The Toyota Hilux has been improved for the year with fresh exterior and interior updates. Considered as the favorite pick up in Malaysia, the Hilux has been a best seller when comparing to its rivals from the Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi Triton and Isuzu D-Max. This pick up from Toyota has made its mark in East Malaysia where people actually require a truck to get about rough terrains and vast countryside. Aside from East Malaysia, the Hilux found some eminence in West Malaysia too for some reason or the other.
To update the Hilux line-up, Toyota Malaysia has introduced upgraded versions; there are five variants on the table, including a new Double Cab 2.4 E A/T, Double Cab 2.8 Rogue A/T (replacing the Black Edition), Double Cab 2.4 V A/T, Double 2.4 G, base variant, and Single Cab 2.4 base variant. The base variants come standard with manual transmission.
To make the Toyota Hilux look tougher, there’s a new front bumper to match the new grille and foglight bezels. The top-of-the-line Hilux 2.8 Rogue gets a new hood and skid plates, as well as new 17- and 18-inch wheels.
For the Hilux 2.8 Rogue variant, the inside receives new trimmings, including new dial meters with MID, illuminated door trim garnish and key cover. The base variants only gets the new dial meters. Check with your local Toyota dealers for further information.
The Hilux continues to be fitted with a 2.8-liter turbodiesel engine with slightly increased output, which is now 204PS (a 27PS increase) and 500Nm (up by 50Nm increase). Toyota claims that fuel consumption remains low despite the output increase.
The 2020 Hilux comes standard with LSD (Limited Slip Differential) along with traction control and the Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) suite. TSS consists of Pre-Collision System (PCS), Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) and Lane Departure Alert (LDA) with Yaw Assist.
There are seven color options for the Hilux: Bronze Mica Metallic (New), Crimson Spark Red Metallic, Attitude Black Mica, Phantom Brown Metallic, Medium Silver Metallic, Silver Metallic and Super White II. The starting variant Single Cab Hilux is only offered with White. Estimated prices run from RM93,880 onwards all the way up to RM148,880 for the Hilux 2.8 Rogue. There’s an early bird rebate for the top of the line Hilux, for a limited time period.