This smart, sophisticated eighth generation Toyota Hilux is equipped to be the ultimate workhorse but with style, a dose of hi-tech and a refined road going demeanour.
Toyota Hilux Drive & Trim
Many of our Pickup Truck Direct customers want an LCV like this for daily tarmac use, some even now want it to function as their only means of transport. As a result, Toyota knew that this MK8 model Hilux had to become more car-like in its feel on tarmac, yet manage that without compromising the previous model’s core values of tough, go-anywhere capability. Have they managed that? Well previous Hilux buyers will note the smoother way that this pickup now handles secondary route tarmac undulations, something aided by a clever Pitch and Bounce Control system that automatically adjusts engine torque to suit the road surface. Steering that’s reasonably sharp and accurate for a pickup helps too, plus decent standards of engine refinement make highway trips less of a chore.
But what about its engine?
The Toyota Hilux has a 2.4-litre D-4D diesel engine that puts out a powerful 400Nm of torque, enough to deliver the uprated 3.5-tonne towing capacity that this pickup offers.
How Much Space Is In The Back?
As for cargo area practicality, well the load bay is class-leadingly wide, with maximum deck width having been increased from 1544mm in the previous model to 1645mm in this one, so it’ll be easily enough for even the widest Euro pallets. This Hilux also provides 480mm of loading deck height and 1525mm of loading deck length, a figure that rises to 1810mm if you go for the Extra Cab, or as much as 2315mm if you go for the Single Cab body style. As for the weight you can carry, well in Active guise, the Double Cab can take a payload of up to 1055kgs.
Toyota Hilux Fuel Economy & Emissions
The Toyota Hilux features all kinds of developments aimed at improving efficiency, but the benefits these enhancements deliver are to a great extent masked by the extra weight this MK8 model must carry around. The 6-speed manual version of the Double Cab variant manages 40.4mpg on the combined cycle and emits 185g/km of CO2.
Lease A Toyota Hilux
Leasing is easily the most cost-effective way of running this Hilux and at Pickup Trucks Direct, our peace of mind promise guarantees you the best deal. For example, in the unlikely event you find a better, equivalent deal elsewhere, we'll match it. And if something happens that means you might have to postpone your order or cancel it, we'll give you a full no-quibble refund – you won't be charged any admin fees or cancellation fees and we'll return your deposit in full.