We have recognized for some time that the Toyota Hilux is getting a GR model that is purported to be powered by a V6. A more moderen report revealed that it might undertake the 3.3-liter diesel V6 from the upcoming Land Cruiser, which makes the GR Hilux a dangerous threat against the next-generation Ford Ranger Raptor.
However other than the Hilux, the Supra, the 86, and the Yaris, it looks like Toyota desires to widen its GR lineup additional, and the subsequent Land Cruiser is likely one of the potential targets.
Chatting with Australia’s Carsales and reported by Motoring, a Toyota Australia spokesperson mentioned that “There’s no cause LC or Hilux couldn’t have GR fashions… and we’ve trademarked [GR HiLux].”
A full GR model of the Land Cruiser is not a nasty proposition in any respect. With a sturdy underpinning and a well-revered nameplate to go together with it, a full GR model of the LC can be a pressure to be reckoned with. Extra so with the experiences saying that the Lexus-developed 268-horsepower, 479-pound-feet 4.0-liter twin-turbo gasoline V8 mill would possibly make it in its engine bay.
What about Toyota’s different fashions? The Toyota spokesperson mentioned that the corporate is making a particular effort on pure GR fashions and that it is “not excluding GR sub-branding from any core mannequin.”
With that mentioned, the GR Corolla trademark from this yr might actually occur, together with a GR Fortuner – type of a model of the Toyota 4Runner the place the Hilux is being offered to.
We’re not anticipating the GR Land Cruiser to achieve the American showrooms, although, as unconfirmed experiences of the Land Cruiser’s demise within the U.S. market got here out this month. We’ll know extra within the years to come back.