Last year, the Japanese carmaker did think of launching its highly appreciated pick-up truck, Hilux in India. And now, it’s nearly final that Toyota might launch one of the most anticipated pickup-truck in the upcoming months. The company is focusing on the segment which currently has one vehicle i.e, Isuzu D-Max V-Cross.
What powers the Toyota Hilux?
Before diving into detail, we’d like to tell you that the Toyota Hilux is based on IMV-2 platform. This means it shares the underpinning with the Innova Crysta and Fortuner. This will definitely aid the company in pricing the vehicle aggressively.
- Like the Innova Crysta and the Fortuner, Hilux may share the powertrain and the drivetrain with the two.
- Under the hood, we can expect the lower variants to be powered by the 2.4-litre turbo diesel engine that also powers Innova. Well, this is RWD only setup that produces about 150bhp of max power.
- Whereas the higher variants may come with the Fortuner’s 201bhp 2.8-litre turbo diesel engine with a 4X4 drivetrain.
- We can also expect the vehicle to come with a choice of either a manual or an automatic transmission.
Does the Toyota Hilux have a road presence?
For the excited people out there, we are delighted to inform you that the Toyota Hilux does look mean and purposeful.
- As it shares the platform with the Innova and the Fortuner, the aesthetics resemble a little with the two.
- From the front, the Hilux looks similar to Fortuner with a swept-back headlight that may come with a projector set up for upper variants.
- With that, the high bonnet line lends attitude to the vehicle.
- It is the side that is a lot different, for obvious reasons. The Toyota Hilux comes with a crew cab with a flatbed at the rear.
- Measuring about 5.3m in length it is indeed a fairly long truck.
What will be its expected price?
The Toyota Hilux is arriving in a segment that is known mostly for enthusiasts. And with its entry will definitely shake the sales of its only competition, Isuzu D-Max -V-Cross. The recently updated Isuzu D-Max starts from about ₹17 lakhs and goes all the way up ₹25Lakhs (ex-showroom). However, we still are waiting for Toyota to reveal the prices or at least give us a glimpse of India bound Toyota Hilux.
Let us know in the comment section, will the Toyota Hilux be able to capture the market of the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross?
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