2000 MODEL YEAR TOYOTA HILUX PICKUPS CARRY A HEAVIER BURDEN AND A LIGHTER TAX LOAD

KEY POINTS

  • Higher payload on Single Cab and Double Cab 4WD pickup models
  • VAT now reclaimable on Double Cab models for the first time
  • Single and Double Cab 4WD models now badged ‘EX’
  • Top of the range Double Cab 4WD GX model gets Sony CD/RDS tuner audio and new side stripes
  • Prices remain unchanged since October 1999 reductions

The Toyota Hilux pickup is delivering good news to the nation’s small businesses early in the New Millennium. The two Hilux Double Cab models in the range can now carry a higher payload meaning that VAT registered businesses are able to reclaim the VAT at purchase.

Previously, these Double Cab models were able to carry a payload of less than 1000kgs meaning that they were classified as passenger cars and not commercial vehicles according to HM Customs and Excise legislation. Now, however, the Double Cab 4WD EX and top of the range Double Cab 4WD GX models can handle a maximum payload of 1035kgs and 1020kgs respectively meaning they will enjoy far greater market appeal thanks to their versatility and suitability for both small and large businesses. The Single Cab 4WD EX model also enjoys an increased payload of 1035kgs.

The Hilux pickups also receive new chrome EX and GX badging while prices are held at the reduced level announced in October 1999:

Model

Basic Price

VAT

Retail Price

OTR Price

Reclaimable

VAT

2.4 diesel Single Cab 2WD £10,249.00 £1,793.58 £12,042.58 £12,747.58 £1,871.77
2.4 TD 4WD Single Cab EX £13,609.00 £2,381.58 £15,990.58 £16,695.58 £2,459.76
2.4 TD 4WD Double Cab EX £14,786.00 £2,587.55 £17,373.55 £18,078.55 £2,665.74
2.4 TD 4WD Double Cab GX £15,980.00 £2,796.50 £18,776.50 £19,481.50 £2,874.69

TOYOTA HILUX TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS

Hilux 2WD Single Cab

Hilux 4WD Single Cab EX

Hilux 4WD Double Cab EX/GX

Wheelbase

2850mm

2860mm

2860mm

Overall Length

4725mm

4725mm

4725mm

Overall Height

1605mm

1755mm

1785mm

Overall Width

1690mm

1690mm

1690mm

Front Track

1395mm

1440mm

1440mm

Rear Track

1410mm

1425mm

1425mm

Deck Length

2160mm

2160mm

1355mm

Deck Width

1465mm

1465mm

1465mm

Deck Height

405mm

405mm

405mm

Ground Clearance

190mm

225mm

225mm

Load height at rear

710mm

890mm

890mm

Unladen Weight

1325kgs

1560kgs

1635/1740kgs

Gross Weight

2415kgs

2515kgs

2715kgs

Payload

1090kgs

1035kgs

1035/1020kgs

Max Front Axle

930kgs

1180kgs

1180kgs

Max Rear Axle

1650kgs

1670kgs

1670kgs

Towing Capacity braked

1800kgs

2250kgs

2250kgs

Towing Capacity unbraked

750kgs

750kgs

750kgs

Hilux 2WD

Single Cab

Hilux 4WD/Double Cab EX/GX

Engine Type 4 cylinder, OHC Diesel 4 cylinder, OHC Diesel Turbocharged
Capacity

2446cc

Bore & Stroke

92.0 x 92.0mm

Compression Ratio

22.2:1

21.0:1

Maximum horsepower 74bhp @ 4000rpm 89bhp @ 3500rpm
Maximum torque 115lb ft @ 2200rpm 161lb ft @ 2200rpm
Battery

2×12 volt 65 amp/hour

Alternator

70 amp

Starter motor

2.7 kW reduction. Fuel heater

Fuel type

Diesel

Gearbox Manual 5-speed all synchromesh Manual 5-speed all synchromesh + high low ratio
Transmission 1st 3.928 3.954
Ratios 2nd 2.142 2.141
3rd 1.397 1.384
4th 1.000 1.000
5th 0.851 0.850
Tank Capacity 69 litres (15.2 gallons) 77 / 66 litres (GX)16.9 / 14.5 (gallons)
Wheels & tyres
Brakes Front Ventilated Disc (257×25) Ventilated Disc (289×20)
Rear Drum (270) Drum (295)
Suspension Front Independent double wishbone, torsion bar Independent double wishbone, torsion bar
Rear Leaf spring type rigid axle Leaf spring type rigid axle
EQUIPMENT LIST

Hilux 2WD

Hilux 4WD Single cab EX

Hilux 4WD Double Cab EX

Hilux 4WD Double Cab GX

Mechanical Free Wheel Hubs

X

Limited Slip Differential

X

Power Assisted Steering

Tilt Adjustable Steering Column

X

X

X

Engine Immobiliser

Central Locking

X

X

Remote Alarm (Thatcham Category 1)

X

X

X

Tachometer

X

X

X

Brake System Warning

Locking Fuel Filler

Lights on Warning Buzzer

Driver’s Door Pocket

Front Seat Back Pockets

X

X

X

Number of Seats

2

2

5

5

Seat Belt Pre-tensioners (Outboard) with electronic force limiters

X

Driver’s Seat Height/ Lumber Adjustment

X

X

X

Driver’s Airbag

X

Passenger’s Airbag

X

Side Impact Beams

Mud Flaps Front & Rear

Rear

Intermittent Wipers

Rear Step Bumper

X

X

X

Chrome Package

X

X

Full Chrome Package

X

X

X

Rear Window Guard

Stainless Steel Side Steps

X

X

X

Twin 12V Batteries

Tinted Glass

Heated Rear Window

X

X

Towbars and Electrics

O

O

O

O

Front Fog Lamps

O

O

O

O

Electric Front/Rear Windows

X

X

X

Electrically Adjustable Door Mirrors

X

X

X

Manual tilt Glass Sunroof with shade

X

X

X

Front Seat Trim

cloth

cloth

cloth

cloth

Audio

TM 2000 Cassette

TF2001 Cassette

TM4000 RDS Tuner/ Cassette

CDX 4270 RDS Tuner /CD

X = Not available O = Optional √ = Standard

ENDS

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