Updated On: 5 June 2021 Jatin Jhamb
The pick-up trend in India hit it off with the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross 4x4 and it turned out to be the most loved pick-up truck. Yes, other options like Mahindra Scorpio Getaway, Tata Xenon and Bolero Camper 4x4 were there but nothing beat the V-Cross. But now, the 2021 version beat itself with the high prices (it's true, right?). On a serious note, Toyota is planning to bring the Hilux to India later this year and then the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross will be beaten by a margin considering the Hilux will be priced at a far more affordable rate. In this article, we have some pictures of the upcoming Toyota Hilux to give you an idea as to how the pick-up truck will look like.
One of the reasons why we think that the prices will be marginally lower is because of the shared IMV-2 platform available with Innova Crysta and Fortuner. This will account for the easy availability of parts and the made-in India version will continue to attract better sales.
One look at the front profile and the Hilux looks more agile with its thick grille design in black along with a silver skid plate on the lower part of the bumper. The subtle inverted L chrome design really looks different and so the placement of front fog lights. It is not known if Toyota will bring in bi-xenon projectors or just projector headlights to the Hilux.
Moving to the side profile then we have black 18-inch alloy wheels along with black exterior door handles. Hilux badging in chrome at the front door along with body cladding on the front and rear fenders really gives an appealing look overall. The Hilux is longer when compared with Toyota Innova Crysta and Fortuner.
As of now, there is no clarity ifthe commercial version of the pick-up truck will be launched or not. We do know that the Hilux will be available in both 6-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed automatic gearbox. It is not sure if the Hilux will be using 2.4L diesel from Innova Crysta or 2.8L diesel from the Fortuner. We think the 2.7L petrol won't be making any sense in the Indian market mainly due to the high fuel costs and the lower fuel economy.
The rear profile carries subtle looks with an inverted E design taillight and then there's a brake light in the middle of the tailgate. The cargo space or the deck of the Hilux measures 1,555 mm in length, 1540 mm in width and is 480 mm deep.
Interiors and Features
The all-black interiors with the contrast dark brown scheme of the Hilux give it a premium look and the usage of leather upholstery on some parts really brings gives it an upmarket look but on a budget. Feature-wise, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, cruise control, automatic climate control, push-button start/stop will come.
Well, as of now we are expecting it to be priced closely to the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross. We expect it to be priced from Rs 16 lakh to Rs 22 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. This will surely help in improving the sales and will adapt to the Indian market easily.
So what do you think about the upcoming Toyota Hilux and we hope you can get an idea of how will it look via these pictures. Also, make sure you are a member of our exclusive 91Wheels Telegram group where we share all the details related to the Indian Automotive Industry.