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The Toyota Hilux pickup truck is now in India, with costs beginning at ₹ 33.99 lakh for the Customary MT trim and going as much as ₹ 36.80 lakh for the totally kitted Excessive trim (ex-showroom, India). Bookings for the pickup truck have been open since January, with the reserving quantity set at ₹1 lakh. The Hilux is being assembled in India with CKD kits at Toyota’s plant in Karnataka.

The Toyota Hilux for the Indian market is the double-cab physique type and it appears to be like distinct and purposeful. It additionally has some resemblance to the Fortuner in its primary profile, however will get a unique face with a bigger hexagonal chrome grille and swept-back LED headlamps. The entrance bumper is sharply styled, with black contrasting insets for the fog lamps; it additionally will get a rugged trying skid plate.

When seen in profile, the size of the Hilux turns into most obvious. It additionally will get beefy, black plastic cladding over the wheel arches, including to the rugged attraction. On the rear, the Hilux appears to be like like most standard pickup vehicles, though it will get a heavy dose of chrome to go well with native tastes, and rides on 18-inch alloy wheels, much like the Fortuner in India.

The Hilux is accessible in 5 single-tone paint shades in India — Emotional Crimson, Grey Metallic, White Pearl CS, Silver Metallic and Tremendous White.

Measuring 5,325mm in size, 1,855mm in width, 1,815mm in peak and with a wheelbase of three,085mm, the Hilux is a barge of a car. Additionally it is a tad longer than its solely rival in India — the Isuzu D-max V-Cross.

The Hilux shares fairly a number of elements of inside trim and switchgear with the Fortuner. Whereas the dashboard structure is barely completely different, the touchscreen, local weather controls panel, instrument cluster, steering wheel and even the entrance seats are all shared. The all-black dashboard is effectively contrasted with some brushed silver and gloss black trims.

When it comes to gear, the top-spec Hilux comes loaded with options resembling all-LED headlamps, daytime operating lamps and switch indicators, 8.0-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual-zone local weather management, leather-based upholstery, seven airbags, entrance and rear parking sensors, electrochromic inside rear-view mirror, tyre angle monitor, lively traction management and automatic restricted slip differential. The cabin additionally scores effectively when it comes to practicality with giant cup holders and good storage areas throughout.

Beneath the hood, the Hilux carries over the 204hp, 430Nm (500Nm in case of the automated), 2.8-litre, four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine from the Fortuner. Identical to the Fortuner, transmission choices on the Hilux embrace a 6-speed guide or a 6-speed torque converter automated gearbox.

Nevertheless, in contrast to the Fortuner, the Hilux is accessible solely in a 4×4 configuration. For improved off-road capacity, the Hilux additionally will get a low-range gearbox, and entrance and rear digital differential locks. It has an method angle of 29 levels and a departure angle of 26 levels. Moreover, the Hilux has a water wading capability of 700mm.

The Hilux is underpinned by the identical, robust IMV ladder-frame chassis that can be employed by the Innova Crysta and the Fortuner.

The brand new Toyota Hilux is positioned within the area of interest life-style pickup vehicles phase the place its solely rival is the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross that’s priced between ₹ 22.07 lakh-25.60 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Toyota is providing a typical guarantee of three years or 1 lakh km on the Hilux, much like virtually each different Toyota on sale in India. Consumers can even go for the prolonged guarantee scheme that goes as much as 5 years / 2.2 lakh km.

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