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New Delhi: Japanese automaker Toyota Kirloskar has slashed the prices of its lifestyle pickup Hilux in India. The vehicle is available in two versions: Standard and High. This price reduction was only for the standard equipment, while the prices of the high version were increased.

What are the price changes

After the price change, the starting ex-showroom price of the Toyota Hilux has now been reduced by Rs. 3.59 lakhs of Rs. 30.40 lakhs which comes with its standard equipment. However, the prices of the High MT and High AT variants have also increased by Rs 1.35 lakh and Rs 1.10 lakh respectively, after which the ex-showroom price of the top Hilux variant is now Rs 37.90 lakh.

Toyota Hilux Design

The Toyota Hilux is extreme with its double cab body. At the front, there is a large hexagonal chrome grille and retractable LED headlights. In addition, it has a black plastic covering on the wheel arch, which further strengthens its off-road appearance. The rear has a simple design with lots of chrome that looks like a regular truck. Length 5325 mm, width 1855 mm, height 1815 mm, wheelbase 3085 mm.

Interior and features

The interior of the Hilux is very similar to the Fortuner, although the dashboard layout is slightly different, it has an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual-zone climate control, leather upholstery, seven airbags, front and rear parking sensors, features such as such as the electrochromic interior rear-view mirror, tire camber monitoring, active traction control and an automatic limited-slip differential.

What is the drivetrain like?

The Hilux and Fortuner are based on the same platform. Both were built using Toyota’s IMV ladder frame chassis. It has a 2.8-liter diesel engine that produces 204 horsepower and 420 Nm of torque (500 Nm in automatic). It is mated to a 6-speed manual or 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The Hilux also received front and rear electronic differential locks and four-wheel drive as standard equipment.

Who you compete with

The lifestyle van competes closely with its closest competitor in the market, the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross, which is priced between Rs. 23 lakhs of Rs. 27 million, ex-showroom.

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