The famous Toyota Hilux is available for purchase in India at a starting price of Rs 30.40 lakh (ex-showroom). It has three variants — Standard, High, and High AT, and a plethora of amenities such as seven airbags, vehicle stability control (VSC), a six-speaker setup, auto-dimming IRVM, a cooled glove box, front and rear parking sensors, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, and others. As of December, the Hilux commands a waiting period of up to 5 weeks, and this applies to its all variants. It's interesting to note that this waiting period hasn't altered since November, indicating a consistent demand for the pickup across the nation. Potential buyers can contact their nearby dealerships to obtain additional information about this subject. In India, the Toyota Hilux has just one direct competitor — the Isuzu V-Cross, which has a starting price of Rs 23.50 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
Toyota Hilux: Key Specs To Note
Beneath its skin, the Hilux has a 2.8-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine that can be mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. In terms of performance, the MT versions deliver 420Nm and 201bhp. The AT variants, on the other hand, generate 500Nm of torque while maintaining the same power output as the MT versions. The Toyota Hilux comes standard with a 4X4 drive system, and front and rear electronic differential locking. The Hilux is 1,855 mm in width, 1,815 mm in height, 5,325 mm in length, and has 3,085mm of wheelbase. The five monotone paint options for the Hilux are Emotional Red, White Pearl Crystal Shine, Super White, Silver Metallic, and Grey Metallic.
Some Highlights On Hilux From Around the Globe
Toyota introduced the Hilux Champ in Thailand in November. It is the first model to employ the new IMV 0 platform and has long and short-wheelbase versions. The car is currently accessible only in Thailand but is scheduled to arrive in South America, Africa, and Indonesia sometime soon. However, there is no accurate information regarding the Hilux Champ's availability in India. Toyota has ensured that the Hilux Champ has a wide range of customising choices to meet the different needs of its customer base. At the Thailand debut, approximately eleven customized models were on exhibit.
Furthermore, the automaker unveiled the Hilux MHEV for the European market. Compared to its diesel-only sibling, this vehicle uses around 10% less fuel thanks to its 48-volt mild hybrid drivetrain. According to the automaker, the mild-hybrid structure's parts are positioned in such a manner that a 700mm water-wading depth is achievable. The company also announced that the new configuration outperforms the diesel-only powertrain in terms of torque assistance, smoother start/stop operations, and regenerative braking.