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Toyota Hilux

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RM 90,000 - RM 124,888
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Hilux Specs
Engine 2393 cc
Power 148 hp
Transmission Type Manual
Driver Airbag Yes
Air Conditioner Yes
Power Steering Yes
Ground Clearance 269 mm
Seating Capacity 2 Seats
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Hilux Pros & Cons

Things We Like in Hilux

The previous generations of Toyota Hilux have built up a huge stature for themselves when it comes to unshakable reliability, with tough build quality all over it. Thankfully, that very trait has been passed to this very version of the Toyota Hilux as well, with the current generation model possessing even tougher in feel body panels.

Compared to the previous generations of the Toyota Hilux which were blamed for not being modern and impressive in their looks in and out, the current generation model manages to solve that problem to a huge extent. The Hilux looks quite butch on the outside, and at the same time, the interior cabin layout shared with that of the Fortuner SUV give the Hilux some premium feel on the inside as well.

Things We Dont Like in Hilux

The 2.8-litre diesel engine in the Toyota Hilux feels powerful enough to make the pickup truck pass any grueling task with flying colors. However, when it comes to engine refinement, it definitely needs some massive improvement, as the engine sounds quite noisy even on the idle.

Another weak trait of the Toyota Hilux, as with most of the pickup trucks in the world, is the ride quality on smoother surfaces. While the Hilux’s four-wheel drivetrain makes it feel happy at home during off-roading, the same suspension and drive setup feels bouncy while driving on plush highways.

Recent Updates of Hilux

Pickup truck and luxury seem like two different elements altogether but the Toyota Hilux has made these two opposing entities come together and form a perfect vehicle. With the recent release of the 2.8L Black Edition, the Hilux has once again become a trending topic in the pickup truck segment. This variant gets a shiny black exterior while retaining its 2.8-litre 1GD-FTV engine which generates 177 PS of power at 3400 rpm and 450 Nm of torque between 1600 to 2400 rpm and comes mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. One of the very few luxurious pickups in the market, the Hilux is available in six variants – Single Cab 2.4 (MT) 4X4, Double Cab 2.4 STD (MT) 4X4, Double Cab 2.4G (MT) 4X4, Double Cab 2.4G (AT) 4X4, Double Cab 2.4 L-Edition (AT) 4X4 and the Double Cab 2.8L Black Edition 4X4 (AT) where the base variant is priced at RM 90,000. 

Toyota Hilux 2019 Price List

Variant Price Specifications  
Single Cab 2.4 (MT) 4x4 RM 90,000 *
OTR Price
2393 cc, 148 hp, Manual, Diesel
Double Cab 2.4 STD (MT) 4x4 RM 100,000 *
OTR Price
2393 cc, 148 hp, Manual, Diesel
Double Cab 2.4G (MT) 4X4 RM 110,000 *
OTR Price
2393 cc, 148 hp, Manual, Diesel
Double Cab 2.4G (AT) 4X4 RM 118,100 *
OTR Price
2393 cc, 148 hp, Automatic, Diesel
Double Cab 2.4 L-Edition (AT) 4x4 RM 124,888 *
OTR Price
2393 cc, 148 hp, Automatic, Diesel
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Hilux is available in 6 different colors - Silver Metallic, Medium Silver Metallic, Attitude Black, Super White II, Crimson Spark Red Metallic and Avant Garde Bronze Metallic.

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  • Medium Silver Metallic

  • Attitude Black

  • Super White II

  • Crimson Spark Red Metallic

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Toyota Hilux Review

  • Overview
  • Interior & Features
  • Exterior
  • Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • Braking & Safety

Overview

If there is one commercial car that could compete with a passenger vehicle in terms of the popularity on the Malaysian roads, it has to be the Toyota Hilux. The pickup has had its share of credibility ever since the ‘Hilux’ badge came into existence around half a century ago. The eighth generation of the pickup was officially introduced back in 2015 in select places of Thailand, Bangkok, and Australia.

The car later received a good facelift last year (2017) and was put on debut at the 2017 Thailand International Motor Expo. This new model went on to become quite a potent answer from the company to its competitors like the Ford Ranger and the new Mitsubishi Triton.

The Toyota Hilux won many hearts with its durability and robustness along with the perfect practicality on all terrains. In fact, it won’t be very wrong to say that prior to the Hilux and Ranger, pickups were considered to be no better than just farm carriage cars carrying a bulk of the agricultural loads.

Interior & Features

Get inside the 2018 Toyota Hilux and you will be greeted by an all-black colour layout. The addition of rich leather seat upholstery and perforations add touches of comfort to every occupant inside. The dashboard and door panel are finished in piano black.

The centre console of the car has a 4.2-inch TFT screen with two dials on either side. The analogue clocks have a white-over-black colour tone to make it look sportier. The pickup has what the company calls Smart Entry & Start System. This technology enables the driver to enter the car and turn on the ignition without even having to use the key. All the seats are comfortable and the rear row even gets an armrest with cup holders.

The dashboard, from the driver’s perspective, is very detailed. There is a lot of switch gears up there, planted just under the display screen. Quite a few knobs on the dash are set adjacent to each other, making the design appear to be clean.

The Hilux is insulated quite well, all around the cabin and also on the hood. This insulation makes sure that noise from engine and wind is reduced to the minimal. The cooled glovebox is the perfect place to store drinks during summers. This feature, of course, is often reduced to the high-end passenger cars only.

Exterior

The Toyota Hilux is an attractive car and every inch of the aesthetics suggests the same. The front portion is flanked by a sharp, chrome, embellished grille and looks more like an extension of the sleek LED projector headlamps. The hexagonal shape of the grille gives rise to a unique lower bumper, which adds a new dimension to the styling.

The Hilux rides on large and chubby 18-inch wheels which offer a good road grip in almost any terrain type. The dual-tone alloy wheels are machine-finished and carry a touch of sophistication and sheen. However, the 2.4-litre variants get 17-inch wheels. The body looks sturdy and strong from the outside.

The rear end is very much in line with the designing in the front. The cargo bed is not painfully long to keep the length in check. However, this does not mean that the cargo hold space is small.  Plus, the rear step is a very good thing to be had so that mounting and unmounting with load isn’t difficult. The tail combination lights complement the rugged nature perfectly. There are fog lamps in the rear too, just in case you need them while driving on bad roads at dusk.

The wing mirrors are electronically adjustable and retractable along with a futuristic design. The spare wheel is secured from theft with the help of a lock and requires a special key to be released.

Engine & Fuel Consumption

The Toyota Hilux is offered in two engine trims. The engine can be tagged as efficient as they are fed with High-Pressure Common Rail technology which improves the power and also the fuel efficiency significantly. The smaller 2.4-litre engine can make a maximum power of 150 PS at 3,400 rpm and a peak torque of 400 Nm which comes between 1,600 and 2,000 rpm.

On the other hand, the bigger 2.8-litre engine is extremely powerful, making a huge 177 PS power, coming at the same 3,400 rpm, and a peak torque of 450 Nm coming between 1,600 and 2,400 rpm. Both the engines have an electronic fuel injection delivery system. The power is sent down to the wheels either by a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

The pickup has three drive modes on offer, which tweak the handling and feel to a great extent. The Eco mode optimises the AC cooling system and the throttle response to get the fuel efficiency to go higher. Moreover, the car comes in an AWD mechanism only. However, the drivers have the option of switching between 2WD and 4WD with just the twist of a small dial knob.

Braking & Safety

Worried whether the Hilux is sturdy and safe or not? Here is the clue. The pickup van received a prestigious 5-star rating at the ASEAN NCAP crash test for the AOP (Adult Occupants Protection). Inside the cabin, the company proudly offers seven safety airbags in the automatic transmission trims. However, the manual trims get three airbags, which aren’t very disappointing either.

And since the Toyota pickup can be a hardcore offroader, the addition of hill-start assist control makes sure that it does not roll back when you are trying to initiate from a standstill on an incline. Plus, the addition of ABS, along with electronic brake-force distribution, is a mandate in almost all the cars nowadays.

Tight braking situations often result in a collision with the car behind. However, with the ESS (emergency stop signal), this thing is looked-after as the cars behind are signalled with a continuous flashing of light.

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    Ethan Okt 01, 2019 for Toyota Hilux
    It’s a legend for a reason

    The Hilux needs no introduction. It has gained the reputation of being the most reliable truck and after my experience, it definitely is. The Hilux will not disappoint, just give it a try! And the new generation has all the latest tech too, so you don't really feel like you are missing something. Read More

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    Ivan Ogo 29, 2019 for Toyota Hilux
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    The Hilux is one of the best trucks around, and for good reason. Gone are the days when trucks were only for work. These new generation trucks can be used both for work and family. I find the Hilux more practical than any SUV (unless you want 7 seats). My Hilux has simply been bulletproof and all the creature comforts Read More

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    Syafiq Ogo 19, 2019 for Toyota Hilux
    Live The Freedom and Thrill with This MUV

    I have always believed in living at the edge, undertaking adventurous and doing frequent off-roading trips is my kind of thing. So when I bought the Toyota Hilux it didn’t come as a surprise to my friends and family. This car has been my best companion and a bold style statement. I love taking small treks and camping on mountain, Read More

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    Izham Jul 30, 2019 for Toyota Hilux
    Elegant sturdy car

    Now while we think of purchasing a car we mostly go by looks of it and then think on the other aspect. I have also done something likewise earlier and had to suffer a lot for that. This time I was sure I won’t go by looks alone. I was in search for a car that is sturdy and strong Read More

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    Chan Jul 19, 2019 for Toyota Hilux
    A perfect high-end luxury pickup

    Toyota has revolutionized the concept of a pickup truck after inducting Hilux. The tough build quality along with unmatched performance and reliability offered by the Hilux is in a class of its own. The front end of the Hilux is a sure head turner on the street because of its bold features like chrome plated front grille and stylish headlamps. Read More

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  • What are the Safety Features Available in Toyota Hilux?

    The safety features available in Toyota Hilux Below:

    Feature Value
    Driver Airbag Yes
    Passenger Airbag Yes
    Side Airbag-Front No
    Anti-Lock Braking System Yes
    Brake Assist No
    Ebd Yes
    Vehicle Stability Control System No
    Rear Seat Belts No
    Seat Belt Warning Yes
    Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts Yes
    Rear Camera No
    Parking Sensors No
    Crash Sensor Yes
    Engine Check Warning Yes
    Tyre Pressure Monitor No
    Front Impact Beams Yes
    Side Impact Beams Yes
    Door Ajar Warning Yes
    Traction Control No

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