2012 Toyota HiLux uncovered

AutoTrader NZ
Published 3 September 2020

The 2012 Toyota HiLux adopts a new bonnet, radiator grille, headlamps and front bumper. The vehicle profile is further enhanced by newly designed front and rear wings, redesigned 15″ and 17″ steel and alloy wheels, and new door mirrors.

Interior changes are few and far between, but include a new instrument cluster, revised trim and an updated 6.1-inch touchscreen colour display.

Toyota says that in order to create a stronger differentiation between ‘workhorse’, ‘dual usage’ and ‘leisure’ versions, the 2012 HiLux is now available in four grades: DLX, the new DLX+, SR and SR+.

The new DLX+ grade will be available with 2WD or 4WD 2.5 D-4D powertrains mated to a manual transmission in Single Cab, Extra Cab and Double Cab body styles, and with a 4WD 3.0 D-4D powertrain and manual transmission as a Double Cab only.

Through the introduction of variable nozzle turbocharging, HiLux 2012 2WD 2.5 D-4D models benefit from a 24hp increase in power. The engine now develops 144hp at 3600rpm and 343Nm of torque at 2000rpm.

Despite this power increase, combined cycle fuel consumption has reportedly been reduced by 1.0L/100km to 7.3L/100km and CO² emissions lowered by 26g/km to 193g/km.

In addition, HiLux 2012 2WD versions are now equipped with the more robust chassis design of 4WD models. This not only improves vehicle ground clearance, but also increases the two-wheel drive models’ towing capacity to 2.5 tonnes.

Thanks to the adoption of a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) both 2.5 D-4D and 3.0 D-4D engines are now EURO V compliant.

Produced at Toyota Motor Thailand and Toyota South Africa Motors, the HiLux 2012 will be available in more than 135 throughout the world.

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