In recent times there are several pick-ups that are being renovated. After the new Mitsubishi L200 and Nissan Navara, it is the turn of one of the most important models in the segment, the new Toyota Hilux 2016 in European specification. It is the eighth generation of the best-selling pick-up in the world, with over 47 years of history.
The body double cabin Toyota Hilux has dimensions of 5.35 meters long and a height and a width of 1.85 meters. Compared with the previous model, 90mm grows along , 20 in width and 5mm lower. In paragraph aesthetic change is noticeable especially in the front, where a more aggressive headlights are adopted. Both the side view and the rear are also new, but the differences are not so obvious.
Where changes are most evident is in the interior, with an all-new dashboard and modern design, in which the horizontal lines and no thanks to the buttons predominate touch screen 7 “ multimedia equipment. In the lower part is where the traction control system as a rotary dial to the gearbox, differential lock, control or ESP drops are placed.
The Toyota Hilux 2016 also experienced a major change in terms of equipment. Now it offers systems like access and keyless start , the most advanced multimedia computer with touch screen, watch box with TFT color screen 4.2 “, climate control, heated front seats, power outlet 220V and seven airbags.
The larger of the Toyota Hilux also translate into more space for occupants , which together with the reduction of noise and vibration in the cabin, providing greater comfort for passengers. The cargo also has larger dimensions, with a width of up to 1.65 meters, 10 centimeters more than previously.
In Europe, two diesel Toyota Hilux D-4D engines will be offered only with . The smallest is a 2.4 four-cylinder and 150 horses with a maximum torque of 400 Nm. It will be available in 4 × 2 rear-wheel drive and 4 × 4. Simple versions have traction manual six relationships, while AWD may opt for the automatic transmission aja same number of speeds offered driving modes ECO and Power.
who need more power will be available to the engine 2.8 D-4D with 177 horses and 450 Nm wide. This will be associated only with the automatic gearbox. Fuel consumption is reduced by up to 9% over the engines it replaces, with an average of 7.3 liters for 150 hp with manual transmission (automatic 8.3) and 8.5 liter to 2.8-liter engine.
With respect to the outgoing five-speed model, the manual gearbox also features news, with a first rate 10% shorter and longer 23% sixth. This will achieve improved performance, while consumption is decreased. The shaft also has far greater dimensions and is more reinforced, like spreads.
A level of chassis, Toyota Hilux this opens a new structure with longitudinal and transverse 20% more torsional rigidity and absorbs 15% more impact force in accidents, increasing security . Toyota has also worked to improve stability and ride comfort in general for what they have adopted a completely new suspension and steering on the previous Hilux.
The off-road capabilities of the Hilux remain intact thanks to its total eligible gearbox and front-wheel drive with rear differential and limited slip . These systems are supported by the electronic brake control system, which is another element that helps pull in the most complicated situations and down grades if the car is packed by controlling declines. Towing capacity is 3,200 kilos.
Source – Toyota
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Article Toyota Hilux 2016, and in European specification was originally published in Current Motor.