The Toyota Hilux was spied in Gurugram recently
The Toyota Hilux has been spied yet again in India, but this time around, the pickup truck was seen at Gurugram in Haryana when it was being used to shoot its TV commercial.
As previously reported, the market launch of the Hilux, which uses the same platform underpinning both the Innova Crysta and Fortuner, is expected to take place in the country next month.
Based on the Japanese car manufacturer’s IMV-2 platform that already underpins the Innova Crysta MPV and Fortuner premium SUV, the Hilux should sit quite comfortably in the fledgling lifestyle pickup segment.
At over over 5.3 metres long and with a wheelbase of about 3.1 metres, it is no small vehicle by any measurable means and it looks like India will get the double cab version, initially at least.
Identical to the model sold in (for example) Thailand in terms of styling, the recently spied Toyota Hilux features a bold grille with a thick chrome frame, projector lights, prominent front skid plate, multi-spoke alloy wheels with generous travel, side steps and large enough load bed.
The car also has heavy dosage of chrome seemingly every where and also comes with some accessories by the look of things. Inside, it should come with features such as an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, electrically adjustable driver seat, auto air-con, and so on.
Toyota is expected to offer both its turbodiesel engine options – 2.4-litre (150 PS and 400 Nm) and 2.8-litre (204 PS and 500 Nm) units – with the car. The transmission choices will include a 6-speed manual and automatic and yes, a 4-wheel drive variant will be there too.
Set to primarily rival the Isuzu V-Cross, the pickup truck from Toyota should cost as much as certain premium SUVs that are on sale in the market.