UMW Toyota has announced the estimated on-the-road prices for its Toyota Hilux pick-up truck and Toyota Fortuner SUV 2012 model year improvement models, which are due, we hear, soon, with bookings now open for the two vehicles.
The Hilux facelift arrived last September, so don’t expect that there to be radical changes to features and kit. There’s a noticeable revision in power output though, specifically for the 2.5 litre Double Cab model.
A check on the UMWT website says numbers for the 3.0 Hilux’s powertrain remain as is – the 1KD-FTV D-4D commonrail diesel with Variable Nozzle Turbo continues to offer 163 PS and 343 Nm of torque from 1,400 to 3,200 rpm.
The Hilux Double Cab 2.5G, however, has now gone the VNT route, and features a higher power and torque output courtesy of its 2KD-FTV mill, these being 144 PS at 3,400 rpm and 343 Nm at 1,600 to 2,800 rpm.
This is a significant increase from the 102 PS and 260 Nm from 1,600 to 2,400 rpm as seen in the facelift that arrived last year. The four-speed ECT transmission has been retained for the automatic variant, according to data from the website.