At the Birmingham Commercial Vehicle Show – a hall of some importance in the segment – Toyota presented a new special edition of its reference pick-up. Specifically, they presented the Toyota Hilux Special Edition, a car that brings us in a way the current philosophy of American pick-ups: products with a wide range of equipment and a high status. Cars that they could very well replace an SUV or a saloon with an even more powerful image. This Toyota Hilux Special Edition will be sold in Western Europe, but its prices for the Spanish market have not yet been announced.
Only will be sold with extended cabin and double cab body, not with the simple office of professional orientation. Some of its novelties, on the aesthetic front, are a darkened calendar, such as the outline of fog lights or mirrors. At the rear of the car, the bumper has a darker chrome. The tires are 18 inches, similar to the other top versions of the Toyota Hilux. The unity of the photos forms a beautiful contrast between the white of your body and the black color of your details – they can also be ordered in other colors.
Toyota launches this Hilux to appeal to customers who see the pick-ups as "lifestyle" cars, not as work cars.
The interior of the pick-up looks like a very nice place for long trips. The seats are black leather, with a light colored border. Dark plastic inserts – the famous black piano – bring a touch of satin to the cabin, without being too ubiquitous. They surround parts of the central console, aerators, doors or exchange. Also the steering wheel has shiny dark plastic notes. The instrumentation is specific, and on the TFT screen of the on-board computer, the special edition logo appears. Even the pick-up key has unique details.
At the mechanical level, there are no changes compared to other Toyota Hilux. Although it is the most expensive and equipped of the series – it has a broad set of active safety systems and an infotainment system with a 7-inch screen – the Special Edition shares an engine with the rest of Hilux. We talk about a 150 hp 2.4-liter diesel engine, which turns its power to all four wheels via a pluggable 4 × 4 system, associated with a manual or automatic change. If you are interested in the best offers of the Toyota Hilux, check out the car that I buy. We can also offer a shopping guide with the best pick-ups of the moment.
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