Japanese car manufacturer Toyota revealed the new 2012 Hillux model, one of the most important utility vehicles in the market, and the most undistructable car, as Top Gear showed.
The new generation of Hillux will come with standard anti-lock braking system but the ESP is still a mistery whether or not it will be present on all versions.
The exterior and interior designs have been styled in order for this utility vehicle known world wide to keep up with modern times. The dashboard has been improved and the 2012 Hillux has more space in the cabin.
The new Hillux generation will have a 6.1 inch full colour touch screen multimedia unit and, according to the manufacturer, the quality and feel have been revised.
The exterior of the new generation has been redesigned, with a new bonnet, radiator grill, headlamps and front bumper, which gives the car an European look.
Customers of the 2012 Toyota Hillux will be able to choose from four grades, DLX, DLX+, SR and SR+. The new DLX+ is also available with 2 wheel drive or 4 wheel drive powertrains, 2.5 D-4D engine connected to a manual transmission in the Double Cab, Extra Cab and Single Cab versions, or a 4 wheel drive 3.0 litre D-4D powertrain with manual transmission in the Double Cab.
The 2.5 litre diesel engine’s power was increased by 24 HP, and it develops 144 HP at 3600 rpm, with a maximum torque of 343 Nm at 2000 rpm.
The new Hillux 2012 will be available in 36 European countries and more than 135 world wide, with deliveries to the local dealers starting from September this year.