2016 Hilux "Revealed"

Submitted: Wednesday, May 06, 2015 at 14:45
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As revealed exclusively by CarAdvice last week, the new Toyota HiLux is expected to ditch leaf sprung rear suspension on upper-spec models to make way for a more car-like rear suspension setup, like the new Nissan NP300 Navara.

Also revealed last week, the HiLux will forego the familiar 3.0-litre diesel unit and instead run with a 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel, as well as a 2.7-litre four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine, and a 2.4-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel. The details are expected to be as follows:

1GD-FTV VN — 2.8-litre four-cylinder intercooled turbocharged diesel engine that produces 132kW of power and 450Nm of torque between 1600 – 2400rpm when mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. When mated to the six-speed manual transmission, the torque figure drops to 420Nm of torque between 1600 – 2600rpm.

2GD-FTV VN — 2.4-litre four-cylinder intercooled turbocharged diesel engine that produces 125kW of power and 400Nm of torque between 1600rpm – 2400rpm when matched to a six-speed automatic transmission. The same engine when paired with a five-speed manual transmission drops torque output to 343Nm of torque between 1400 – 3400rpm.

2TR-FE — 2.7-litre four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 166kW of power. It’s unclear which transmissions will be available with this engine. The engine is expected to come with a five- and six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox.

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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Wednesday, May 06, 2015 at 17:10

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 at 17:10
Any increase in towing capacity?
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Follow Up By: Bazooka - Thursday, May 07, 2015 at 13:21

Thursday, May 07, 2015 at 13:21
Can't find anything definite Peter but talk last year was 3 tonnes which is still less than the opposition I believe. Industry standard for that category is 3.5 tonnes iirc???
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Thursday, May 07, 2015 at 15:18

Thursday, May 07, 2015 at 15:18
If you go to the Oz Toyota site there a few commercial mag reviews. One of those hints at 3,5 t.
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Follow Up By: 671 - Friday, May 08, 2015 at 00:17

Friday, May 08, 2015 at 00:17
The industry standard does seem to be around 3.5 tons. At the same time though I have seen plenty of criticism on the net about 3.5 being unrealistic and exaggerated.

Toyota comes along and specifies about 2.5 tons which is a much more realistic maximum for cars of that size and weight and they get criticised for being too low.

Even 2.5 tons is well above the maximum capacities recommended by the Caravan Council of Australia. They recommend the car should be around 30% heavier than whatever it is towing. There is a lot of common sense in that and it is in line with the findings of a lot of stability and control research overseas.

I am sure I would feel a hell of a lot safer towing a 3.5 ton van behind an F250 or similar size Chev or Dodge than something the size of a Ranger.

I suppose it all comes down to whether you want to just tow something or be in with a good chance of both towing and controlling it.

http://caravanbuyersguide.com.au/tow-vehicle-caravan-weight/
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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Friday, May 08, 2015 at 01:11

Friday, May 08, 2015 at 01:11
The current Hilux has a higher tow limit overseas but Toyota Aust derate it for aussie conditions
They may do the same with the next generation one
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Friday, May 08, 2015 at 10:30

Friday, May 08, 2015 at 10:30
That's a good point. Overseas the ball weights on vehicles are no where the 10% of the tow capacity. Toyota’s 2500 kg limit may be a work up from their allowable ball weight. This is shades of the Pajero, they had a lot higher towing capacity with a lower ball weight limit. Later on they introduced the European limits for their vehicles 3000/180 but also still retain the 2500/250 limit.

Toyota may have introduced a higher towing capacity with a 6% ball weight (ie a 3500/200 limit.)
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Reply By: swampfox - Thursday, May 07, 2015 at 06:50

Thursday, May 07, 2015 at 06:50
hi
Toyota once again have lost there way and installed a low--average out put engine .
Many other makers have around this as a minimum ,420 nm of torque is yesterdays news
At least 500nm !!!
2.8 ltr diesel ya kidding
The icing on the cake will be the towing capacity ha ha ha

I like Tojams and even own one ,but they are not great value .
At least it is far better than my POS Ranger.

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Follow Up By: garrycol - Thursday, May 07, 2015 at 13:49

Thursday, May 07, 2015 at 13:49
Typical Toyo low powered engine.
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