2016 Toyota HiLux Reviews
The worldwide unveiling of the new Toyota HiLux, staged concurrently in Thailand and Australia, has taken the wraps off the eighth generation of a nameplate using a famous 47-year pedigree.
While the new HiLux, expected in local Toyota showrooms in Australia from early October 2015, is tougher than its forerunner, the most recent workhorse also features advanced security, relaxation and benefit - and is better to drive than ever.
World-wide responsibility was taken by Toyota's Australian engineers for developing the solid suspension package for the local HiLux with testing in the Anglesea proving ground and around roads that were sealed and off road trails in NSW, Victoria and South Australia.
The setup - with enhanced off road operation, better suppression of improved roll and vibrations rigidity - may also be utilized to offer first-class ride and handling in the brutal conditions of South Russia, Africa and South America.
"The next-generation Toyota HiLux inherits the core values of quality, durability and dependability - and takes those characteristics to an even higher degree," Mr Cramb said.
"The introduction of an even more powerful framework, new engines, greater off road skill and auto-like characteristics ensures the next-generation HiLux combines the most effective attributes of a workhorse ute and an SUV," he said.
"A highlight is the Australian-developed suspension that provides increased wheel articulation, enhanced management and greater relaxation so owners may enjoy worry-free driving, in spite of the full load."
HiLux's two recently developed GD series four-cylinder common rail turbodiesel engines are famous for his or her low end punch and develop significantly more torque in relation to the existing version's 3.0-litre unit.
A 2.8-litre variant offers up to 450Nm of torque, an increase of 25 per cent, while its 2.4-litre sib creates up to 400Nm. In each instance around 10 per cent has reduced fuel use.
Market and enhanced functionality are supported by new six-speed automatic and manual transmissions, including an 'intelligent' manual transmission which helps remove shift shock by matching engine revs.
HiLux will arrive in Australia with greater customer pick - 31 versions (now 23) with 4x2 and 4x4, three cottage fashions (single, additional and double) and three gear levels (WorkMate, SR and SR5).
The growth in HiLux forms is concentrated on adding cabs 4 versions, more alternatives that are diesel and reintroducing 4x4 WorkMate.
For the very first time, the HiLux range contains Hirider forms - a 2WD using the ride height and heavy duty suspension of a 4WD version.
The double cab HiLux shown in Australia features 18-inch wheels on a body that's 20mm broader and much more muscle, at 70mm longer and slicker, having a roofline that is somewhat lower. The range also contains 17 and 16 -inch wheels.
Smart packaging and bigger outdoor measurements have liberated more interior space front and back and empowered designers to give you a more natural seating location.
HiLux additionally profits from a bigger fuel tank (80 litres), all terrain tyres on many forms and accessible LED headlights and daytime running lamps.
Body rigidity was enhanced with added spot welds leading to better steering response and strengthening the huskiness of HiLux. Greater use of high-tensile steel helps reduce weight.
Toyota anticipates the whole next-generation HiLux range to bring the most five star safety rating with traction and stability control, anti-skid brakes, reversing camera, seven airbags, hill-start assist and emergency stop signal all standard throughout the scope.
Australian supporters of the next-generation Toyota HiLux will probably be offered the alternative of four powerplants - two new turbo diesel engines and two petrol units.
The recently developed GD series diesel engines are famous for his or her low-speed torque, creating higher maximums compared to present 3.0-litre engine while cutting fuel use by around 10 per cent.
HiLux may also be offered with the updated 2.7-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, with increases to power, torque and efficiency.
Torque was raised by up to 25 per cent using a maximum of 450Nm accessible over a long group from 1600 to 2400rpm although 227cm3 smaller in relation to the engine it replaces.
Development engineers embraced measures improve combustion efficiency to lessen weight and reduce friction, resulting in noticeably improved fuel consumption.
Similar strategies were used for the next new engine, the 2.4-litre (2393cm3) four-cylinder 2GD turbodiesel.
With accessible torque of maximum power of 110kW at 3400rpm and up to 400Nm from 1600, this is the primary engine used for 4x2 HiLux forms in Australia.
While new contours have already been introduced for the tumble port and combustion chamber to support high compaction variable valve timing was embraced on both intake and exhaust sides.
Other upgrades include lower weight for the roller rocker retainer arm and valve springs as well as measures to lessen friction, including a fresh oil pump and timing chain.
Progress to efficiency and functionality are supported by new six-speed manual and automatic transmissions.
A new manual transmission that is intelligent helps remove shift shock by matching engine revs. It's very useful at start-off as it will help prevent stalling, when towing.
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