how is the sports version of the leading pickup in Argentina

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central emblem of the first 25 years of Toyota in Argentina and faithful representative of the DNA of the Japanese brand based on its proven robustness and reliability. With these main attributes, in addition to an accurate interpretation of local user tastes and needs, the Hilux became the most produced and best-selling pickup truck in the country.

But these are not its only arguments: its remarkable evolution over the years places it in another dimension, with the permanent integration of technology and an unparalleled concern for performance.


The Hilux GR-Sport was developed in Zárate.

The most recent novelty of the Hilux range, precisely, is linked to the development that Toyota is carrying out in sports matters. the brand new Hilux GR Sportalready available on the local market, not only represents the maximum evolution of the model in its successful history, but also crowns a solid product strategy sustained over the years.

The GR-Sport variant is inspired, no less, by the success achieved by TOYOTA GAZOO Racing in the Dakar Rallythe most extreme race on the planet, where the model managed to win in 2019 and 2022. The result: a more radical pick-up, equipped with advanced technology and specially designed for the most off-road use. demanding.

Toyota Hilux GR-Sport, new aesthetics.

Toyota Hilux GR-Sport, new aesthetics.

This third generation of the Hilux GR-Sport is a source of pride for the local Toyota subsidiary: it is a product designed in Argentina and manufactured at the Zárate plant to be marketed throughout the Latin American region.

Sports DNA at its best

The sporting spirit of the new Hilux GR-Sport is supported by the 2.8 liter diesel engine with variable geometry turbocharger (VGT) and intercooler which now adds an additional 20 horsepower and reached 224 hp. It is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with sequential actuation and paddles on the steering wheel.

Sports suspension for extreme off-roading.

Sports suspension for extreme off-roading.

This mechanical assembly is associated with the 4×2, 4×4 and 4×4 traction system with reduction gear, electronic actuation, automatic differential disconnection and active traction control.

Suspension upgrades have also been implemented on the new GR-Sport in order to optimize its adaptation to the most demanding terrains. Now the schematic features a new spring configuration and specific placement of the monotube shocks. The result: a more direct and controlled steering response in high-speed conditions, both off-road and on asphalt, without sacrificing the model’s characteristic ride comfort.

The improvements in the suspension, its traditional robustness and the technology available in its traction systems, among other aspects, predispose it as an ideal vehicle for use on high-speed dirt roads. The spirit of the Dakar, perfectly interpreted by TOYOTA GAZOO Racing in this hilux extreme.

Sportsmanship at first sight

The exterior aesthetics of the new Hilux GR-Sport presents a sporty image yet sophisticated, with the distinctive characteristics of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing models. At the front, the grille with the Toyota logo is complemented by the “GR” emblem.

New tire design.

New tire design.

And then the character is enhanced by elongated fenders with black over-fenders, door handles, mirrors and a sports bar. The GR-Sport version also adopts a new style of 17″ alloy wheels with an exclusive design, with 265/60 R17″ tyres.

Inside, its sports front seats are upholstered in a combination of natural and eco-leather, with red details. The ambience of the cabin is completed with black roof linings and pillars, and other exclusive sporty details with the GAZOO Racing brand: the ignition button, the key, the identification plate with the number of unit, headrests, aluminum pedals and carpet coverings.

Regarding its equipment, the Bi-LED headlights with “Follow me home” and automatic height adjustment, the rear Led lights and LED daytime running lights (DRL), the navigator integrated in the JBL multimedia system with touch screen stand out. 8″ and 8 speakers and subwoofer, and the Smart Entry System which allows you to unlock the doors simply by pressing the button on the door opening handle, keeping the smart key in your pocket, also making starting easier of the vehicle with the Push Start Button System.

With all Toyota security systems.

With all Toyota security systems.

In addition, the new Hilux GR-Sport is equipped with a rear view camera, 360° vision system monitor and front and rear parking sensors.

A state-of-the-art technological arsenal

The new Hilux GR-Sport offers various electronic systems that place it as technological reference in its category:

Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), a system that facilitates uphill maneuvers both off-road and in urban use, which automatically acts on the brakes when starting from a standstill.

Active Traction Control (A-TRC – Active Traction Control) which works when 4×4 traction is activated and prevents the vehicle from skidding by automatically applying brake pressure to one of the wheels that is losing grip.

Rear differential lock which, when activated, allows both rear wheels to turn at exactly the same speed, taking advantage of all available torque.

Downhill Assist Control (DAC), which helps the driver to use engine braking and brake pressure, and allows you to concentrate exclusively on cornering maneuvers.

Eco and Power Mode driving modes, which modify the throttle curve to obtain more powerful reactions or more controlled consumption.

In terms of security, in addition to the seven airbagshas the latest active safety devices, consisting of Toyota Sense of Safety Package, which includes Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Forward Pre-Collision System (PCS) and Lane Departure Alert (LDA) system. Added to this are ABS with electronic brake force distribution (EBD), emergency brake assist (BA), emergency brake lights (EBS), traction control (TRC) , Active Traction Control (A-TRC), Stability Control (VSC), and Trailer Sway Control (TSC), among other elements.

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