Toyota is set to bring its popular truck to the Indian soil
Toyota is taking the Hilux pick-up truck to India in January 2022. Based on the IMV2 platform, Hilux is based on the same chassis as the Innova Crysta and Fortuner. However, the Hilux, 5.3 meters long and with a wheelbase of 3 meters, will be bigger than these. The Hilux will rival the popular Isuzu D Max V Cross in India.
It is hoped to share a lot of components from the locally manufactured Innova and Fortuner; like the dashboard, seats, and an 8-inch infotainment screen. The hexagonal grille at the front, elongated headlamps featuring LED daytime running lights, also render a familiar face to the truck.
The truck is expected to be offered with two diesel engines in India; a 2.4-liter unit with 150hp and a 2.8-liter mill producing 204hp. There will be both manual and automatic transmissions on offer. The top-spec Hilux will borrow Fortuner’s 4×4 credentials. It will have locking rear-differential, auto-locking limited-slip differential, and hill-descent control.
The Hilux will rival the Isuzu D Max V Cross upon launch, which currently bears an ex-showroom price of Rs 25.06 lakh for the top-spec trim. The Hilux, however, is expected to be significantly pricier than this, with an estimated tag of Rs 25-35 lakh.