Al-Futtaim Toyota Unleashes the Toyota Hilux GR SPORT


Toyota Hilux GR SPORT  embodies Toyotas Gazoo Racing Spirit of excitement and supreme fun for drivers on any terrain

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Al-Futtaim Toyota, the exclusive Toyota distributor in the UAE, is shaking up the lifestyle pickup segment once again with the introduction of a GR SPORT version of the Toyota Hilux. Known for its ability to handle all kinds of tough terrain – including the North Pole, South Pole and the Dakar Rally – the world’s toughest pick up has been the go-to vehicle in the market for a powerful workhorse and now comes in a new GR SPORT version. 

Andy Barratt, Managing Director at Al-Futtaim Toyota said, “For over 60 years, Toyota has pushed the limits of its cars and people in motorsports to build ever-better cars. The GR series embodies this philosophy with pure sports cars that incorporate knowledge and technology forged in competition to deliver heart-pumping excitement and supreme fun for drivers on any terrain. Now, we are bringing the GR Sport to one of the strongest players  in the lifestyle pick-up segment, adding chassis and suspension tuning to tackle the most extreme off-road conditions. We are confident that this vehicle will exceed the expectations of those who have waited for it for so long.”

With special features throughout, the Hilux GR SPORT is distinguished by an athletic look, which includes a three-dimensional trademarked front grille and specially designed front bumper to significantly strengthen its impressive presence as well as LED headlamp. With a beefy skid plate, wide arch extensions to fit the large 18-inch alloy wheels and tyres, as well as unique door handle and tailgate designs, the Hilux GR SPORT is a sight to behold both on and off the road. 

What’s more, the Hilux GR SPORTpacks a proven 4.0-litre V6 engine. With switchable four-wheel drive, choice of ECO or Power mode and super intelligent six speed automatic transmission and sequential shiftmatic transmission, the performance excels on any terrain, with particular focus during development on the suspension design which enhances both ride comfort and handling. New front and rear shock absorbers and an improved leaf spring design as well as new bushings combined with the latest genera-tion Vehicle Stability Control system, ensure class-leading dynamics wherever life may take you.

Inside the vehicle, the design is just as impressive as its performance, with the muscular black interior across five seats and comes with a new multi-information display and 8.0-inch centre console infotain-ment unit, with the latest suite of software and graphics enhancement plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration and wireless phone charger. GR touches can be seen throughout with a distinctive GR logo steering wheel, GR design dashboard, leather seats with GR logo as well as GR logo smart key  and GR logo push start button. 

The rear of the Hilux GR SPORTcomes with rear bed-liner as standard as well as a rear-view camera, parking sensors, parking support clearance sonar, LED rear combination lamps and on-board air compressor.

The new GR SPORT Hilux’s chassis and suspension have an ability to tackle the most extreme off-road conditions. It reaps the benefits of suspension and steering revisions and the availability of a new, automatic limited-slip differential that improve its on-road ride and handling and its off-road controllability. The downhill assist control system helps the vehicle maintain a constant low speed of about 3 mph when descending a steep hill. The downhill assist feature functions without brake pedal operation. Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) detects when one or more wheels have lost traction and automatically applies the brakes to the wheel with no traction, allowing it to send power to the wheel with traction, as well as Hill Start Assist for improved traction. 

The Hilux GR SPORT offers best-in-class capability at an unbeatable rate – customers can visit any Al-Futtaim Toyota dealership in the UAE and drive away in the new 2022 Hilux GR SPORT starting from AED154,500.

About Al-Futtaim Toyota

Toyota, a Japanese automotive manufacturer founded in 1937, is the world’s market leader in sales of hybrid electric vehicles. Toyota has been exclusively distributed in the UAE by Al-Futtaim Automotive, part of Al-Futtaim Group, for over six decades, and has been leading the sustainable mobility movement since 2008. 

With a large line-up of vehicles ranging from SUV, compact, sedan, coupe, MPV and LCV, as well as a wide range of Hybrid options, Al-Futtaim Toyota is setting new benchmarks for clean motoring in an effort to actively contribute to a lower carbon footprint in the UAE. 2017 saw the introduction of the zero-emission hydrogen-powered Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) Toyota Mirai, in a pilot aiming at studying the possibilities of establishing a hydrogen-based, carbon-free society.

Toyota’s line-up features several hybrid vehicles including the sporty, practical and environmentally friendly RAV4, the C-HR, an innovative compact SUV, the seven-seater Highlander which is the brands biggest HEV to date, the powerful and efficient Corolla and the sleek and sophisticated Camry. 

In September 2019, after a 17-year wait, Al-Futtaim Toyota launched the new 2020 Toyota GR Supra in the UAE, much to the delight of fans and loyalists across the country. With the all-new fifth-generation model, the legendary name returned to set the roads ablaze with a comeback only fitting of the Toyota Supra story, with the 2021 version launching a year later in October 2020. 

In August 2020 Al-Futtaim Toyota shook up the lifestyle pickup segment with the introduction of the all-new eighth-generation Toyota Hilux Adventure. This was the first time ever that the Hilux is available as a retail model in the UAE, meaning that it is no longer limited to dominating the commercial-use sector.

About Al-Futtaim Automotive

Al-Futtaim Automotive, one of the main five operating divisions within the UAE-based Al-Futtaim Group of companies, is a conglomerate of motoring-related businesses, franchising some of the world’s most-recognized automotive brands and services.

Operating in 10 countries across the Middle East, Asia and Africa and empowered by around 9,000 associates, the UAE-headquartered Group’s services span across distribution of new and used vehicles, manufacturing, leasing, and aftersales.

Ranging from passenger cars to SUVs, commercial vehicles, industrial and construction equipment as well as motorbikes and quads, Al-Futtaim Automotive Group offers an integrative customer-centric experience for motorists, fleet operators and contractors alike, and strives to become the leader in tailor-made mobility solutions.

About Al-Futtaim Group

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail, and health; employing more than 35,000 employees across more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, we partner with over 200 of the world’s most admired and innovative brands. 

Al-Futtaim’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organisation to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate.

By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration, integrity; Al-Futtaim continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day.