The Powerful New Toyota Hilux

The Powerful New Toyota Hilux

The Hilux is substantially longer than the Innova and Fortuner, and similar in size to the Isuzu V-Cross, measuring about 5.3m in length and having a wheelbase of over 3m. This new Toyota car has leaf-spring suspension in the back, which is superior to the coil spring configuration seen in MPVs and SUVs, for hauling heavy loads on its cargo bed. 

The Toyota Hilux will be distinguished by a large hexagonal front grille flanked by swept-back headlamps, which will likely feature bi-beam LED projectors with DRLs in higher trim levels. The top-spec variants could have alloy wheels, LED tail lights, and chrome accents. A double cab will be added to this pick-up truck, although it's unclear whether it will be available. Although this pick-up truck will have a double cab, it is unclear whether Toyota will follow Isuzu's lead and introduce a single cab for the commercial vehicle category. 

Hilux, like the Innova Crysta and Fortuner, uses the IMV-2 platform and engine options. 

The facelifted Hilux, which was introduced in 2021 and is offered in numerous global regions, is built on a ladder-frame chassis. Car Lelo can help you with best deals on Toyota cars.

While the Toyota Hilux will have its own distinct personality on the outside, the interior of the India-spec Hilux is expected to be very similar to the Fortuner and Innova. A lot of interior parts and equipment will very definitely be shared to keep costs down. The upgraded Fortuner's new 8.0-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is expected to be available on the Hilux. The Fortuner is anticipated to share the instrument panel, HVAC controls, and steering wheel, among other things. It's also worth noting that ASEAN NCAP has awarded the Thai-spec Hilux a 5-star safety rating.

To keep prices down, Toyota cars may sell the new car Hilux with the Innova's 150hp, 2.4-litre diesel engine and two-wheel drive, while higher-end models will get the Fortuner's 204hp, 2.8-litre diesel engine paired to either a manual or automatic transmission and two- or four-wheel drive. When combined with its four-wheel-drive capacity, the Hilux's lower gearing makes it more suited to hauling large freight, and its idling revs of just 6800 rpm will let it sail through low-traction situations.

Because the Hilux will share many components with the Fortuner and the Innova, including as the chassis, powertrain options, and interior and exterior aspects, Toyota should be able to offer the Hilux at a competitive price in India. The BS6 Isuzu D-Max is priced between INR 16.98 and INR 24.49 lakh (ex-showroom), and as the only opponent now, it would be interesting to observe how Toyota presents the new Hilux in comparison to the Isuzu.

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