Toyota HiLux GR Sport – I recently went to the launch of the Toyota HiLux GR Sport 4wd Ute.
I already had a few chats about the new model adds to the HiLux range and written a few articles, so today I want to chat about how it drives.
There are three things that you immediately notice.
The first are the external changes, wider track, lifted suspension, better approach angles etc.
These second is that once you hop in and drive, the tightness of the suspension. It soaks up the little road bumps while feeling more in tune with road conditions. It also has more articulation and rebound dampening.
The third is the engine. That’s something you feel.
The extra power and torque, some 10% improvement, is immediately felt. Its how the HiLux should be. More responsive, more engaging more effective.
I drove the GR Sport over forest trails, rutted tracks and a specialised 4WD track run by the Canobolas 4WD Club. Throughout it all the GR Sport made it all look effortless.
Priced from a touch under $74.000 plus the usual costs the GR Sport is the best HiLux built so far.
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- 2021 Toyota HiLux Rogue 4WD Dual Cab Ute 2021 Review
- Toyota HiLux Rogue Dual Cab Ute 2021 Radio Review
- 2021 Toyota has updated its HiLux Ute and Fortuner family SUV
- Toyota Hilux Rugged X 4WD Dual Cab Ute 2021 Review
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HiLux GR Sport
|Model Price||$73,990 MLP*|
|Engine||2.8L 4 Cyl Turbo Diesel Euro 5|
|Drivetrain||6 Sp Sports AT Dual range 4WD|
|Power||165kW @ 3,000rpm|
|Torque||550Nm @ 1600-2800rpm|
|Safety||Five star ANCAP (tested July 2019)|
|0-100kmh / Top Speed||TBA / 175km/h|
|CO2 Emissions||213 g/km|
|Economy ADR||8.1L/100km / 80L capacity|
|Economy on test||N/A|
|Max Range||1000km plus.|
|Servicing||6Mth / 10,000km Capped Price|
|Warranty||5yr/ Unlimited km|
|Road side Assist||5Yr. conditional roadside assist|
*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)
|Behind the Wheel||8|
|Ride and Handling||9|
|Fit for Purpose||9|
|AWD/Towing Capability*||10 (4WD 5/5 Towing 5/5 )|
|Value for Money||8|
*Towing and AWD capability is measured against similar vehicles in the same class.
Dimensions GR Sport
|Tyres||265/65 R17 Bridgestone Dueller AT|
|Spare Tyre||Full size alloy with tyre as above|
|Max ground clearance||Up to 265mm|
|Departure angle||23 degrees|
|Steering type||Rack and pinion hydraulic power steering|
|Turning Circle KTK||12.6m|
|Tub width arches||1085mm|
|Tow Ball rating||350kg|
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We drive the HiLux GR Sport which is the best HiLux built so far