The best pick-up in the world, now with the Eco label. Yes, the Toyota Hilux!

Toyota hilux 2024

El Toyota Hilux It is one of the best wheeled work tools, one of the most loved and demanded pick-ups by the public around the world. It was first launched in 1968 in Japan and since then it has not disappointed, demonstrating great performance, robustness and off-road capabilities.

These types of vehicles are in the spotlight of the anti-pollution regulations, since logically they are not the most efficient and clean cars on the market. In addition, it is not always used as a professional vehicle, but there are also many customers who buy it mainly for leisure. That is why heJapanese brand presented the Toyota Hilux Hybrid 48V, which will arrive in dealerships in mid-2024.

Toyota Hilux Hybrid 48V, what changes in its engine

Toyota Hilux hybrid

The main novelty of the Toyota Hilux 2024 is that adds a 48 volt microhybridization system. The engine remains the same, a 2.8-liter turbodiesel with common rail direct injection and 16 valves that delivers a power of 204 CV at 3.400 rpm and a torque of 500 Nm between 1.600 and 2.800 turns. Yes, it will be the first Hilux with the DGT Eco label.

Unlike the vast majority of Toyota vehicles, the well-known Japanese pick-up adopts a 48V electrical network. That is, it is not a conventional hybrid, but a mild hybrid. "

The electrical part consists of a compact generator motor, powered by a small 48-volt battery that is installed under the rear seats, weighing 7,6 kilos. This battery is recharged during decelerations; while the electric motor is capable of sending 16 hp and 65 Nm to improve acceleration and efficiency.

The motor-generator has been designed to withstand the harshest working environments, while the motor has been modified to adapt to the hybrid system

The advantages that microhybridization brings to the Toyota Hilux 2024

Toyota Hilux Eco label

The main advantages that this 48 volt system brings to the Toyota Hilux are:

  • Eco Label in Spain
  • More linear and forceful acceleration
  • Improved Stop-Start system, with longer stopping periods
  • Faster and smoother starting
  • Savings of up to 5% on fuel
  • Better response on difficult terrain
  • Lower idle (720 to 600 rpm)

Dimensions and loading capacities of the 2024 Toyota Hilux

Toyota Hilux hybrid 2024

The Toyota Hilux Hybrid 48V has a total distance of 5.325 mm, 1.900 wide and 1.815 high. The length of the loading platform is 1.525 mm. For its part, the towing capacity reaches 3.500 kilos, being able to carry a ton of weight in its box.

Likewise, it maintains the ladder frame, as well as the leaf spring and double shock rear suspension. This scheme is not the most comfortable for using the vehicle on asphalt, whether on the road or in the city, but it provides high capabilities in the field, even when heavily loaded.

Regarding the heights, continues to be one of the references among pick-ups, with a 310mm ground clearance, and entry and exit angles of 29 and 26 degrees that allow you to overcome obstacles and rough areas with great guarantees. The fording capacity is 70 centimeters.

Driving, safety and assistant modes

Toyota Hilux 2024 interior

As they are the order of the day, driving modes could not be missing in the Toyota Hilux 2024. He Multi-terrain Select Improves vehicle performance depending on conditions. There is an automatic mode and then the driver can choose between the five specific options, which are dirt, sand, mud, snow and rock.

In each of these specific modes we have a concrete response calibration of the engine, as well as the electronics through traction control. In this way, the power and slip of the wheels are regulated, improving the vehicle's forward capacity.

On the other hand, as far as active safety and driving assistants is concerned, the Hilux features enhanced emergency braking, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control and adaptive high beams.

Source - Toyota

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