Toyota’s “indestructible” Hilux has a new look and new hi-tech features for 2012. The redoubtable pick-up has been given a comprehensive re-style from the A-pillar forwards, with a new bonnet, radiator grille, headlamps and bumper.
The interior has been given a new look, too, with new upper dashboard design and horizontal instrument cluster that emphasise the breadth and roominess of the cabin.
The 2012 Hilux carries forward its current engines but these now comply with the Euro 5 light commercial vehicle emissions standards ahead of their introduction at the beginning of next year, thanks to the adoption of a diesel particulate filter (DPF ).
As a result of the adjustments to the engines, CO2 emissions for the 2.5 D-4D (Double Cab ), provisional emissions figures have been cut by more than 10 per cent to 194 g/km, becoming best in class and combined fuel consumption has also improved by more than 10 per cent to 38.7 mpg (all bodystyles ).
Provisional emissions figures also show that the 3.0 D-4D Double Cab manual has fallen to 203g/km with a combined fuel consumption figures improved from 34.0 to 36.7mpg.
From launch, you might expect that Hilux will be available with a choice of accessoriesto tailor the vehicle to suit the needs of both business users and those owners who need to use Hilux for more everyday driving duties, or want to give their vehicle an extra dash of style.
The 2012 Hilux should go on sale in Ireland at the year-end for the January market, with prices and specifications to be announced closer to the launch date.