Toyota Hilux lifestyle pick-up to launch in India by January 2022

Tuhin Guha Published: December 01, 2021, 12:39 PM IST

Toyota India will launch the Toyota Hilux lifestyle pick-up in India by the second-half of January 2022. This confirms earlier rumours of the carmaker readying the Hilux for an India launch. The Hilux will be the third model from the Japanese carmaker's IMV platform, alongside the Fortuner and Innova, and is expected to share quite a few components with these vehicles. The 2021 Toyota Hilux should be locally assembled in the country and will compete with the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross.

2022 Toyota Hilux engine, gearbox, 4x4 equipment

The India-spec Toyota Hilux is expected to get the same 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel as in the facelifted Toyota Fortuner. This motor makes 204PS and 500 Nm when paired with the 6-speed auto. The torque output drops to 420 Nm when paired with the six-speed manual. It is unlikely that the 2.7-litre petrol will also be offered, given niche positioning and usage cycles this 4x4 will endure. While the ladder-frame construction is set to be shared with the Fortuner, the Hilux will sit on leaf springs and a rigid axle at the rear, to improve payload capacity and off-roading ability.

The 4x4 equipment is set to be shared with the Fortuner. This should feature a  low-range transfer case, hill-descent control, a locking rear differential as well as an auto-locking limited-slip differential. Although, lower-spec versions without the off-roading kit may be offered as well.

2022 Toyota Hilux interiors, features, safety

The current, eight-generation of the Toyota Hilux has been on sale since 2015 but was treated to an extensive facelift alongside the Fortuner last year. India should get the double-cab Bodystyle, same as the V-Cross, and a feature list quite similar to the Fortuner.

Notable features should be LED lighting, keyless entry, auto headlamps and wipers, an 8-inch infotainment system with Android Auto/Apple Carplay, 18-inch alloy wheels, ventilated seats, cruise control, 8-way powered front seats and connected-car tech.

Safety features should include seven airbags, vehicle stability control, hill-start assist, anti-theft alarm, whiplash protection front seats, ISOFIX child seat mounts and ABS.

2022 Toyota Hilux launch date, expected price

When the Toyota Hilux goes on sale by early 2022, the Hilux should be priced below the Fortuner and should start from around Rs 27-28 lakh, ex-showroom.

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Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 16.98 Lakhs
Displacement
1898cc
Transmission
Manual
Max Power(ps)
163
Max Torque(Nm)
360
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 29.98 Lakhs
Displacement
2755cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
150
Max Torque(Nm)
500
Mileage
-NA-
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