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jahc24
04-09-2005, 06:34 PM
The new Toyota Hilux 2005. Sud-America<p><IMG SRC="http://www.terra.com.ar/imagenes/originales/73/73832.jpeg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoindex.org/images/cars/3787/4182/norm_1_Hilux_2005_Philippines.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoindex.org/images/cars/3787/4182/norm_20_Hilux_Vigo_DoubleCab_3.0_G_2004_Thailand.j pg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoindex.org/images/cars/3787/4181/norm_60_Hilux_Vigo_2004_Thailand.jpg" BORDER="0">

Top Secret
04-09-2005, 06:57 PM
This is also the same version that has been just released in Australia. I like the car, look great, especially in Xtra-Cab form.

Superfresa
04-09-2005, 07:26 PM
I doubt that the vehicle will be offered in Xtra cab here. more like single and double cab only.<p>Anyway, It will be made in Venezuela and will be produced this year. Before they were made in Colombia (previous gen), but they moved to Venezuela as they were sharing factory here with Renault, and Nissan will start their production in Colombia instead. Therefore the Nissan and Toyota Pickups will join Chevrolet, Mazda and Mitsubishi, also producing here in Colombia. This pickup war is going to get tight here in South America, with so many local models.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Superfresa at 10:33 PM 4/9/2005</i>

scorpio14
04-09-2005, 07:35 PM
Heres the Website fa the Australian Hilux<p><A HREF="http://hilux.toyota.com.au" TARGET="_blank">http://hilux.toyota.com.au</A>/<p>Same thing.... The crap thing about the one that comes to Australia is that the top of the range model (SR5 4x2 or 4x4) doesnt have foglights... whereas lookin at the pic above the alota other countries get foglights standard...<p>

Superfresa
04-09-2005, 07:57 PM
A dime a dozen... I mean how many of you australians aint going to put an ARB bullbar with a winch mount and two pairs of driving lights anyway...

Hornbag
04-09-2005, 11:28 PM
Its a very confrunting face...<p>BUT IT LOOKS MADNESS!!! I didnt even know this car had been released in Aus untill i read about this, LOL.<p>OMG, the inside is great quality!

DoMiNo
04-10-2005, 01:55 AM
Does this have any relation to the US-spec Tacoma? I like the look, it's different from the Tacoma; I haven't decided which I like best, design-wise. The interior is a little cheap-looking to me, though.

Blackraven
04-10-2005, 03:32 AM
Hmm.... we had this pickup a few months back.<p>Definitely made in Thailand.<p><br>For this vehicle, Australia and NZ gets the 4.0 V6 as top-of-the-line. Here in Southeast Asia however, 3.0 D-4D Commonrail diesel with VN Intercooler iserves as the most expensive variant.

scorpio14
04-10-2005, 04:33 AM
Well we get the 2.7L in the base 4x2....4.0L and the 3.0L D-4Din all the others including 4x2 models<br> <br>The Top of the Range model is the SR5 4x4 Dual Cab 3.0L Turbo Deisel with 4 speed auto.... at almost 53grand.... the 4.0L V6 versions gets a 5 speed auto and costs almost 50grand<p>this is in Australia

Hornbag
04-10-2005, 05:42 AM
$50,000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<p>HOLY HELL! You could get a XR8 Falcon for that!!!!

Superfresa
04-10-2005, 10:26 AM
Domino: This is basically the same pickup as the US Tacoma, but some things change, spacially equipment wise. It's so that it remains competitive in both markets, where it has to aim for different public.<p>Blackraven, we had the Tacoma a few months back, but never really the Hilux. The car is designed, engineered etc in Japan I guess, but at least for Latin america, where it's being launched, It will be made in Venezuela. Australian's receive a version made in Australia, But it's the same vehicle pretty much.<p>However, I'm unsure that the 4.0 engine will be offered here, because it could make the car a little expensive. Maybe a top of the range...<p>

sc43018
04-10-2005, 05:50 PM
I am missing the point of this car (apparently built in both venezuela AND australia) yet basically the same as the tacoma? how does this work financially?

Superfresa
04-10-2005, 05:55 PM
It's assembled in Australia, Venezuela and some other parts, because that way it's cheaper to sell in certain regions (a.k.a Latin America with Venezuela's production). The car is the same mechanically and design wise to the Tacoma, just finished differently.

AM2
04-10-2005, 06:53 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>DoMiNo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Does this have any relation to the US-spec Tacoma? I like the look, it's different from the Tacoma; I haven't decided which I like best, design-wise. The interior is a little cheap-looking to me, though. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>The USDM Tacoma pickup is related to the Hilux, main difference is the USDM Tacoma is longer and was designed to ressemble the full-size Tundra. <br>the 4-door Hilux has a 121.46 in wheelbase while the similar 4-door Tacoma double cab has a longer 127.8 in wheelbase...<br>The Tacoma is also about 2 in wider at 74.6 in.<p>Hilux<br><IMG SRC="http://www.autoindex.org/images/cars/3787/4182/norm_2_Hilux_2005_Philippines.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Tacoma<br><IMG SRC="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//pictures/VEHICLE/2005/Toyota/100482292/032817-E.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Cheap interior? Not if you see the actual interior.<br><IMG SRC="http://www.motioncars.com/autobuzz/articles42/hiluxd4d_03.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://www.motioncars.com/autobuzz/articles42/hiluxd4d_04.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by AM2 at 10:09 AM 4/11/2005</i>

DoMiNo
04-10-2005, 09:56 PM
The picture of the interior you posted looks much better than the first pic.

scorpio14
04-10-2005, 10:22 PM
The Hilux that is sold in Australia, is NOT assembled in Australia, its coming from Thialand under the IMV project, which the Fortuner and Innova is built along side it.<p>I think the 4.0L V6 is only for the Australian (most likely New Zealand) market... i dont know if any other country gets it.

Blackraven
04-11-2005, 05:27 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>scorpio14</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The Hilux that is sold in Australia, is NOT assembled in Australia, its coming from Thialand under the IMV project, which the Fortuner and Innova is built along side it.<p>I think the 4.0L V6 is only for the Australian (most likely New Zealand) market... i dont know if any other country gets it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yup, guess your right there.<p>So for Southeast Asia, a maximum of three engines will be available:<p>-2.5 D-4D Commonrail diesel engine<br>-2.7 VVT-i gas/petrol engine<br>-3.0 D-4D Commonrail diesel engine with Variable Nozzle Intercooler<p>Comes in J, E, G variants (from lowest to highest) and a choice of 5 speed MT or 4-speed auto is available for each variant.<p>

Hornbag
04-11-2005, 06:24 AM
$50,000<p>BLODDY HELL, im still not over that!

thainogkok
04-11-2005, 08:11 AM
yes, in Thailand It's like Blackraven said.<br>the price range is 428,000 baht to 861,000 baht (about 10,700 usd to 21,525usd)

bolita
04-11-2005, 08:58 AM
The Argentinean HiLux is only offered with the 2.5 and 3.0 Diesel units as far as I know from regional launches of the product in SA.<p>It seems that the FOrtuner will also be built in Argentina as part of the IMV project.

spwolf
04-11-2005, 11:55 AM
I think there are 6 factories around the world participating in IMV project...

Bass-o-Matic
04-11-2005, 12:18 PM
I was under the impression that this wasn't a re-styled Tacoma but, rather a utility off of the Thai-market oriented IMV platform. Any clarification on this thread?<p>Thanks

anonms
04-11-2005, 03:20 PM
Well, unlike their Asian counterparts, the Hilux of this thread isn't the Hilux Vigo, just the Nuevo Hilux.

bucket
04-11-2005, 07:51 PM
with all of the previously small trucks getting larger in the us market, it would make sense for toyota to introduce something to slot in below the tacoma. is the hilux considerably smaller, or is it just a reskinned tacoma?

anonms
04-11-2005, 08:19 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bucket</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">with all of the previously small trucks getting larger in the us market, it would make sense for toyota to introduce something to slot in below the tacoma. is the hilux considerably smaller, or is it just a reskinned tacoma? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>It's pretty much reskinned, I believe.<p>Previously, it was the same truck with a different name.

AM2
04-11-2005, 10:52 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>anonms</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Well, unlike their Asian counterparts, the Hilux of this thread isn't the Hilux Vigo, just the Nuevo Hilux.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It the Philippines its known as the "Hilux"<p>"Nuevo Hilux" means "New Hilux".

bolita
04-12-2005, 09:06 AM
Both this and the Phillipine Hi Lux are the IMV Hi Lux

spwolf
04-12-2005, 11:35 AM
Hilux is smaller than Tacoma, as Tacoma would be too big for non-usa markets.<p>It uses similar platform (simplified Prado platform actually), but it is very much different in reallity - from engines, interior, etc.

Superfresa
04-12-2005, 01:56 PM
well...<p>The chasis is the same (maybe slightly shortened for Hilux) The top of the Range Hilux engines are the same as Tacoma's, THe body is pretty much the same (actually one looks like the facelift of the other). Suspension, brakes, gearbox are all the same or similar, and that was the intention...<p>So yeah Tacoma is pretty much a reskinned Hilux (Not the other way arround). And that was the intention and that is fine because USA needs different cars than the ROW.

spwolf
04-12-2005, 04:11 PM
I dont really agree. They all use simplified Prado chasis, but it is specific for IMV project and it will spring several different sport utes and pickups. Technical development for these cars was based on IMV project itself and should be different enogh from tacoma itself.<p>If anything, Tacoma version has been created sooner and since it is an bigger seller, it would be playing major role in development.<p>What I am trying to say is that even if general platform is shared, it is not an "reskinned" vehicle, chasis is different and developed specifically for IMV project.