The facelifted Toyota Hilux's new look has seemingly been revealed after fresh “leaked” images of the updated bakkie were published online.

The images first appeared on Milele Motors, and – if they turn out to be accurate – suggest the refreshed Japanese bakkie will gain a thoroughly updated front end inspired by its Tacoma and Tundra cousins over in North America.

According to the website, new LED headlamps are also on the cards, while lower-spec models will stick with halogen items. Judging by the images, the Hilux will furthermore gain distinctive new taillamps. New alloy wheels and exterior paint colours (the latter shown in the image embedded below) are also expected.

Earlier reports suggested the Hilux’s mid-cycle update would include a power hike for the 2,8-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel engine, which is likely to gain enough extra oomph to match the Ford Ranger’s 3,2-litre five-cylinder for torque.

The bakkie is also expected to gain minor revisions to its cabin, including an upgraded infotainment system complete with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The Hilux, of course, is produced at Toyota South Africa Motors’ Prospecton plant in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, and holds the title of the country’s best-selling vehicle (and best-selling double-cab). An upgraded version of the bakkie hit the local market in May 2018 in the form of the limited-edition Dakar, before the updated face was rolled out to other derivatives.