Review Toyota Hilux Pick-Up Range New car

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Review of the new Toyota Hilux Range



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REVIEW DATE: 11 сен 2008

Hilux pick-up has been with a series of styling, and equipment upgrades. Matt Low


With its styling, well-equipped cabin and off-roadability, the latest Toyota looks quite a package. It appeal to commercial vehicle who want to make a big impact and in style.

The pick-up may have hijacked by the lifestyle brigade who use it as a for their wholesome outdoorsy but let’s not forget that it was a working vehicle first. before pick-ups began to beach fronts and beauty packed with camping surf boards and mountain they were to be found in picturesque locations, undertaking graft on behalf of their Commercial use remains very part of the pick-up’s remit in country and Toyota demonstrate they haven’t forgotten with their latest range.

The UK pick-up sector has been a fairly dramatic reorientation in times with manufacturers their utmost to secure as big a as possible of the lifestyle market Car-like levels of comfort and improvements in ride and handling, special edition models; all been tried in a bid to woo private company car users or business who may want a crossover vehicle for and domestic use.

Two direct common-rail diesel engines are on with Toyota’s latest a 2.5-litre D-4D engine and a D-4D unit. The 3.0-litre produces 171bhp and a maximum of 343Nm tall the way through 1,400rpm to 3,400rpm. The 0-62mph is reached in 12 seconds on the way to a top speed of 106mph.

CO2 emissions are 219g/km and it will 34mpg on the combined cycle. The 2.5-litre unit can go from to 62mph in 13.5 seconds, has a top of 103mph and a maximum torque of at 2,000rpm. This engine the same fuel consumption and dioxide emission figures.

All have 4×4 except the Cab variant which is also in two-wheel drive.

The Toyota will appeal to commercial users who want to travel in more stylish .

The latest has a five-speed manual transmission the Extra Cab model having the of a four-speed automatic and the 3.0-litre Cab having an optional five-speed The latest Hilux has had adjustments to the suspension to ensure a smoother, reliable drive. This has achieved through new double-row rear axle bearings and a responsive valve structure on the shock absorbers.

The latest Hilux line-up has exterior styling with a grille and grey plate bar at the and a larger bumper with a opening that gives the of a lower centre of gravity. lines flow from the of the vehicle to the back giving the a determined and purposeful look it. Inside, the vehicle gives an amount of driver and passenger and at times it’s easy to you’re in a commercial vehicle.

The cluster and controls for the wipers and have been tweaked to the driver and improved ergonomic has been added for the gear in the models with a manual

The main body panels are from high-tensile for extra and durability and this aids protection in the event of an accident. has also been enhanced larger brake discs fitted on all the models. The cabin in all the models is spacious and passengers never feel cramped, in the Double Cab model which five.

Company drivers who use a commercial like the Hilux for relevant pay tax at a flat rate rather on a portion of the list price, and makes them much to run than an equivalent-priced car. if you’re a VAT-registered trader, you can back the VAT. Maintenance and bills are also competitive so one of these should be fairly on your wallet.

In terms of it should also appeal to as its rear load area easier access to equipment and is hosed down when the comes to clean it. A respectable consumption figure of 34mpg on the cycle means fuel shouldn’t go sky high.

Three body styles are in the current range; Single Extra Cab, which has two extra seats, and the five-seater Cab, along with trim levels, HL2, HL3 and Single Cab, Extra Cab and Cab HL2 all come with manual air electric windows, an alarm, central locking, driver and airbags and ABS as standard.

Double Cab HL3 a four-spoke steering wheel mounted audio controls, cleaners, a leather steering and gearstick, automatic air conditioning, front seats, dark-tinted privacy glass, 15-inch wheels and front, side and airbags. The Double Cab Invincible benefits from all these plus upgraded 17-inch wheels, vehicle stability and leather seats.

Extra and cabs are now conveniently fitted a lockable tailgate for use when the is fitted with a hardtop and the and Extra Cab models have lashing hooks for securing down. Two colours are available, Blue and Graphite Grey and rear privacy glass is now as standard on Double Cab HL3 models and

The Toyota Hilux will to commercial vehicle users who to travel in something more and comfortable than a traditional van and somewhere to throw their equipment with ease. It also appeal to lifestyle who need a vehicle with hauling capabilities and easy to transport their sporty With three different styles and three trim to choose from, there be a variation in the range to suit on and off-road requirements.

It offers levels of comfort and equipment for a vehicle and is relatively cheap to


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