The previous generation Toyota Hilux is offered in 2.5-liter and 3.0-liter variations, with prices starting from RM 82,980, all the way up to RM 118,980. Fast forward to this year, the all-new Toyota Hilux, a totally re-engineered pick up, now comes with several variations of the 2.4-liter and a 2.8-liter option; which replaces the previous 3.0-liter version. The new Hilux is available in five versions 2.4 S/Cab, 2.4 2X4 MT, 2.4STD MT, 2.4G MT, 2.4G AT and the top-of-the-range 2.8G AT; all paired to a 6-speed transmission and ATRC, unless otherwise stated.
Despite downsized engines, the new Toyota Hilux retains much of its rugged and imposing look to serve its purpose as the perfect companion for every 4X4 excursions. Exterior refinements for the new Hilux should include the familiar radiator grille with wide frame and horizontal bars, the air intake scoop, as well as plenty of side and rear additions.
The inside of the new Hilux is expected to be a little more refined than its predecessor, with the black interior and leather seats made available for the top-of-the-line Hilux. Other possible amenities for the new Hilux include the DVD-AVN (Audio-Video Navigation) system, Multi-information Display, Optitron meter and more.
Safety features for the new Hilux are probably configured to take up its predecessor’s similar items such as the required number of airbags, rear LSD and Load Sensing Proportioning, High-mount stop light, GOA body and side impact door beams.
The launch of the new Toyota Hilux is set for mid-April in a possible Big Bang Tour, along with its close sibling, the Toyota Fortuner.
The estimated prices for the all-new Hilux follow: 2.4 S/Cab at RM 92,720, 2.4 2X4 MT at RM 94,700, 2.4STD MT at RM 106,650, 2.4G MT at RM 114,590, 2.4G AT at RM 124, 530 and the top-of-the-range 2.8G AT at RM 134,120.
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