The Toyota Hilux, which joined the Indian Army's fleet in July 2023, is without a doubt one of the most popular pickup trucks in India. This Toyota pickup off-roader is available in three different variants: Standard, High, and High AT, with a starting price of Rs 30.40 lakh (ex-showroom). In the nation, the Hilux now commands a four-week waiting period, which applies to all versions of the model and lasts until the end of November. Interested parties can get in touch with their nearest authorized dealership for more precise information. In terms of features, the pickup truck comes equipped with an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Android Auto/Apple CarPlay connectivity, an instrument cluster, a 6-speaker setup, cruise control, steering-mounted controls, auto-dimming IRVM, a cooled glove box, front, and rear parking sensors, and more. To know more about this model, let's take a look.
Toyota Hilux: Mechanical Specifics
Propelling the Hilux is a 2.8-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine. In MT models, the motor delivers 420Nm of peak torque and 201bhp of maximum power. However, in AT variants, the oil burner produces 500Nm of torque while keeping the same power output. The Toyota Hilux comes with a 4X4 drive system as a standard, and front and rear electronic differential locking.
Toyota Hilux: Design and Dimensions
The Hilux boasts a double-cab body appearance and sports swept-back LED headlamps and a large hexagonal chrome grille. Its rough, off-road build is further accentuated by the thick, black plastic cladding that covers the wheel arches. Dimensionally, the Hilux measures 5,325mm in length, 1,855mm in width, 1,815mm in height, and has a 3,085mm wheelbase.
Toyota Hilux: Prices
Toyota revised the Hilux's prices in March of this year in India. The Toyota Hilux 4X4 standard MT model saw a price reduction of Rs 3.60 lakh, however, the High MT and AT variants witnessed price increases of Rs 1.35 lakh and Rs 1.10 lakh, respectively. Because of this, the current pricing range for the Toyota Hilux is between Rs 30.40 lakh and Rs 37.90 lakh (all figures are ex-showroom, Delhi).
Toyota Hilux Hydrogen Fuel Cell Prototype Global Debut
A hydrogen-powered Toyota Hilux prototype made its international debut in September of this year. The mechanical design of the Hilux FCEV is based on the Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric car. The Hilux's core mechanical arrangement includes three high-pressure storage tanks that can store hydrogen gas and provide a range of around 590 kilometres. To preserve inside space, the fuel cell stack's battery, which stores electricity, is situated in the load bay in the rear. Moreover, a steel cover protects the cargo area on the inside. Toyota claims that the Hilux, like the Mirai, will only generate water vapor when moving. Other than this, the automaker has not provided any details regarding weight, towing capacity, or other elements.