The Toyota Hilux is likely to be imported as a semi-knocked down (SKD) and will be powered by the same engine as the Fortuner Legender.

Toyota is all set to enter the lifestyle pickup truck segment with the Hilux. If the outbreak of Omicron stays in check, it could be launched on January 23, 2022.

Contrary to earlier reports, the Hilux will not be a direct import. Instead, Toyota will import semi-knocked down (SKD) kits and assemble them in India. There will be only one variant on offer.

In India, the Hilux will be powered by a 2.8-litre diesel engine, which is also offered in the Fortuner Legender. This engine produces 201 BHP and 500 Nm. It will have an all-wheel-drive with a locking rear differential for improved traction.

It is also said that the Hilux will come with Toyota’s A-TRAC, which stands for ‘Active Traction Control’. The system automatically detects and intervenes when one or more wheels lose traction and applies the brake to the wheel that has lost traction. This allows the system to send power to the wheel that has optimal traction.

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