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New Toyota Hilux engine specs leaked

By Charl Bosch - Apr 22, 2015
New Toyota Hilux engine specs leaked

After an image depicting the final rendering of what is believed to be the new Toyota Hilux appeared online yesterday, Australian website, caradvice.com.au, has revealed information about the range of engines and power outputs leaked on a Thai-based webpage.

If indeed correct, the newcomer would make use of two brand-new turbodiesel engines, both in configurations previously used in different Hilux generations, and a revised version of the 2.7-litre petrol, after it was yesterday rumoured that the former powerplants would be upgrades of the ones currently in use.

The leaked info suggests that diesel power would come from two four cylinder intercooled mills; a 2.4 that produces 125 kW and 400 N.m of torque when connected to a new six-speed automatic gearbox (343 N.m with the equally new six-speed manual), and a 2.8 making 132 kW and 450 N.m with the auto box, but detuned to 420 N.m when selected with the manual.

Power from the revised petrol is rated at 116 KW and 240 N.m of torque with no word made about transmission options, or the previous range topping 4.0-litre V6.

Spy shots provided to the website, taken inside what appears to be a testing facility, shows a heavily camouflaged double cab test-mule undergoing brake tests with a sensor mounted on the roof, suggesting it could feature the first Autonomous Emergency Braking system fitted to a commercial vehicle.

The new Hilux is expected to make its debut close to year end with sales rumoured to commence early next year.


IMAGE sourced from Wheels24