Toyota Hilux to be launched in India in coming months
Japanese automaker Toyota is planning to launch its Hilux pick-up truck in India in the coming months. It will take on the recently-launched ISUZU D-MAX V-Cross. As for the highlights, the Hilux will have an eye-catching design and a spacious cabin with many features. It is expected to be offered with a choice of two BS6-compliant diesel engines. Here are more details.
The Toyota Hilux will be based on the IMV-2 platform shared with the Fortuner and Innova Crysta. It will have a muscular bonnet, a large hexagonal grille, swept-back LED projector headlights with DRLs, and a wide air dam. It will be flanked by blacked-out B-pillars, ORVMs, side-steppers, and alloy wheels. A large cargo bed and LED taillights should be available on the rear.
Toyota Hilux is likely to be offered with a BS6-compliant 2.4-liter diesel engine that makes 150hp of power and a 2.8-liter diesel unit that generates a power of 204hp. The motors will be linked to a manual/AMT gearbox along with a two- or all-wheel-drive system.
In India, the Toyota Hilux is expected to have a spacious cabin featuring Fortuner-like front seats, a blacked-out dashboard, and a 3-spoke multifunctional steering wheel. It will pack an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment console with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. To ensure the safety of the passengers, multiple airbags, crash sensors, and a rear-view camera are likely to be available.
The pricing and availability details of the Toyota Hilux in India will be revealed at the time of launch. However, it is expected to carry a price-tag of around Rs. 17 lakh (ex-showroom).