Harry Leahey

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Toyota has unveiled the new Hilux GR Sport II, a performance pick-up truck that it claims is the best-driving Hilux yet.

Only offered in the double-cab bodystyle, the GR Sport II features a number of visual enhancements, including lightweight 17-inch alloy wheels, a black front grille with a bespoke mesh insert, more black detailing on the side steps, mirrors and door handles, and a reshaped front bumper. There's also a retro 'Toyota' script across the grille and GR Sport badges. 

Inside, the GR Sport II features a new eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wireless connectivity. The infotainment system also features real-time updates to traffic events and integrated sat-nav. Other interior features include red seat belts, GR-branded seats and aluminium pedals.


The powertrain of the Hilux GR Sport II involves a 2.8-litre diesel engine producing 201bhp and 500Nm of torque. Power is sent to the wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission.

While the Hilux GR Sport II doesn't have as much power as the Ford Ranger Raptor, it does get a number of chassis tweaks to make it more performance-oriented. These include a 20mm raised ride height, wider front and rear tracks, new dampers, all-terrain tyres and larger front and rear discs.

Toyota says that the Hilux GR Sport II is the best-driving Hilux yet, thanks to its improved aerodynamics, smoother off-road performance and increased agility.

Sales of the new Hilux GR Sport II are due to begin in early 2024.

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Harry Leahey 17/10/23