Toyota Hilux, Fortuner Mild Hybrid Variants Likely to Come in 2024

The Toyota Hilux and the Fortuner will reportedly get mild-hybrid variants in 2024. Additionally, these vehicles will likely feature a new TNGA-F platform, which also supports the Lexus LX500d and the Land Cruiser 300.

By Sanorita | on May 14, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

The Toyota Hilux and the Fortuner will get mild-hybrid variants, according to Toyota South Africa. These models, available with mild-hybrid power, are expected to mark their entry abroad in 2024. Currently, there aren't many details on these updated pick-up and SUV variants, but several reports are doing rounds on the internet that the 2024 Hilux and the Fortuner will likely receive a new platform. For the uninitiated, the existing models, are based on the IMV platform. This architecture will likely be replaced by the new TNGA-F platform, which also underpins the Land Cruiser 300 and the Lexus LX500d. Speaking of the launch, Toyota South Africa didn't share anything specific. However, market speculations reveal that the mild-hybrid variants will first launch in international markets. In India, the automaker will introduce the new variants later. Let's have a quick glance at some more details about these upcoming models with hybrid technology. 

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New Toyota Hilux, Fortuner: Expected Mechanical Specifics

The automaker has not announced any concrete details on the updated models yet. However, some industry reports suggest that the next-gen Hilux and the Fortuner will presumably have a 2.8-litre, turbocharged diesel engine paired with a mild-hybrid system. This engine is capable of offering 204bhp and 500Nm. According to various industry reports, the automaker says that EVs are not the only route to achieve carbon neutrality. Hybrid technology can be another significant way to achieve it. By introducing the mild-hybrid versions, the automaker will take steps towards its carbon neutrality goals. 

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New Toyota Hilux, Fortuner: India Launch

As mentioned, there is no official confirmation of the launch of these two hybrid models in our market. The Hilux and the Fortuner with an updated powertrain will likely launch first in the international market space. Industry reports, however, claim that the mild-hybrid variants of the vehicles will be introduced here only after their international debut.  


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