Toyota Hilux
aka Type aka here, not up there
Production 1968-present
Class Mid-size Utility
Body Style 2 dr 3 seat Cab chassis
2 dr 3 seat Utility
4 dr 5 seat Dual Cab
Length 5255 mm
Width 1835 mm
Height 1695 mm (4x4)
Wheelbase 3085 mm
Weight 1775 kg (Petrol 4X4)
1800 kg (Diesel 4X4)
Transmission 5 speed Manual, 4 speed Automatic


4X4 Part time 4WD

Engine 2.4L 4 cylinder Petrol
2.7L 4 cylinder Petrol
4.0L V6 Petrol
3.0L 4 cylinder Turbo Diesel
Power N/A hp @ N/A rpm
N/A lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm
Similar similar (competition)
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

The Toyota Hilux and Toyota Tacoma are a series of compact pickup trucks produced and marketed by the Toyota Motor Corporation. The Hilux name was adopted as a replacement for the Stout in 1969, and remains in use worldwide. In North America, the Hilux name was briefly retired in 1976 in favor of Truck, Pickup Truck, or Compact Truck, until it was renamed Tacoma in 1995. One popular option package, SR5 (Sport Rally 5-Speed), also became synonymous with the truck, even though the option package was also used on other Toyota models as well. In 1984, the Trekker, the camper version of the Hilux, was changed to the 4Runner in Australia and North America, and as the Hilux Surf in Japan. The 4Runner is now a full SUV, and the more recent models do not resemble the Tacoma. The Toyota Hilux has a reputation as one of the most indestructable cars on the planet.

Recent Changes

  • For MY 2010, the Hilux Gains More Powerful 2.5D-4D Engine and Revised Equipment Specs.
  • Toyota of Australia launched a high-performance version of the HiLux dubbed TRD HiLUX at the Brisbane International Motor Show in 2008. The truck is now powered by a supercharged version of the 4.0 V6 engine churning out 219 kW and 400 Nm. Differentation from the standard model will be taken care of by the restyled fron and rear clip, care of Toyota Style Australia. [1]

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RECALL ALERT: Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Australia will recall 116,507 4WD and turbo diesel Hiluxes built between January 2005 to February 2010 for the rear tailshaft centre bearing support bracket that can detach under extreme conditions. [2]


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Hybrid Models

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Unique Attributes

The Toyota Hilux is well known for its mechanical durability.

According to VFACTS in July 2009, the Hilux is the number 1 seller with 4756 units.


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Fifth generation (1994-2005)

Fourth generation (1984-1994)

The Final generation. In 1995 the Hilux was replaced by the Tacoma.

Third generation (1977–1983)

1977 saw the third generation.

Second generation (1973–1976)

The next Hilux came in 1973.

First generation (1968–1972)

The Hilux name was coined in March 1968.


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Design quirks and oddities

According to the 2003 RACV Vehicle Security Rating, the SR5 Hilux scored zero points meaning a high risk of theft.

Top Gear

The Toyota Hilux earned its reputation of toughness as Top Gear proved. In Series 3, Episodes 5 and 6, they bought an old Hilux for £100 with an odometer reading of 190,000 miles (308,000 kilometres). Jeremy took the Hilux to Bristol to put it through abuse. He drove down the stairway, scraped a building and drove into a tree. He then drove east to the English Channel where it was scaped again and reversed on a boat ramp where it was tied up with rope. The tides washed the Hilux out until the ropes snapped. It was then recovered after 6 hours and when fixed, it starts and drives.

After that, Jeremy took the Hilux to the Top Gear test track. The car is dropped, driven through a shed supposeably called the 'Top Gear production office', a caravan was dropped, a demolition ball was rammed and then, Jeremy lit the interior and tray with fire.

But then James May made an attempt to destroy the Hilux by putting it on an apartment to be demolished. After that, the Hilux was barely recognisable. Amazingly after a repair job, the car starts and drives.

The crew only used simple tools such as a screwdriver, an adjustable wrench and some motor oil. The windscreen was replaced with a plastic screen as the original one was swept by the tides at the English Channel. The Hilux rests as a decoration for the Top Gear studio. In the first amphibious car challenge (Series 8, Episode 3) Jeremy Clakrson converted a Toyota Hilux into a boat, the vehicle has a raceboat engine (though Jeremy wanted two engines but was denied because of cost and weight), a roof hatch to get in and out (because of the doors in which are fixed and sealed), a hull, the suspension is locked and Jeremy even painted 'Toybota' on the back of the tray. However in the challenge, Jeremy turned too fast and it tipped over just by the finishing line.


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