Known for its rugged and tough build, the Toyota Hilux gets a facelift and updates on features that makes it tougher than previous models.
According to Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP), the Hilux is so far the brand’s best-selling pickup. In 2019, it captured a 30.5% segment share, “a lead that TMP is looking to maintain through the introduction of the world-renowned pickup badge’s latest version.”
The New Hilux comes with improvements on its looks, performance, and features, and is available in 4×4 Conquest and 4×2 Conquest variants, G AT and MT, and E MT.
TMP introduces the New Hilux in Emotional Red, a color exclusive to its Conquest variants. Also exclusive to Conquest variants are the bi-beam LED headlamps and LED rear combination lamps with line guide, and sports bar with LED lamps. The tailgate gets the signature Hilux branding, with an over fender garnish and Conquest decals on both sides of the cargo bed. The deck space offers plenty of cargo room with tailgate assist and bedliner for Conquest variants.
Ingress smooth and easy with keyless entry available for Conquest, G, and E grades, with Conquest variants getting Smart Entry and Push Start System. All three grades also have power adjust with auto fold for side mirrors and speed-sensing door locks.
Drivers get full control when taking on any road with easily accessible information on the 4.2” TFT multi-information display, and easily accessible controls with the steering wheel switches and Apple CarPlay or Android Auto compatibility for Conquest, G, and E grades. Enjoy an easier drive with Cruise Control for Conquest variants.
The New Hilux 4×4 variants are powered by 2.8L 1GD-FTV engine which gives 201 HP (204 Ps) max output, 500 Nm max torque for the AT variant, and 420 Nm max torque for the MT variant with Intelligent Manual Transmission. Meanwhile, the 4×2 Conquest, G, and E variants gets the 2.4L 2GD-FTV engine with 148 HP max output, and 400 Nm max torque.
Both the 1GD and 2GD engine are improved for the MC Hilux and enjoys 4-5% improvement in fuel efficiency versus the previous generation Hilux.
All three grades come with SRS airbags (7 for the 4×4 Conquest A/T variant), 3-pt. ELR seatbelts, Anti-Lock Brake System with Brake Assist and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Vehicle Stability Control, and Hill-Start Assist Control. Conquest 4×4 variants also have Downhill Assist Control and Active Traction Control.
Clearance sonars are available for Conquest while back sonars are available for G grades, and the reverse camera is available for Conquest variants.
Aside from Conquest, G and E grades, TMP continues to offer the Hilux J in 4×4 and 4×2, Cab and Chassis, and FX for its fleet and business partners.
TMP is also introducing the Hilux Cargo, a rear seat-less, windowless, and more affordable variant powered by the same 2GD engine. The new Hilux Cargo is specifically designed for the more demanding needs of mobilizing goods and services.
The New Hilux are now available at all of TMP’s 70 dealerships across the country for the Conquest, G, and E variants, while the Hilux Cargo variant will be available on Oct. 26, 2020. Price starts at P1.1 million (roughly $23,000).