Friday, October 15, 2010
Toyota Hilux Overview
Toyota Hilux review
The Toyota Hilux review indicates that the car will be equipped with a 3956cc DOHC diesel engine. The length of the car is 5130mm and its width is 1760mm while its height is 1680 mm. The car will be able to seat 4 individuals comfortably. The car will have 5 manual gears and the ground clearance of the car will be 177mm.
The car has air conditioner with climate control feature. The safety features in the car include airbags for driver as well as passenger. The car comes with seatbelt pretensioners for driver and the passenger. The car has fog lamp and traction control.
The car will be available in a single design variation.
Drivers of the Toyota Hilux shouldn’t expect road manners comparable with a regular SUV. Standard four-wheel-drive means it's accomplished off-road, too. The 2.5-litre engine is durable, but we prefer the beefier 3.0-litre from the Land Cruiser. Many owners fit a rear load cover, for added security; Toyota dealers offer a huge array of options. Three trim lines include HL2, HL3 and the lavish Invincible. The latest generation Toyota Hilux was described by Toyota as being ‘one step up’ from the old model, and a much roomier cabin reflects this. Various tax breaks mean business users can claim back VAT on the Toyota Hilux purchase price, and pay less Benefit In Kind tax than for conventional cars – hence the model’s popularity. Fuel economy is comparable with a Land Rover Freelander Td4, and retained values are very impressive.
Incredibly the model range of Toyota Hilux 4x4 and 4x2 models now totals some 30 variants.
Toyota Hilux comes in 14 4x2 models, 16 4x4 models, three cabin styles (Single cab, Xtra Cab and Double Cab), three equipment grades (Work mate, SR and SR5) and offers a choice of three engines – 2.7-litre, 4-cylinder petrol; 4.0-litre V6 petrol or 3.0-litre turbo-diesel.
Toyota Hilux too light for your needs? Toyota’s new 2TR-FE 2.7-litre, four cylinder petrol powerplant offers VVT-I variable valve timing amongst a heap of new technology compared to the previous 2.7-litre engine. Power is up by 14kW to 118kW at 5300 rpm and torque improves by 13Nm to 214Nm at 3800 rpm.
Lining up against some formidable opposition, the Toyota Hilux range presents strong credentials with typically pleasant and ergonomic Toyota interiors.
The three-section instrument panel provides circular analogue instruments (LED in Work mate and SR models). Grey tone fabric trims are reminiscent of other Toyota models (Work mate models get vinyl naturally).
Toyota Hilux contemporary looks are typically Toyota – conservative yet stylish.
SR5 models are distinguished by 15-inch alloy wheels, body colour front bumper and radiator grille, a Sports Bar, chrome step rear bumper and chrome door handles and exterior mirrors.
Toyota Hilux continues to dominate the ute market with both commercial and recreational buyers (around 20 per cent of Toyota Hilux sales are accounted for by private recreational use).