Toyota Kirloskar Motors (TKM) has temporarily halted bookings of the Hilux pickup owing to “heightened demand”. However, that’s not the end of the road. Toyota is trying to resume bookings again. The Toyota Hilux will be launched in India next month.
The iconic Toyota Hilux has been recently launched in the Indian market to cater to the needs of customers seeking an incredible lifestyle utility vehicle. We are delighted with the overwhelming response that the Hilux has received from our customers within a fortnight of its launch. We are grateful to our valued customers for their continued trust and confidence in our brand and our enhanced offerings in this whole new product segment. However, in light of various factors impacting our supply, we are unable to meet the heightened demand. Thus, we deeply regret our temporary halt of bookings for the Hilux with a view to avoid any further inconvenience to our customers. We will continue our best efforts to resume the Hilux bookings at the soonest possible opportunity, with our aim to provide the best customer experience, the statement said.
The Toyota Hilux is powered by a 2.8-litre, four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine with spec similar to the Fortuner. Automatic Transmission variant provides segment-leading power of 204 hp and torque output of 500 Nm. While, Manual Transmission variants generates 204 hp and 420 Nm of torque. All variants come with a 4X4 drivetrain enabling customers to engage in smooth off-roading The Hilux gets two drive modes (Eco and Power).
The Toyota Hilux will be available in five colours – Emotional Red, Gray Metallic, White Pearl CS, Silver Metallic and Super White.
The Toyota Hilux is expected to be priced between Rs 35-45 lakh (ex-showroom). Toyota is offering a standard warranty of three years or 1 lakh km on the Hilux, similar to almost every other Toyota product on sale in India. Buyers can also opt for the extended warranty scheme that go up to five years/2.2 lakh km. Hilux will compete with likes of Isuzu D-Max V-Cross which is priced between Rs 22.07 lakh-25.60 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).