2016 Toyota Hilux to launch in Brazil on November 18 – IAB Report

Posted on: Oct 28, 2015 - 4:26pm IST

Identical to the model sold in Thailand.

Toyota Brazil has posted a teaser and a countdown timer to the launch of the all-new Toyota Hilux. It will be introduced in Brazil on November 18.

2016 Toyota Hilux to launch in Brazil on November 18
The 2016 Toyota Hilux will be introduced in Brazil on November 18.

The latest pick-up sits on Toyota’s new QDR platform with increased rigidity and strength over the outgoing model. Models sold in Asia are equipped with a list of active safety features that include Active Traction Control (A-TRC), Downhill Assist Control (DAC) and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) for better 4×4 capabilities.

The exterior has a large set of projector headlamps with LED DRLs that flow into a trapezoidal 3-slat grille, clamshell bonnet, bigger wheel arches, redesigned set of taillamps and a new handle-bar. The interior scraps the utilitarian design for a more car-like layout with enhanced comfort and features. Top-end variants will get a large “floating” touchscreen display, push button start, automatic climate control, steering-mounted controls, cruise control and leather upholstery. Safety sees a vast improvement with the inclusion of seven SRS airbags and features like Electronic Brake Assist.

2016 Toyota Hilux Double Cab side at the 2015 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (2015 GIIAS).
The latest pick-up sits on Toyota’s new QDR platform with increased rigidity and strength over the outgoing model.

In other markets, the Hilux is offered with two diesel engine options: a 2.4-liter D-4D with 150 hp and 400 Nm of torque, a 2.8-liter D-4D with 177 hp and 450 Nm of torque and a 2.7-liter VVT-i petrol with 122 hp and 245 Nm of torque. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic, while a 4×4 system is mostly exclusive to higher variants.

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