The Toyota Hilux pick-up truck is being evaluated for a launch in India. Widely considered to be one of the hardiest vehicles on sale, it comes with an enviable reputation for long-term reliability and mechanical robustness. Unlike something like a Bolero pick-up, the Hilux is relatively expensive to build and will go up against its only real rival here, the similarly specced Isuzu D-Max V-Cross.

 

  • Built on the same platform as Innova and Fortuner
  • Hilux could be manufactured here
  • Targeting a starting price of around Rs 15-16 lakh to take on Isuzu V-Cross
  • Both 2.4 diesel and 2.8 diesel, the latter with 500Nm, being evaluated

Parts sharing will give the Hilux a key advantage

Built on the same IMV platform as Toyota’s popular Innova and Fortuner, the Hilux shares engines, gearboxes, four-wheel-drive systems and suspension components. Even the…

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