2022 Toyota Hilux Revo GR Sport Is The Street Tacoma We Can’t Have
You won’t find the new Toyota Hilux in the United States. The Tacoma is close, but with different bones, the trucks aren’t necessarily plug-and-play when it comes to tweaks. In other words, if you’re sitting in your Tacoma outside a coffee shop in Virginia reading this and dreaming of making it a GR Sport model with imported parts, keep dreaming. Perhaps that’s for the best, because these two Hilux Revo GR Sport models made for Thailand are … curious. Actually, the Hi-Floor version isn’t bad at all. Hi-Floor is just a trick way to call it four-wheel drive, which means the Lo-Floor is – you guessed it – two-wheel drive. Toyota says both trucks embody more of a sports car nature, both in appearance and to a certain degree, performance. Flashy graphics and an updated nose with a body-colored grille and special wheels are common to both models on the outside. Similarly, a GR makeover inside sees plenty of smoke-silver trim, red stitching, and GR branding, among other things. Gallery: Toyota Hilux Revo GR Sport 2022 Toyota Hilux Revo GR Sport High-Floor Exterior View 28 Photos From there, we draw attention first to the GR Sport Lo-Floor for two reasons. In a world where burly off-roading pickups are king, seeing an actual street truck from an automaker is a neck-snapper. The two-wheel-drive Hilux GR Sport wears a modest body kit with side skirts and it has black trim, as a sporty truck should. It also rides on lowered suspension, 23 millimeters to be exact. That’s nearly a one-inch drop all the way around, and yet, the truck has enough wheel gap to drive a Yaris through. 2022 Toyota Hilux Revo GR Sport Lo-Floor Lower Side View 2022 Toyota Hilux Revo GR Sport Lo-Floor Wheels That’s the other less-flattering reason the Lo-Floor has our attention. We aren’t necessarily fans of larger-than-life wheels, but the 17-inchers on low-profile tires are hilariously out-of-place for this truck. Plug in something a bit bigger, drop it a little more, and it could be the Toyota Tacoma X-Runner replacement we’ve been waiting for.