TOYOTA HILUX – A RUN(A)WAY SUCCESS AT LONDON CITY AIRPORT

London City Airport took delivery of three new Toyota Hilux Double Cabs to serve as airside support vehicles.  The new pick-ups are replacements for three previous Hilux that have given great service over the past few years.

The Toyotas will be used for carrying out various airfield activities required in the day to day airside operations. To support some of the airport’s special requirements, the vehicles are fitted with extra lights, communication equipment and bird scaring equipment.

London City Airport is the UK’s leading business airport with flights to more than 40 destinations across the UK, Europe and the USA. It is located in Docklands close to Canary Wharf and financial heart of London.

Kevin Wincell, Airfield Operations Manager at London City Airport said: “The Airfield Operations team at London City Airport is responsible for making sure that the airfield is safe and running smoothly.  They need to be able to mobilise officers quickly in an emergency scenario and it is essential that we are able to have confidence in reliable and well equipped vehicles.  We look forward to continuing our relationship with Toyota.”

The Hilux – two HL2 models and an Invincible – were supplied through the Business Centre at Hills Toyota Woodford, which will also be looking after their servicing requirements. The purchase was funded via Toyota Financial Services. Not only is Hilux one of Toyota’s longest established models, it also has a global reputation for being one of the hardest wearing and most reliable too.

Hilux is available in three bodystyles, Single, Extra and Double Cab with a choice of 2.5 or 3.0 litre D-4D diesel engines with manual or automatic transmission.

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