Apr 04, 2018
The Toyota Hilux made its debut in 1968 and until now, it has gone through 5 decades with a total of 8 generations. Nowadays, the Hilux is still know-well for its great durability, power and reputation, which is certainly unbreakable. In this Toyota Hilux 2017 review by Naijauto.com, let’s bring all about the Hilux to light and we hope that this article will be helpful for not only Toyota or pickup fans but also for all car lovers in Nigeria.
From a perspective of style, the Toyota Hilux 2017 exterior has taken a big step forward, compared to its previous model. Being different from many other modern mid-size pickups which feature a flat-fronted and brash look, the Hilux 2017 boasts a completely sleek and dynamic appearance.
From a perspective of style, the Toyota Hilux 2017 exterior has taken a big step forward, compared to its previous model
The front fascia comes adorned with a sloped-downward bonnet and upward front bumpers, both concentrating towards the slatted and curved grille which is combined with big wraparound headlamps.The wheel arches are smooth curves, as opposed to being trapped on plastic or metal wrinkled surfaces. Some real effort has been put into making Hilux about not only functionality but also shape, too.
Instead of being adorned with sharply creased metal or stuck-on plastic cladding on the wheel arches, which of the 2017 model are now smoothly contoured.
The wheel arches are smooth curves, as opposed to being trapped on plastic or metal wrinkled surfaces
Toyota Hilux 2017 lower part
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The Toyota Hilux 2017 interior is ergonomically designed mainly supporting the driver, which is popular in many normal vehicles but less in pickup trucks. The car comes equipped with good-quality plastics and a big 27’’ touchscreen infotainment system which is standard on all double-cab models of the Hilux and easy to navigate and use.
The car comes equipped with good-quality plastics and a big 27’’ touchscreen infotainment system
The Toyota Hilux 2017 interior is ergonomically designed mainly supporting the driver
The Hilux Invincible also has a standard rearview camera while the parking sensors for the front and rear are optional in the Parking Pack. The seats are spacious and comfortable, along with a 2-way adjustable steering wheel helping the driver and passengers look for an optimum driving position with ease.
The seats are spacious and comfortable
The most significant change in the 2017 model is its new cleaner 2.4L inline 4-cylinder diesel engine - a new and economical unit with superior thermal efficient combustion, instead of a 3.0L KD series engine in the previous model. The Toyota Hilux 2017 engine works in a conjunction with a 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission with an optional Sport mode. It is capable of cranking out 150 hp and 407 Nm of torque.
Although the stop/start tech has not been installed in the engine, the manual unit’s fuel economy is rated at 40 mpg while the automatic is 36 mpg. CO2 emissions that the pickup generates are 185 and 204 g/km for manual and automatic version respectively.
The most significant change in the 2017 model is its new cleaner 2.4L inline 4-cylinder diesel engine
2017 Toyota Hilux Off-Road Driving in Namibia
On the road, the Toyota Hilux 2017 diesel is evaluated to be not quieter with new engine but its response and driving sense are admirable, especially when overtaking or driving in mountainous areas. The 2.4L doesn’t enhance the vehicle’s power but it does improve the acceleration to be more responsive.
The Hilux's response and driving sense are admirable, especially when overtaking or driving in mountainous areas
The Hilux shows an impressive performance with a towing capability of 3.5 tons and loading ability up to about 2,300 pounds in its bed. That put the Hilux in a fierce competition with some serious rivals including the Volkswagen Amarok, Mitsubishi L200, Nissan Navara and the Ford Ranger.
The Hilux shows an impressive performance with a towing capability of 3.5 tons and loading ability up to about 2,300 pounds in its bed
|Toyota Hilux 2017 specs|
|Gross trailer weight braked||2500kg|
|Number of cylinders||DT4|
|Fuel tank capacity||80L|
|Fuel consumption||8L/100km (combined)|
|Front brakes||Disc - ventilated|
|Front suspension||Double wishbone, coil spring, hydraulic double acting shock absorber, anti roll bar|
|Rear suspension||Leaf spring, hydraulic double acting shock absorber|
|Tires and rims|
|Front tire size||215x65 R16|
|Front rim size||16x6 inches|
|Rear tire size||215x65 R16|
|Rear rim size||16x6 inches|
Please consult the below table for the fair market price of the Toyota Hilux 2017 in Nigeria. Prices of Toyota Hilux of older model years are also included for your further information.
All in all, it can be said the Toyota Hilux is one of the best models in the pickup segment. Through our Toyota Hilux 2017 review, you may have already known the reasons why the Hilux has received a great love from Nigerians. So, are you ready to sit behind the Hilux’s wheel and experience this most breathtaking off-road adventure?
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