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Toyota Bharat Is All Set To Roll Out Hilux Pick-Up Truck On 23rd January, Bookings Open

Toyota Hilux

Toyota Bharat has got some real expectations from the upcoming Hilux. From being the second-best brand in the sales chart to being nowhere at the top, the brand seems like struggling a little bit.

But as they say, “Comebacks are always greater than setbacks”, the organisation is again all set to be the best with its new products. Well, today, Toyota has announced that the launch of the all-new Hilux will take place on 23rd January in India. Also, people who are interested can now place their bookings against a token amount of Rs.2 Lakhs.

Want to learn more about it? Let’s check out some crucial details related to Toyota’s upcoming utility vehicle down below.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Toyota Bharat is about to launch Hilux on 23rd January.
  • It is expected to come with a potent 2.8-litre diesel engine.
  • Bookings for the Hilux can be placed against Rs.2,00,000.

Toyota Hilux

Starting with the design, Hilux does remind you of other big SUVs at the front. A pair of LED projector headlamps, massive trapezoidal grille, sporty bumper and separate fog lamp housing definitely feels like a typical Toyota affair.

The side and rear profiles of this lifestyle vehicle are also well-balanced. The former area comes equipped with large alloy wheels while the latter one features LED lamps on the tailgate.

Inside the cabin, the dashboard layout of Hilux will remain very similar to the Fortuner. Starting with the features, it will be getting a large 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, MID unit, multifunctional steering wheel, automatic climate control and a massive centre console according to the model offered globally.

2021 Toyota Hilux Interior
Image Source: Toyota Newsroom Europe

There’s no confirmation regarding the powertrain yet. However, since it is based on the brand’s IMV-2 platform, we expect the new Hilux to feature a 2.8-litre four-cylinder diesel engine. For your information, the overall output from this motor is rated at a massive 204 horsepower and 500Nm.

The brand could even come up with a 2.4-litre diesel engine to keep the overall price in check. Keeping in mind that this is a pick-up truck, sources suggest that Toyota will be using the former unit as standard.

A four-wheel-drive system is something everyone is wishing for. Interestingly, the top-end variants of Hilux will definitely get a similar setup.

Toyota Hilux Side Profile
Image Source: Media Toyota

Alternatives

India is still in a growing phase when we talk about lifestyle vehicles. With time, it will grow but till then, the all-new Hilux will be competing against the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross.

Planning to enter the segment? Let’s find out what the all-new D-Max V-Cross has really got to offer.

Isuzu D-Max V-Cross

BS6 Isuzu V-Cross
Image Source: Isuzu.in

Isuzu in the past few years has introduced some good utility vehicles in India. The new D-Max V-Cross is definitely one of them and therefore, it has also been the best seller for the brand. Until now, it never faced any direct competition here and that’s why Toyota has finally decided to enter the segment in order to give it a tough time.

The updated D-Max V-Cross is equipped with a powerful 163HP, 1.9-litre four-cylinder diesel engine. Sadly, it doesn’t get a manual gearbox for transmission duties.

Coming to the features, the carmaker has stuffed the updated D-Max V-Cross with a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, ABS, traction control, keyless entry, LED projector headlamps and cruise control according to the variant.

Specifications

Isuzu D-Max V-Cross
Engine 1.9-litre four-cylinder diesel
Power 163HP
Torque 360Nm
Key Highlights
  • Keyless entry
  • Alloy wheels
  • LED projector headlamps
  • Cruise control
Price (ex-showroom, Delhi) Rs.19.98 Lakhs to Rs.24.49 Lakhs

About the author

Harsh Rana

Full-time management student and a part-time automobile enthusiast. Not much happy about EVs taking over the V8, V10 and V12 motors.

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