Al-Futtaim Motors introduces Toyota Hilux pickup

Vehicle is up to 15% more fuel efficient than previous model.
The 2016 Hilux: Designed with the driver in mind.
The 2016 Hilux: Designed with the driver in mind.

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Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, has introduced the eighth generation of the Toyota Hilux pickup truck.

The new version features tougher refreshed styling, a newly developed frame structure, an SUV-like interior and better core performance to deliver the best results in its class, according to a statement.

First launched in Japan in 1968, the Hilux is one of the most symbolic Toyota vehicles and has always been renowned for its toughness, durability and ability to perform under extreme conditions and in the toughest terrains.

The 2016 all-new Hilux features a six speed automatic transmission system that is coupled to a newly developed frame, making it tougher, more efficient, and more economical.

“The first Hilux was brought to the UAE forty years ago, and since then it has sold more than 150,000 units to date, becoming one of the most relied upon commercial vehicles in the country, and a major staple in the country’s construction firms, farms, oil fields and more. It has cemented itself as the best-selling commercial truck across the nation, spearheading the Light Commercial Vehicle market in the UAE,” said Jon Williams, managing director of Al-Futtaim Motors.

“The new Hilux was designed with the driver in mind, taking an extensive look at the human element. The new additions to the vehicle were introduced to support a healthier and safer workforce that is able to deliver consistently better results,” he added.

Available in single and double cabins, the all-new Hilux comes in 2.0L and a 2.7L petrol engines, or a 2.4L diesel engine, and in 4WD and 2WD choices.

The 2.4-litre diesel engine is also available with a 6-speed manual transmission which delivers 40.7 / 1600-2000 KG-M/RPM of torque and 147/3600 HP/RPM.

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