Published on August 4th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair


New Toyota Hilux Now Locally Available for Booking

Back in June, just two months ago, Toyota debuted the facelifted Hilux in Thailand. This new Hilux for the 2020 model year is now coming to Malaysia and UMW Toyota Motor have opened up the order books. Pricing is estimated at RM93,880-RM148,880. An early bird discount of RM4,000 is applicable on the full-spec Hilux 2.8 Rogue. In Thailand, the full-spec Hilux is known as the Hilux Revo Rocco and it looks like this:

Here’s are some of the improvements made to the new Hilux:

Toyota Safety Sense

Inclusion of Toyota Safety Sense on some variants. Includes:

  • Pre-Collision System (PCS)
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)
  • Lane Departure Alert (LDA) with Yaw Assist.
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New Design

  • Front bumper
  • grille
  • foglamp bezel
  • New Bonnet moulding and skidplate for 2.8 Rogue model
  • New 17″ and 18″ rim designs for other variants
  • Unique interior trim for 2.8 Rogue model
  • New instrument cluster design
  • Illuminated door trim garnish
  • New key cover design
  • Multi info display on base model

2.8L (1G-FTV engine)

  • Puts out an additional 27PS and 50Nm of torque (204PS @ 3400rpm, 500Nm @ 1600-2800rpm)
  • More fuel efficient thanks to a 2-stage oil pump and a water-cooled double-pipe type pre-EGR cooler

Double Cab variants

  • Variable Flow Control system for more efficient and more natural feeling power steering system
  • Auto Limited Slip Differential (LSD) that works with traction control for better grip in offroad conditions. Available only in High range gearbox in 2WD mode up to 50kmh

Five variants of the new Toyota Hilux will be available locally:

  • Single Cab 2.4 Manual
  • Double Cab 2.4 Manual
  • Double Cab 2.4 E Automatic (new variant)
  • Double Cab 2.4 V Automatic (replaces Double Cab 2.4 L-Edition)
  • Double Cab 2.8 Rogue Automatic (replaces the Double Cab 2.8 Black Edition)

Seven colour choices are available:

  • Bronze Mica Metallic (new)
  • Crimson Spark Red Metallic
  • Attitude Black Mica
  • Phantom Brown Metallic
  • Medium Silver Metallic
  • Silver Metallic
  • Super White II
  • Solid White (Exclusive to Single Cab)

Here’s the press release with more.


UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd announces order taking open for the new improvement to the 2020 Toyota Hilux, enhancing the value of Malaysia’s best-selling pick-up truck. Besides refreshing the appearance inside and out, there are also upgrades in performance as well as safety systems.

Customers now have a choice of five variants with the Double Cab 2.4 E A/T being a new addition. The new Double Cab 2.8 Rogue A/T replaces the current Double Cab 2.8 Black Edition, while the new Double Cab 2.4 V A/T is an upgrade from the current Double Cab 2.4 L-Edition. For those who prefer a manual transmission, the Double 2.4 G and Single Cab 2.4 will still be available.

Seven colour choices are available for the 2020 Hilux range. These are Bronze Mica Metallic (new colour), Crimson Spark Red Metallic, Attitude Black Mica, Phantom Brown Metallic, Medium Silver Metallic, Silver Metallic and Super White II. The Hilux Single Cab is available only in a Solid White colour.


The 1G-FTV 2.8-litre turbodiesel engine has received improvements which raise both power output and torque. Maximum power output is now 204PS at 3,400 rpm (27PS increase), while maximum torque is 500Nm between 1,600 and 2,800 rpm (50Nm increase).

Although the engine is more powerful, fuel consumption has not gone up. In fact, fuel efficiency has improved due to the use of a 2-stage oil pump that can optimally switch the oil pressure. Additionally, a water-cooled double-pipe type pre-EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) cooler has also been installed to optimize the EGR gas temperature.

The power-assisted rack and pinion steering system for the new Hilux (except for the Single Cab variant) now has a Variable Flow Control (VFC) system which has reduced demand on the power steering pump, benefitting fuel economy. At the same time, the driver will find enhanced steering feel with more natural handling in different speed ranges. The feel is lighter at low speeds to make parking maneuvers easier but becomes heavier at higher speeds to provide a more confident feel. The new Hilux comes with an Auto Limited Slip Differential (LSD) which aids traction by using the traction control system (TRC) to control braking and engine output when one of the rear wheels start to spin. The Auto LSD system is available only when in the High range and in 2WD at speeds up to 50 km/h.


In line with Toyota’s aim of making motoring safer and reducing accidents, many of its models are now getting the Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) system. The TSS system consists of three systems: Pre-Collision System (PCS), Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), with Yaw Assist.


Various styling elements of the new Hilux have been redesigned, such as the front bumper, grille, and foglamp bezel. For the flagship Hilux Double Cab 2.8 Rogue, there’s a new bonnet moulding and skidplate while the base variants get new designs for the 17-inch and 18-inch alloy wheels. Inside, the notable change for the flagship variant is a new interior trim design, new meter design, addition of illuminated door trim garnish and a new key cover design. The base variants get a new meter design with additional information on the Multi Information Display (MID).


The new Hilux range will be available soon and bookings are now accepted at all authorized Toyota dealerships nationwide. Estimated prices for the new Hilux range from RM93,880 onwards. For Hilux 2.8 Rogue the estimated price is RM148,880. Interested buyers are urged to enjoy the Early Bird Special Price of RM144,880 applicable only for the Toyota Hilux D/CAB 2.8 Rouge AT 4×4 (for sales in 2020). The full price list will be issued with the showroom launch.

Customers wishing to place bookings can locate the nearest authorised Toyota showroom to them by visiting or calling the Toyota FREEPHONE 1- 800-88-TOYOTA (869682).

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