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.

Press release

Europe’s best-selling pick-up with a segment share of 25%, the Toyota Hilux is now available with an improved 2.5 litre D-4D diesel engine for 4WD versions. Introduced to match the segment evolution, the 144 DIN hp diesel engine will allow Hilux to remain segment leader.

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Already renowned amongst professionals for its durability and reliability, and of ever-increasing appeal to leisure drivers, the Toyota Hilux is available with a choice of three body types –the Single Cab workhorse, the Extra Cab and the SUV-style Double Cab.

The improved 2.5 litre D-4D engine is available on 4WD versions of all three body types. Its power output has been increased by 24 hp to 144 DIN hp, and maximum torque has increased by 18 Nm to 343 Nm.

This power increase has been achieved through the adoption of a DC motor-actuated, variable nozzle vane-type turbocharger and the use of new injectors featuring Generation 3 Solenoid (G3S) technology. The new injectors offer more precise fuel injection, improving throttle response and performance.

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As a result, the Toyota Hilux 2.5 D-4D 4WD’s 0-100 km/h acceleration time has improved by 2.5 seconds to 12.5 seconds, and its top speed has increased by 15 km/h to 170 km/h. Despite these significant performance increases, its CO2 emissions remain at only 219 g/km – second best in segment.

The introduction of the improved 2.5 D-4D 4WD further strengthens an already comprehensive Hilux range. With a choice of three body types, three engines, 5-speed manual and automatic transmissions, and two- or four-wheel drive, Europe’s pick-up of choice satisfies the requirements of the widest possible professional and leisure customer base.

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  (397) posted on 01.2.2012

Hilux is quite impressive for a pick up car, although it don’t have any so called awesome features, I still simply love the simplicity that it had.

  (474) posted on 03.4.2011

They function very well for what they are and just because you love Toyota doesn’t make them magically better. Show me a truck that can compete with what an American truck offers, the Hilux is a different kind of truck. (It’d be cool to have em here, that’s for sure.). I have no doubt that a full size US "style" truck could do that trek without issue, I would love for Ford, GM or Dodge to try. Would the foreign Ford Ranger compete any better in your eyes?

  (377) posted on 04.29.2010

This model is powered by the 2.5 D-4D engine and equipped with five speed manual gearbox and comes in 3 body styles.

  (647) posted on 02.24.2010

@ adriansmith - IMO tundra is more powerful and agile than the 2009 Hilux, but still it can’t beat the Nissan Navara’s performance and reliability.

  (798) posted on 02.3.2010

I’d say that next to Ford f150, hilux will be one of my favorites. Comparing the two of course Hilux has no edge in both design, performance and value but it is the next best thing not because its cheap but it performs well.

  (518) posted on 01.12.2010

The improvement of this car seems quite good even on the gear changing speed.

  (815) posted on 12.9.2009

hilux is versatile and very reliable pick up truck, it really amaze me that I has 24hp more and it can accelerate 0-60 in just 2.5 sec.? Is that true? This model is way far better than Hilux 2009 and better than Tundra and Sequoia series.

  (868) posted on 12.9.2009

Why don’t we get this here in the states? It’s a nice step between the Tacoma and the Tundra.

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