Toyota announced on Wednesday (13) the first images and details of the latest Toyota Hilux 2012. The Hilux 2012 is an average pickup truck, which brings minor cosmetic changes, improvements and developments in the internal finishing techniques will be marketed in over 135 countries. With the release of the new model Toyota Hilux 2012, Toyota introduces a new design and further improves the model-renowned quality, durability and reliability.
The new Hilux 2012 interior has been extensively revised with a refined design which reinforces the pick-up’s credentials as a leisure vehicle. It offers improved sensory quality throughout the cabin, and passenger car levels of convenience. The new Hilux 2012 interior features a new upper dashboard design in which a new, horizontal centre instrument cluster reinforces the breadth and roominess of the cabin.
Perceived quality has been significantly improved through the adoption of uniformly darker finishes with a greater colour consistency throughout the new Hilux 2012 interior, and the addition of silver ornamentation. The front of the Hilux 2012 is entirely redesigned from the A pillar forwards, with a new bonnet, radiator grille, headlamps and front bumper. The Hilux 2012 profile is further enhanced by newly designed front and rear wings, redesigned 15″ and 17″ steel and alloy wheels, and new door mirrors.
In the mechanical part, the long awaited version of the flex engine 2.7 16V will finally be released as the Hilux 2012 specs. About the Toyota Hilux 2012 Diesel engine, it will be the same 2.5 D-4D family offered in Europe but with changes in the turbo to achieve 146 bhp and 34.9 lb.-ft. of torque.
In order to create a strong differentiation between “workhorse”, “dual use” and “leisure” versions, the Hilux 2012 is now available in four grades: DLX, the new DLX+, SR+ and SR. Delivering a ‘workhorse’ / paper “dual use”, the Hilux 2012 DLX+ grade is available with 2WD or 4WD powertrains 2.5 D-4D coupled to a manual transmission in Single Cab, Extra Cab and Double Cab body styles, and a 4WD 3.0 D-4D manual transmission and powertrain as a single Double Cab.
With a choice of three body types, two engines, manual and automatic transmission and two- or four-wheel drive, the Hilux 2012 now satisfies the requirements of an even wider professional and leisure customer base. Through the introduction of variable nozzle turbocharging, Hilux 2012 2WD 2.5 D-4D models benefit from a 24 hp increase in power.
The Hilux 2012 engine now develops 144 hp at 3600 rpm and 343 Nm of torque at 2000 rpm. Despite this power increase, combined cycle fuel consumption in this Japan new Toyota Hilux 2012 has been reduced by 1.0 l/100 km to 7.3 l/100 km and CO2 emissions lowered by 26 g/km to only 193 g/km.
Toyota is polishing up the new Hilux 2012 team, readying for a fierce season as new and improved players take to the ute field. Nonetheless, times are changing and despite its indisputable credentials, growing competition from cheap Chinese utes, a relentless effort by Volkswagen’s Amarok and the upcoming new Ford Ranger and Mazda BT-50 has meant that Toyota has had to respond.
To give it a more competitive advantage, the updated seventh-generation Toyota Hilux 2012 has got its share of new features. From the outside everything from the A-pillar forward has been updated and the rear gets new combination lamps. The real story however is the added value and price reductions to the new Hilux 2012 model range, with all 21 Toyota HiLux 4×4 variants gaining between $1960 and $8340 better value.
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