Toyota Kirloskar Motor has revised prices on the Hilux pick-up truck in the country with the base variant getting a massive cut of Rs. 3.60 lakh. The 2023 Toyota Hilux now starts at Rs 30.40 lakh (ex-showroom) for the Standard manual 4×4 variant. However, the price drop only extends to the entry trim. The more expensive and desirable top variants get a price hike instead with the High MT now more expensive by Rs. 1.10 lakh at Rs. 37.15 lakh, and the High AT costlier by Rs. 1.35 lakh at Rs. 37.90 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom).
For the new prices, there are no changes on the Toyota Hilux over the model introduced last year. It continues to measure 5,325 mm in length, 1,855 mm in width and 1,815 mm in height with a wheelbase of 3,085 mm. India gets the double-cab version of the Hilux and is positioned as a lifestyle offering rather than the utilitarian workhorse it is known to be the world over.
The design language is butch and familiar with the LED headlamps, hexagonal chrome grille, plastic cladding over the wheel arches and more. The cabin is a mix of utilitarian and modern features. The plastics are decent while the feature list comprises an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The top variants get leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, a six-speaker sound system, seven airbags, a tyre angle monitor, hill assist control and more.
Power comes from the 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine tuned for 201 bhp and 420 Nm of peak torque on the manual and 500 Nm on the automatic. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter. The model gets 4×4 as standard along with front and rear electronic differential locks.
The Hilux competes with the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross in the segment, which carries a more accessible price but is also less powerful.