Toyota has released its new Hilux pick-up, including a new 2.4-litre diesel engine.
Available in Single, Extra and Double Cab body styles, the new model includes an enhanced towing capacity of 3.5 tonnes. It is 75 mm longer, 20 mm wider and 45 mm lower than its predecessor.
A new 2.4-litre D-4D Global Diesel (GD) engine featuring Stop/Start generates 148bhp.
Two-wheel drive Hilux versions are equipped with six-speed manual transmissions, whilst all-wheel drive models offer a choice of six-speed manual or automatic gearboxes. The new 2.4-litre D-4D returns an average fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of 39.8mpg and 187g/km, a 9% improvement on the outgoing model.
The new Hilux sees the introduction of Toyota Safety Sense, an option pack which offers customers a Pre-Collision System (PCS), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Automatic High Beam (AHB) and Road Sign Assist (RSA) systems.
The cargo deck of the new Hilux has been made larger, stronger and more practical. Maximum cargo deck width has increased from 1,544 mm to 1,645 mm. The tailgate now benefits from stronger, link-type hinges, and heavy-duty steel plate brackets have been adopted for the struts supporting it in the open position.
Extra cab and double cab models feature new 17 and 18 inch alloy wheels, and three new colours are available - Orange Spice, Volcano Red and Hydro Blue.