Thais' 2021 Toyota Hilux GR Sport rocks Land Cruiser grille, better suspension and more kit!
Sanjay · Aug 25, 2021 11:00 AM
Toyota's Gazoo Racing (GR) adds one more member to its family today, in the form of Thailand's 2021 Toyota HiluxRevo 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
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.
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.
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.
Completing the visual package is the new gloss black sports bar and rear bumper.
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
There's a little more splash of colour in the cabin now, as the Hilux gains contrast red stitching and smoked silver trim pieces.
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
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.
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.
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.