Bidadi: Toyota India has launched the legendary Japanese pick-up truck Toyota Hilux in the country at a starting price of Rs 33.99 lakh (ex-showroom). Toyota Hilux is launched in three variants in India, base variant being 4×4 MT Standard priced at Rs 34 lakh, mid variant being 4×4 MT High priced at Rs 35.80 lakh and top-spec variant being 4×4 AT High priced at Rs 36.80 lakh. (All prices ex-showroom).
Check price according to variant:
Standard Rs 34 lakh
High Manual Rs 35.80 lakh
High AT Rs 36.80 lakh
The Hilux is available in STD and High variants. It shares its underpinnings with the Toyota Innova and Fortuner and uses the latter’s powertrains as well. The Hilux is offered with a 204PS 2.8-litre diesel engine, paired with 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions and a standard 4WD.
Tadashi Asazuma, Executive Vice President, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, said, “Today, we are happy to announce the price of the Hilux. Ever since its launch, the sophisticated Hilux has managed to win the admiration and hearts of the customers with good responses. With our ‘customer first’ approach, drawing inspiration from the lifestyles of the people, our offering in the whole new lifestyle segment with Hilux is a step ahead to deliver ‘mass happiness to all. We are grateful to our valued customers for placing their confidence in our brand.”
Toyota Hilux pickup features:
In terms of features, while the platform is same, due to the loading bay, the pickup truck will be significantly longer than either one of these models, coming in at around 5.3 metres. Infact the wheelbase alone is 3,080 mm and the width of the truck is roughly the same as the Indian Fortuner.
At the front of this truck is a large hexagonal grille covered with black plastic cladding, swept back headlamps with DRLs and a very aggressive bumper design which gives this truck a muscular stance. A set of blacked-out alloy wheels adorns the massive wheel arches and sculpted LED taillights cover the rear end. The wheel arches, body claddings and a side step add to its ruggedness further.
The model is powered by a 2.8-litre diesel engine and comes with manual and automatic transmission options. It comes with a 4×4 drive and a water wading capacity of 700 mm, among other safety and convenience features. Toyota’s Hilux uses the same IMV-2 platform that underpins two of its other workhorses – the Innova Crysta and Fortuner.
Toyota Hilux pickup specifications:
Toyota offers the pickup in five colours: Emotional Red, White Pearl, Silver Metallic, Super White, and Grey Metallic. It is the most premium lifestyle pickup on offer, other than the relatively lower priced Isuzu D-Max V-Cross.
The interior is similar to the Toyota Fortuner facelift on sale in India. And so, gets an all-black cabin with an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, an 8-speaker JBL sound system, ventilated seats, cruise control, eight-way electrically adjustable front seats, app-based connected car tech, and wireless charger among others.
Although Toyota announced the launch of the Hilux earlier this year, the prices were not revealed. TKM had launched the model in January and in February it temporarily stopped bookings considering various factors impacting the supply amid heavy demand for the model. Globally, the Hilux sales have surpassed 20 million units in around 180 countries.