Toyota Hilux GR Sport Shown

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A Gazoo Racing Toyota Hilux has been revealed at the São Paulo Motor Show for the Brazilian market and we like it…

This is the Toyota Hilux GR Sport which has been shown at the São Paulo Motor Show in Brazil and it has been specifically designed for off-road use. It’s powered by the same 2.8-litre turbodiesel engine with 130 kW and 450 Nm of torque and comes equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission driving all-four wheels.

In terms of design, the model gains a unique grille with Toyota lettering replacing the Toyota badge on the nose. The bonnet has been blacked out for contrast and the model is fitted with flaring wheel arches housing 17-inch aluminium wheels, tube side steps and a sports bar. The vehicle is finished off with sporty Gazoo Racing graphics.

On the inside, the driver is welcomed with black leather upholstery with red contrasting stitching and GR logos seen on the headrests. The instrument cluster has been redesigned and a GR start/stop button is included. Each model gets special GR branded floor mats as well as a numbered badge on the centre console.

Technical upgrades include a retuned suspension with stiffer front springs and new dampers. The steering has also been revised to offer a more “linear and progressive response” according to Toyota.

Sadly, the Toyota Hilux GR Sport will not be offered in South Africa and only 420 will be available to customers in Brazil.

However, after recently experiencing the Yaris GRMN on local soil, we look forward to more performance Gazoo Racing road cars becoming more widely available in the future. We are holding thumbs…

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