Car reviews - Toyota - Hilux - TRD dual-cab ute range
Finally, Toyota delivers on its promise to produce a supercharged, TRD-badged HiLux
14 Apr 2008
By LUC BRITTEN
Toyota’s TRD (Toyota Racing Developments) brand finally presents its second model, about eight months after the TRD Aurion, but the TRD HiLux is a very different beast. Based on the four-wheel drive HiLux SR5 Dual-Cab, the TRD version brings a huge increase in performance thanks to a supercharged version of the 4.0-litre V6 that produces 225kW of power at 5400rpm and 453Nm of torque at 3400rpm (compared with 175kW and 376Nm for the standard HiLux). Although the leaf-spring rear suspension remains, Bilstein ‘monotube’ shock absorbers are fitted to improve handling and ride both on and off-road. The 4000S model opens the range at $59,990, while the 4000SL at $64,990 gets a more swish interior and a switchable centre differential that is essential for off-road work and stability.
Model release date: 1 April 2008 to 1 October 2010
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