In the middle of 1972, the 1973 Hilux was released as the RN20. A more comfortable interior was specified along with exterior updates. A 7.5 ft (2.3 m) "long bed" was optional for the first time in America, although it had been available in other markets since April 1969.
1973-1974 - 2.0 L (1968 cc) 18R SOHC I4, 108 hp (81 kW)
Non American markets:
1972-1978 - 1.6 L (1587 cc) 12R I4
1977-1978 - 2.0 L (1968 cc) 18R I4
The truck was radically redesigned in 1975. Larger and more luxurious in every way, the truck also introduced the 20R engine and SR5 upscale trim package. A 5-speed manual transmission was optional. The Hilux name was dropped in North America in favor of "Truck" the next year. Buyers of the Hilux in North America found that their owners manuals named it as the "Pickup".
1975-1980 - 2.2 L (2189 cc) 20R SOHC I4, 96 hp (72 kW)