The Toyota Hilux has worked hard to earn its reputation as one of the world’s most trusted and capable pick-ups. But there is much more to the 2021 Toyota Hilux than that. More than ever, we feel it is a vehicle that strikes an optimal work/life balance.
As explained below, the 2021 model year has brought numerous changes to deliver on that promise. The suspension has been modified to create more dynamic on-road performance and a new 2.8-litre engine is now available. Equipment specifications have also been upgraded to keep pace with connectivity, entertainment and safety, while new external styling revisions enhance its presence.
2021 Toyota Hilux equipment: multimedia package
All new Hilux models from Icon grade upwards are equipped with the latest Toyota Touch 2 multimedia system, which features upgraded software to improve its responsiveness. On the flagship Invincible X grade (as below), the functionality includes satellite navigation. Smartphone integration through Apple CarPlay or Android Auto is another new feature and provided as standard from Icon grade upwards.
The richness of the Hilux Invincible X’s on-board infotainment extends to a powerful nine-speaker JBL Premium Sound audio system, with an eight-channel amp, 244mm subwoofer and Clari-Fi technology to optimise the quality of compressed digital audio files.
2021 Toyota Hilux: choose your body
As before, customers can choose the Hilux body style that best suits their needs: Single Cab for a focus on work; Extra Cab, when occasional extra seating is needed; and Double Cab, with five-seat, four-door convenience, generous deck space and formidable all-wheel-drive performance.
Active grade can be specified in all body styles, while Icon, Invincible and Invincible X are only available in Double Cab format. The new 201bhp 2.8-litre engine (below) is an option on Invincible and Invincible X models only.
2021 Toyota Hilux equipment: grades explained
The new Hilux retains the established grade line-up of Active, Icon, Invincible and Invincible X, the features of which are explained below.
Active: This grade is designed and specified primarily with work duties in mind. It offers 17-inch steel wheels, a rear differential lock and easy-care PVC upholstery on Single Cab and Extra Cab models. Standard specification includes air conditioning, automatic headlights, radio and CD player, Bluetooth connectivity and a USB port. Toyota Safety Sense is also provided, which features a Pre-Collision System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert and Road Sign Assist.
Icon: This grade introduces new 17-inch alloy wheels, LED front fog lights, side steps, privacy glass, fabric upholstery, a reversing camera and power folding door mirrors. New features include the Toyota Touch 2 multimedia and smartphone integration (as above), DAB radio and an automatic limited-slip differential.
Invincible: This grade builds on its current specification with front and rear parking sensors, LED rear lights, new 18-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats and windscreen wiper de-icer. Other key items include LED headlights, smart entry, push-button start and automatic air conditioning.
Invincible X: Sitting at the top of the range, this grade (as above) is kitted out with a muscular styling package that includes body mouldings, exclusive front bumper and tailgate handle. In the cabin there is new ambient door panel lighting and a nine-speaker JBL premium audio system, in addition to dual-tone leather upholstery, heated front seats and power driver’s seat adjustment.
The new Toyota Hilux is available to order now with customer deliveries from late November.