September 12, 2020 By C! Magazine Staff

Toyota Motor Philippines refreshes the Hilux with bolder looks, a more potent engine, and added features

The Toyota Hilux has always been among the top choices when it comes to pick-up trucks. Rightfully so as it has been around for roughly half a decade. Now, Toyota Motor Philippines gives the erstwhile pick-up a fresh face with new features and better value.

The latest Hilux gets a new front grille that’s now larger and ties it in with models like the US-market Tacoma and 4Runner. It is flanked by sleek headlamps that are come with LED lighting for the 4×4 Conquest. These are complemented by daytime running lights and foglights, both in LED as well.

A new set of taillights and new alloy rims that are sized from 17- to 18-inches, depending on the variant, are also included in the changes. The top-spec 4×4 Conquest gets over-fenders, a rear sports bar, a bedliner, and Conquest badges on the rear quarter panels.

Stepping inside, there are new interior accents and detailing to distinguish the latest iteration from its pre-facelifted version. A new 8-inch touchscreen display for the 4×4 Conquest now supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity while a 6.75-inch unit can be found on lower variants.

But arguably the biggest change can be found under the hood. More specifically, the new 4×4 Conquest gets a more potent 2.8-liter 1GD-FTV engine that now puts out 204bhp and 369lb-ft for the 6-speed AT and 204bhp and 310lb-ft for the 6-speed MT. The latter even gets Intelligent Manual Transmission technology.

The lower variants like the 4×2 Conquest, G, and E are powered by a 2.4-liter 2GD-FTV motor with 150bhp and 295lb-ft of torque. They come with either a 6-speed AT or MT. And as for the fleet variants, these get the same 2.4-liter mill that puts out 150 bhp but with 253 lb-ft of torque. These come with a 6-speed manual.

Speaking of fleet models, TMP is widening the Hilux’s appeal to cater to businesses that have a need to ferry either passengers or cargo. Buyers can choose from the FX for passenger carrying needs or the Cargo for hauling loads with its dedicated enclosed rear box.

And of course, with the Hilux being an adventure seeker’s ride, there is a no-nonsense 4×4 J offering for those that simply need the all-terrain capability without the fuss.

The new Tyota Hilux comes in a wide range of variants to suit every lifestyle. It comes in the following variants and prices:

  • 2.4L 4×2 Cab and Chassis MT: P843,000
  • 2.4L 4×2 Cargo MT: P936,000
  • 2.4L 4×4 FX MT: P1,029,000 (w/o rear aircon); P1,057,000 (w/ rear aircon)
  • 2.4L 4×2 J MT: P952,000
  • 2.4L 4×4 J MT: P1,148,000
  • 2.4L 4×2 E MT: P1,113,000
  • 2.4L 4×2 G MT: P1,220,000
  • 2.4L 4×2 G AT: P1,295,000
  • 2.4L 4×2 Conquest MT: P1,380,000
  • 2.4L 4×2 Conquest AT: P1,455,000
  • 2.8L 4×4 Conquest MT: P1,755,000
  • 2.8L 4×4 Conquest AT: P1,830,000

It will be available beginning September 14, 2020.

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