The Toyota Hilux Revo Rocco, which is the Hilux range topper in Thailand, is now also available as a 2.4 litre turbodiesel. Earlier this year, the Rocco was introduced with the 177 hp/450 Nm 2.8 litre turbodiesel engine.

The 2.4 litre 2GD-FTV turbodiesel makes 150 hp at 3,400 rpm and 400 Nm of torque from 1,600 and 2,000 rpm. It is paired with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Rocco 2.4L prices start from 838,000 baht (RM105,978) for the Smart Cab, rising to 949,000 (RM120,016) for the Double Cab. Add 50,000 baht (RM6,323) to those prices for automatic transmission.

If the Rocco name hints at ruggedness, that’s the theme Toyota is going for. It sports a grey and gloss black grille, a grey rear bumper, black wheel arch trims, black 18-inch wheels with all-terrain tyres with white lettering, a sports bar, bed lining, special Rocco graphics and a black interior with black metallic trim.

All that is in addition to the recent facelift, which centres on the a big hexagonal grille inspired by the US-market Toyota Tacoma truck. The big nose joins a redesigned bumper with an upturned centre air intake and new fog light surrounds.

The Hilux Revo Rocco is Toyota’s answer to macho-looking (or sporty) local rivals such the Ford Ranger Wildtrak, Isuzu D-Max V-Cross, Mitsubishi Triton Athlete, Chevrolet Colorado High Country and the Nissan Navara NP300 Sportech.