The Toyota Hilux has been the best-selling pick-up truck in Malaysia, recently Toyota refresh the inside and outside, performance improvement and upgraded safety system. On launch, there will be 5 different variant starting with Hilux Rogue 2.8 Double Cab AT, Hilux 2.4 V AT Double Cab, Hilux 2.4 E AT Double Cab, Hilux 2.4 G MT Double Cab, and lastly is the Hilux 2.4 MT Single Cab.
To spice up the Hilux, Toyota have given the Hilux 7 different exterior colour choices: Bronze Mica Metallic (new colour), Crimson Spark Red Metallic, Attitude Black Mica, Phantom Brown Metallic, Medium Silver Metallic, Silver Metallic and Super White II. The Hilux Single Cab is available only in a Solid White colour.
The highlight for the new Hilux is the new 2.8L turbodiesel engine of the flagship Hilux Rouge will produce a maximum power output of 204ps at 3,400 rpm and maximum torque is 500 Nm between 1,600 and 2,800 rpm. Whereas for the 2.4L engine, Toyota have increase the pressure in the common-rail system to improve the fuel efficiency by 5%. With all the improvement to the engine, Toyota have extend the service interval from 5,000 kms/3 months to 10,000kms/6 months.
All variants are fitted with 6-speed transmissions; for the Double Cab variants, only Electronically Controlled automatic transmission with Sequential Shift is available, while the Hilux Single Cab is available only with a manual transmission.
For better grip and stability in difficult off-road conditions, there is Auto Limited Slip Differential (Auto LSD) which uses the Traction Control System (TRC) can transfer torque to the road faster compared to the mechanical 4×4 system. New optimization of cabin mount also further improve the ride comfort by reducing shake, roughness and noise transmission into the cabin.
The new Toyota Hilux will get the Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) which includes PreCollision System (PCS), Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Downhill Assist Control, Hill Start Assist Control, Trailer Sway Control, Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control, Brake Assist and, of course, ABS with Brakeforce Distribution.
The new Hilux will come with a 5 years/150,000km (whichever occurs first after original registration) and the pricelist is as per below:
The new Hilux range is available for viewing and test-drives at all authorised Toyota showrooms nationwide. Customers who require more information or to locate a showroom can visit toyota.com.my or call the Toyota FREEPHONE 1-800-88- TOYOTA (869682).