The famous pickup truck has been updated recently, but that doesn’t mean we won’t see more novelties for the next year. The Hilux has been considered to be one of the most iconic trucks around. Next year, the company will celebrate its 50th anniversary, which should mean novelties in some aspects. Considering the recent facelift, the 2022 Toyota Hilux Diesel probably won’t come with visual changes. On the other side, we could see novelties on the inside, maybe even some special, anniversary version. Expect to see 2022 Hilux Diesel next year.

Pros

  • Exceptional reputation and quality
  • Reliable diesel engines
  • Amazing off-road capabilities

Cons

  • Excellent reputation affects the price
  • Some hi-performance version would be nice

Exterior

Recently, we saw a mid-cycle update of this icon. The Hilux has received a facelift, which has brought a lot of visual novelties. There is a completely new front end, which takes a lot of inspiration from the new Tacoma. Headlights have been reshaped, as well as the grille, bumper etc. Other areas of the truck suffered as well. Other than that, it remains the same. We didn’t see any mechanical changes and 2022 Toyota Hilux Diesel probably won’t receive novelties in this aspect either. Simply, this truck features superior capabilities, better in most aspects compared to main competitors like Chevy Colorado, Nissan Navara, Isuzu D-Max, Ford Ranger etc.

Interior

This is the aspect where we could see novelties for the 2022 Toyota Hilux Diesel. The company will celebrate the 50th anniversary, with is a nice occasion to see some exclusive features. Most likely, this would mean more standard equipment. Each trim level should receive something new, especially in terms of tech features. Other than that, we could see some new color schemes and unique details. Several reports also suggest a special anniversary model. This would be some kind of a special edition, with unique styling details, both outside and inside, as well with a unique list of standard equipment. On the other side, engines definitely won’t be changed.

Engine

When it comes to powertrain, we definitely won’t see changes on the 2022 Toyota Hilux Diesel. This truck is offered all around the world except North America, so it’s no wonder that oil burners are offered predominately. The most common engine is a well-known 2.8-liter engine, which is good for about 180 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque. On many markets, you can find a little bit older, but a highly reliable 3.0-liter unit, which is good for about 165horspeower and 270 pound-feet of torque. Finally, you can find a 2.4-liter unit in some markets, which is good for about 150 hp.

2020 Toyota Hilux Diesel Release Date and Price

Considering the 50th anniversary, we could see 2022 Toyota Hilux Diesel a little bit earlier than usual, but still in the second half of the year. In terms of price, we don’t expect changes, which means that base models should go around $26,000.