- New 2.4-litre and 2.8-litre engines
- Number of different transmissions
- Testing carried out across the world
When we broke the news of an All New Toyota Hilux hitting the market in 2016, we were sceptical about which engines the Japanese manufacturer would be using. It has finally emerged that Toyota will be dropping the veteran 2.5- and 3-litre engines, and replacing them with two new turbodiesel units.
The Toyota Hilux has been selling in great numbers around the globe since it first went on the market in 1968. The latest model, or eighth generation, will go on sale next year in response to the growing competition from the likes of Ford, Volkswagen and Isuzu.
In place of the old 2.5-litre and 3-litre engines, which have powered the Hilux for two generations, Toyota has developed new 2.4-litre and 2.8-litre turbodiesel engines. Testing has been carried out in a number of different countries, including Southern Africa, where it is market leader.
Although European homologation versions are yet to be announced, Asian versions have maximum outputs of 160bhp and 174bhp respectively. Engines will be coupled with either a five-speed manual, a six-speed manual, or automatic transmission.