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2016 Toyota Hilux

2016 Toyota Hilux
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  • Toyota Hilux
  • Year:
    2016
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  • 0-60 time:
    9.5 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    115 mph (Est.)
  • Layout:
    Front Engine; 2WD, 4WD
  • Price:
    18000 (Est.)
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The long wait is over – Toyota has released an all-new version of its immensely popular Hilux truck for the 2016 model year. The new eighth-generation truck carries a completely new exterior design that looks more upscale than the seventh generation, including plenty of chrome accents, LED-encrusted headlights, and a more cohesive overall design. The updates are far more drastic within the Hilux, as the truck now features a more refined cabin with a dashboard that hints at inspiration from the U.S.-spec Corolla. Toyota is offering a wide selection of powertrains, though choices will be limited for each market. The truck also gets a pair of new transmissions, with the manual gearbox offering active rev matching like the Corvette’s seven-speed manual. This makes the Hilux the first truck application for such technology.

The pickup truck is said to still carry all the rugged reliability that makes a Hilux a Hilux, while adding more creature comforts and interior refinements. That should bode well with truck folks in the 180 countries the Hilux calls home. Despite the new creature comforts, Toyota says the Hilux is still as rugged as ever and ready to handle what customers throw at it. More than 16 million Hilux trucks have been sold since its introduction in 1968, so undoubtedly Toyota is doing something right, and this new-gen model should help keep the ball rolling for a few more years.

With that said, check out our full review below to learn everything there is to know about Toyota’s new Hilux pickup truck.

UPDATE: 05/21/2015 Toyota has just unveiled the all-new 2016 Hilux pickup truck.

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2018 Toyota Hilux

2018 Toyota Hilux

More variants bring more choice to customers

The Toyota Hilux pickup receives several new trims for the 2018 model year. These include three new SR cab-chassis variants, a new WorkMate grade for the 4WD Double Cab-Chassis, and the Hi-Rider option on 2WD trucks is now offered on the WorkMate Double-Cab, SR Extra Cab, and the SR5 Double Cab. What’s more, the availability of an automatic transmission expands from 12 models to 17 models. In other words, there are now more choices for customers.

This is the first change Toyota has brought to the Hilux since the current generation’s introduction in 2016. It comes in part as a response to changing customer wants as the expectation for higher comfort levels increase, while the need for work-grade trims holds steady. In fact, Toyota saw more than 60 percent of new Hilux sales have automatic transmissions – a first for the rugged pickup.

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2017 Toyota Hilux 'Invincible 50'

2017 Toyota Hilux ’Invincible 50’

A celebratory one-off Hilux for work and play

Toyota has now been building the Hilux pickup for 50 years. That’s a half-century of history made and a reputation built. Of course, most know the Hilux as an indestructible mid-size pickup that sells in nearly every country around the world – 190 countries, to be exact. Well, to celebrate the Hilux’s golden anniversary, Toyota has put together a one-off show truck called the Hilux “Invincible 50.” The automaker then chose the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show to display its self-congratulating concept.

Toyota started with a Double Cab Hilux and added several Toyota-branded aftermarket parts customers can typically find at a Toyota dealership. There is also a custom wrap designed to grab the attention of show-goers at Frankfurt, too. The truck is designed to be at home both on the job site and doing fun weekend-style activities. Toyota’s marketing hype says it’s “ideally suited to a broad range of both professional and leisure activities.” Perhaps that means the cargo box holds hammers just as well as camping gear. Either way, Toyota certainly has the right to celebrate the Hilux’s 50 years in production.

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Toyota “Invincible 50” Celebrates 50 Years Of Hilux

Toyota “Invincible 50” Celebrates 50 Years Of Hilux

Mildly modified show queen is a Toyota’s own pat-on-the-back

Hey, did you know the Toyota Hilux is a capable pickup that’s sold basically everywhere besides North America and is apparently indestructible against the best Jeremy Clarkson can throw its way? Of course, you know that since it’s practically common knowledge and rumored to be on driving tests in at least 95 countries. What you might not realize is Toyota has been selling the thing for half a century. Yep, 2018 marks the 50th birthday of the iconic Hilux pickup. Naturally, Toyota can’t let such an occasion pass without building some tribute, so here it is, the 2018 Hilux “Invincible 50.”

This Double Cab Hilux has several Toyota dealership parts bolted on, along with a custom wrap, all designed to grab attention at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Toyota says the truck is “ideally suited to a broad range of both professional and leisure activities,” or basically, that a so-configured Hilux is at home on the job site and doing fun stuff on the weekend. Sounds like the automotive equivalent of a mullet hairstyle, right? Unlike the mullet, the Hilux’s popularity didn’t die in the 1990s. In fact, the truck is expected to sell more than 40,600 examples in Europe for 2017, besting its previous record of 40,104 sold in 2007. That’s pretty impressive, especially in a place where pickups aren’t the “it” vehicle to drive. Perhaps Toyota’s expectation rides on folks falling in love with the Hilux “invincible 50” and its customized flair. Probably not, but let’s have a close look at this one-off show truck.

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Mercedes-Benz X-Class Vs. The Competition

Mercedes-Benz X-Class Vs. The Competition

‘Ze Germans reimagine the pickup segment, but how does it stack up?

Mercedes-Benz just made quite the splash when it dropped the new X-Class. Framed as the first truly “upscale” pickup truck, the X-Class intends on redefining the midsize segment with unprecedented levels of luxury and refinement. It might seem like a strange combination to mate luxury with pickups, but as Mercedes points out, “the number of pickups for private use is increasing. They are no longer viewed purely as workhorses.” As such, the X-Class aims to broaden the pickup’s buyer appeal, seeking out folks like “land owners and farmers in Argentina, business owners and building contractors in Australia, families with an affinity for premium products in Brazil, trend-conscious individualists in South Africa and Great Britain as well as sporty adventurers in New Zealand and Germany.” Sounds like quite the collection of buyers. But here’s the thing – is the X-Class really all that revolutionary?

To find out, we placed it alongside some of its biggest competition, including the Toyota Hilux, the Volkswagen Amarok, and the Ford Ranger. And, since its possible Merc might bring the X-Class stateside eventually, we threw in the GMC Canyon Denali as well. Read on for all the specs and info you need, and let us know in the comments how you think the X-Class stacks up.

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2017 Toyota Hilux Tonka Concept

2017 Toyota Hilux Tonka Concept

Ford isn’t the only automaker to have fun with Tonka trucks

Toyota Australia is commemorating its corporation’s 80th anniversary, along with the 70th anniversary of the famed toy truck builder, Tonka, with this one-off concept HiLux pickup styled with outlandish bodywork and ton of off-roading equipment. Fittingly called the HiLux Tonka Concept, this truck is designed as the grown-up version of a kid’s favorite toy truck. And it should have no trouble traversing an adult-sized sandbox.

The HiLux Tonka features a six-inch lift thanks to a taller suspension and portal hubs. Toyo Open Country MT tires sized at 35 inches give it all the traction it needs, while custom bumpers add protection and the ability for self-recovery. Hidden behind the front bumper is an electric winch, which frame-mounted tow hooks on each side.

Of course, what’s a Tonka truck without some awesome black graphics atop a yellow base coat of paint? Toyota didn’t leave Tonka fans wanting in that department. And besides the bumpers, the hood and tailgate are also unique, adding to the appeal.

Sadly, neither Toyota nor Tonka have any plans to sell copies of this truck. Rather, it will make its rounds at auto shows, expos, and demonstrations around Australia in the coming months.

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Toyota Hilux Fails Sweden's Moose Test

Toyota Hilux Fails Sweden’s Moose Test

Scary times for Hilux owners avoiding wildlife!

Nine years ago, Teknikens Värld tested the Toyota Hilux in Sweden’s version of the Moose Test – the agility maneuver that tests a vehicle’s stability at roughly 40 mph. The Hilux failed miserably, nearly flipping over. Well, the same is true for the 2016 Toyota Hilux, as a sharp turn put the truck on two wheels.

The test is used to demonstrate a vehicle’s stability during an emergency maneuver typical of what a driver would instinctively do to avoid a moose. The Hilux’ competitors handled the test with ease, showing the test can be easily passed by other high-riding pickups. The testing regiment included the Ram 1500, Nissan Navara, Volkswagen Amarok, Ford Ranger, Isuzu D-Max, and Mitsubishi L200.

As Teknikens Värld points out, this tendency to roll is not safe. It is also surprising Toyota has not addressed this concern with advancements in roll stability control software and suspension tuning. Interestingly enough, the Hilux fitted with 17-inch wheels performed better than the truck with 18-inch wheels. It’s pointed out that the 17-inch wheels were wrapped in less-grippy tires, which helped stop the truck from tipping.

These tests were conducted with the trucks loaded to the manufactures stated limits. While the Hilux is capable of hauling 2,209 pounds in its bed, the truck was only loaded with 1,830 pounds as apparently TV ran out of weights. We’re thinking that was a good thing.

Bengt Dalström, Toyota Sweden’s General Manager of External Affairs/PR, provided an official response to TV’s testing, saying, “Based on all the tests carried out during development, we are confident that the Toyota Hilux is a safe vehicle… We were surprised by the test result, and we will take your evaluation very seriously, in the same serious way we do with the capacity for evasive maneuvers in the development of our vehicles. Hilux has been repeatedly tested according to the ISO 3888 standard for evasive maneuver tests during the development of the model and then it passed the tests successfully.”

Hopefully Toyota is pushed to solve the issue with its Hilux. Thankfully Toyota customers in the U.S. don’t have to worry since we’ve got the Tacoma pickup. This is perhaps the only time we’ve been happy about that.

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Old-School Toyota Hilux Ad is Slap-Stick Fun: Video

Old-School Toyota Hilux Ad is Slap-Stick Fun: Video

Advertising doesn’t get better than this

The Toyota Hilux pickup truck is nearly fabled in its rugged toughness, reliability, and strong pulling power. I mean, who could forget the legendary TopGear episode where Jeremy Clarkson beats and abuses a Hilux that refused to quit, even after a saltwater bath in the sea. It was only after setting it afire did the ‘Yota cease to run. Well, Toyota’s Australian advertising arm took a swing at describing the truck’s toughness in the 1999 TV commercial titled “Bugger.”

This slap-stick-style advertisement pits a hapless farmer against such daily chores as mending fences, towing a tractor, and even fetching an unfortunate cow mired in mud. Much to the farmer’s dismay, his Hilux overdoes each task with a tremendous result. For the audience, the result is laughter and a positive remembrance of the Hilux pickup. The commercial also likely sparked a renewed usage of the word Bugger.

Playing a lead role in the ad is the sixth-generation Hilux, which lasted from 1997 to 2005. Toyota offered the pickup in several different configurations with a bevy of drivetrain options. Available was the single cab, Extra Cab, and Double Cab, with both rear-wheel and four-wheel drive. Engine options included three different gasoline four-cylinders and four different four-cylinder diesel options. A five-speed manual and four-speed automatic transmission were the gearboxes of choice.

So kick back, relax, and enjoy this short TV commercial from the last century. It certainly classifies as “an oldie but a goodie.”

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2016 Toyota Hilux

2016 Toyota Hilux

The long wait is over – Toyota has released an all-new version of its immensely popular Hilux truck. Set as a 2016 model, the pickup truck is said to still carry all the rugged reliability that makes a Hilux a Hilux, while adding more creature comforts and interior refinements. That should bode well with truck folks in the 180 countries the Hilux calls home.

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2016 Toyota Hilux

2016 Toyota Hilux

The long wait is over – Toyota has released an all-new version of its immensely popular Hilux truck for the 2016 model year. The new eighth-generation truck carries a completely new exterior design that looks more upscale than the seventh generation, including plenty of chrome accents, LED-encrusted headlights, and a more cohesive overall design. The updates are far more drastic within the Hilux, as the truck now features a more refined cabin with a dashboard that hints at inspiration from the U.S.-spec Corolla. Toyota is offering a wide selection of powertrains, though choices will be limited for each market. The truck also gets a pair of new transmissions, with the manual gearbox offering active rev matching like the Corvette’s seven-speed manual. This makes the Hilux the first truck application for such technology.

The pickup truck is said to still carry all the rugged reliability that makes a Hilux a Hilux, while adding more creature comforts and interior refinements. That should bode well with truck folks in the 180 countries the Hilux calls home. Despite the new creature comforts, Toyota says the Hilux is still as rugged as ever and ready to handle what customers throw at it. More than 16 million Hilux trucks have been sold since its introduction in 1968, so undoubtedly Toyota is doing something right, and this new-gen model should help keep the ball rolling for a few more years.

With that said, check out our full review below to learn everything there is to know about Toyota’s new Hilux pickup truck.

UPDATE: 05/21/2015 Toyota has just unveiled the all-new 2016 Hilux pickup truck.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2016 Toyota Hilux.

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2015 Toyota Hilux Invincible X

2015 Toyota Hilux Invincible X

The Toyota Hilux is one heck of a truck. Remember the one Top Gear tried destroying by seawater, fire, and ramming stuff? I mean, the truck even has a trim level named after its long-living reputation. Now that trim level gets a slight makeover. Meet the Invincible X – a customized version of the truck’s top trim level.

Only available in the four-door Double Cab powered by the more powerful 3.0-liter diesel, the truck gives customers the upscale looks they want without sacrificing the utility and indestructibility of the standard Toyota Hilux.

The options begin with four different wheel designs, all measuring 17 inches, and continue with the “hi-over” roll bar, step bars, skid plates, bumper guards, and chrome accents. The interior gets its own list of options that include four color choices for the leather seats along with all the available options found on the standard Invincible trim level.

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2013 Toyota Hilux Invincible

2013 Toyota Hilux Invincible

Known for being one of the most durable pickups in the market, the Toyota Hilux has been one of Toyota’s most bankable vehicles.

It’s only fitting then that a special edition model of the renowned pickup is set to carry the name Hilux Invincible.

As the top-of-the-line grade of the Hilux lineup, the Invincible model will be made available on either an Extra Cab or Double Cab body styles and ‘Active’ or ‘Sport’ versions.

It’ll come with a host of exterior features that will be unique to the Invincible trim, highlighted by chrome detailing on the air intake, the fog lamp, and the rear lamp bezels. A silver front underguard was also added to complement all the chrome trim while "Invincible" badging is prominently displayed throughout the body to ensure nobody forgets this Hilux’s name.

If you get the Hilux Invincible Sport version, you also stand to receive chrome hi-bars and the option of availing a new set of 17-inch dual alloy wheels, and black leather-wrapped seats.

Adding to its distinctive looks, the interior of the Hilux Invincible also catches copious amounts of upgrades. Black fabric seats are particularly noticeable , as are the soft padded armrest, the leather-covered handbrake, the light grey roof lining, and scuff plates bearing the ’Invincible’ badge.

The Hilux Invincible is available with a pair of engine options, ranging from a 2.5-liter D-4D engine that develops 161 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque with manual transmission and either 2WD or 4WD to a 3.0-liter D-4D unit that produces 169 horsepower and 253 pound-feet of torque.

Expect the Hilux Invincible to hit dealerships all over Europe beginning the later part of this year.

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2010 Toyota Hilux by Unichip

2010 Toyota Hilux by Unichip

Toyota spent some time making small changes to their Hilux model to increase the performance from the year before. The 2010 Hilux had the ability to go 24HP more than the 2009 model and went from 0-60mph 2.5 seconds faster. For a pickup, those changes were enough to put a smile on some people’s faces. For those other people, well, we have a solution for them as well.

It’s not everyday you have the chance to see a tuned pick-up, but Unichip has prepared a tuning package for the Toyota Hilux. While in its standard version the Hilux develops a total of 155 HP. Unichip has raised that output to a total of 180 HP. The peak torque has also been increased to 400 Nm at just 3000 rpm.

The Hilux 3.0 D4D Uni-Q comes pre-programmed with the specially developed ECU map settings for fueling and turbo boost settings, making for an easy and quick performance enhancement proposition – it’s simply a case of ‘plug, play and drive away.

The U-Connect package is applicable to all Toyota Hilux 3.0-litre D-4D models with the part number PPTOY15.1 and were produced from 2005 onwards. The price for the package is £465.30.

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Video: Jeremey Clarkson drives Toyota Hilux in the North Pole

Video: Jeremey Clarkson drives Toyota Hilux in the North Pole

The perks of being Jeremy Clarkson certainly knows no bounds. As the host of quite arguably the number one car show in the world, Clarkson virtually has unlimited access to just about every car in the world he so wishes to drive.

As if that privilege alone isn’t enough, Clarkson can make trips to any part of the world on somebody else’s dime, which is what he found himself in after being invited by Arctic Trucks of Iceland to film a special segment of Top Gear on – of all places - the North Pole.

As you can imagine, Clarkson and top wing-man, James May had a truckload – no pun intended – of fun during their expedition with Clarkson even getting a chance to take the satnav-equipped Toyota Hilux around for a spin across the frozen wastes and wild landscape of Iceland.

Check out the entire episode in three parts and maybe after watching it, you’d want to book yourself your very own multi-day tour of the Polar ice cap courtesy of Arctic Trucks.

Part 2, Part 3, and Press Release after the jump.

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2010 Toyota Hilux

2010 Toyota Hilux

Toyota of Europe has just released details about the 2010 Hilux pickup truck, the versatile work vehicle is now available with a range extending new and improved 2.5 Liter D-4D diesel for the 4WD versions whose output has been increased by a total of 24 HP and is can be yours in any cab configuration. As a result, the Toyota Hilux 2.5 D-4D 4WD is now able to go from 0 to 60 MPH 2.5 seconds faster and can go almost 10 MPH faster than last year’s version.

The top of the line version, the Invincible Double Cab is available with a powerful Toyota 3.0 D-4D engine and creature comforts like leather upholstery, satellite navigation and hands free Bluetooth wireless connectivity to make one pretty luxurious pick up truck..

Press release after the jump.

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Toyota-Philippines launches new Hilux FX

Toyota-Philippines launches new Hilux FX

If water buffalo is to rice fields, now comes Hilux FX in the concrete. Hard working as the reliable carabao, the Filipinos now has another helper.
Introduced by Toyota Motor Philippines, the new Hilux FX is designed for business and hauling needs. This big machine is powered by D-4D engine giving increased power and better combustion for fuel efficiency. This commercial vehicle has a strong ensemble of compact frame chassis and individual front suspension. It is installed with a rear deck for a dozen passengers and cargo with a maximum loadable of 1,000 kilograms.
Entrepreneurship and practicality inspire Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation to introduce the new Hilux FX. Motivated by the impact of economic crisis, Toyota ruminates to help Filipino entrepreneurs run their business smoothly.

Press Release:

Toyota launches new Hilux FX

Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation (TMP) recently launched the all new Hilux FX last April 6, 2009. As an answer to its customer’s business and hauling needs, Toyota makes use of the Hilux’ agile frame by installing a rear deck which can accommodate more passengers and cargo. The launch of the new Hilux FX will further reinforce the company’s number one position in the commercial vehicle (CV) segment.

The Hilux takes pride in its tough qualities and its fuel efficiency. During the Department of Energy Fuel Economy Run in 2008, it garnered 19.2 kilometers per liter. The Hilux also features the D-4D engine and Toyota Outstanding Performance (TOP) Platform, similar to the Fortuner and Innova.

The D-4D type engine is a common-rail diesel engine that is able to supply high-pressurized injections at all speed levels, controlled by a 32-bit ECU giving you increased power, better combustion resulting in better fuel efficiency coupled with less vibration and noise in its dynamic 2.5L engine displacement.

The Toyota Outstanding Performance (TOP) Platform is a tough ensemble of the highly-rigid frame chassis and individual front suspension for optimum driving stability, maximum support and superior riding comfort. The TOP Platform becomes more functional with other deck options offered for the Hilux FX, customized to fit various requirements.

The power and versatility of the diesel vehicle is maximized, with Hilux FX’s seating capacity of up to 15 passengers – 12 at the back and 3 in front or a maximum loadable weight of 1,000 kilograms. The rear air-condition system with independent controls and the rear foldable seats for more space are provided for convenience. In addition, the Hilux FX also features a 2 DIN CD Audio Player with MP3 and AUX functions, a large access window that links the front and rear cabins, a 60/ 40 split for the back door, and a step bumper for more ease.

The Hilux FX is offered either with rear air-condition at P840,000 or without air-condition at P810,000. Hilux cab and chassis for other deck options are also available. Start your business with the new Hilux FX and visit any of Toyota’s 27 dealer outlets nationwide or www.toyota.com.ph for more information.

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2009 Toyota Hilux

2009 Toyota Hilux

Toyota today revealed official details on the 2009 Hilux (there are only minor differences between the Euro-spec Hilux and the U.S. Tacoma.) The pick-up gets a new trapezoid front grille, redesigned bumper and newly designed 15” alloy wheels on Double Cab SR models and new 17’’ alloys on Double Cab SR-X.

The biggest engine news for the 2009 Hilux are the two diesels: 2.5-liter and the 3.0-liter. The 2.5-liter engine, has 120 hp and 325 nm of torque, is available as two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive versions, both with 5-speed manual transmission. The 3.0-liter, only available on the Double Cab, is rated at 171 hp.

Press release after the jump.

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2008 Toyota Hilux Invincible 200

2008 Toyota Hilux Invincible 200

Toyota launched in UK the Hilux Invincible 200 limited edition. Toyota will only build 500 units that will go on sale on July 1st.

The Hilux Invincible 200 Double Cab is equipped with a Toyota Motor Sport diesel engine performance kit that transforms the performance of the 3.0-litre D-4D engine. Power is increased from 169 to 194bhp (171 to 197 DIN hp) and maximum torque rises from 343 to 430Nm, generated all the way from 1,600 to 3,200rpm, making the Invincible 200 more powerful than any of its market rivals. What’s more, the hike in output brings no penalty in fuel consumption or emissions compared to the standard Invincible.

The new Hilux flagship enjoys a superior specification, too, with exclusive two-tone leather upholstery, heated front seats, steel mesh front grille and black metallic paint finish. These are in addition to regular Invincible features, including darkened rear privacy glass, full-map touch screen satellite navigation, scuff plates and metallic finish alloy wheels.

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2007 Toyota TRD Hilux

2007 Toyota TRD Hilux

Toyota Australia unveiled a final pre-production version of the supercharged TRD HiLux at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney. TRD HiLux will be the second vehicle in the TRD line-up, following the launch in August of TRD Aurion.

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2007 Toyota Hilux

2007 Toyota Hilux

The 2007 Toyota Hilux is launched with a powerful new range of diesel engines and styling enhancements to offer today’s customers a pick-up that will truly suit their choice of work, leisure or adventure lifestyle.

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Toyota adds new engines for the Hilux

Toyota adds new engines for the Hilux

Toyota’s powerful presence in the UK pick-up market is set to become even stronger with the launch this week of its new 3.0-litre D-4D 170 and higher-output 2.5-litre D-4D 120 engines.
These new, Euro IV-compliant powertrains give the legendary Hilux more power, more torque, cleaner emissions and more refined performance, whether travelling on road or in the rough. They also strengthen Hilux’s profile as a vehicle that ticks all the right boxes, whether it’s being driven for work or for (...)

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2007 Toyota Hilux Extra Cab

2007 Toyota Hilux Extra Cab

These days the onset of autumn is defined as much by the start of another season of The X Factor on television as by the prevalence of any mists or feelings of mellow fruitfulness. This year Toyota is following the popular trend by presenting a new star model of its own for the nation to enjoy, but without the chore of having to phone in any votes.

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