Toyota Hilux 2016 has been presented this year. The new generation of the popular pick-up was fully renewed and with enough news. But today we will try another theme, the lack of dynamics that appear after a period of testing on the part of the publication Swedish Teknikens Värld. This magazine already tested the Hilux nine years ago and the result was that almost dumps submitting to the test of a moose.
This maneuver dodges would serve to avoid crashing into any object, and in this case puts to test systems such as the ESP or suspensions. After the poor result in 2007, have wanted to try with the new generation. The Hilux is available to perform the maneuver at a speed of 60 km/h and when you come out of the first corner the inside wheels are lifted, leaving on two wheels and about to dump were it not for the reaction of the pilot.
apparently the pick-up reacted in excess to maneuver due to the good grip and its high center of gravity. Will not excuse, because then it evaluated some of his main rivals. The Dodge RAM, Nissan Navara, Volkswagen Amarok, Ford Ranger, Isuzu D-Max and Mitsubishi L200 have no problems even at a higher speed of between 64 and 68 km/h. The Toyota Hilux was riding wheels of 18 inches, would it be the problem?
For the Swedish magazine asked a unit with 17-inch wheels be subjected to the same test and the result was similar. It is true that in less proportion, but the two inside wheels continue lifting. For the test of a moose is charging at the vehicle with 830 kg extra, but is still not an acceptable behavior. Toyota Sweden has wished to respond to the test, saying that take into account and evaluated what happened.
Source: Teknikens Värld via Autonoción