The new updated Toyota Hilux reaps the benefits of suspension and steering revisions and the availability of a new, automatic limited-slip differential that improve its on-road ride and handling and its off-road controllability. The Hilux retains its body-on-frame construction, a design now rare in its segment. Toyota says the ladder frame chassis is both highly durable and gives the Hilux the torsional rigidity to deal with the most severe twisting forces when driving over rough terrain.
Toyota is renewing its Hilux pick-up with design changes, a powerful 2.8-litre powertrain, improvements in on and off-road driving performance and equipment upgrades. Toyota says that these changes “strengthen its appeal to the growing market for customers who need a vehicle that’s right for both business and leisure”.
The Toyota Hilux is getting a new series of updates. Entry-level Active Single and Extra Cab models now come with easy-care PVC seats and flooring, while the latest generation of Toyota Safety Sense technology is being made available across the range.
The increasing popularity of Toyota’s petrol-electric hybrid vehicles helped propel the manufacturer to a 5.5 per cent increase in new vehicle sales in 2017 – in a UK market that declined overall by 5.6 per cent
Toyota’s formidable Hilux gains a new top-of-the-range model this winter in the form of the new Invincible X.
As January prepares to enter the final furlong we pick out the top stories making the headlines for the week of 19th-23rd January 2015. It’s Diesel Car’s weekend round up.
Toyota was back on the podium at the climax of the 2015 Dakar cross-country race with Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz claiming a superb second place result in their Toyota Imperial Hilux.
Having a Toyota Hilux animal ambulance on call is proving a great benefit for the Tiggywinkles wildlife hospital in its work rescuing injured creatures and safely returning them to the wild once they have recovered.
Diesel Car brings you the biggest stories from the week, all in one handy place. It’s our Weekend Update, for the week of August 18th-22nd.