Ahead of launch, Toyota Hilux officially listed in India
Japanese automaker Toyota is gearing up to announce its new Hilux pick-up truck in India on January 20. In the run-up to the launch event, the company has listed the four-wheeler on its official website and has also started teasing it on social media platforms. The Hilux is likely to come in a dual-cab version with a single 2.8-liter diesel engine.
Take a look at the official teaser
Why does this story matter?
- The Hilux will be Toyota's second offering in India this year, following the new Camry Hybrid.
- The vehicle will be based on the IMV-2 platform which also supports the Fortuner and Innova Crysta and will compete against the ISUZU V-Cross pick-up truck in India.
- With the Hilux, Toyota is aiming to target a niche Indian market.
The pick-up truck will offer wheelbase of over 3m
The Toyota Hilux will feature a burly bonnet, a rugged bumper, a chrome-framed hexagonal grille, swept-back LED headlamps, LED taillights, and a large cargo bed. The sides will be flanked by ORVMs, blacked-out B-pillars, and alloy wheels. It will have a wheelbase of 3,085mm and will be 5,285mm long. It will be offered in silver, red, gray, super white, and pearl white colors.
It will be equipped with electronic differential locks
The Toyota Hilux is said to be powered by a 2.8-liter diesel engine that will generate 204hp/420Nm with a 6-speed manual gearbox. With an automatic gearbox, the torque output will get increased to 500Nm. It will also offer a four-wheel-drive system and electronic differential locks.
It will get crash sensors and multiple airbags
The Toyota Hilux will come with a spacious cabin, featuring ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, auto climate control, a push start/stop button, and a multifunctional steering wheel. It will also pack an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment panel with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support. For safety, it will provide multiple airbags, ABS, EBD, parking sensors, crash sensors as well as a rear-view camera.
Toyota Hilux: Pricing and availability
The official pricing details of Toyota Hilux in India will be announced on January 20. However, it is expected to cost around Rs. 25 lakh (ex-showroom). The pick-up truck is currently up for bookings for Rs. 1 lakh and deliveries will begin from March onwards.