2022 Toyota Hilux GR Sport launched in UAE
Al-Futtaim Toyota, the exclusive Toyota distributor in the UAE, introduced the GR Sport version of the Toyota Hilux. It gets visual upgrades and host of GR badges inside to help distinguish it from the regular Hilux, while a retuned suspension system helps improve handling over the standard truck.
Exterior-wise, the Hilux GR Sport gets a three-dimensional trademarked front grille, new front bumper, as well as LED headlamps. It also gets a thicker skid plate, wide arch extensions to fit the large 18-inch alloy wheels and tyres, as well as unique door handle and tailgate designs.
The Hilux GR Sport gets the tried-and-tested 4.0-litre V6 engine. It gets switchable four-wheel drive, choice of “Eco” or “Power” mode and a 6-speed automatic transmission, with particular focus during development on the suspension design to improve both ride comfort and handling. New front and rear shock absorbers and an improved leaf spring design as well as new bushings combined with the latest generation Vehicle Stability Control system, ensure high performance off-road capability.
Inside the vehicle, it gets a black upholstery across five seats and comes with a new multi-information display and 8.0-inch centre console infotainment unit, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration and wireless phone charger. GR touches can be seen throughout with a distinctive GR logo steering wheel, GR design dashboard, leather seats with GR logo as well as GR logo smart key and GR logo push start button.
The rear of the Hilux GR Sport comes with rear bed-liner as standard as well as a rear-view camera, parking sensors, parking support clearance sonar, LED rear combination lamps and on-board air compressor.
The GR Sport Hilux’s chassis and suspension reaps the benefits of suspension and steering revisions and the availability of a new, automatic limited-slip differential that improve its on-road ride and handling and its off-road controllability. The downhill assist control system helps the vehicle maintain a constant low speed of about 5 kph when descending a steep hill. The downhill assist feature functions without brake pedal operation. Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) detects when one or more wheels have lost traction and automatically applies the brakes to the wheel with no traction, allowing it to send power to the wheel with traction, as well as Hill Start Assist for improved traction.
The 2022 Toyota Hilux GR Sport has a starting price of AED 154,500 in the UAE.