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					                                                                        January 2007


   Sixth generation of the legendary Toyota Hilux, revised for 2007 with new
    engines, specifications and styling
   New 3.0-litre D-4D 170, giving 169bhp (171 DIN hp) and 343Nm of torque
   Revised 2.5-litre D-4D with 118bhp (120 DIN hp) – an increase of 17 per cent
   Tested in the world’s most extreme environments for ultimate toughness
   Independent double wishbone front suspension
   Rear differential lock standard on all 4WD 2.5-litre models
   Limited slip differential standard on all 3.0-litre models
   Automatic Disconnecting Differential (ADD, standard on HL3 and Invincible
    models) improves fuel efficiency and reduces noise levels
   Improved noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) performance
   Single Cab, Extra Cab and Double Cab body styles
   Extra Cab introduced for 2007 model year
   Selectable four-wheel drive, with shift-on-the-fly facility
   Single Cab additionally available with two-wheel drive
   Three grades – HL2, HL3 and Invincible
   Air conditioning, electric windows and remote central locking standard on all
   ABS and driver and front passenger airbags standard on all versions
   Invincible equipped with full-map touch-screen satellite navigation, chrome side
    bars, rear privacy glass and 16-inch alloy wheels
   Single and Double Cab models built for Europe in South Africa
   Extra Cab model built for Europe in Thailand
   CV on-the-road prices from £12,170 for Single Cab 2WD HL2 (excl. VAT)
The sixth generation of Toyota’s legendary Hilux was launched in 2005, marking a
substantial leap forward in performance and design, giving the pick-up more load-
carrying capacity, more space and comfort in the cabin and a more contemporary
and distinctive appearance.

That package has been further strengthened for the 2007 model year with the
introduction of a new range of common rail D-4D turbo diesel engines that deliver
stronger performance, improved efficiency and lower emissions, in line with Euro IV

These combine with refined manual and automatic transmissions and a strong and
rigid construction to give the Hilux surefooted performance both on and off-road.
More than ever before, Hilux has the essential qualities to appeal beyond the work
marketplace to customers looking for a vehicle that’s ideal for leisure and family
transport, too.

The engine range for Hilux has been upgraded for 2007 with the introduction of a
new 3.0-litre D-4D unit and revisions to the existing 2.5-litre D-4D to deliver more
power and torque, greater efficiency and improved emissions. Both engines meet
Euro IV standards for exhaust emissions and operate with a smoothness and
refinement that add to the Hilux’s appeal in the leisure pick-up market.

New 3.0-litre D-4D 170
The new 3.0-litre D-4D is a derivative of the engine used in the Toyota Land Cruiser.
It uses second-generation common rail technology, a variable nozzle turbocharger
and a swirl control system for greater efficiency. This contributes to the Hilux’s
refined on-road performance, with low levels of noise, vibration and harshness.

The engine delivers 169bhp (171 DIN hp) at 3,600rpm and has a torque output of
343Nm all the way from 1,400 to 3,400rpm. Top speed is 106mph (109mph auto)
with fuel consumption of 34mpg in combined cycle driving (30.1mpg auto).

The engine comprises an iron-alloy block with an aluminium alloy cylinder head, with
four valves per cylinder. Two separate, differently-shaped input ports help promote a
good fuel mixture and swirl.
The crankshaft has five journals and eight balancing weights, with two counter-
rotating balancer shafts to help reduce vibration. Special attention has been paid to
the design and position of the engine mounts, to further reduce vibration and improve
ride comfort.

The second-generation common rail system develops a high injection pressure and
allows the use of injector nozzles with smaller diameter holes. This creates a more
homogenous air-fuel mixture, improving combustion efficiency and thus delivering
better performance with lower emissions and fuel consumption.

Across a wide range of engine speeds (800 to 3,000rpm), the common rail system
performs a double pilot injection per cycle, prior to the main injection, to distribute the
appropriate amount of fuel. This reduces both combustion noise and engine

A variable vane turbocharger is a key element in the engine’s high power and torque
output. It balances exhaust back pressure and boost pressure, based on the precise
demands of the engine. An electric DC motor activates the variable nozzle
mechanism, instead of the usual step motor, giving sharper turbocharger response,
particularly at lower speeds, and higher precision vane activation.

The engine also uses a swirl control system. Each cylinder is fed an air and exhaust
gas mixture through two different, independent ducts. The swirl control system
operates butterfly valves that can close off either of these ducts, according to engine
speed and load, so increasing the mixture’s swirl rate.

Further improvements to the engine’s emissions performance have been achieved
by fitting an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) cooler, with integrated bypass and a
switching valve to optimise the EGR gas temperature. At low engine speeds this
improves the fuel-air mixture, further increasing the torque available and reducing

The 3.0-litre D-4D 170 engine is available in the Hilux Double Cab in HL3 and
Invincible grades, with five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission.
Improved 2.5-litre D-4D 120
The 2.5-litre D-4D engine has been improved to deliver more power, lower emissions
and lower noise levels. Well-established as the core power unit for the Hilux range, it
now delivers 17 per cent more power, increased from 101bhp (102 DIN hp) to
118bhp (120 DIN hp) at 3,600rpm, thanks to the introduction of a high performance
intercooler and other detail adjustments.

There is substantially more torque, too, the maximum up from 260Nm to 325Nm,
with more than 300Nm produced between 1,600 and 2,600rpm. This gives the Hilux
an excellent balance of flexible driving performance and low fuel consumption. In
combined cycle driving, the 2.5 D-4D 120 returns 34.0mpg with four-wheel drive and
37.7mpg with two-wheel drive.

The new intercooler is positioned above the engine to achieve the best performance,
increasing power and improving emissions levels. Low speed torque is boosted by
the inclusion of a two-stage swirl control valve in the intake manifold, similar to that
used on the 3.0 D-4D 170, which improves the swirl rate at low intake pressures.

Just as with the 3.0-litre engine, improvements in emissions performance have been
achieved by fitting an EGR cooler. These changes, and adjustments to the catalytic
converter, ensure the engine complies with Euro IV emissions standards.

The 2.5 D-4D also benefits from a series of measures to reduce noise and vibration.
Improvements to the combustion process allow the compression ratio to be reduced
to 17.4:1, increasing performance and cutting noise levels.

A larger engine cover has been fitted and urethane foam insulation used in key areas
to help reduce noise.

The 2.5-litre D-4D 120 is available in both 2WD and 4WD drivetrains with five-speed
manual transmission, and in Single, Extra and Double Cab body styles.

The Hilux range uses a five-speed manual transmission, with a four-speed automatic
gearbox available as an option with the 3.0-litre D-4D 170 engine.
The automatic is developed from the system used on the Toyota Land Cruiser. It
gives the driver a full range of drive options, including shift-on-the-fly changes
between two and four-wheel drive and an Automatic Disconnecting Differential
(ADD). ADD automatically engages or disengages the front differential according to
the selected drive mode, even when the vehicle is moving. This improves fuel
efficiency and cuts noise levels. Hilux uses a part-time four-wheel drive system that
operates in rear, two-wheel drive in normal conditions, with all-wheel drive engaged
on low-grip surfaces and when going off-road.

Four-speed automatic
The four-speed automatic transmission was originally developed for the Land Cruiser
range. It is electronically controlled with artificial intelligence, which enables it to
adapt the gear shift pattern in line with driver input and road conditions.

The gearbox also responds to the terrain, such as steep uphill or downhill driving, by
holding gears to maintain the best possible vehicle control. The onboard computer
can recognise any minor malfunctions in the transmission and record them for
diagnostic analysis during routine maintenance.

Computerised engine torque control allows for smooth changes by momentarily
reducing engine speed during gear shifts.

Five-speed manual
The five-speed manual gearbox gives refined driving performance on and off-road,
with smooth changes and excellent fuel consumption. The transmission is tuned for
off-road climbs and descents, where it gives excellent control over engine braking
and vehicle speed. The Hilux is especially smooth at tick-over, which makes for easy
driving in first gear at engine idle, with no need to keep your foot on the accelerator;
it is almost impossible to stall the vehicle.

Improvements introduced for the 2005 Hilux made the transmission smoother and
easier to use, with a better gear change feel. More than 40 parts were adjusted to
reduce friction and forces and increase precision.

Today’s Toyota Hilux has to satisfy a wide range of demands, from family leisure
vehicle to off-road workhorse.
While the vehicle has developed to meet the different needs of customers, it retains
the rugged qualities that have made it a legend around the world, not least its
remarkable off-road abilities.

The Hilux is built on a ladder frame chassis that is 45 per cent stiffer than the
previous generation model. The TOP (Toyota Outstanding Performance) platform,
has strengthened cross-member joints that increase frame rigidity, adding to the
vehicle’s famous robustness. This not only contributes to the vehicle’s off-road
capability and durability, proven in some of the world’s harshest environments, it also
offers better NVH insulation between the cabin and the chassis.

The independent front suspension and rear leaf springs are designed to cope with
the toughest conditions, while maintaining a comfortable ride and direction control
when travelling on-road.

But it is the Hilux’s engines – the new 3.0-litre D-4D 170 and 2.5-litre D-4D 120 – that
most clearly demonstrate what this machine can achieve off-road. With their high
torque output across a wide engine speed range, they allow the driver to enjoy top
performance at any speed and on any terrain.

Thanks to the quality of the five-speed manual transmission, steep descents on
rough ground can be negotiated safely and securely with the engine on tick-over in
first gear. The high torque output means the Hilux can equally make steep ascents
on engine idle, too.

Ground clearance for 4WD models is generous at 212mm and approach and
departure angles of up to 30 and 26 degrees respectively enable steep inclines to be
tackled. The ramp angle is 25 degrees. From off-road to in-water, performance is
strong, with a wading depth of up to 700mm.

The current generation Hilux Double Cab has 25 per cent more load space than the
previous model. Maximum braked towing capacity is 2,250kg for both engines.

Superior traction control
The Hilux’s 4WD system allows the driver to shift from four to two-wheel drive (H4 to
H2) with no speed restriction and from two to four-wheel drive at speeds up to
50mph (80km/h).
In tough off-road conditions, the synchronised shift mechanism enables shifts from
H4 to L4 (or vice-versa) to be made while on the move, at speeds up to 5mph

Toyota’s Automatic Disconnecting Differential (ADD) is fitted as standard to Extra
Cab and higher grade Double Cab models. This automatically engages or
disengages the front axle drivetrain with the shift from four to two-wheel drive, aiding
fuel efficiency and lower noise levels in 2WD mode.

A limited slip differential is fitted at the rear axle on 3.0-litre Double Cab models,
which improves traction off-road and helps minimise wheelspin when driving on-road.
A rear diff lock is standard on 4WD models with the D-4D 120 engine, further
improving off-road capabilities. It is activated manually, via a button on the

The Hilux’s suspension is designed for strong handling performance on and off-road,
with a comfortable line and straight-line stability. The independent front suspension
features double wishbones and coil springs for good bump absorption while
maintaining steering feel and ride comfort. Two-wheel drive models have a low-
mount upper arm, with 4WD versions using a high-mount upper arm.

The front suspension geometry is designed for straight line stability, with increased
caster angle and a smaller kingpin offset for good braking stability. To improve the
roll feeling and reduce body roll, shock absorber damping has been increased and
the anti-roll bar connected to the upper suspension arm with ball joints, giving greater
rigidity. The coil springs are made of stiffer, high-tensile steel to reduce unsprung

A conventional but precise leaf-spring system is used at the rear, avoiding any
intrusion in the cargo deck and providing a flat ride, particularly when the Hilux is
running unladen or with a light load.

The power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering has a larger steering frame structure for
improved torsional stiffness. This means the Hilux is stable and agile on-road, while
giving strength and good bump absorption off-road.
The Hilux has a very compact turning radius: 5.9m for the 2WD and 6.1m for the
4WD version.

The 2007 Toyota Hilux has a number of styling changes to give a more rugged
appearance. These include the addition of an air scoop on the bonnet, a feature that
also serves a practical purpose by increasing airflow to the intercooler, and front fog
lamps set in the outer corners of the deep front bumper on HL3 and Invincible grade.

New colours have been added to the range, too, with six now available: Pure White,
Eclipse Black metallic, Kielder Green metallic, Silver Steel metallic, Sunburst Red
and Carlo Blue metallic.

The current generation Hilux, launched in 2005, was designed to be “one size up”
from the previous model, giving both more road presence and more interior space, in
keeping with customer preference. The load deck also grew in size, giving 25 per
cent greater capacity. Load lengths are 2,315mm for the Single Cab, 1,805mm for
the Extra Cab and 1,520mm for the Double Cab.

Equipment specifications
The Hilux is available in three body styles – Single Cab, Extra Cab and Double Cab -
and three grades – HL2, HL3 and Invincible – which reflect the vehicle’s ability to
satisfy the needs of those owners focusing on work use and those looking for extra
features that make it a strong performer as recreational or family transport.

All versions are equipped with air conditioning, remote central locking, electric
windows, ABS and a sound system combining radio and CD player, with MP3 CD-R
compatibility on HL2 and HL3 models.

HL3 grade models additionally feature overfenders, a body-coloured grille and front
bumper, chrome door handles and rear step, alloy side steps, electrically adjustable
heated door mirrors, front fog lamps, 15-inch alloy wheels, velour upholstery,
Thatcham Category 1 alarm and, on automatic versions, cruise control.

The flagship Hilux Invincible is equipped with full-map touch screen satellite
navigation, single CD/radio system, 16-inch alloys, leather steering wheel and
gearshift trim, scuff plates, steel side running bars and dark-tinted rear privacy glass.
A full leather interior is available as an option on HL3 and Invincible models.

These specifications can be extended with a wide range of dedicated accessories.
Key options include a full leather interior at £1000 excluding VAT.

The Extra Cab, introduced for the 2007 model year, focuses firmly on practicality and
is aimed principally at the business user who needs the flexibility of additional
passenger space with maximum load area. It’s a two-door model, but features two
occasional rear seats, equipped with three point seatbelts. These are incorporated
into the design allowing a rear deck length of 1805mm compared to a Double Cab’s

A single version is offered, in HL2 specification with four-wheel drive, powered by the
2.5-litre D-4D 120 engine with five-speed manual transmission. Standard features
include air conditioning, electric windows, remote central locking, ABS and driver and
passenger front airbags, demonstrating Toyota’s commitment to offering both tough
performance for work and high levels of comfort, convenience and safety.

MODEL                                             INSURANCE            BASIC            CV OTR
                                                    GROUP              RETAIL
Single Cab 2.5 D-4D 2WD HL2                           8A               £11,495          £12,170
Single Cab 2.5 D-4D 4WD HL2                           9A               £13,595          £14,270
Extra Cab 2.5 D-4D 4WD HL2                            9A               £14,195          £14,870
Double Cab 2.5 D-4D 4WD HL2                           8A               £14,895          £15,570
Double Cab 2.5 D-4D 4WD HL3                           9A               £15,595          £16,270
Double Cab 3.0 D-4D 4WD HL3                           9A               £16,195          £16,870
Double Cab 3.0 D-4D 4WD HL3                           9A               £17,295          £17,970
Double Cab 3.0 D-4D 4WD Invincible                     10A             £18,195          £18,870
Double Cab 3.0 D-4D 4WD Invincible                     10A             £19,295          £19,970
Toyota commercial vehicle on the road price includes delivery charge £523.73, RFL £170.00 for 12
months, number plates £25.00 & first registration fee £38.00 but excludes VAT).

SAFETY                                     2WD      4WD       4WD     4WD      4WD           4WD
                                           S/Cab    S/Cab    E/CAB    D/Cab    D/Cab      Invincible
                                            HL2      HL2      HL2      HL2      HL3

Driver and front passenger airbags                                                       
Front seatbelts with pretensioners                                                       
and load limiters
Outer rear seatbelts with load limiters     N/A      N/A                                   
Collapsible steering column                                                              
Impact-absorbing headlining material                                                     
Automatic headlamp levelling                                                             
ABS                                                                                      
Load sensing proportioning and                                                           
bypass valve (LSP&BV)
Rear differential                                                                        
4WD Auto Disconnecting Differential                                                      
Locking rear differential 2.5-litre only                                                 
Limited slip differential 3.0-litre only                                                 
Headlamp warning buzzer                                                                  
Tachometer                                                                               
Fuel heater                                                                              
Clock                                                                                    
Power steering                                                                           
Cruise control                                                              (auto)     (auto)
Solar tinted glass                                                                       
Darkened rear privacy glass                                                              
Variable-rate windscreen wiper                                                           
Heated rear window                                                                       
Electric front windows (one-touch                                                        
down, driver’s side)
Tilt-adjustable steering column                                                          
Electrically adjustable door mirrors                                                     
Locking glovebox                                                                         
Central console with storage and lid                                                     
Central console with storage, lid and                                                    
rear cup holder
RDS radio/CD player with MP3/CD-R                                                        
compatibility – 2 speakers
RDS radio/CD player with MP3/CD-R                                                        
compatibility – 4 speakers
Full-map touch-screen satellite            option   option   option   option    option        
navigation system with single CD
Air conditioning                                                                         
Alarm – perimeter                                                                        
Alarm – Thatcham Cat. 1, interior and                                                    
Remote central locking                                                                   
Engine immobiliser                                                                       

SEATING, UPHOLSTERY & TRIM              2WD     4WD      4WD    4WD     4WD        4WD
                                        S/Cab   S/Cab   E/CAB   D/Cab   D/Cab   Invincible
                                         HL2     HL2     HL2     HL2     HL3

Number of seats                          2       2       4       5        5         5
Tip-up rear seat                                                               
Cloth upholstery                                                               
Velour upholstery                                                              
Full leather interior                                                Opt       Opt
Leather steering wheel and gear shift                                          
Vinyl floor covering                                                           
Carpet floor covering                                                          
Colour-keyed front bumper                                                      
Chrome-plated rear bumper                                                      
Side steps                                                                     
Colour-keyed grille                                                            
Colour-keyed grille with chrome                                                
Colour-keyed overfenders                                                       
Front and rear mudflaps                                                        
Chrome door handles                                                            
Chrome door mirrors, electrically                                              
Exterior deck lashing hooks                                                    
Cab protector/ladder rack                                                      
Scuff plates                                                                   
Front fog lamps                                                                
Chrome tubular side bars                                                       
Rear privacy glass                                                             

ENGINE                                 2.5-litre D-4D 120                3.0-litre D-4D 170
Engine code                                  2KD-FTV                          1KD-FTV
Cylinder arrangement                        Four in-line                     Four in-line
Capacity (cc)                                  2,494                            2,982
Valve mechanism                          16-valve DOHC                    16-valve DOHC
Bore x stroke (mm)                          92.0 x 93.8                     96.0 x 103.0
Compression ratio                             17.4:1                            17.9:1
Fuel type                               48 cetane diesel                  48 cetane diesel
Fuel injection system             Direct injection, common rail     Direct injection common rail
Max. power (bhp/DIN hp @ rpm)           118/120 @ 3,600                  169/171 @ 3,600
Max. torque (Nm @ rpm)                     325 @ 2,000                  343 @ 1,400 – 3,400
TRANSMISSION                      2WD 5M/T          4WD 5M/T        4WD 5M/T          4WD 4A/T
Clutch type                                      Dry, single plate                        N/A
Ratio          1st                  4.313              4.313           4.313             2.804
               2nd                  2.330              2.330           2.330             1.531
               3rd                  1.436              1.436           1.436             1.000
               4th                  1.000              1.000           1.000             0.705
               5th                  0.838              0.838           0.838               -
               Reverse              4.220              4.220           4.220             2.393
Differential gear (front/rear)     -/3,583         3.909/3.909
BRAKES                                         2WD                               4WD
Front (diameter/width mm)            Ventilated discs 257/28              Ventilated discs
Rear (diameter mm)                          Drums 254                           Drums
Additional features                   ABS, Load Sensing Proportioning and Bypass Valve
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS               SINGLE            SINGLE         EXTRA             DOUBLE
                                  CAB 2WD           CAB 4WD        CAB 4WD            CAB 4WD
Overall length (mm)                  5,255             5,255         5,255              5,255
                                                                                     (5,130 HL2)
Overall width (mm)                   1,760             1,760         1,760              1,835
                                                                                     (1,760 HL2)
Overall height (mm)                  1,680             1,795         1,795              1,810
Wheelbase (mm)                       3,085             3,085         3,085              3,085
Front track (mm)                     1,510             1,510         1,540              1,540
                                                                                     (1,510 HL2)
Rear track (mm)                      1,510             1,510         1,540              1,540
                                                                                     (1,510 HL2)
Front overhang (mm)                   885               885            885               885
Rear overhang (mm)                   1,285             1,285         1,285              1,285
Deck length (mm)                     2,315             2,315         1,805              1,520
Deck width (mm)                      1,520             1,520         1,515              1,515
Deck height (mm)                      450               450            450               450
Rear load height (mm)                 745               860            855               850
Deck volume (m3)                     1,530             1,530         1,178              0.983
Kerb weight (kg)                     1,635             1,805         1,830          1880 – 1,895
Gross vehicle weight (kg)            2,730             2,670         2,875              2,940
Max. payload (kg)                    1,095              865          1,045         1,050 – 1,060
Towing capacity – braked (kg)        1,800             2,250         2,250              2,250
Towing capacity – unbraked (kg)       750               750            750               750
Fuel tank capacity (l)                 80               80             76                 80

 WHEELS & TYRES                             SINGLE      SINGLE     EXTRA       DOUBLE DOUBLE
                                             CAB          CAB        CAB       CAB HL3       CAB
                                             2WD         4WD/                              INVINCI
                                                       DOUBLE                                BLE
                                                       CAB HL2
 Wheel size and type (in)                   15 steel    16 steel   15 steel     15 alloy   16 alloy
 Tyre size                                  205/70       205/70     255/70      255/70      255/65
                                              R15         R16       R15C         R15         R16
 STEERING                                            2WD                            4WD
 Type                                            Rack and pinion with hydraulic power steering
 Ratio                                               18.9:1                        19.4:1
 Turns (lock to lock)                                 3.82                          3.72
 Min. turning radius – tyre (m)                        5.9                           6.2
 Front                                                 Double wishbones with coil springs
 Rear                                            Leaf springs with double tube shock absorbers
 PERFORMANCE                                 2.5 D-4D       2.5 D-4D        3.0 D-4D      3.0 D-4D
                                             120 2WD        120 4WD        170 5M/T       170 5 A/T
                                               5M/T           5M/T
 Maximum speed (mph)                            103             96             106           109
 Acceleration 0 – 62mph (sec)                  13.5            15.0           12.0          11.9
 Fuel consumption Combined                      37.7          34.0           34.0          30.1
 (mpg)              Urban                       44.8          39.2           39.8          35.3
                    Extra-urban                 29.1          28.0           27.4          23.9
 Carbon dioxide emissions (g/km)                197           219            219           246


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Michael Valvo on 01737 367264 or by e-mail at
Erica Haddon on 01737 367308 or by e-mail at
Scott Brownlee on 01737 367266 or by e-mail at

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