Published on September 21st, 2011 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez2
Toyota Hilux 2012 In Malaysian Showrooms Right Now
Since its introduction, the Toyota Hilux has been the most popular pickup in the country due to its proven reputation for toughness and reliability and it is the choice of many businessmen who want a tough ‘partner’. Now comes a new Hilux from UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd. Five variants are available with the following On The Road prices with insurance (in Peninsular Malaysia):
TOYOTA HILUX DOUBLE CAB 3.0G A/T 4×4 – RM107,250
TOYOTA HILUX DOUBLE CAB 2.5G A/T 4×4 – RM96,970
TOYOTA HILUX DOUBLE CAB 2.5G M/T 4×4 – RM91,900
TOYOTA HILUX DOUBLE CAB 2.5 STD M/T 4×4 – RM83,700
TOYOTA HILUX SINGLE CAB 2.5 M/T 4×4 – RM73,256
Toyota introduces a new design and further improves the model’s renowned quality, durability and reliability. The Hilux 2012’s new interior has been extensively revised with a refined design which reinforces the pick-up’s credentials as a leisure vehicle. It offers improved sensory quality throughout the cabin, and passenger car levels of convenience.
The interior features a new upper dashboard design in which a new, horizontal centre instrument cluster reinforces the breadth and roominess of the cabin. It incorporates a full colour, touch screen multimedia unit. Perceived quality has been significantly improved through the adoption of uniformly darker finishes with a greater colour consistency throughout the interior, and the addition of silver ornamentation.
The front of the Hilux 2012 is entirely redesigned from the A pillar forwards, with a new bonnet, radiator grille, headlamps and front bumper. The vehicle profile is further enhanced by newly designed front and rear wings, redesigned steel and alloy wheels, and new door mirrors.
In order to create a stronger differentiation between ‘workhorse’, ‘dual usage’ and ‘leisure’ versions, the Hilux 2012 is now available in three variants. Hilux 3.0G : Dark Steel Mica, Silver Metallic & White. Hilux 2.5G and 2.5 STD : Dark Steel Mica, Silver Metallic, Medium Silver Metallic & White. Hilux Single Cab 2.5 : White Only. Fulfilling a ‘workhorse’/‘dual usage’ role, the Hilux is available with 2WD or 4WD 2.5 D-4D powertrains mated to a manual transmission in Single Cab, Extra Cab and Double Cab body styles, and with a 4WD 3.0 D-4D powertrain and manual transmission as a Double Cab only. With a choice of three body types, two engines, manual and automatic transmission and two- or four-wheel drive, Malaysia’s pick-up of choice now satisfies the requirements of an even wider professional and leisure customer base.
Through the introduction of variable nozzle turbocharging, Hilux 2012 2WD 2.5 D-4D models benefit from a 24 hp increase in power. The engine now develops 144 hp at 3600 rpm and 343 Nm of torque at 2000 rpm. Despite this power increase, combined cycle fuel consumption has been reduced by 1.0 l/100 km to 7.3 l/100 km and CO2 emissions lowered by 26 g/km to only 193 g/km. Produced at Toyota Motor Thailand this new Hilux is in showrooms right now.