2016 Toyota Hilux Archive

  • GALLERY: 2016 Toyota Hilux – Thai launch live photos

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    Yesterday saw the official introduction of the eight-gen 2016 Toyota Hilux, with the pickup being revealed simultaneously in Thailand and Australia. You’ve seen the studio shots, and now here are live photos of the new Hilux from the Thai part of the launch. On display at the event were a number of Hilux variants, in single, extra and double cabin body styles.

    Aside from revised styling, the new Hilux gets two new turbodiesel engines as well as fresh six-speed ‘intelligent’ manual and auto gearboxes. The truck also features a thicker, stronger frame and enhanced comfort, safety and convenience features.

    The new engines are a 2.8 litre 1GD-FTV and a 2.4 litre 2GD-FTV from the GD family, and both Euro 4-compliant oil burners feature common-rail direct-injection, variable-nozzle turbos, exhaust gas recirculation and a stop/start system.

    The 2.8 litre has 177 hp at 3,400 rpm and 450 Nm between 1,600 and 2,400 rpm for output numbers, this when paired with the new six-speed auto (with the new six-speed manual, torque is bumped up to 420 Nm between 1,400 and 2,600 rpm).

    As for the 2.4, that’s good for 150 hp at 3,400 rpm and 400 Nm between 1,600 and 2,000 rpm with the six-speed auto (with a five-speed manual, 343 Nm between 1,400 and 2,800 rpm). The Hilux is also available with the familiar 2.7 litre Dual VVT-i petrol with 166 hp and 245 Nm, and in Australia the truck will also get a 4.0 litre V6 petrol option.

    Plenty of variation, from three suspension setups for various markets and a host of wheel size options (in 16-, 17- or 18-inch sizes), and with the variety of body styles, there’s no shortage of coming up with variants – Australia is already set to have 31!

    Thai launch live photos by Edd Ellison.

     
     
  • 2016 Toyota Hilux – eighth-gen officially unveiled

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    The moment is finally here. The eighth-gen 2016 Toyota Hilux has been officially revealed simultaneously in Australia and Thailand. Highlights include two new turbodiesel engines, new six-speed ‘intelligent’ manual and auto gearboxes, a thicker, stronger frame and enhanced comfort, safety and convenience features.

    New engines – a 2.8 litre 1GD-FTV and a 2.4 litre 2GD-FTV from the GD family – respectively replace the KD-family 3.0 litre 1KD-FTV and 2.5 litre 2KD-FTV. The new engines have common-rail direct-injection, variable-nozzle turbos, exhaust gas recirculation and a stop/start system, and are Euro 4-compliant for the Thai market. They claim to use 10% less fuel than the KD engines.

    Complementing them are two new gearboxes – a six-speed ‘intelligent’ manual and six-speed auto. The ‘intelligent’ manual helps helps eliminate shift shock by matching engine revs to the transmission speed.

    2015 reveal of Toyota HiLux (SR5 double cab pre-production model shown).

    2015 reveal of Toyota HiLux (SR5 double cab pre-production model shown).

    The larger engine does 177 hp at 3,400 rpm and 450 Nm of torque between 1,600 and 2,400 rpm when mated to the new six-speed auto (with the new six-speed manual, 420 Nm between 1,400 and 2,600 rpm). The smaller engine produces 150 hp at 3,400 rpm and 400 Nm of torque between 1,600 and 2,000 rpm with the six-speed auto (with a five-speed manual, 343 Nm between 1,400 and 2,800 rpm).

    The familiar 2.7 litre Dual VVT-i petrol is said to benefit from lower weight, better combustion and less friction. It develops 166 hp at 5,200 rpm and 245 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. This engine can be had with a five-speed manual or six-speed auto in Thailand. Additionally, Australia gets a 4.0 litre V6 petrol.

    The stronger FIRM (Frame with Integrated Rigidity Mechanism) makes use of high-tensile strength steel and more spot welds, and there’s a new Dynamic Control Suspension system, plus Body Control with Torque Demand. The improved body structure is said to yield lower noise, vibration and harshness levels.

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    A Drive Mode Switch allows selection of Eco and Power modes, while shift-on-the-fly allows shuffling between 2WD and 4WD. Also on are Active Traction Control and a diff-lock. Towing capacity has been upped to 3.5 tonnes; payloads up to 1,240 kg.

    Three suspension setups will be available for the Hilux – Australia, South Africa, Russia and South America will get an Australian-developed heavy-duty suspension setup that touts improved off-road performance, better vibration suppression and improved roll stiffness. Thailand, meanwhile, will get a comfort-biased setup. There’s also a standard setup that’s “suited to all road conditions the world over.” The suspension is a front-double wishbone, rear-leaf spring affair.

    Toyota says there’s more room inside front and rear (35 mm more rear knee room), a bigger seat adjustment range and a larger 80 litre fuel tank, and LED headlamps with DRLs are also available. Wheels are available in 16-, 17- or 18-inch sizes; currently, most of our Hilux run on 15-inch wheels.

    In Australia, the Toyota Hilux will be offered with 31 variants – eight more than now – with 4×2 and 4×4, single, extra and double cabin styles, and WorkMate, SR and SR5 trims. There are also Hi-Rider variants – a 2WD with the ride height and heavy-duty suspension of a 4WD model. The truck will hit Oz showrooms in early October.

    The double cab is 70 mm longer and 20 mm wider, and with a slightly lower roofline, than the truck it replaces, being 5,335 mm long, 1,855 mm wide and 1,820 mm tall, with a 3,085 mm wheelbase. Cargo volume is said to have been expanded, with the deck packing optimal reinforcements and rib configuration.

    The safety arsenal comprises seven airbags, traction control, VSC, ABS, EBD, BA, hill start assist and emergency stop signal – all of which are standard across the range in Australia, in the hope of securing a five-star ANCAP safety rating. We’ll be back with Thai specs and details soon – meanwhile, check out the leaked brochure to see what the top-spec Thai model will get.


    Toyota Hilux live photo gallery from Thai launch

     
     
  • 2016 Toyota Hilux Revo revealed in leaked brochure!

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    A Thai brochure for the 2016 Toyota Hilux Revo has been leaked on the Hilux Revo Thailand Facebook page, revealing a treasure trove of details regarding available kit, as well as the all-new pick-up truck itself!

    Cutting quite a stylish figure, the projector headlamps with LED DRL eyebrows and Light Control System are joined to the chrome grille, one bar of which intrudes into the headlamps. There are rear combi and fog lamps, a bee-sting antenna, 17-inch alloys, side steps and anti-pinch for the driver’s window.

    Interior features include 60:40-split back seats, keyless entry and start, a 4.2-inch instrument panel multi-info display, auto air-con with rear vents, rear-seat Isofix, a 220-volt AC charger, cruise control and what looks like leather seats. The futuristic interior brings to mind the Corolla Altis‘ – how is this a truck cabin?!

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    A satin finish (or what looks like it) surrounds the side air vents and adorns the door cards, gear lever and the classy steering wheel’s bottom U-spoke. The passenger-side dashboard incorporates a storage box, and there’s a seven-inch T-Connect touch-screen with USB, AUX, Bluetooth and six speakers.

    Now, the skeleton. The FIRM (Frame with Integrated Rigidity Mechanism) makes use of high-tensile strength steel, and there’s a new Dynamic Control Suspension system, plus Body Control with Torque Demand. A Drive Mode Switch allows selection of Eco and Power modes, while shift-on-the-fly allows shuffling between 2WD and 4WD. Also on are Active Traction Control and a diff-lock.

    New engines – a 2.8 litre 1GD-FTV and a 2.4 litre 2GD-FTV from the GD family, which respectively replace the KD-family 3.0 litre 1KD-FTV and 2.5 litre 2KD-FTV. The new engines have common-rail direct-injection, variable-nozzle turbos, exhaust gas recirculation and a stop/start system, and are Euro 4-compliant for the Thai market.

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    The larger engine does 177 hp at 3,400 rpm and 450 Nm of torque between 1,600 and 2,400 rpm when mated to the new six-speed auto (with the new six-speed manual, 420 Nm between 1,400 and 2,600 rpm). The smaller engine produces 150 hp at 3,400 rpm and 400 Nm of torque between 1,600 and 2,000 rpm with the six-speed auto (with a five-speed manual, 343 Nm between 1,400 and 2,800 rpm).

    The 2.7 litre Dual VVT-i petrol makes a comeback, developing 166 hp at 5,200 rpm and 245 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. This engine can be had with a five-speed manual or six-speed auto.

    The safety arsenal comprises seven airbags, traction control, VSC, ABS, EBD, BA, trailer sway control, hill start assist and downhill assist. Note that all these lovely features are on the range-topping 2.8G AT variant. We don’t know yet of lesser variants, but will keep you updated – the truck launches in Thailand very soon.

     
     
  • VIDEO: Toyota Hilux Revo teaser – launching end May

    This teaser video for the upcoming Thai market launch of the new 2016 Toyota Hilux was found on social media pages dedicated to the new Hilux. As per the teaser images we’ve seen before, it mentions 22-23-24 dates, which coincidentally fall after the new truck’s supposed May 21 date debut.

    For those who aren’t in a position to conveniently watch a video during office hours, we’ve screen grabbed important frames in the video which showcase the new Hilux and put them in a gallery below. The video teases the new truck’s headlamps, fog lamps and the shape of the front end in general, although everything is still pretty much hidden in shadows.

    The ending frame of the video shows the new truck’s logo – it’s called the Hilux Revo in Thailand. The Revo moniker replaces the outgoing car’s Vigo name.

    Toyota also announced the new GD family of D-4D turbodiesel engines at the 2015 Vienna Motor Symposium. The new engine family consists of the 177 hp, 450 Nm 2.8 litre 1GD-FTV and the 160 hp, 400 Nm 2.4 litre 2GD-FTV.

     
     
  • 2016 Toyota Hilux to get new “GD” turbodiesel engines

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    Toyota has officially introduced the engines that will be powering the next generation Toyota Hilux at the 2015 Vienna Motor Symposium. The new engines are from the GD family, which replaces the outgoing KD engines found in the current Hilux and other Toyota models.

    The new “Economy with Superior Thermal Efficient Combustion (ESTEC)” engines are the 2.8 litre 1GD-FTV and the 2.4 litre 2GD-FTV, which replaces the 3.0 litre 1KD-FTV and 2.5 litre 2KD-FTV respectively.

    The larger 2.8 litre engine is rated at 177 horsepower at 3,400 rpm and 450 Nm of torque at 1,600-2,400 rpm (reportedly 420 Nm with a manual), while the 2.4 litre does 160 horsepower and 400 Nm. However different tunes may be used in different countries and/or different models.

    The new GD engines will feature common rail direct injection at 1,350 bar and a variable geometry turbocharger. They will be mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox.

    Other than the new Hilux and Fortuner, the new GD family of turbodiesels are expected to be a feature in the Toyota Landcruiser Prado as well.

     
     
  • 2016 Toyota Hilux to get new 2.4 and 2.8 litre engines plus a six-speed automatic gearbox?

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    Here’s some news for pick-up truck aficionados. Reports around the Internet are suggesting that the 2016 Toyota Hilux may be getting brand new 2.4 and 2.8 litre turbodiesel engines, plus the option of a six-speed automatic transmission!

    Rumours are that the smaller 2.4 litre VNT (Variable Nozzle Turbo) unit will output 150 PS and 343 Nm of torque with a standard five-speed manual gearbox, and 167 PS and 400 Nm in six-speed auto form. The 2.8 litre VNT engine, meanwhile, is said to offer 177 PS and either 420 Nm (manual) or 450 Nm (auto) of torque.

    If true, this compares favourably to the existing model’s 144 hp/343 Nm 2.5 litre and 163 hp/343 Nm 3.0 litre VNT engines, not to mention the four-speed automatic transmission currently offered. The five-speed manual – one cog down on the manual Ford Ranger and Nissan Navara – could be a slight disappointment to some.

    As for looks, what appears to be a leaked brochure of the next-generation pick-up truck was recently leaked. Of course, none of this has been confirmed by Toyota as of yet, so let’s reserve our judgement until it has all been made official, shall we?

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Last Updated 12 Apr 2018