New Toyota Hilux: improvement on all fronts

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New do got upgraded to a diesel engine, and modified suspension and a modern appearance.

As expected, debuted Toyota Hilux in Thailand – in this country, the company consistently creates a cluster for the production of utilitarian models for the countries of South-East Asia and Australia. Since 2004, Toyota has managed to sell more than 2.5 million Hilux pickup trucks and Fortuner SUVs Thai origin.

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The rumors were not unfounded: the exterior of the truck really has adapted to modern stylistic standards of the brand (and now Hilux is reminiscent of, say, the RAV4 crossover). For Thailand market, announced among other things, modify the “Halaka” with a more spectacular appearance, for example, Tucson Rocco with different bumpers and radiator grille.

The main change in the interior of the truck was updated multimedia system, which has maintained an 8-inch monitor, but has become a bit more advanced – especially in terms of “seamless” compatibility with smartphones. The screen also improved. But the engine range and suspension Toyota engineers shook up, maybe even a little more thoroughly than required by the standards of the restyling.

Earlier it was reported that Toyota Hilux can get a modernized version of the 2.8-liter diesel with 177 HP power and So it happened: now he develops 204 HP and 500 Nm of torque, and maximum thrust available from 1 600 rpm To 100 km/h this truck accelerates for 10 seconds – according to official data, is 2.8 seconds faster than before the upgrade motor.

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In addition, in Toyota emphasize that we were able to lower the idle speed from the current 850 rpm to 680 rpm By design engineers to facilitate the smooth movement on the road. And yet, both diesel (including the 150-HP 2.4-liter) steel more economical: for example, senior powerplant consumes on average 7.8 liters per 100 kilometers. The box remained the same – 6-speed mechanics and machine.

Rethought the damping characteristics of the shock absorbers and spring suspension: it is alleged that due to this significantly improved driving comfort of the truck. Re-calibrated the steering, the multimedia system has the opportunity to show to the driver the position of the wheels, and still pickup a first complex of systems of active safety Toyota Safety Sense.

Sales in Thailand will start later this month. To the countries of Eastern Europe, the truck gets during the summer, and in the Western will appear in the autumn, and for them, Toyota will offer a new top included Invincible with a different decor of the exterior and improved interior trim.

Currently in Ukraine, the current generation Toyota Hilux is available to purchase from 31 300 $.