Posted by Arun Dagar On 20-Jan-2022 06:54 AM
Toyota has officially launched its 2022 Hilux Pick-up Truck in the Indian market. According to leaked brochures, the 2022 Hilux will be offered in two variants- Low and High and in only the double cab option. Toyota will reveal the pricing in March.
The Hilux pick-up remains a legendary vehicle and has finally come to India since it started selling in 1968. The 2022 Toyota Hilux will be imported as a SKD (Semi-Knocked Down) unit in India and will be assembled in the Toyota factory in Bengaluru.
Based on Toyota’s IMV-2 platform, the Hilux shares the platform with the current Fortuner and Innova Crysta. The Hilux has rugged looks and commands a massive road presence which will definitely intimidate others. It is 5325mm long, 1855mm wide, 1815mm high and has a wheelbase of 3085mm which is 34mm more than the Fortuner.
The front has a huge trapezoidal, black grille with chrome surrounds flanked by the sleek LED bi-beam projector headlamps with DRLs and the fog lamps are housed in gloss black, L-shaped surrounds on the front bumper. There is a lot of chrome on the pick-up including chrome on the outside rear-view mirrors, on window line, door handles and even front and rear bumper corners. The sides get the chunky body cladding on the wheel arches, side step and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Interior and Features:
The interiors of the Toyota Hilux will have an all-black cabin, with leather upholstery and tilt-and-telescopic multi-functional steering wheel seen on the Fortuner. It also gets features like, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a TFT MID in the instrument cluster, push button start-stop, automatic dual-zone climate control with rear AC vents, electrically powered driver’s seat, a cooled upper glovebox and heat rejecting windows.
The Toyota Hilux will also get many safety features like 7 airbags, rear camera, front and rear sensors, ABS with EBD and a 5-star safety rating from ASEAN NCAP. How-ever the new Hilux will also get state-of-art features like tyre angle monitor, limited slip differential, auto differential lock, active traction control, drive start control, vehicle stability control, hill assist control, trailer sway control and downhill assist control. It also boasts of a water wading depth of 700mm to prove it is a hardcore off-roader as well.
Toyota hasn’t revealed the powertrain options for the 2022 Hilux in the Indian market, how-ever according to reports the 2.8L diesel engine of the Fortuner will do the duty on this heavy-duty pick-up making 201hp and best-in-segment, 500nm of torque. The company is expected to launch both the two-wheel drive as well as the four-wheel drive variants in the Indian market, though the transmission duties will be a 6-speed manual in the Low and High trim while a 6-speed automatic is offered on the High trim only.
Price and Rivals:
Toyota has only launched the higher spec, double-cab version in India right but may opt to introduce the single-cab version in the near future.
The 2022 Toyota Hilux pick-up price is expected at around Rs. 30 lakhs and will rival the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross price Rs. 11.99-25.59 lakhs in India. The official bookings of the Hilux pick-up has started at Toyota dealerships.
20-May-2022 11:33 AM