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Toyota Hilux pick-up truck launched: Rs. 2 lakh costlier than Fortuner luxury SUV

Toyota has finally announced the price of the much-awaited Hilux. The 2017 Toyota Hilux starts at Rs 33.99 lakh, which makes it significantly more expensive than the only other pick-up truck available in the Indian market – the Isuzu V-Cross. It’s even more expensive than Fortuner, which starts at Rs. 31.39 lakh.

The price of the Isuzu V-Cross BS6 starts at Rs 16.98 lakh ex-showroom. Although it costs twice as much as the Isuzu V-Cross, the two vehicles are in separate segments. In comparison to the Isuzu, the Toyota Hilux is much more luxurious and larger in size.

Toyota has begun delivering the Hilux pickup truck to dealerships, with customer deliveries likely to start soon. Toyota has already announced that it will no longer accept new reservations owing to the overwhelming market response.

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Design and Features

Toyota Hilux GR SPORT
xToyota Hilux GR SPORT

The 4X4 system is standard on all types of the all-new Toyota Hilux. The Hilux is available in five different colors. While Toyota is not currently accepting new reservations, the company has yet to say when new reservations will be available.

The all-new Toyota Hilux is filled with features. Automatic headlights integrated LED DRLs, LED tail lamps, a chrome bar on the rear bumper, a chrome beltline, 18-inch alloy wheels, power foldable ORVMs, and other features are available on the top-end version.

Leather seats, an 8-way adjustable powered driver seat, a dual-zone temperature control system, second-row AC vents, an 8.0-inch infotainment system, TFT multi-function display, UV cut glass, and more can be found within the Hilux pickup truck. Electrochromatic mirrors, among other things.

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Only available with diesel engine

The new Hilux is powered by a single 2.8-liter four-cylinder diesel engine that produces 204 PS and 420 Nm of peak torque with the manual transmission and 500 Nm with the automated transmission. The Toyota Fortuner is also powered by this engine choice.

The Fortuner and the Hilux are built on the same basis. 4X4 is standard on the Hilux. A high- and low-range transfer case is also available. The pick-up truck also comes with Toyota’s A-TRAC traction control technology, as well as other features including downhill assist control.

The Hilux comes equipped with seven airbags. Vehicle stability control is available, as well as switchable traction control. The car has two drive modes, each of which alters the steering settings. The Hilux is capable of 700mm water wading and comes equipped with a Limited Slip Differential. For serious off-roading, there is an electronic diff lock and a rear diff lock.

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