Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Toyota Europe revealed details on the 2010 Hilux pick-up, available now with an improved 2.5 liter D-4D diesel engine for 4WD versions, of all three body types.
The engine’s output has been increased by 24 hp to 144 DIN hp, and maximum torque has increased by 18 Nm to 343 Nm. As a result, the Toyota Hilux 2.5 D-4D 4WD’s 0-100 km/h acceleration time has improved by 2.5 seconds to 12.5 seconds, and its top speed has increased by 15 km/h to 170 km/h.
Also, the top version, the Invincible Double Cab is available with a 3.0 D-4D engine, leather upholstery and satellite navigation with Bluetooth.
Press release after the jump.
Europe’s best-selling pick-up with a segment share of 25%, the Toyota Hilux is now available with an improved 2.5 litre D-4D diesel engine for 4WD versions. Introduced to match the segment evolution, the 144 DIN hp diesel engine will allow Hilux to remain segment leader.
Already renowned amongst professionals for its durability and reliability, and of ever-increasing appeal to leisure drivers, the Toyota Hilux is available with a choice of three body types –the Single Cab workhorse, the Extra Cab and the SUV-style Double Cab.
The improved 2.5 litre D-4D engine is available on 4WD versions of all three body types. Its power output has been increased by 24 hp to 144 DIN hp, and maximum torque has increased by 18 Nm to 343 Nm.
This power increase has been achieved through the adoption of a DC motor-actuated, variable nozzle vane-type turbocharger and the use of new injectors featuring Generation 3 Solenoid (G3S) technology. The new injectors offer more precise fuel injection, improving throttle response and performance.
As a result, the Toyota Hilux 2.5 D-4D 4WD’s 0-100 km/h acceleration time has improved by 2.5 seconds to 12.5 seconds, and its top speed has increased by 15 km/h to 170 km/h. Despite these significant performance increases, its CO2 emissions remain at only 219 g/km – second best in segment.
The introduction of the improved 2.5 D-4D 4WD further strengthens an already comprehensive Hilux range. With a choice of three body types, three engines, 5-speed manual and automatic transmissions, and two- or four-wheel drive, Europe’s pick-up of choice satisfies the requirements of the widest possible professional and leisure customer base.