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Toyota Australia has just shown-off the all-new TRD HiLux performance ute. Expected in selected TRD dealers in the second quarter of this year, the supercharged HiLux pumps out at least 225kW and more than 400Nm from its supercharged 4.0-litre V6 engine.

According to Toyota, the popularity of the ute in Queensland was the reason behind the preview of the latest TRD model, the HiLux is currently the best selling vehicle in the sunshine state.

Toyota was quick to point out that this is not just a standard ute with a turbocharger, the TRD HiLux also features upgraded suspension, brakes and styling for a total performance package.

2008 TRD HiLux

The Japanese company says the new performance ute will be just as practical as it is sporty.

“TRD HiLux is a great workhorse vehicle during the week for transporting tools, hauling a trailer and coping with the roughest terrain. When the weekend arrives, its performance and handling can be used by the whole family – carting dirt bikes and other gear, or towing a boat.” Toyota regional manager Sean Hanley

2008 TRD HiLux

The TRD HiLux joins its sedan brother the TRD Aurion to complete the current TRD line-up.

2008 TRD HiLux

More info to follow…




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