Toyota beefs up the 2024 Hilux GR Sport to hit global showrooms soon

It seems that the Ford Ranger Raptors’ dominance of the modified hardcore pickup segment is in danger. Toyota has just unveiled the updates and beefed-up version of the Hilux.

Toyota Hilux GRS

The updated Hilux GRS was in fact previewed earlier this year and it is finally ready to hit the global market (rumored to include the Philippines) sometime this year or early next year.

One of the biggest changes to the Hilux GRS has to be the engine, the 1GD-FTV engine 2.8-liter turbo diesel now produces 221 hp and 550 Nm of torque, while the 6-speed automatic transmission has also been retuned to be able to deal with the extra grunt.

Toyota Hilux Grs Inline 2

Next up is the wider track of the Hilux GRS with a track increase of 135mm upfront and 155mm at the back, it also increases its height by 15mm. The shocks are bigger piston KYB monotube units and the removal of the rear sway bars gives the rear axle better articulation and ground contact over uneven roads.

The tires are now 265/65 R17 Bridgestone Dueler ATs that are fitted on “Dakar Style” alloy wheels, and the Hilux GRS comes with disc brakes at all four corners. The front bumper has been redesigned to improve approach angles, and it features new fog lamp bezels, a silver lower molding, and a skid plate. At the sides are thicker blacked-out fenders that give the Hilux a much wider stance look.

Toyota Hilux Grs Inline

Inside the Hilux gets a rally-inspired leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters, a red center stripe, and of course the GR logo. There are more GR logos found around the interior like the front sports seats that are adorned in sticky sporty leather. A set of aluminum pedals, technical mesh dashboard trim, and a GR gear lever drive home the GRS nature of the Hilux even more.

Australia is one of the first markets to get the revised Toyota Hilux GRS but with the 35th anniversary of Toyota coming up soon could we get a sneak peek ourselves?


Pablo Salapantan

Pablo Salapantan

Pablo's first word was probably "Car", and this has developed into a personal passion that has consumed his professional life as well.

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