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by George Skentzos

Toyota has released official specifications for its second addition to the TRD range – the TRD HiLux, the high performance version of Australia’s favourite ute.

Derived from the double-cab 4×4 version of the standard HiLux, the TRD model adds an intercooled Eaton supercharger to the standard 4.0-litre quad-cam V6 petrol engine.

Maximum power has been increased by 28.5 percent to 225kW whilst peak torque has risen by 20.4 percent to 453Nm at just 3400rpm.

2008 TRD HiLux specifications

More than the equivalent maximum torque of 376Nm produced by the standard HiLux is delivered from just above idle all the way to 5700rpm on the TRD model.

Zero to 100km/h performance jumps to just 7.2 seconds, whilst retaining fuel-economy figures comparable with the standard HiLux at just 12.9 litres per 100km.

2008 TRD HiLux specifications

Similar to the TRD Aurion, the supercharged HiLux will be available in two model grades – 4000S and 4000SL.

Both grades come standard with twin front airbags, ABS anti-lock brakes, air conditioning, cruise control, power windows and mirrors, remote central locking and DataDot security.

2008 TRD HiLux specifications

The TRD HiLux also has specially calibrated monotube Bilstein shock absorbers and 17-inch alloy wheels with all-terrain tyres.

Other enhancements include larger front brake rotors and calipers, a TRD body kit, sports bar and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift lever.

2008 TRD HiLux specifications

TRD HiLux 4000S is priced at $59,990 and the 4000SL at $64,990. The only option is metallic paint at $300.

CarAdvice will be reviewing the new TRD HiLux shortly.




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