Toyota Hilux India Delayed Launch: Pricing Reveal Expected in May 2022

When unveiling the Hilux in February, the company was expected to announce pricing and other details that month. Due to the deal, pricing for the Toyota Hilux is expected to be revealed in May 2022.

Toyota Hilux India Delayed Launch: Pricing Reveal Expected in May 2022

According to Toyota, the Hilux has been well received in the market in its pre-booking phase. The company received new bookings within days of the pickup’s unveiling, citing supply chain reasons.

Toyota Hilux India Delayed Launch: Pricing Reveal Expected in May 2022

The supply chain issues could be due to the shortage of semiconductors currently plaguing the world. In addition, the Hilux is located at a small 30% in India because the majority is imported into India. The ongoing war between the Soviet nations could also have led to supply and supply chain issues.

Commenting on bookings for Hilux in India, the company said that

“We will continue our efforts to resume Hilux reservations as soon as possible.”

Toyota Hilux India Delayed Launch: Pricing Reveal Expected in May 2022

Toyota Hilux engine and gearbox

The pickup is powered by a 2.8-liter turbo diesel engine, which currently powers the Fortuner SUV in the brand’s lineup. The engine produces 204PS and 420Nm of peak torque mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic. The automatic variant of the SUV offers an improved torque of 500 Nm, which is 80 Nm more than the manual variant.

Toyota Hilux India Delayed Launch: Pricing Reveal Expected in May 2022

However, the highlight of the drivetrain has to be the Hilux’s 4×4 system which is known to conquer most terrain. The 4WD system includes electronic differential locks with limited slip function for better off-road capability by improving traction on loose surfaces.

Toyota Hilux India Delayed Launch: Pricing Reveal Expected in May 2022

Adding to the robustness of the pickup, the Hilux has a fording capacity of 700mm. The SUV is longer than the Innova Crysta and Fortuner and also features a longer wheelbase at 3,085mm, which is 335mm and 340mm longer than the Innova Crysta and Fortuner, respectively.

Toyota Hilux India Delayed Launch: Pricing Reveal Expected in May 2022

Toyota Hilux design

The design of the Hilux has seen several revisions over the years. The model destined for India will feature a large hexagonal grille with chrome surrounds. Other features include headlights with LED DRLs, skid plates on each end, side step for easy entry and exit, flared wheel arches and a large loading bay.

Toyota Hilux India Delayed Launch: Pricing Reveal Expected in May 2022

The Hilux is sold in a double cabin format that can accommodate up to 5 occupants including the driver. The rugged look of the SUV continues to the side with 18-inch alloy wheels taking center stage.

Toyota Hilux India Delayed Launch: Pricing Reveal Expected in May 2022

However, the rear of the Hilux features a simple, functional design with a drop-down tailgate with a chrome cargo bay handle and vertically placed wrap-around taillights. The rear bumper has a two-tone look with silver accents.

Toyota Hilux India Delayed Launch: Pricing Reveal Expected in May 2022

Features of Toyota Hilux

Interiors of the pickup are similar to those of the Fortuner. The dashboard houses an 8.0-inch infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The instrumentation is a combination of analog dials and a centrally placed MID display.

Toyota Hilux India Delayed Launch: Pricing Reveal Expected in May 2022

Other Hilux features include automatic climate control, steering-mounted controls, rear air vents, 6-speaker audio system, front and rear parking sensors, heat shield glass, a multi-information display and cruise control. Safety wise, it will come with 7 airbags, stability control and hill hold assist.

Toyota Hilux India Delayed Launch: Pricing Reveal Expected in May 2022

The Toyota Hilux is expected to be offered at a base price of Rs 30 lakh to Rs 35 lakh (ex-showroom). It will be a premium alternative to the Isuzu V-Cross pickup truck.

Toyota Hilux India Delayed Launch: Pricing Reveal Expected in May 2022

Toyota Hilux Expected Price

Pre-bookings for the Hilux lifestyle pickup were accepted for Rs 1 lakh at dealerships or Rs 50,000 through the brand’s online platform. Toyota could price the Hilux between Rs 30 lakh and Rs 35 lakh, ex-showroom.

Toyota Hilux India Delayed Launch: Pricing Reveal Expected in May 2022

Thoughts on the Delayed Toyota Hilux India Launch

Toyota Hilux is one of the most anticipated launches this year. The launch of the SUV is delayed for various reasons. However, we expect the company to launch the Hilux within the next couple of months. Pickup price might be a bit higher due to lower localization percentage for manufacturing. When launched, the Hilux will rival the Isuzu V-Cross.