Toyota Hilux Pickup Bookings
Indians have shown huge demand for the pickup truck says Toyota

Bookings of the Toyota Hilux pickup truck have been halted temporarily

Toyota Kirloskar Motor has announced that it will not take bookings (temporarily) for the Hilux pickup truck in India due to overwhelming demand.

In an official statement, the Japanese automaker said, “…in light of various factors impacting our supply, we are unable to meet the heightened demand.”

The company says it regrets the “temporary halt of bookings for the Hilux”, but claims this decision has been made to avoid any further inconvenience to its customers.

While bookings of the Toyota Hilux pickup truck have been stopped, the Japanese carmaker claims it will continue to take efforts to resume the lifestyle vehicle’s bookings at the earliest.

Toyota Hilux Dashboard
Even the base variant is by no means bare-bones

Officially revealed in the country last month, the Hilux, which will be offered in only 2 variants – Standard (manual only) and High, will be introduced here this March.

It will be powered by a 2.8-litre turbodiesel motor delivering 204 PS and up to 500 Nm. The transmission options include a 6-speed manual gearbox (torque is limited to 420 Nm) and a 6-speed auto.

The pickup has a 4-wheel drive system with high (H4) and low (L4) range, Auto Limited Slip Differential, Electronic Differential Lock (EDL), Electronic Drive Control, Downhill Assist Control (DAC) and Active Traction Control (A-TRC).

As standard, the lifestyle vehicle will be equipped with 7 airbags, ABS, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) with Brake Assist (BA), Hill Assist Control (HAC) and Child Restraint System (CRS).