OverdriveJune 7, 2021 11:19:54 IST
Toyota Killros Car Motor India plans to bring Toyota Hilux 4×4 pickups to the Indian market by the 2021 holiday season. The Hilux, along with Fortuner and Innova, will be the third model based on the Japanese automaker’s IMV platform and is expected to share a significant number of components with these very popular products. The 2021 Toyota Hilux will be assembled locally in the country and will compete with another recently reintroduced pickup truck, the Isuzu V-Cross.
The Indian Toyota Hilux will be equipped with the same 2.8-liter, 4-cylinder turbo diesel as the recently facelifted Toyota Fortuner. Combined with a 6-speed automatic transmission, this motor produces 204 horsepower and 500 Nm. When combined with a 6-speed manual, the torque output drops to 420 Nm. Given the Hilux’s niche position and usage cycle, 2.7 liters of gasoline are also unlikely to be offered. The rudder frame structure will be shared with the Fortuner, but the Hilux will be equipped with rigid axles on the leaf springs and rear to improve load capacity and off-road performance.
4×4 equipment is set to be shared with the Fortuner. It must be equipped with a low range transfer case, hill descent control, locking rear differential and autolock limited slip differential. However, a low spec version without an offload kit may also be available.
The current eighth generation of Toyota Hilux has been on sale since 2015, but last year there was a major facelift with the Fortuner. India needs to get the same double cab body style as the V-Cross and almost the same feature list as the Fortuner.
Notable features include LED lighting, keyless entry, auto headlights and wipers, an 8-inch infotainment system with Android Auto / Apple CarPlay, 18-inch alloy wheels, ventilated seats, cruise control, and 8 May include way power front seats, connected, etc. Cartech.
Safety features include seven airbags, vehicle stability control, hill start assist, whiplash prevention front seats, and ISOFIX child seat mounts.
The 2021 Toyota Hilux will be available from August to September 2021. The price of the Hilux is likely to be below the Fortuner and the range is expected to start at around Rs 27-28 lakh (former showroom).
Toyota Hilux India to compete with Isuzu’s V-Cross pickup is scheduled for September 2021 –Technology News, Firstpost
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