|2002 Hilux Review - Fastlane.com - Australia
6th November, 2000
Hilux turbo-diesel gets more grunt
Toyota has increased the torque and availability of HiLux Turbo-diesel.
The improved HiLux turbo-diesel engine has 20Nm more torque at lower engine rpm, and the turbo-diesel
range has also been expanded to include workhorse 4x4 models.
HiLux?s electronically injected 3.0 litre 1KZ-TE turbo-diesel engine has been recalibrated to deliver
maximum torque 400rpm lower in the revolution range.
The improved engine delivers 85kW of power at 3600rpm and 315Nm of torque at 2000rpm.
The new, more torquey HiLux turbo-diesel engine is now available in three less expensive workhorse
models; Single Cab Pick-up, Single Cab/Chassis and Double Cab Pick-up.
Toyota also offers the higher spec HiLux 4x4 Turbo-diesel Double Cab SR5 Pick-up, which now has stylish
locally developed side steps.
In addition, Toyota has upgraded all SR5 models (4x4 and 4x2) with a new high-grade 3-in-1 audio unit.
The new 2DIN-size audio head unit has an electronic touch tune AM/FM stereo radio, full logic cassette
deck and a single CD player.
Two HiLux 4x4 Turbo-diesel Single Cab SR5 models have been discontinued.
The new HiLux 4x4 range has 15 models, with the choice of Turbo-diesel, EFI-equipped 2.7 litre petrol and
3.0 litre naturally aspirated diesel engines.
In addition, Toyota offers 13 4x2 models, with the choice of EFI-equipped 2.0 litre petrol, 2.7 litre petrol
and 3.0 litre diesel engines.
HiLux 4x2 and 4x4 models are available in either single cab, extra cab or dual cab body styles to suit
All HiLux diesel models and all 2.7 litre petrol models have the availability of dual SRS airbags and ABS
The HiLux 4x4 Turbo-diesel models have the options of: Metallic paint, Safety Pack (dual SRS airbags
and ABS) or Safety Pack with Metallic paint.
The safety option consists of dual SRS airbags and ABS anti-skid brakes.
Airbag SRS-equipped models have the additional feature of force limiting front seatbelt pretensioners.