Toyota HiLux GR Sport Ute Preview

Toyota HiLux GR Sport Ute Preview – As you are listening to this, I am at the launch of the Toyota HiLux GR Sport Ute. Now I cant give you any drive impressions today, but I can tell what I know so far. Toyota HiLux GR Sport 2023 exterior 2The HiLux GR Sport comes with a lot of additional bling as well as some performance enhancements.

Visually, red and black feature prominently. There is a new grill, redesigned front bumper for better approach angle and black rock rails.

At the rear, red recovery points and a black rear bumper finish the exterior look, and are paired with a pre-installed towbar, tow ball and trailer wiring harness.

Inside occupants are treated to aluminium pedals, GR Sports seats and GR decals plus more.

The key improvements are performance based.

A more powerful diesel engine with 165kW and 550Nm of torque matched to a 6 speed automatic transmission tuned for the extra performance.

The GR Sport sits on the same wide track as the Rogue and has redesigned suspension. This includes  different front coil and rear leaf spring tuning along with KYB monotube shock absorbers.

The removal of the rear sway bar also promotes greater axle articulation and ground contact over uneven surfaces.

The HiLux GR Sport is priced from $73,990 plus the usual costs.

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Everything you need to know about the Toyota HiLux GR Sport can be FOUND HERE 

Toylta HiLux GR Sport interior


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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.