Toyota Pakistan aka Indus Motor Company (IMC) seems to be planning to launch to Toyota Fortuner GR Sport (GR-S) and Toyota Hilux GR Sport (GR-S) in Karachi as camouflaged units of both vehicles were spotted in Karachi.
Both vehicles, Toyota Fortuner and the Toyota Hilux, are extremely popular in Pakistani, but car enthusiasts have become eager to know whether the company is planning on launching their GR Sport variants in the local market.
The camouflaged Toyota Fortuner GR Sport and Toyota Hilux GR Sport were seen refueling at a PSO Petrol Station in Karachi and pictures of both vehicles have gone viral on social media, which has left car enthusiasts curious.
Toyota Fortuner GR Sport
The Fortuner GR Sport is powered by a 2.8L (2755cc) DOHC diesel engine that is capable of producing 201 horsepower (hp) and 500 Nm of torque, while mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission with a manual override and paddle shifters.
- LED Headlights, taillights, and DRLs
- LED foglamps (front), halogen (rear)
- 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Wireless charger
- Automatic dual zone AC
- Body-Coloured Bumpers
- Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) (Optional)
- 7 Airbags
- ABS & EBD
- Brake Assist (BA)
- Hill Hold Control
- Hill Descent Control
Toyota Revo GR Sport
The Hilux GR Sport is powered by the same 2.8L DOHC engine as the Toyota Fortuner GR Sport, which is capable of producing 201 horsepower (hp) and 500 Newton-meters (Nm) of torque, with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
- Larger grille with GR emblem
- Integrated fog lights
- Underbody protection
- Sports bar on the rear bed
- Suede/faux leather upholstery with red stitching
- GR emblem on the instrument cluster
- 8-inch infotainment touchscreen
- ADAS systems
- 7 Airbags
- 17-inch wheels
Is IMC Launching Toyota GR-S and Hilux GR-S in Pakistan?
According to reports, the company had initially planned to launch the Toyota Fortuner GR Sport and the Toyota Hilux GR Sport, which is the reason why these CBU units were imported for testing in Pakistan.
However, the current economic conditions and the on-going crisis in the automotive industry have created hurdles for the company and the launch may be delayed until these conditions imporve.
It is pertinent to mention that Toyota Pakistan has not made any official statement regarding both these vehicles.