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New Hilux unveiled in Barcelona

Toyota unveiled its new Hilux at the Barcelona Motor Show last week.

The sixth generation pick-up, the vehicle Top Gear couldn’t destroy, is Toyota’s second best selling model after the Corolla.

At the time of launch the new Hilux will be offered with Toyota’s 102bhp 2.5-litre D-4D diesel engine with second-generation common rail injection and swirl control system and a 5-speed manual transmission.

The powertrain line up will be expanded in the future starting with an intercooled version of the 2.5 D-4D next year.

The transfer gearbox enables four-wheel drive and a rear axle limited slip differential is fitted as standard to give improved traction in slippery conditions. Selected grades will also offer a differential lock.

Double Cab and Single Cab with both two and four-wheel drive transmissions will be available.

For the European market, Toyota will take production of Single Cab and Double Cab models from South Africa and Extra Cab models from Thailand.

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