E.K Kanoo, the exclusive distributor of Toyota in the Bahrain, has launched the eighth generation of the popular commercial pickup truck, the all-new Toyota Hilux.
It features tougher refreshed styling, a newly developed frame structure, an SUV-like interior and better core performance to deliver the best results in its class, reinforcing its leadership of the pick-up segment, said a statement.
First launched in Japan in 1968, the Hilux is one of the most symbolic Toyota vehicles and has been renowned for its toughness, durability and ability to perform under extreme conditions and in the toughest terrains, it said.
Celebrating the same credentials, the 2016 all-new Hilux now features a six-speed automatic transmissions that is coupled to a newly developed frame, making it tougher, more efficient, and more economical while boasting the lowest total cost of ownership in its segment.
Available in single and double cabins, the all-new Hilux comes in 2L and a 2.7L petrol engines, or a 2.4L diesel engine, and in 4WD and 2WD choices.
The new transmission translates into enhanced fuel economy figures of up to 15 per cent over the last generation Hilux – depending on the choice of petrol or diesel engines – while the redesigned tougher rear suspension makes for better reliability to support the Hilux’s enhanced deck usability and towing capacity.
The tried-and-trusted TR petrol engine has been developed even further, simultaneously achieving increased fuel economy and high output.
The new Hilux also features a convenient switch that allows the driver to select a preferred drive mode – ECO for optimum economy and POWER for enhanced acceleration.
The ECO Mode reduces power consumption in relation to acceleration, heating and cooling, whilst also taking into consideration the environment, whereas the POWER Mode provides sharper acceleration response, ensuring a more agile drive on slopes and winding roads.
Meanwhile, the front of the new Hilux features new headlamps adding style to the distinctive and refreshed design.
The vehicle’s interior also reflects the concept of ‘Tough and Emotional,’ and echoes the same attention to detail as the exterior with passenger vehicle styling, accents and ornamentations.