Toyota’s Hilux GR Sport Is Coming To South Africa

Toyota said that it also plans to launch the limited edition Heroic Hilux GR Sport in South Africa later this year. PICTURE: Supplied

Toyota South Africa has officially confirmed that its Hilux GR Sport limited edition will hit South African showrooms in mid-2019.

Although it would be a stretch to call it a rival to the Ford Ranger Raptor – which incidentally is also being launched this year – the Toyota does get modified “off-road biased” suspension, which Toyota has not elaborated on at this point.

Of course, the main selling point is that it’s packed with a whole lot of Gazoo Racing design flavour, in the form of a unique grille with block lettering, a two-tone paint job, numerous Gazoo decals and black 17-inch alloy wheels. 

Toyota is also promising a few unique touches inside the cabin.

The engine is stock, the edition being based on the 2.8-litre GD-6 turbodiesel 4×4 automatic model, which produces 130kW and 450Nm.

Pricing and cabin specifications will be announced closer to launch, but expect to pay a premium over the R637 500 that Toyota charges for the model it’s based on.