Toyota Hilux GR Sport updated in Malaysia with extra 20hp & 50Nm – More power than Ranger Wildtrak, RM169k price unchanged

The 2023 Toyota Hilux GR Sport has just been updated in Malaysia, however, it isn’t its price or equipment that has been changed. Instead, the sporty pickup truck has now gained an extra 20 hp (metric) and 50 Nm than before.

This results in the Toyota Hilux GR Sport now making a total of 224 hp (metric) and 550 Nm from its 2.8-litre 4-cylinder turbodiesel engine, as compared to the previous output count of 204 hp (metric) and 500 Nm. As before, the mill is paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission with sequential and gear shift paddles, sending power to all four wheels via its part-time 4WD system with Disconnecting Differential (ADD) and auto limited-slip differential (LSD).

With the additional power, the Toyota Hilux GR Sport continues to be more powerful than its rivals such as the Mitsubishi Triton, which makes 181 hp (metric) and 430 Nm, the Nissan Navara which churns out 190 hp (metric) and 450 Nm, and the Isuzu D-Max which produces 150 hp (metric) and 350 Nm. The extra output even makes it more powerful than the Ford Ranger Wildtrak which puts out 210 hp (metric) and 500 Nm.

As for the rest of the Hilux GR Sport’s kit list, nothing has been changed. The Malaysian spec Toyota Hilux GR Sport continues to be equipped with automatic bi-LED projectors and daytime running lights (DRLs) upfront. It is also equipped with GR-specific badging and decals, a set of 18-inch wheels, as well as GR-branded red brake callipers.

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Inside, the Malaysian spec 2023 Toyota Hilux GR Sport, like in the past is fitted with leather seats, a 9-inch touchscreen head unit with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, and aluminium sports pedals. Carrying the GR Sport name, the pickup truck is of course equipped with GR-specific kits such as a GR-themed Optitron meter with a 4.2-inch colour TFT display, along with GR branded front seats, push start button, and smart key.

Safety-wise, the updated 2023 Toyota Hilux GR Sport in Malaysia comes with the Toyota Safety Sense suite. This consists of pre-collision system (PCS), lane departure alert (LDA) with yaw assist, and dynamic radar cruise control (DRCC). Other safety features such as blind spot monitoring system (BSM) and rear cross-traffic alert (RCTA) are also included. Despite the additional power, the updated 2023 Toyota Hilux GR Sport continues to be sold at a price tag of RM169,080 (OTR, without insurance).

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