New Toyota Hilux Unveiled, Looks More Robust Looks And Offers New Features

by Jatin Chhibber | 17/06/2020
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Toyota has finally revealed the 2020 Toyota Hilux in the Thai car market. The updated pick up is now powered by a 2.8-litre turbo diesel mill.

The 2021 Toyota Hilux was finally officially revealed along with the refreshed Toyota Fortuner earlier this month. The new version of the pick-up has been launched in its home market of Thailand. While it has first launched in the Thai-market, the pick-up has been specially built for the ASEAN and Australian markets. For MY2020 iteration, the Toyota Hilux has been updated with improved looks and features. Outside, the new Toyota Hilux features newly designed Bi-Beam LED headlamps with integrated LED DRLs and equally impressive Light Guiding Tail Lights. Except for the addition of a few subtle cosmetic updates, the pickup continues to look like the pre-facelift model. Inside, the pickup gets a newly designed touchscreen infotainment system.

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Toyota Hilux Front 3 Quarters

The new Toyota Hilux features subtle cosmetic updates on outside and India

The new Toyota Hilux gets an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and voice recognition compatibility. The top-spec trims feature satellite navigation and digital radio. The pickup also gets a new 4.2-inch MID display, which provides all the essential information regarding the vehicle. It also gets a new kit of 800W, 9-speaker JBL sound system. 
Mechanically, the 2021 Toyota Hilux gets a new 2.8-litre oil-burner, which puts out 204bhp of peak power and 500 Nm of twisting force. On the other hand, the 2.4-litre diesel engine produces power and torque outputs of 150 PS and 400 Nm. The new 2.8-litre diesel unit can propel the pickup form 0-100 kmph under ten seconds.

Toyota Hilux Rear 3 Quarters

The automaker ha sno plans to introduce the Hilux in the Indian market

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The new diesel engine is 3.2-seconds faster to the 100 kmph mark than the 2.4-litre unit. Talking about a few other updates, the suspension system along with steering wheel has been revised to enhance on-road comfort. The automaker has also tweaked the suspension tuning by using new bushings and upgraded leaf-spring design. The throttle pedal has also been improved. Moreover, the towing capacity of the Hilux 4X4 model has been upgraded to a maximum of 3,500 kg. On the other hand, the towing capacity of 4X2 diesel automatic trim has been increased to 2,800 kg. Toyota has no plans to launch the Hilux in the Indian market because the Indian consumers are not very fond of pickup trucks.

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