The eighth generation 2016 Toyota Hilux Pickup is here…
Rebuilt from almost scratch superior in every way imaginable. The Toyota Hilux has forever been thought as “a do everything” kind of pickup truck. This pickup trucks hardiness and reliability has made it the first choice in demanding surroundings. Looking to discover everything that Queensland has to offer? From “Sunshine Coast to Daintree” rain forest? You might have just seen your vehicle of choice
This pick has the record of being one of the top selling one-tonne pickup truck since it came to the market with over 21 million sales to date.
First impressions play a big part and the Toyota Hilux has the presence to wow. Gone is the somewhat compact and smooth look of the previous versions. The manufacturer has copied Ford & Volkswagen by making a bigger body and going for a colossal and menacing look a Hulk is born.
Very much superior! In spite of the high bonnet, all-round visibility is outrageously excellent. The interior is comfortable opening with the driver’s seat that can be operated electronically can be used by drivers of diverse figures.
An unsophisticated approach has been used for the dashboard layout and the whole truck. There is brand new 7-inch touch screen display is very instinctive and precise. Simplicity is how you can depict this truck. This isn’t the most responsive of systems which are a major let down …and if you need to get anything out of it get ready to give it a good smack!
Buyers in Australia will have a commanding 2.8-litre diesel engine to take them places. Looking at the engine specs by Toyota this is a gutsy choice when you take into count that well over 75% of seventh-gen sales were with the 3.0-litre engines.
However, the manufacturer has stated that the new engine, which puts out 148bhp and 295lb ft, generates more torque than the outgoing 3.0-litre versions. Even as it’s silky and better than its predecessors, it may fall short of torque necessities of a lot of owner-operators who have a lot more dominant models to select from. The main competition for the Hilux is going to be from Volkswagen’s Amarok V6 and Ford’s five-pot 3.2-litre Ranger. These two are going to be the main competition for the Hilux and the main alternatives for buyers.
Fitted with a six-speed automatic or manual transmission the Hilux can pull off up to 41.5mpg on the combined cycle. Though it may sound impressive, it’s more of a standard than an exception with the many choices that are available. The new pickups on sale today offer a minimum 42mpg.
Ride and handling are pretty impressive, even if Toyota has gone for a deep-rooted leaf-spring display at the rear of the truck. Torsional rigidity has gone up a big way by 30% compared with the previous models. This is an important aspect in aiding its handling, ride and durability.
Even though it’s leaf-spring setup is not in the least comfy as the independent coil springs of its competitors like the Nissan’s NP300 Navara. The leaves have been lengthened by 100mm to lessen the force of bumps and puddles much better than the pickups on sale today.
Just what the doctor ordered for the explorer who wants to see the sights of Queensland. The Hilux brings together the best of its former models’ well-known off-road capability but is improved for superior approach and departure angles, a 4wd system with modes to choose from all electronically controlled, front and back limited-slip discrepancy along with a locking function in the rear.
Even though the weight of a vehicle has moved up the Hilux is just as fast off-road as it is on the highway. The new Hilux, in addition, comes with an oil temperature sensor that automatically counterbalances the all-wheel-drive system to prevent overheating when in 4wd mode.
The kerb weight has increased but still, the Hilux feels just as nimble off road. The front differential now also has an oil temperature sensor which automatically deactivates the all-wheel-drive system to avoid overheating in whilst in 4wd mode.
The big news for all heavy-duty operators is that the Hilux’s towing capability has risen to a class topping staggering 3.5 tonnes. The load bay is one of the biggest in the pickups on sale coming in at 1525mm long by 1645mm wide. Nevertheless, the max payload comes in at 1110kg which is just satisfactory in contrast to the competition.
Yes, when you judge against other pickups on sale it may not be the most proficient, the most cost effective or the comfiest; but the Toyota Hilux is an established product (with a celebrated Toyota brand name) that has established a huge reputation as a no-fuss and rapid pickup.
With a superior make and off-road capacity that is unbeatable, next to a 3.5t towing capacity, the eighth-generation Hilux is still – despite ferocious rivalry – one of the finest pickups on sale today.
For the Australian outdoorsmen who want to explore this beautiful and rugged land from Queensland to Cairns, this pickup (or beast) is going to be the vehicle of your choice. 2016 Toyota Hilux Car Review by King Auto offering car removal services around BrisbaneTags: Toyota, Toyota Hilux