Spec-checking the Toyota Hilux GR-S

Spec-checking the Toyota Hilux GR-S

One hundred kilometers will tell you many things about a vehicle. During our recent drive from Manila to Laguna with the Toyota Hilux GR-S, we discovered the pickup truck's many desirable qualities. 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What is the Toyota Hilux GR-S?

    Representing the top-spec model of the Hilux range, the Gazoo Racing-Sport variant is equipped with looks and equipment that are inspired from Toyota's GR performance line.
  • What are the rivals of the Hilux GR-S?

    Positioned as sporty and rugged, the Hilux GR-S goes up against the Ford Ranger Raptor, Nissan Navara Pro-4X, and Mitsubishi Strada Athlete, to name a few.
  • What powers the Toyota Hilux GR-S? What else should we know?

    The Hilux GR-S is powered by a 2.8-liter turbodiesel engine, which generates 200hp and 500Nm. Four-wheel drive and six-speed automatic are standard.
  • Among these are the snazzy Gazoo Racing-Sport exterior and interior bits, and the familiar parts of Toyota's popular pickup. Given the latter, that means the Hilux GR-S, like the rest of its ilk, come with solid build quality inside and out, as well as the 2.8-liter turbocharged diesel mill driving all four wheels. 

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    GR-Hilux

    So, taking into account the unmodified engine and six-speed automatic transmission, the driving experience of the Hilux GR-S can be described as decent, if not spectacular, as with its lower-spec counterparts. The engine allowed for brisk progress while keeping fuel consumption at a minimum, and the gearbox seamlessly swapped one gear for the next. 

    On the upside, however, what reminded us that we were piloting something special is the monotube suspension front and rear and mentioned GR-S accessories. The new suspension made the ride feel more stable, albeit a tad firm. The GR-S accessories, such as the sporty mesh grille and black wheels, enhanced the exterior, while the GR-branded seats featuring leather, suede, and firm side bolsters feel good to sit on as they are to look at. 

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    Toyota-Hilux-GR-Sport

    The Hilux GR-S packs more variant-exclusive equipment under its sleeve, such as the hood-lift assist to make accessing the engine bay easier, and the assisted tailgate opening for more convenient cargo loading and unloading.

    Considering everything during our drive, the Hilux GR-S can be best summed up this way: It's an appealing vehicle that blends ruggedness, which is brought by its well-known nameplate, with a degree of sportiness, however one that's more apparent in the pickups' looks rather than performance.   

    And if the looks do appeal to you, then its spec sheet could leave a lasting impression.  

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Toyota Hilux GR-S

    Vehicle Type

    Pickup Truck

    Overall Length (mm)

    5,320

    Overall Width (mm)

    1,900

    Overall Height (mm)

    1,815

    Wheelbase (mm)

    3,085

    Seating Capacity

    5

    Number of Doors

    4

    Fuel Tank Capacity (L)

    80

    Engine Type

    2.8-liter Four-cylinder 16 Valve DOHC Variable Nozzle Turbo with Air-cooled Intercooler

    Displacement (cc)

    2,755

    Number of Cylinders

    4

    Valves Per Cylinder

    Four

    Maximum Power Output (ps / rpm)

    200 / 3,400

    Maximum Torque (Nm / rpm)

    500 / 1,600 – 2,000

    Fuel Type

    Diesel

    Fuel Supply System

    Direct Injection

    Drive Type

    4x4

    Transmission

    Six-speed Automatic Transmission

    Suspension

    Front: Double Wishbone + Monotube Shock Absorber

    Rear: Leaf Spring Rigid Axle + Monotube Shock Absorber

    Brakes

    Front: Ventilated Discs + GR Brake Caliper

    Rear: Drum Type

    Wheels and Tires

    265 / 60 R18 Alloy GR Design

    Tire Type

    Radial

    Steering Gear Type

    Rack and Pinion

    Steering Column

    Adjustable (Tilt and Telescopic)

    Steering Type

    Power

    Headlights

    Bi-Beam LED with Auto-Leveling

    Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

    LED

    Auto Headlights

    Without

    Front Fog Lamps

    LED Type

    Rear Fog Lamp

    With

    Outside Rear View Mirror

    Power Adjust and Power Fold

    Wipers

    Intermittent, Time Adjust

    Integrated Antenna

    With

    Side Stepper

    With

    Overfenders

    Wide

    Deck Lamp

    LED Type

    Rear Window Defogger

    With

    Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank

    With

    Seat Material

    Suede, Leather, Red Accents

    Driver Seat Adjustment

    Eight-way Power Adjust

    Front Passenger Seat Adjustment

    Four-way Manual Adjust

    Headrest

    Rear Seat

    Digital Clock

    With

    Digital Odometer

    With

    Electronic Multi-tripmeter

    With

    On Board Computer

    With

    Low Fuel Warning Light

    With

    Audio System

    8.75-inch Display Audio with AM/FM Radio

    Connectivity

    USB, Bluetooth, AUX, Apple Carplay, Android Auto, and Smart Device Link (SDL)

    Speakers

    Six

    Multi-functioning Steering Wheel

    With

    Cruise Control

    Without

    Keyless Entry

    With

    Ignition System

    Push Start System

    Air Conditioning System

    Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control

    Rear Air Conditioner Vent

    Without

    Heater

    With

    Cup and Bottle Holders

    With

    Illuminated Entry System

    With

    Power Windows

    With

    Power Door Locks

    Speed-sensing

    12V Accessory Power Outlet

    With

    Airbags

    Driver, Front Passenger, Side, Curtain Shield, Driver's Knee

    Seatbelts

    Front: Three-point Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) with Pretensioner and Force Limiter

    Rear: Three-point Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR)

    Seat Belt Warning

    With

    Door Ajar Warning

    With

    Isofix

    With

    Tether Anchor

    With

    Child Safety Locks

    With

    Central Locking

    With

    Side Impact Beams

    With

    Front Impact Beams

    With

    Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)

    With Brake Assist and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) Function

    Vehicle Stability Control System

    With

    Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)

    With

    Emergency Brake Signal

    With

    Reverse Camera

    With + Panoramic View Monitor

    Parking Sensors

    With

    Downhill Assist Control

    With

    Tire Pressure Monitoring System

    Without

    Engine Immobilizer

    With

    Available Body Colors

    Super White, Emotional Red, Attitude Black Mica

    PRICE

    P1,985,000

     

    Photos from Toyota Motor Philippines, Roy Robles, and Dylan Afuang

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