The eighth generation 2016 Toyota HiLux has been officially unveiled. The all-new pickup truck boasts the brand’s now-familiar new front fascia with the new upper grille integrated into new headlamps which feature LED daytime running lights.
The cabin is now more premium and stylish. There are more car-like, luxury and comfort features which make the pickup more than a traditional utility vehicle. The four-spoke steering wheel has been replaced by a new three-spoke one. There’s also a modern infotainment system with satellite navigation.
Four engine options will be available in Australia. The 2.7-litre four cylinder petrol that currently produces 116 kW (156 hp) and 240 Nm of torque, will offer greater power, torque and fuel efficiency, thanks to reduced weight, enhanced combustion efficiency and reduced friction. The 4.0-litre V6 petrol mill will see no changes. A new 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine that produces up to 450 Nm of torque will replace the old 3.0-litre and a new 2.4-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine will also be offered, with up to 400 Nm of torque.
In Australia, the next generation HiLux will start arriving in showrooms in early October and will be available in 31 variants in both 2WD and 4WD versions, three cabin styles – single, extra and double, and three trim levels – WorkMate, SR and SR5. For the first time, the range will have 2WD models with increased ride height and heavy-duty suspension.