2016 Toyota Hilux diesel, price, changes – The Hilux is one of the most iconic pickup trucks in the World being voted as the best compact pickup truck on numerous occasions. This year its eight generation has been launched in most parts of Asia as well as in Australia and this model is also going to be available in Europe and Africa starting with the fall of 2015. Just like with the previous model, its price is probably one of the best on the market, starting at roughly $20,000 depending on the market and going to as far as $40,000 which is a bit much but for that price it will offer incredible durability and very fuel efficient engines for its size.
2016 Toyota Hilux changes
The new model features a complete new design on the exterior as well as inside the cabin, all new engines with a minor exception as well as an improved running gear. Just like before, the body-on-frame construction has been retained so it should be able to tow up to 10,000 pounds with ease, all while offering great off-road capabilities. The only drawback is that the utility model is not yet available and it might never be available on this generation of the truck which takes a bit from its versatility.
The outside of the 2016 Toyota Hilux on the other hand is a bit more impressive than that, offering an evolved design over the previous version. The front end is rounder in order to offer a better aerodynamic coefficient, the headlights have standard LED daytime running lights and Xenon and the approach and departure angles are slightly better than before.
Inside the cabin of the Hilux, Toyota worked tremendously in order to offer a very comfortable and safe experience, so it comes as standard with 6 airbags, cruise control, air conditioning, electric windows and even an infotainment system with 8 speakers. Options include a satellite navigation system, parking sensors or a climate control unit.
New Toyota Hilux 2016 diesel specs
Engine wise, the new Toyota Hilux 2016 comes as standard with a naturally aspirated 2.7 liter inline 4 good for 160 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque while in Europe it will come with a 2.4 liter diesel with 165 horsepower and 253 lb-ft of torque. Options include either a 4 liter V6 which offers 278 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque and that is only available in Australia as well as some parts of Asia or a 2.8 liter diesel which will offer up to 174 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque, the latter being available in most markets. All of these engines with the exception of the 2.8 liter model come as standard with a 5 speed manual while a 6 speed automatic is also available. Rear wheel drive will be standard while all wheel drive with lockable differentials is going to be an option.
|Maximum output||130 kW[177 PS]/3.400 rpm|
|Maximum torque||450 N･m[45.9 kgf･m]/1.600-2.400 rpm|