Van Fleet World Picks Hilux as its Pick-up of the Year

17 March 2021

The recently revised and more powerful Toyota Hilux has loaded its first trophy, taking the title of Pick-Up of the Year in the Van Fleet World Awards.  Announced today, the honour acknowledges Hilux’s latest design changes and the availability of a more powerful engine option.

In addition to Hilux’s title, the Toyota Proace City also featured in the awards with a “highly commended” rating in the Compact High Cube category.

Hilux embodies the quality, durability and reliability of the Toyota brand. The latest model, introduced at the end of 2020, has a striking new frontal design and more powerful 2.8-litre engine – available as an option for the Invincible grade model and fitted as standard to the Invincible X.  These changes, together with new equipment features, added comfort and improvements in performance both on and off-road, strengthen the world-famous pick-up’s appeal, particularly to the growing numbers of customers who need a vehicle that meets both business and leisure needs.

John Kendall, Van Fleet World Editor, said: “Hilux is one of the few names that would be recognised just about anywhere in the world. The Toyota pick-up has just about become a byword for dependability. It largely shunned the fashionable end of the pickup market, where wheels rarely get dirty, until late 2020 when Toyota gave it a 201hp engine option and a refresh.  Hilux still has a strong following among working users, providing single, extended (extra) and double cab options to suit their varying needs.”

Referring to Proace City, Kendall added: “The Toyota Proace City marks Toyota’s return to the European compact high cube van sector, offering buyers a range of driver assistance systems. The addition of an electric model is bound to sustain interest in a van that has already proved a hit with fleet buyers.”

Hilux is sold with a five-year/100,000-mile manufacturer warranty as standard and offers a wide range of accessories suitable for business and leisure uses.  For more information on the Hilux range and to purchase online visit here.

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