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The current-gen Toyota Hilux has been around since 2015. The 2021 Hilux was around the corner and multiple leaks and spy shots gave us an idea of what it would look like. Just a couple of days back, the company even officially released a teaser with Fernando Alonso behind the wheel. Now, finally, Toyota has revealed the 2021 Hilux with noticeable changes inside and out to go with some changes under the hood.

The highlight of the 2021 Toyota Hilux is the upgraded 2.8-liter engine. In the current model, the diesel engine makes 174 horses and 332 pound-feet of torque when mated to an automatic transmission or 174 ponies and 310 pound-feet of torque when equipped with a manual transmission.

For the 2021 model year, the 2.8-liter is now good for 201 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of twist from 1,600 rpm when mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

It can sprint to 62 miles per hour from a standstill in 10 seconds. When paired to the six-speed manual gearbox, the same engine makes 201 horses and 310 pound-feet of torque. The engine is available with the Extra Cab and Double Cab body styles.

2021 Toyota Hilux specifications

Engine: 2.8-liter diesel

Horsepower: 201 HP

Torque: 369 LB-FT @ 1,600 RPM

Transmission: six-speed automatic0 to 62 mph10 seconds