Japanese automotive manufacturer Toyota has finally revealed the details of its upcoming Hilux pickup truck for the Indian market. Sources suggest that Toyota will announce the prices of the upcoming Hilux on January 20th and conduct deliveries in March 2022. Sources from Toyota dealerships revealed the details regarding the engine, paint options, and other aspects of the new Hilux. Toyota Kirloskar Motors has opened the bookings for the upcoming Hilux wherein customers will pay INR 1 lakh.
2022 Toyota Hilux: Design Details
The India-spec Toyota Hilux will arrive in a four-door format with a large storage bed at the back. The upcoming Hilux will reportedly sport a large imposing front grille with a thick chrome surround and a central Toyota logo. The recent spy images of the Hilux showcase the LED headlamps, 18-inch alloy wheels, India-spec chrome elements, and LED taillights. Toyota will offer the upcoming Hilux in 5 colours- Pearl White, Super White, Emerald Red, Metallic Grey, and Metallic Silver.
2022 Toyota Hilux: Technical Specs & Features
Toyota will reportedly equip the Hilux with a 2.8-litre, four-cylinder, turbo-diesel motor from its Fortuner SUV. Along with producing 204 PS and 500 Nm, the Hilux will sport two gearbox options- a 6-speed manual and an automatic. Toyota will also offer the upcoming Hilux with a four-wheel-drive system, electronic differential locks, multiple airbags, and leather upholstery. Some of these features include electronic differential locks and a Fortuner-sourced touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
2022 Toyota Hilux: Expected Price, Rivals, and Warranty
Reports suggest that Toyota Kirloskar Motors will price the upcoming Hilux at INR 30 lakh (ex-showroom) as a lifestyle pickup. The automaker will offer a 3-year/1,00,000 Km warranty as standard for the Hilux, along with extended warranty options. Once launched in India, the new Hilux will compete directly with the Isuzu V-Cross in the lifestyle pickup truck segment.
Recently, Toyota Kirloskar Motors also announced its annual sales for the year 2021, which showcased 72% of increased growth. The automaker sold a total of 1,30,768 units throughout the year despite the second COVID wave in India. Throughout 2021, Toyota’s best-selling models were the Fortuner and Innova, which hold great value amongst the passenger and commercial segments.