2016 Toyota Hilux preview

Not long now before the 2016 Toyota Hilux is launched in Malaysia – the latest version of the iconic pick-up has been previewed at the Toyota WOW Road Tour 3, which kicks off at the Setia City Convention Centre today. On show is the 2.8G 4×4 auto, the top trim in a range that also includes a single cab 2.4 4×2 manual and double cab 2.4 4×2 manual, 2.4 Standard 4×4 manual, 2.4G 4×4 manual and 2.4G 4×4 auto models.

Setting the glitziest model – carrying an estimated price of RM135,000 – apart from the other variants on the outside are automatic LED projector headlights with LED daytime running lights (halogen reflectors standard), a chrome grille, fog lights and a set of snazzy machine-finish 18-inch alloy wheels (16-inch steel items as standard, 17-inch alloys on 2.4G models).

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Inside, there’s an Optitron instrument cluster with a Camry-style 4.2-inch colour LCD multi-info display, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, leather upholstery and reverse camera and sensors. Additionally, this particular Hilux has also been fully optioned, including a RM1,574 sports bar and a RM3,169 DVD-AVN navigation package.

Standard safety kit across the range include three airbags (including one for the driver’s knee) and ABS with EBD. Only the 2.4G auto and 2.8G auto get Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) Active Traction Control (A-TRC) and Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), and only the top 2.8G auto gets side and curtain airbags, for a total of seven airbags.

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The Hilux is all-new under the bonnet – you get a choice of either 150 PS/400 Nm 2.4 litre (343 Nm for manual models) or 177 PS/450 Nm 2.8 litre GD turbodiesel engines, mated to six-speed manual (with a rev-matching function for downshifts) and automatic transmissions.

Estimated prices for the rest of the range are RM93,000 for the single cab 2.4 4×2 manual, RM95,000 for the double cab 2.4 4×2 manual, RM105,000 for the double cab 2.4 Standard 4×4 manual, RM115,000 for the double cab 2.4G 4×4 manual and RM125,000 for the double cab 2.4G 4×4 auto. Check out the full list of equipment for all variants here.