Toyota Hilux India launch anticipated by September 2021, to rival Isuzu’s V-Cross pickup- Expertise Information, Novi Reporter
OverdriveJun 07, 2021 11:19:54 IST
Toyota Kirloskar Motor India is predicted to launch the Toyota Hilux 4×4 pick-up within the Indian market by the 2021 festive season. The Hilux would be the third mannequin to be based mostly on the Japanese carmaker’s IMV platform, alongside the Fortuner and Innova, and is predicted to share fairly a number of elements with these ultra-popular choices. The 2021 Toyota Hilux is predicted to be domestically assembled within the nation and can compete with one other pickup truck, the just lately reintroduced Isuzu V-Cross.
The India-spec Toyota Hilux is predicted to get the identical 2.8-litre, four-cylinder turbo-diesel as within the just lately facelifted Toyota Fortuner. This motor makes 204 hp and 500 Nm when paired with the six-speed auto. The torque output drops to 420 Nm when paired with the six-speed handbook. It’s unlikely that the two.7-litre petrol may also be supplied, given the Hilux’s area of interest positioning and utilization cycles. Whereas the ladder-frame development is ready to be shared with the Fortuner, the Hilux will sit on leaf springs and a inflexible axle on the rear, to enhance payload capability and off-road potential.
The 4×4 tools is ready to be shared with the Fortuner. This could characteristic a low-range switch case, hill-descent management, a locking rear differential in addition to an auto-locking limited-slip differential. Though, lower-spec variations with out the off-roading package could also be supplied as properly.
The present, eight-generation of the Toyota Hilux has been on sale since 2015 however was handled to an intensive facelift alongside the Fortuner final yr. India ought to get the double-cab physique type, similar because the V-Cross, and a characteristic listing largely equivalent to the Fortuner’s.
Notable options are more likely to embrace LED lighting, keyless entry, auto headlights and wipers, an eight-inch infotainment system with Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, 18-inch alloy wheels, ventilated seats, cruise management, eight-way powered entrance seats and related automobile tech.
Security options ought to embrace seven airbags, car stability management, hill-start help, whiplash-protection entrance seats and ISOFIX youngster seat mounts.
The 2021 Toyota Hilux may be anticipated to go on sale by August-September 2021. The Hilux is more likely to be priced under the Fortuner and the vary is predicted to begin at round Rs 27-28 lakh (ex-showroom).