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Rugged handsome: 2020 Toyota Hilux rolls out

Finally, the refreshed work horse in the Toyota stable has been unleashed, ‘galloping’ from its virtual showroom to nationwide dealerships.

The Toyota Hilux 2020 upgrade and its Conquest variant sport a more rugged look suited to a horse at work or simply at play.

In 2019, the Hilux captured a commanding 30.5% segment share, a lead that TMP would like to maintain through the introduction of the world-renowned pickup badge’s latest version.

“The new Toyota Hilux and Conquest arrive with an impressive new look, more rugged and exciting than ever,” said TMP President Atsuhiro Okamoto during the online launch of the new vehicle. “The new Hilux is designed to meet the tough demands of Filipino drivers and the country’s varying roads. I am confident that the Hilux would once again prove why it is the Philippines’ pick-up of choice.”

The 2020 Hilux comes available in 4x4 Conquest and 4x2 Conquest variants. Combining the improvements and competitive pricing, Hilux customers get more value for money on their vehicle with the E variant starting at P1.1M.

Made tougher, more rugged, and even more exciting, TMP introduced the New Hilux in Emotional Red, a color exclusive to Conquest variants. Also exclusive to Conquest variants are the bi-beam LED headlamps and LED rear combination lamps with line guide, and sports bar with LED lamps. The tailgate gets the signature Hilux branding, with an over fender garnish and Conquest decals on both sides of the cargo bed. The deck space offers plenty of cargo room with tail gate assist and bedliner for Conquest variants.

Ingress is smooth and easy with keyless entry available for Conquest, G, and E grades, with Conquest variants getting Smart Entry and Push Start System. All three grades also have power adjust with auto fold for side mirrors and speed-sensing door locks.

The Hilux 4x4 variants are powered by 2.8L 1GD-FTV engine which gives 201 HP (204 Ps) max output, 500 Nm max torque for the AT variant, and 420 Nm max torque for the MT variant with Intelligent Manual Transmission. Meanwhile, the 4x2 Conquest, G, and E variants gets the 2.4L 2GD-FTV engine with 148 HP max output, and 400 Nm max torque.

Toyota puts utmost priority in safety to guarantee the driver’s and passengers’ peace of mind. All three grades come with SRS airbags (7 for the 4x4 Conquest A/T variant), 3-pt. ELR seatbelts, Anti-Lock Brake System with Brake Assist and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Vehicle Stability Control, and Hill-Start Assist Control. Conquest 4x4 variants also have Downhill Assist Control and Active Traction Control.

The Hilux is designed to take on the toughest tasks, not just for adventures but for work and business as well.

TMP is also introducing the Hilux Cargo – a rear seat-less, windowless, and more affordable variant powered by the same 2GD engine. The new Hilux Cargo is specifically designed for the more demanding needs of mobilizing goods and services.

Topics: Toyota Hilux 2020 , Atsuhiro Okamoto , virtual showroom , Intelligent Manual Transmission
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