World’s favorite pickup truck records global sales of 18M units
First released in 1968, the legendary Toyota Hilux has been a dominant player in the global pick-up market for nearly 50 years.
To date, the world’s favorite pick-up has recorded cumulative global sales of over 18 million units.
Renowned for its Quality, Durability and Reliability (QDR), the unstoppable Hilux continues to amaze as it conquers the North Pole, Icelandic volcanos and the Antarctic continent, and also achieves podium finishes in the Dakar Rally Raid.
Available in Single Cab, four-seat Extra Cab and five-seat Double Cab body styles, the new, eighth-generation Hilux builds on this legendary reputation and invincible QDR, redefining toughness for business users with a new and stronger ladder chassis, a reinforced deck structure, enhanced 4×4 capabilities, and improved towing capacity.
At the same time, the new Hilux responds to a growth in pick-up leisure usage in recent years with a new, contemporary design, greater comfort, advanced equipment and improved safety, making it more stylish and stress-free to drive than ever.
Fulfilling user requirements for both a durable business workhorse and a stylish, comfortable leisure 4×4, the new Hilux has been designed to offer all its customers significant improvements in six key areas namely: design; comfort; safety; QDR; commercial vehicle capabilities; and total cost of ownership.
Tougher, stronger and more capable off-road than ever before, the all-new Toyota pick-up remains every inch a Hilux. Yet it also heralds a new era for the pick-up, with the style, comfort, safety and advanced technology to satisfy even the most discerning leisure users.
Exterior Design – Toughness Redefined
The workhorse toughness and rugged durability inherent in every Hilux generation is now combined with the new-found levels of sophistication demanded by a growing leisure market to create the unique, next generation pick-up appeal of the all-new Hilux model range.
Nowhere is this unique combination of toughness and refinement more clearly expressed than in the new front. This combines the sleek, “Keen Look” styling of a unified upper grille and headlamp design with the ruggedness of a deep, powerful bumper housing the large, “Under Priority” lower grille.
Beneath the trademark “clamshell” hood that wraps over the front wheel arches to reinforce the new Toyota’s solid, one-piece road presence, the second horizontal bar of the upper grille runs the full width of the new Hilux, extending into the new headlamp clusters to form a unique Daytime Running Lamp (DRL) signature featuring 12 white LEDs.
With the “Hilux” signature integrated within the side of the casing, the new headlamp clusters wrap around the vehicle side fenders to further emphasize the width of the new pick-up. The advanced technology of the “Keen Look” headlamp design also incorporates powerful LED low-beam projectors, available on high-grade models.
Below, the bumper design emphasizes the tough, durable functionality expected of any Hilux. The trapezoidal shape of the lower grille highlights Toyota’s “Under Priority” design language, while the placement of the foglamp housings at the bumper extremities reinforces the new pick-up’s solid, stable front stance.
Accessed via a Smart Entry and Start system with a stylish electric key, the all-new Hilux interior combines the durability and functionality required of any working vehicle with sport utility vehicle (SUV) levels of refinement, sophistication and equipment.
The horizontal emphasis of the clean, uncluttered dashboard design combines premium quality elegance with the strength of a work environment. The dashboard incorporates new, cross fin-type air vents with rotary dial adjustment.
The center console is dominated by the integration of a robust, tablet-like 7” touch-screen multimedia system. Operated simply and intuitively by premium quality capacitive switchgear and fingertip flick control, the unit has been moved closer to the front seats for ease of use.
A new driver’s instrument binnacle locates large, clear, analogue speedometer and tachometer dials either side of a full color 4.2-inch TFT multi-information display. Its content changed quickly and easily via a steering wheel-mounted switch, the display places the most pertinent driving information at the highest position on the screen to minimize the shift in line-of-sight while driving.
Featuring a bold, horizontal spoke design to harmonize with the dashboard styling, a new steering wheel incorporates reach and rake adjustability, thumb rests and a thicker, stitched rim to guarantee a comfortable grip for all drivers.
Integral switchgear -including a four-way rocker switch- allows for quick, easy control of the six-speaker audio and multi-information display systems, as well as linked operation of the seven-inch center console and multi-information displays.
With dial-operated temperature and airflow control and a clear LCD display, a new air-conditioning system offers occupants notably improved heating and cooling functionality. The use of an optimized compressor allows the system to generate cooler air when the engine is running at idle.
The premium quality appearance and tactility of the new Hilux interior is reinforced by visually-unifying metallic coated ornamentation to the dashboard, door trim, driver’s instrument binnacle, steering wheel and gear lever bezel. Further visual harmony is created by the adoption of consistent blue illumination and instrument backlighting throughout.
Cabin NVH – Lowered to Passenger Car Levels
Allowing occupants to fully benefit from the new, more comfortable and sophisticated Hilux interior, the intrusion of engine, road and wind noise into the cabin has been reduced to class-leading levels.
Comprehensive sound absorption and insulation measures have been adopted throughout the new Hilux. Expansion foam is injected throughout the bodyshell structure and foam used to all seal points to prevent the transmission of noise.
Cargo Deck – Larger, Stronger and More Practical
The cargo deck of the new Hilux has been made larger, stronger and more practical.
Maximum cargo deck width has increased from 1,544 to a class-leading 1,645 millimeters. The tailgate now benefits from stronger, link-type hinges, and heavy-duty steel plate brackets have been adopted for the struts supporting it in the open position.
The deck itself has been made stronger to reduce deformation and damage when loading or unloading cargo. The floor ribs have been redesigned and sill cross-members added to the floor panel. The header panel has been reinforced, and the shape of both the wheelhouse rib reinforcement and the service hole cover on the tailgate optimized.
All-new 2.4 D-4D Global Diesel Engine Technology
Although approximately 100 cubic centimeters lower in capacity than its predecessor, Toyota’s newly developed 2.4 D4D Global Diesel (GD) engine combines vastly improved torque delivery in the low and medium speed ranges with class-leading fuel economy.
The new, 16 valve, DOHC four-cylinder engine is equipped with a variable nozzle turbocharger with intercooler. The 2.4-liter D-4D unit generates 110 kilowatts (147 horsepower) at 3,400 revolutions per minute, and maximum torque of 400 Newton-meters between 1,600 and 2,000 rpm.
Two-wheel drive versions are mated to an improved six-speed manual transmission (MT), while all-wheel drive models offer a choice of the improved six-speed manual gearbox or a new six-speed Super ECT automatic transmission (AT).
The new Hilux accelerates from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 12.8 second (six-speed AT) or 13.2 seconds (six-speed MT) seconds. The 2×4 versions achieve a top speed of 175 kilometers per hour while 4×4 variants reach 170 kph.
With fuel efficiency improved by some 9 percent over the larger capacity engine it replaces, the new 2.4 D-4D returns class-leading fuel economy figures as low as 6.4 liters per 100 kilometers and CO2 emissions of only 169 grams per kilometer.
Enhanced six-speed Super intelligent Electronically Controlled AT
The Hilux six-speed automatic Super intelligent Electronically Controlled Transmission (6 Super ECT) benefits from several new control systems designed to improve both fuel economy and driving performance.
New Drive Mode Switch
The new Hilux is now equipped with a Drive Mode switch, allowing drivers to choose between Eco and Power settings. Eco mode reduces power consumption in relation to acceleration, heating and cooling to improve fuel economy, while Power mode offers drivers a sharper response to throttle inputs for a more engaging driving experience.