New Delhi. Japanese automaker Toyota is all set to launch its pick-up truck Hilux in India soon. This rumor was going on for some time, which has recently been confirmed by Toyota India. According to a report, Toyota will launch the Hilux pick-up truck in India in the second half of January 2022. Its price can be Rs 27-28 lakh.
The third model of the IMV platform will be
Toyota Hilux will be the third model to be launched by the company on the IMV platform in India. Earlier, Toyota’s two famous vehicles, Fortuner and Innova, are also based on the IMV platform.
The Fortuner and Innova are the two most popular vehicles in India as well as the front-runners in their segment. The Fortuner and Innova quickly gained popularity in the Indian market due to the presence of more space, comfortable interiors, stylish design and durability. Along with this, both these vehicles are also good options from the point of view of a large family, due to which their demand remains high. In such a situation, being based on the same technology platform, Toyota Hilux can make a splash in the Indian market after launch.
Design and Features
The Toyota Hilux is a reliably designed pick-up truck with a sporty look that enhances the off-roading experience. The large and shiny front grille gets the Toyota logo along with 18-inch large alloy spoke tyres. Talking about features, LED headlamps and taillamps, low-range transfer case, hill-descent control, locking rear differential, auto-locking limited-slip differential, keyless entry, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 8-inch infotainment system, cruise control , Connected Car Technology, 7 airbags, vehicle stability control, hill-start assist, anti-theft alarm, whiplash protection front seats, ISOFIX child seat mount, ABS and many other great features will be seen in this pick-up truck.
Engine and gearbox
The Toyota Hilux is likely to get a 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine that makes 204bhp power and 500Nm torque. Also, 6-speed gearbox with automatic transmission will be available in this pick-up truck.