UMW Toyota Motor has introduced the new Toyota Hilux L-Edition (‘L’ refers to luxury), which is based on the facelifted pick-up truck we sighted recently in Malaysia. The L-Edition is available in 2.4L AT 4×4 and 2.8L AT 4×4 guises, where the former is priced at RM119,300 (OTR without insurance) and the latter at RM133,900.

As you can see, the Hilux L-Edition sports a nose that resembles that of the Tacoma with a large hexagonal grille. There’s also a redesigned bumper, one which features an upturned centre air intake and new fog light enclosures. Beyond these, the rest of the exterior appears similar to before, like the interior.

The L-Edition comes with a number of model-specific elements, like two-tone 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels (with 265/65 profile tyres) plus a chrome and black finish for the front grille on the exterior. Moving inside, you’ll find piano black trim instead of silver ones found in the standard 2.8L AT 4×4 and 2.4L AT 4×4 variants. Additionally, the seats are upholstered with perforated leather instead.

Aside from the facelifted look and L-Edition items, the new trucks are largely similar to the 2.8L AT 4×4 and 2.4L AT 4×4 variants of the pre-facelift Hilux. The 2.4L L-Edition gets halogen headlamps (with bulb-type DRLs), whereas they are LED units on the 2.8L model.

Interior equipment on the 2.4L L-Edition includes a manual air-conditioning system, multi-info instrument cluster display, smart entry and start, regular head unit, eight-way powered driver seat, seven airbags, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), reverse sensor and ABS with EBD plus brake assist.

The 2.8L L-Edition see the addition of automatic climate control (with rear vents), a 4.2-inch Optitron multi-info display, 6.1-inch touchscreen multimedia unit, cruise control, digital video recorder and Downhill Assist Control (DAC).

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No changes under the hood, with the 2.4 litre 2GD-FTV (150 PS, 400 Nm) and 2.8 litre 1GD-FTV (177 PS, 450 Nm) turbodiesels continuing their service alongside a six-speed automatic transmission. Both L-Edition models also come with Active Traction Control (A-TRC) and a four-wheel drive system with on-the-fly switching and a rear differential lock.

Colour options for L-Edition models are identical to all pre-facelift variants (Solid White is only for the single-cab 2.4 MT 4×4), and the warranty is for five-years or 150,000 km, whichever comes first. It is likely the rest of Hilux range will be facelifted as well, but for now, we’ve been told the L-Edition models are the only ones with the new look. Interested? Check out for detailed specifications of the new Toyota Hilux.