India-spec Toyota Hilux Revealed, Bookings open

In India, Toyota has finally unveiled facts about the Hilux pickup vehicle. In March, the Hilux’s pricing will be revealed. In India, the Toyota Hilux will be offered in two trim levels: Low and High.

Toyota has started taking reservations for the Hilux starting today, with a deposit of Rs 1 lakh. Beginning in March, deliveries will be made. Toyota’s facility in Karnataka will build the Hilux with SKD kits here in India.

Highlights

A 2.8-liter diesel engine with 204 horsepower powers the Toyota Hilux.

LED headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, and LED taillights.

Hilux, like Innova and Fortuner, is based on the IMV platform.

In India, it only has the Isuzu D-max V-Cross as a competitor.

Features an 8-inch touchscreen, cruise control, and auto AC.

Toyota Hilux Exterior Design

The Toyota Hilux will only be available in India in a single double-cab body option, but it already looks distinctive and purposeful. The Hilux is a barge of a vehicle, measuring 5,325mm in length, 1,855mm in width, 1,815mm in height, and 3,085mm in wheelbase. It’s also somewhat longer than the Isuzu D-max V-Cross, its only other Indian competitor.

The Hilux has a basic design with the Fortuner, but it has an entirely different face with a bigger hexagonal chrome grille and swept-back LED headlights. The front bumper has a rough appearance with black contrasting inserts for the fog lights and a robust appearing skid plate.

The length of the Hilux is most noticeable when viewed from the side. It also gets a thick layer of black plastic cladding over the wheel arches, which adds to the tough look. The Hilux appears like most ordinary pickup trucks from the back, albeit it has a lot of chrome to appeal to local preferences. The Hilux has 18-inch alloy wheels, which are similar to those found on the Fortuner in India.

Emotional Red, Gray Metallic, White Pearl CS, Silver Metallic, and Super White are the five single-tone paint colors offered in India for the Hilux.

Toyota Hilux Interior Design & Features

In India, the Hilux shares a lot of interior decor and switchgear with the Fortuner. While the interior arrangement differs significantly from the Fortuner, features such as the 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, the stack of temperature controls, the instrument cluster, and the steering wheel are all identical. Even the front seats from the Fortuner have been retained. The all-black dashboard is well offset by brushed aluminum and gloss black accents.

All-LED headlamps, daytime running lamps, and turn indicators, 8.0-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual-zone climate control, leather upholstery, seven airbags, front and rear parking sensors, electrochromic inside rear-view mirror, tyre angle monitor, active traction control, and automated limited-slip differential are among the Hilux’s standard features. With spacious cup holders and clever storage places all around, the interior also scores highly in terms of usability.

Toyota Hilux Engine Details

As previously stated, the Hilux is supported by the IMV ladder-frame chassis, which also supports the Innova Crysta and Fortuner.

The 2.8-liter, four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine from the Fortuner is carried over to the Hilux in the same standard of tune. That implies the engine generates 204 horsepower and 420 Newton-meters of torque (500Nm in the case of the automatic). The Hilux comes with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission, just as the Fortuner.
The 4WD pickup truck boasts a 700mm water-wading capacity, active traction control, a tire angle monitor, electronic differential lock, and an automated limited-slip differential, among other features. The Hilux should be a good off-roader thanks to these features.

After the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross, the Hilux will be India’s second lifestyle pickup truck. Toyota Hilux is estimated to cost between Rs 25 and Rs 30 lakh (ex-showroom).

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