Tougher, stronger and more capable off-road than ever before, the all-new Toyota Hilux heralds a new era for the pick-up, with style, comfort, safety and advanced technology to satisfy the most discerning users.
2016 Toyota Hilux key facts:
- Commercial Vehicle on-the-road prices from £19,177
- New five-year/100,000 warranty cover
- New Global Diesel (GD) 2.4-litre turbo diesel engine
- Tougher, stronger and more capable off-road
- Longer, wider and lower than previous generation
- Increased towing capacity of 3.5 tonnes for UK market*
- Single, Extra and Double Cab body styles
- Four UK model grades – Active, Icon, Invincible and Invincible X
- Available to order now, first customer deliveries from July
Hilux has been a dominant presence in the global pick-up market for nearly 50 years. Since its introduction in 1968, the world’s favourite pick-up has recorded cumulative global sales of more than 16 million units.
In Europe, about 34,000 were sold in 2015, representing a 23.1 per cent share of the segment and making Hilux Europe’s best-selling pick-up. Renowned for its quality, durability and reliability, the unstoppable Hilux continues to conquer all types of terrain and, in racing trim, has demonstrated its strength with podium finishes in the Dakar Rally.
Available in Single, Extra and Double Cab body styles, the new, eighth generation Hilux builds on this legendary reputation, redefining toughness with a new and stronger ladder chassis, reinforced deck structure, enhanced all-wheel drive capabilities and improved towing capacity.
2016 Toyota Hilux price
|GRADE||BODY STYLE||ENGINE||TRANSMISSION||CV OTR PRICE**|
|Active||Single Cab||2.4 D-4D||6MT||£19,177|
|Active||Extra Cab||2.4 D-4D||6MT||£20,735|
|Active||Double Cab||2.4 D-4D||6MT||£21,510|
|Icon||Double Cab||2.4 D-4D||6MT||£23,114|
|Icon||Double Cab||2.4 D-4D||6AT||£24,364|
|Invincible||Double Cab||2.4 D-4D||6MT||£24,923|
|Invincible||Double Cab||2.4 D-4D||6AT||£26,173|
|Invincible X||Double Cab||2.4 D-4D||6MT||£28,185|
|Invincible X||Double Cab||2.4 D-4D||6AT||£29,435|
**with reclaimable VAT element deducted
2016 Toyota Hilux now with five-year warranty
New Hilux will be sold in the UK with the benefit of a five-year/100,000-mile warranty, with unlimited mileage for the first year. The CV on-the-road prices will start from £19,177 for the Active Single Cab model.
Vehicles are available to order now with first customer deliveries from July.
New 2.4-litre D-4D engine
The introduction of the 2.4-litre D-4D Global Diesel (GD) engine gives both much improved torque delivery at low and medium engine speeds and class-leading fuel economy. The 2,393cc, 16-valve, DOHC four-cylinder engine generates 148bhp at 3,400rpm, and maximum torque of 400Nm between 1,600 and 2,000rpm. Its strong, responsive and efficient performance is supported by a variable nozzle turbocharger with intercooler.
The new 2.4 GD unit is set to achieve an improvement in fuel efficiency, with combined cycle consumption from 39.8mpg. Carbon dioxide emissions are from 187 g/km (figures provisional prior to homologation).
All UK versions of Hilux feature all-wheel drive models and six-speed manual transmission. Invincible and Invincible X models offer the option of a six-speed automatic gearbox. Both transmissions have been extensively revised to improve durability and low-speed driving performance, with quieter, smoother gear changes.
Both manual and automatic Hilux have a top speed of 106mph; acceleration from nought to 62mph is 12.8 seconds for the auto and 13.2 seconds for the manual.
Driving dynamics and off-road ability
Hilux has a new ladder-frame chassis that gives the vehicle a 20 per cent increase in torsional rigidity compared to the current model. It is designed to deliver improved handling, ride comfort, noise and vibration performance and collision safety with outstanding durability in even the most extreme driving environments.
The robust leaf spring and twin shock absorber rear suspension system has been extensively revised to provide off-road articulation capabilities and SUV-like ride comfort and handling stability.
Hilux is equipped with a switchable all-wheel drive system featuring a high and low-ratio transfer case, and both front and rear locking limited-slip differentials. The improved low and medium speed torque delivery of the new diesel engine and the increased strength of the new ladder-frame chassis together enable an increase in towing capacity to 3.5 tonnes (for the UK market)*.
Higher levels of active and passive safety
New Hilux marks the introduction of Toyota Safety Sense to the range, providing a series of safety and driver assistance features. These include a Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert, Automatic High Beam and Road Sign Assist.
Toyota Safety Sense is available on all grades: it is fitted as standard on Invincible and Invincible X models and can be specified as an option on Active and Icon.
New Hilux is 75mm longer (at 5,355mm), 20mm wider (1,855mm) and 45mm lower (1,815) than the current generation model.
The combination of toughness and refinement is expressed in a sleek new frontal design which features a unified arrangement of the upper grille and headlamps and a deep, powerful bumper housing a large lower grille. The bonnet wraps over the front wheel arches to reinforce the vehicle’s solid, road presence while the line of the second horizontal bar in the upper grille extends into the headlamp units to form a distinctive daytime running light arrangement, featuring 12 white LEDs.
The headlamp clusters themselves bear the Hilux signature in the side of the casing and wrap around the front wings to further emphasise the pick-up’s width. The headlights on Invincible and Invincible X models adopt powerful LED low-beam projectors.
The fog lamp housings are located at the outer extremities of the front bumper, reinforcing Hilux’s solid and stable stance. The lower corners and bottom of the bumper have been shaped to ensure good ground clearance when driving off road. To the side, there is a seamless transition from the bumper unit into the muscular front wheel arches, creating a more refined appearance.
A thick lower door cross-section neatly links the front and rear wheel arches, the latter now seamlessly integrated with the body, curving upwards to anchor the wrap-around rear lamp clusters. New style flourishes include a blacked-out centre pillar that compliments the smooth, rear-slanted cabin silhouette of Extra Cab and Double Cab models, along with a choice of new 17 and 18-inch alloy wheels. On Double Cab models, the linking of the cab and rear deck with a chrome beltline further unifies the overall design.
The cab roof has been shaped to improve both its styling and practicality. It features an aerodynamic ‘V’ shape that helps channel airflow over the roof and away from the sides of the vehicle. The antenna has been repositioned further forward to keep it clear of bulky loads or deck attachments.
At the rear there are new lamp clusters which incorporate aero stabilising fins – small but effective elements that contribute to the vehicle’s aerodynamic efficiency. These flank a new steel bumper which is set lower to the ground, allowing for a deeper step to be fitted, improving access to the deck when the tailgate is closed. The rear view camera has been integrated into the handle assembly for cleaner looks and better visibility.
The cargo deck has been made larger, stronger and more practical; maximum deck width has increased from 1,544mm to a class-leading 1,645mm. The tailgate is fitted with stronger, link-type hinges, with support from heavy-duty steel plate brackets when in the open position.
The deck itself has been strengthened to reduce deformation and damage when loading or unloading cargo. The floor ribs have been redesigned and sill cross-members have been added to the floor panel. The header panel has been reinforced, and the shape of the wheel-house rib reinforcement and the service hole cover on the tailgate have been optimised.
The exterior paint colour choices for new Hilux includes new White Pearl, Nebula Blue, Crimson Spark and Avantgarde Bronze shades.
New Hilux’s interior provides the durability and functionality required of a working vehicle together with SUV-like refinement, and equipment.
The horizontal emphasis of the clean, uncluttered dashboard design incorporates new, cross fin-type air vents with rotary dial adjustment. The centre console is dominated (Icon grade and higher) by the Toyota Touch 2 integrated, seven-inch multimedia touchscreen, located closer to the front seats for easier use.
The new driver’s instrument binnacle features large, analogue speedometer and tachometer dials either side of a 4.2-inch TFT multi-information display (Icon grade and higher, with colour graphics on Invincible and Invincible X models). The display is designed so that the most important information appears at the top, closest to the driver’s line of sight. The display menu can be accessed using a control on the steering wheel.
The wheel itself is adjustable for reach and rake (electric adjustment on Invincible and Invincible X) and incorporates thumb rests. Its thicker rim makes for a more comfortable grip; on Icon grade models and higher, it is leather-trimmed.
Switches on the steering wheel provide quick and easy control of the six-speaker audio and multi-information display, as well as co-ordination of the touchscreen and multi-information displays. In keeping with the more leisure-oriented interior design, the gear lever has been shortened to give a slicker, more passenger car-like action. Drive mode selection, including all-wheel drive, is now via easy-to-use switches adjacent to the gear lever.
The premium appearance of the cabin is reinforced by metallic-effect details on the dashboard, door trim, instrument binnacle, steering wheel and gear lever bezel. A consistent blue tone has been introduced for the instrument backlighting.
2016 Toyota Hilux price, range and equipment specifications
The new Hilux is available in the UK in three body styles: Single Cab, Extra Cab and Double Cab.
In keeping with their working vehicle profile, The Single and Extra Cab versions are offered only in the entry-level Active specification. Double Cab models are available in all grades.
New equipment features provided on the Active grade include auxiliary switches on the steering wheel, Bluetooth, a cooled front storage box, driver and front passenger airbags (with optional driver knee and curtain shield airbags), Hill-start Assist Control, Downhill Assist Control, Isofix child seat anchors (Double Cab model), follow-me-home headlight function and turn indicators integrated in the electrically adjustable, heated door mirrors.
Icon models further gain the 4.2-inch multi-information display, cruise control DAB digital radio reception and retracting door mirrors. These are in addition to established features including 17-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, headlamp cleaners, side steps, chrome front grille, rear privacy glass, leather steering wheel, handbrake and gearshift trim and the Toyota Touch 2 multimedia system.
The Hilux Invincible is newly equipped with a colour multi-information display, Smart Entry and Start, LED headlights, automatic headlamp levelling, electric steering wheel adjustment, Vehicle Stability Control and a locking differential. As with the current Hilux Invincible, it comes as standard with 18-inch alloys, automatic air conditioning, dusk-sensing headlights and chrome side bars with steps.
The new Hilux Invincible X moves on from the option-based specification of the current model to offer customers an impressive combination of style, comfort and convenience features. The model rides on new 18-inch wheels with a design exclusive to the grade. A chrome pack provides fog lamp and headlight surrounds, bumper trims, scuff plates and rear light cluster trims. An unmissable Hilux decal extends across the width of the tailgate. In the cabin there is leather upholstery and the front seats are heated. The multimedia system is upgraded to Toyota Touch 2 with Go, adding satellite navigation and on-board connectivity functions. For easier manoeuvring in tight spaces, front and rear parking sensors are fitted.
New Hilux is available to order now with first customer deliveries from July.
*3.2 tonnes confirmed for launch, 3.5 tonnes by year-end 2016.
Price and specification information correct at time of publishing.