HILUX HAS THE X-TRA FACTOR

New Extra Cab model and more powerful engines for Toyota’s mighty pick-up

KEY POINTS

  • Extra Cab model added to new Hilux range
  • Equipped with more powerful, Euro IV-compliant 2.5-litre D-4D 120 engine
  • On sale from 1 November, basic price £14,195
  • Revised 2.5-litre D-4D 120 (Single and Double Cab) and new 3.0-litre D-4D 170 (Double Cab) engines available from 16 January 2007
  • Prices announced for 2007 model year

These days the onset of autumn is defined as much by the start of another season of The X Factor on television as by the prevalence of any mists or feelings of mellow fruitfulness. This year Toyota is following the popular trend by presenting a new star model of its own for the nation to enjoy, but without the chore of having to phone in any votes.

The new arrival is the Extra Cab, which completes the line-up of Toyota’s new generation Hilux pick-up range alongside the Single and Double Cab models. Extra Cab, offered exclusively with four-wheel drive, becomes the first Hilux to adopt Toyota’s new 2.5-litre D-4D 120 engine. This unit gives more power and torque and is cleaner than the previous Hilux engine and will be available, together with a new, high-power 3.0-litre D-4D 170, in high grade Double Cab versions in the New Year.

EXTRA CAB, EXTRA APPEAL

The Extra Cab focuses firmly on practicality and is aimed principally at the business user who needs the flexibility of additional passenger space with maximum load area. It’s a two-door model, but features two occasional rear seats, equipped with three point seatbelts. These are incorporated into the design allowing a rear deck length of 1805mm compared to a Double Cab with 1520mm.

It benefits from the same bold and stylish design of its Single and Double Cab stablemates and adopts the new-look bonnet with intercooler bulge that forms part of the Hilux range enhancements for the 2007 model year.

A single version is offered, in HL2 specification with four-wheel drive. Standard features include air conditioning, electric windows, remote central locking ABS and driver and passenger front airbags, demonstrating Toyota’s commitment to offering both tough performance for work and high levels of comfort, convenience and safety.

The new generation Hilux achieves significant improvements in noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) performance and better handling thanks to its new double wishbone front suspension, improved aerodynamics and ladder frame construction that is 45 per cent stiffer.

On sale date for the new Extra Cab is 1 November, with a basic price of £14,195 (full range prices and Extra Cab technical specifications are given below).

NEW D-4D ENGINES

The new 2.5-litre D-4D 120 engine which makes its debut in the new Hilux Extra Cab will also be available in Single and Double Cab models from 16 January next year. At the same time, a new 3.0-litre D-4D 170 engine will be available in the higher grade Double Cabs.

The D-4D 120 delivers all-round improvements, with eight per cent more power and 25 per cent more torque than the engine it replaces: maximum power is 118bhp (120 DIN hp) and maximum torque is 325Nm.

The D-4D 170 will increase Hilux’s appeal across both work and leisure markets, offering high power (169bhp/171 DIN hp) and high torque (between 1400-3400 rpm) ensuring responsive and refined acceleration in all gears whatever the cargo. There are two transmission options of five-speed manual or four-speed automatic, the auto versions coming with cruise control as standard. Emissions from both new engines comply with Euro IV standards.

TOYOTA HILUX PRICES

MODEL

TYPE

ENGINE

BASIC PRICE

CVOTR PRICE*

HL2 4×2

Single Cab

D-4D 120

£11,495

£12,170

HL2 4×4

Single Cab

D-4D 120

£13,595

£14,270

HL2 4×4

Extra Cab

D-4D 120

£14,195

£14,870

HL2 4×4

Double Cab

D-4D 120

£14,895

£15,570

HL3 4×4

Double Cab

D-4D 120

£15,595

£16,270

HL3 4×4

Double Cab

D-4D 170

£16,195

£16,870

Invincible 4×4

Double Cab

D-4D 170

£18,195

£18,870

* CVOTR – commercial vehicle on-the-road, including delivery charge, 12 months’ road fund licence of £170, number plates and first registration fee, but excluding VAT.

Automatic transmission with cruise control is optional on D-4D 170 models, at £1,100 excluding VAT.

TOYOTA HILUX EXTRA CAB TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

ENGINE
Engine code

2KD-FTV

Type

4 cylinders in-line

Capacity (cc)

2,494

Valve mechanism

DOHC 16-valve

Bore x stroke (mm)

92.0 x 93.8

Compression ratio

17.4:1

Fuel type

48 cetane diesel

Max. power (bhp/DIN hp @ rpm)

118/120 @ 3,600

Max. torque (Nm @ rpm)

325 @ 2,000

TRANSMISSION
Type

4×4

Clutch type

Dry, single plate

Gearbox type

5-speed manual

Gear ratios 1st

4.313

2nd

2.330

3rd

1.436

4th

1.000

5th

0.838

Reverse

4.220

Differential gear ratio (front/rear)

3.909/3.909

BRAKES
Front (diameter/width mm)

Ventilated discs 255 x 25

Rear (diameter mm)

Drums 295

Additional features

ABS, Load Sensing Proportioning and Bypass Valve (LSP&BV)

STEERING
Type

Rack and pinion

Ratio

19.4:1

Turns lock-to-lock

3.72

Min. turning radius – tyre (m)

6.2

Additional features

Hydraulic power steering

DIMENSIONS
Overall length (mm)

5,255

Overall width (mm)

1,760

Overall height (mm)

1,795

Wheelbase (mm)

3,085

Front tread (mm)

1,540

Rear tread (mm)

1,540

Front overhang (mm)

885

Rear overhang (mm)

1,285

Interior length (mm)

1,840

Interior width (mm)

1,475

Interior height (mm)

1,190

Rear load height (mm)

855

Deck height (mm)

450

Deck length (mm)

1,805

Deck width (mm)

1,515

Deck volume (m3)

1.178

WEIGHTS
Kerb weight (kg)

1,830

Gross vehicle weight (kg)

2,875

Towing capacity – braked (kg)

2,250

Towing capacity – unbraked (kg)

750

Maximum payload (kg)

1,045

PERFORMANCE
Max speed (mph)

96

Acceleration 0-62mph (sec)

15.0

Fuel consumption – combined (mpg)

34.0

CO2

219

ENDS

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