Toyota company presented a new generation Hilux model into the Asian market last spring 2015. Now, it is presented the version of 2016 Toyota Hilux Europe pickup models. In this way is rounded story about the new Hilux model. Presentation of the new Toyota Tacoma pickup that is sold on the US market, and the new generation Hilux model for all markets. Each market offers special specifications and different benefits, in accordance with the requirements of customers. Changes compared to the previous generation models are not negligible. The new Hilux offers changes and improvements in all segments.
2016 Toyota Hilux Europe Changes
Compared to the previous generation, 2016 Toyota Hilux has a larger dimension. Vehicle length is increased by 90 mm, and now it is 5,350 mm. Also, the width of the vehicle is increased by 20 mm, and now amounts to 1,855 mm. Changes to dimensions of vehicles affected the increase in space inside the cabin, as well as increase cargo space. Towing capacity is 1,240 kg. In addition, 2016 Hilux got better interior materials, and improved systems.
The changes are also visible on the exterior of the vehicle. 2016 Toyota Hilux Europe got modified front end. Emphasizes new grille, LED daytime running lights, as well as the changed appearance of the hood. On the rear side of the vehicle is noticeable changed bumper styling. With these changes, there are new alloy wheels 17 and 18 inches.
The new generation model uses a “Keen Look” design language. It is changed appearance of lights, and the 2016 Hilux got a slim projector headlights and LED daytime running lights. Also, the vehicle received chrome door handles, pronounced fenders, polished alloy wheels and tinted privacy glass. The new design direction is included and the interior of the vehicle. There is a greater number of features and benefits than the previous generation. We must point out a new steering wheel, as well as contemporary dashboard with a tablet like 7-inch touch-screen display on the center console. It enables management of the infotainment system and satellite navigation. About the safety of passengers and other road users takes care Toyota Safety Sense, wich is the Toyota’s new safety standards.
2016 Toyota Hilux Specs
Customers in the market of Europe will be offered a choice of two diesel engines and one petrol engine. Since diesel engines on offer are 2.4-liter and 2.8-liter. 2.4-liter 2GD-FE inline-4 common rail diesel engine with VNT, develops 165 horsepower at 3,600 rpm and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. 2.8-liter 1GI-FE inline-4 common rail diesel engine with VNT, delivers 175 horsepower at 3,400 rpm and 332 lb.-ft. of torque. The only petrol engine offered is a 2.7-liter engine with 165 horsepower and 180 lb.-ft. of torque.
The 2016 Toyota Hilux Europe version is offering 4×2 drive system as standard, while the 4×4 drive available as an option. Depending on the engine that owns the vehicle, will be built into a six-speed manual gearbox or six-speed Super ECT automatic transmission.