Those of us who have been around for a while will remember the Crump and Scotty ads being the first thing which comes to mind whenever the Toyota Hilux is mentioned.
This iconic vehicle has been around for a long time and regularly features in New Zealand’s 10 best selling vehicles.
The original specs are almost a world away from the modern version. It came into the marketplace in 1968 and bore a N10 chassis with quad headlights. Its 2R 1.5L engine with four speed transmission and 82bhp give it a top speed of 130km. The cabin area can seat three people and there’s plenty of cargo space.
Over time, the modifications on the engine, body and cabin started. It began with an engine redesign in 1978 to include 4WD capabilities. The 7th generation Hilux underwent a total body transformation, making it more slick and modern.
The 2016 eighth generation Toyota Hilux has all the benefits we’ve come to expect in modern utes. There are over twenty different models available, from the 2WD single cab chassis 2.8L Diesel Manual all the way up to a SR5 LTD 4WD D/Cab 4.0L Petrol Auto. You get an incredibly spacious cargo and cabin area. The suspension and elevation off the ground make the driving experience as smooth as a ride in an SUV. It also delivers a great deal of power, with a 6 speed transmission and maximum towing capacity of 3,500kg.
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