➤ Toyota has announced a suite of updates for its 2020 Toyota Hilux pickup truck that improve safety and emissions as well as offering trim updates.
A highlight for the Toyota Hilux in its 2020 model year is the addition of the latest generation of Toyota’s Safety Sense, which is optional on the range-entry ‘Active’ grade but standard on all other trim levels. It adds equipment such as adaptive cruise control, pre-collision assist, lane departure warning and road sign assist.
The 2.4-litre turbo-diesel engine now has a start/stop function to improve emissions on all but the Active trim, while that entry level model now gets PVC seats and flooring to make cleaning the interior easy. Meanwhile, a manual transmission has been reintroduced on double cab models.
The range-topping ‘Invincible X’ model has been given aesthetic upgrades to give it a more ‘commanding presence’, such as smoked chrome details on various areas including the front grille, fog light bezels and door handles. Also, the side bars are now finished in black and a new set of 18-inch alloy wheels are offered.
Inside, there are new piano black inserts for the dashboard, door panels, steering wheel and gear shifter.