Toyota Hilux – Welcoming Glory Back: A name which carries glory and pride along with it, started journey in year 1968, celebrating its golden jubilee with journey of 50 years. It has witnessed many modifications, changes and received many up-downs but although of all these it has maintained its reputation over the duration of 50 years. It has always been considered and commonly known as compact sized pickup truck and has received huge applause and smooth response from customers from all over the world.
The journey of Toyota Hilux started in March 1968, with its first display launched R10 and now it has been relaunched with its latest 2017 facelift. A time has also arrived when makers decided to discontinue the production and since from 2004. It was not available in Japan market. It is reintroduced to the domestic market to capitalise on a growing trend for vehicles that involves and enable active lifestyles after the long gap of 13 years. With its first-generation model to latest 2017 facelift, let’s have a look through its outstanding journey:
It was March 1968 when the first model generation N10 chassis code. Launched Hilux began as a short-wheelbase model powered by a four-cylinder 1.5-litre R-series petrol engine with a column-shift, four-speed manual gearbox driving the rear wheels. February 1971 witnessed the arrival of a Gutsier 1.6-litre version that replaced the base engine. Passenger capacity for three people sat abreast on a bench seat.
The second-generation Hilux launched in May 1972 for the 1973 model year. The N20 series featured an updated body with slightly extended wheelbases, more comfortable interior and carry-over engine range.
The third-generation Hilux designed to offer saloon-like specification and ride comfort. This led to an evolution of the predecessor’s double wishbone front suspension that replaced the coil springs for a torsion bar.
Top 3 Toyota Hilux Generation are:
In November 1983, Toyota released the fourth-generation with choosing option of rear-wheel-drive models from four engines. 1.6- or 1.8-litre petrol, and 2.2- or 2.4-litre diesel. While four-wheel drive models used either a 2.0-litre petrol or the largest 2.4-litre diesel.
Hilux introduced in September1988, with revised bodywork that gone through many visual and physical improvements over the outgoing version.
Toyota gently refocused the new sixth-generation Hilux pick-up range into two clear branches – business use and personal use. The engine line-up consisted of 2.0- and 2.7-litre four-cylinder petrol units as well as 2.4-litre turbo and 3.0-litre naturally aspirated diesel.
The seventh-generation Hilux grew significantly in position and to become classified as a mid-size pick-up (the platform also adapted into an SUV for the Toyota Fortuner model). This change gifted and brings the car with greater road presence, interior space, and load capacity. All improvements and changes done from customer reviews and reports.
Now coming to eighth generation model i.e. the latest model launched as its come back in Japan market is really a wonder available once again in Single Cab, Extra Cab and Double Cab body styles. The new generation Hilux advances the legend and redefines toughness with a stronger ladder chassis. Supports the deck structure, enhanced all-wheel drive capabilities and improved dragging capacity. Buyers are welcoming it with open arms. Hilux buyers have five different colors to choose Hilux sold in estimated 180 countries worldwide. Its huge demand forced makers to relaunch it, at the moment of its re-arrival is in Japanese domestic market. But soon it will make presence to a global audience from all around the world. The latest generation of Toyota Hilux are:
Toyota Hilux will add a new adventure in your life being an all rounder make you experience wonderful driving in all kinds of rough terrains. It is power pack of adventure, pride and luxury. Having survived extreme environments in the Arctic and Antarctic and all points in between the achievement of this ultra-tough machine proved beyond doubt.