Toyota HiLux (Mk8 HiLux)
Model: Mk8 HiLux
Jan / 2015Release date:
For its eighth-generation HiLux, Toyota set out to make the venerable pick-up "tougher" than ever, choosing Australia's unforgiving and diverse landscape as the perfect location for a rigorous six-year development tenure.
A beefier ladder chassis was borrowed from the Toyota Prado for increased stiffness and durability off-road, while some panels were constructed of thicker materials to prevent easy deformation.
Kerb weight increased by about 150kg but a pair of more frugal and powerful diesel engines offset the difference, alongside the returning petrol V6 and in-line four-cylinder powertrains.
In typical light commercial vehicle style, Toyota offered the 2015 HiLux in a choice of 30 different versions, with various combinations of single cab, extra cab or double cab, cab chassis or pick up, 4x4 or 2x4, and manual or automatic transmissions.
When it was new...