The Toyota Hilux; stylized as HiLux and historically as Hi-Lux, is a series of pickup trucks produced and marketed by the Japanese automobile manufacturer Toyota. The majority of these vehicles are sold as pickup truck or cab chassis variants, although they could be configured in a variety of body styles. In 2019, Toyota revealed plans to introduce an EV Hilux within six years. The eighth generation of the Toyota Hilux was officially introduced simultaneously on 21 May 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand and Sydney, Australia, and was available for sale in the showrooms from October 2015. In India, the Hilux was launched on 20 January 2022. Mainly marketed as a “lifestyle utility vehicle”. Hilux’s global reputation as a powerful performer is attributed to its rigid Innovative Multi-purpose Vehicle (IMV) platform. According to terrorism analyst Andrew Exum, the Hilux is “the vehicular equivalent of the AK-47. It’s ubiquitous to insurgent warfare.”

Diesel: 2755 cc, Inline-4 Cylinder, 16-Valve DOHC, Common Rail, Turbocharged, Toyota 1GD-FTV engine, 201 HP Power, 500 Nm Torque, 420 Nm Torque (Manual), 13 kmpl (Manual), 14 kmpl (Automatic) Average, 80 litre Fuel Tank, 6-Speed Sequential Shift Automatic or 6-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission, 2910 kg Gross Weight

3 Variants: STD MT, High MT, High AT

2 Upholsteries: Fabric, Black Leather

2 Wheels: 17 inch Machine finish alloy, 18 inch Super Chrome alloy

5 Colours: Red, White, Silver Metallic, White, Grey

Price range: Rs. 33.99 lakh – Rs. 36.80 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi)

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