Toyota HiLux gets the Tundra treatment in Japan


Want Toyota Tundra to look like a budget HiLux? This Japanese firm may have the solution.

The Toyota Tundra US pickup is on the radar for Australian showroom arrivals, but buyers who don’t want to wait for the real deal can now turn their HiLux into a lookalike thanks to new kit from Japan.

In a post on the social media platform instagramJapanese tuning specialist Toyota GMG Double Eight has introduced its tundra-faced HiLux, grafting a North American pickup-inspired front bumper and grille onto the double-cab ute.

Based on the look of the third-generation Toyota Tundra – revealed last year – the facelift kit features an octagonal honeycomb grille inspired by the TRD Pro variant of the pickup, as well as white TOYOTA lettering .

The Tundra Face Swap Kit retains the standard HiLux headlights but adds three yellow running lights in the grille, as well as a false scoop on the hood.

A set of wheel arch flares in Tundra look can be added to the kit.

According to GMG Double Eight, the unpainted parts kit costs ¥388,000 (AU3950) excluding local taxes and shipping – ¥235,000 (AU2400) for the front bumper, ¥5,000 (AU50) for the honeycomb grille, ¥8,000 (AU$2,400) for the running lights, AU¥95,000 (AU$970) for the wheel arches, and ¥58,000 (AU$592) for the scoop of hood.

For reference, the ACTUAL Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

Toyota previously announced that the HiLux will mark a number of upgrades next year, including minor technology and feature updates under Workmate, SR and SR5 and a suspension overhaul for the HiLux Rogue.

The Toyota HiLux GR Sport is also expected to hit showrooms next year, although the company has yet to announce any further details on its double-cab flagship.

Jordan Mulach

Jordan Mulach was born in Canberra/Ngunnawal and currently resides in Brisbane/Turrbal. Joining the Drive team in 2022, Jordan has previously worked for Auto Action, MotorsportM8, The Supercars Collective and TouringCarTimes, WhichCar, Wheels, Motor and Street Machine. Jordan is a self-proclaimed iRacing junkie and can be found on weekends driving his Octavia RS or swearing on his ZH Fairlane.

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