Hilux is one of the oldest truck in the markets. Well, not exactly, since this mid-size pickup changed over the years. The first model was launched in 1968, and its first generation lasted for 4 years. Now, 50 years later, we see the same name. Of course, for 2018 Toyota Hilux everything is different visually and mechanically. But, the idea is the same and popularity is higher than ever.
The 2018 Hilux is going to be a model of eight generation of the vehicle. It is mainly produced in Europe, Australia, and the Philippines. In the USA, we have Hilux under the other name. American buyers can purchase its sibling Tacoma. From the upcoming vehicle, fans can expect a facelift, with the comeback of the diesel engine, and very popular SR5 trim level. The new truck will have a TRD package which will boost its overall specs.
Why Buy A Toyota Hilux?
The Hilux truck is not popular by accident. Careful planning of development and listening to needs of its users are just a few of the reasons why this model is so popular. Everyone can be sure that 2018 Toyota Hilux will be reliable, durable, strong machine, perfect for off-road work.
Reliability, safety, performance
On the other hand, it is also stylish, comfortable, and safe. With possible usage for long family trips, or as a commuting vehicle, we can see why is the pickup one of the most versatile vehicles out there. This segment is closing the gap with other classes with improvements in performance, safety, and interior comfort.
2018 Toyota Hilux Drivetrain and Outputs
The base engine available for 2018 Toyota Hilux is a 2.4-l D-4D diesel. European buyers will be happy to see this unit again, but performing better than before. This drivetrain can develop 110 kW or 150 hp. Also, torque rate for diesel drivetrain is 345 Nm or 255 lb-ft. The alternative is the more potent 2.8-l 4-cylinder diesel, which is good for 330 lb-ft of twisting power, which is equal to 450 Nm. Horsepower rating is 175, or in metric units 130 kW.
The entry-level compact truck is capable to tow 2500 kg. This is significantly less than its sibling Tacoma in the USA can do. However, buyers in Asian and European countries are happy with it, since Hilux also offers better fuel economy. But, this number also varies, depending on drive configuration.
2018 Toyota Hilux Price and Options
The 2018 Toyota Hilux is available in three cab configurations. Base models will cost from $21,000. Nevertheless, upgrades are possible, with many packages and accessories. Toyota is very generous with features, both for interior and exterior. So, every buyer can tune its truck for the most comfortable impression.
SR5 and TRD
Top of the class models in every way is TRD and SR5 Hilux trucks. These packages include luxurious and hi-tech features and upgrades for a drivetrain. Its price is saying what every buyer can expect from it comparing to the base model. An SR5 pickup will cost at least $53,000, while TRD package almost triplets the base price.