Toyota GR's Latest Creation Is Not What We Were Expecting

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This is called the Hilux Revo GR Sport Lo-Floor.

Toyota GR is the Japanese automaker's performance arm, and it's known here for excellent products like the Supra, the 86 sports coupe, and even some off-roaders like the Land Cruiser GR Sport. While those three vehicles are global products, meaning that they are sold just about anywhere, some markets demand something specific, something that caters to their specific tastes. Thus, Toyota in Thailand has now launched Hilux pickups inspired by Super GT race cars. As a result, there's now a strange-looking low truck with rear-wheel drive, as well as the beefier, off-road focused sort of offering that you'd expect from a truck.

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Despite each looking rather different, both are said to be inspired by racing. The shorter model is obviously the Lo-Floor, which has been lowered by approximately an inch and fitted with 17-inch wheels that look like they come from a model car. Toyota says that this gives the truck a "passenger car-like" ride quality and comfort. That low look is exacerbated by a body-colored kit that fits plastic additions to both bumpers and the rocker panels. A few decals break up the look while the cabin features red and black upholstery with red contrast stitching, a few GR badges, a couple of silver trim elements, and a red center marker on the steering wheel. Under the hood is a 2.8-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder developing 201 horsepower and 370 lb-ft of torque, with a six-speed automatic powering the rear wheels.

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The taller model is predictably called Hi-Floor and comes with 4WD. This model is said to be a tribute to the World Rally Championship, although perhaps it would make more sense if it were inspired by the Dakar rally that the Hilux competes in. Nevertheless, this model comes with a new front fascia, body-colored fender flares, and 18-inch alloys, but no all-terrain rubber. You do get upgraded monotube shock absorbers though, and both models feature red calipers. The same sort of treatment is given to the interior of both trucks too, but we think the Hi-Truck pulls the GR touches off better. Both trucks are available now (if you're in Thailand) and start at the equivalent of $27,500 and $40,100, respectively.

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