is a Super-Duper King with Dakar Rally tech

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Besides the simple GR-specific livery, the exterior package also includes black trim pieces on the body-coloured wheel arches, black side mirrors, and a set of dark grey 18-inch wheels that we bet more than a few Malaysian Hilux owners will be actively scouring the classifieds for.

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Thais' 2021 Toyota Hilux GR Sport rocks Land Cruiser grille, better suspension and more kit! 05

Completing the visual package is the new gloss black sports bar and rear bumper.

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'Normal' variants of the Hilux Lo-Floor don't get these bi-beam LED headlights

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As for the Lo-Floor model, the changes are a little simpler. There's a new bodykit, 17-inch wheels, new colours and GR Sport graphics to go with it.

Interior - Adds extra sportiness

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Thais' 2021 Toyota Hilux GR Sport rocks Land Cruiser grille, better suspension and more kit! 10

Paddle shifters are a welcome addition

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There's a little more splash of colour in the cabin now, as the Hilux gains contrast red stitching and smoked silver trim pieces.

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Beyond the extra colours, the Hilux gains a set of new GR-emblazoned suede and leatherette front seats, a set of sports pedals, as well as a GR Sport-specific steering wheel (with paddle shifters!) and analogue instrument cluster.

Performance - Not just for show

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Under the hood of both Hilux GR Sport models is the 2.8-litre 1GD-FTV turbodiesel mill, making 204 PS and 500 Nm, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

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Other than that, the pair also get suspension updates. The 4x4 model gains a set of upgraded monotube shock absorbers, while the Lo-Floor is, um, lowered by another 23 mm.

Also read: How to use the new off-road driving features in 2020 Toyota Hilux - Superflex suspension, Auto LSD, new A-TRC

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Both models also gain ventilated disc brakes with red, GR-branded calipers.

Safety - ADAS features are present

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Reserved only for the 4x4 Hilux GR Sport is a suite of advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS) encompassing these features:

  • Pre-Collision System (PCS)
  • Panoramic View Monitor (PVM)
  • Lane Departure Alert (LDA)
  • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (BSM, RCTA)
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)

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Meanwhile, the Prerunner and High variants of the Thai-spec Hilux will also see updates to their safety suite, introducing PVM, as well as BSM and RCTA.

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Prices for the Hilux Revo GR Sport (4x4) starts from THB 1,299,000 (~RM 166,219), while the Lo-Floor model is priced from THB 889,000 (~RM 113,756).

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Alongside these, there's also the Hilux Revo Z-Edition with Razer kit. No, RGB LEDs are not part of the package, but what customers will get is a rather good-looking Hilux.

Also read: There's a Razer kit for Thailand's 2021 Toyota Hilux, but it's got nothing to do with gaming PCs

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However, the party is far from over yet as it is followed by the 2021 Toyota Fortuner GR Sport.

Also read: Third GR model launched in Thailand, say hello to the 2021 Toyota Fortuner GR Sport

Sanjay

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With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.

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