Toyota says it has increased the performance and environmental friendliness of HiLux’s 3.0-litre Turbo-diesel engine. Technical changes to HiLux’s common-rail turbocharged and intercooled diesel engine have increased power by 6kW and made the engine compliant to Euro IV emissions standard.

Toyota Hilux 2006 MY06

The improved Toyota 1KD-FTV engine will be fitted to all HiLux 4x2 and 4x4 diesel models from August 2006 production. The performance and environment upgrade for HiLux Turbo-diesel is part of a raft of HiLux technical, safety and specification changes due from August and October 2006 production.

ABS anti-skid brakes are standard equipment on high-grade HiLux SR5 models, and optionally available on HiLux SR and WorkMate. Improvements to Toyota HiLux Turbo-diesel models (from August 2006 production) also include the adoption of 15-inch steel wheels (in lieu of 14-inch steel wheels) on SR-grade 4x2 models.

The recommended retail prices for HiLux Turbo-diesel now starts at $29,590* for the 4x2 SR 3.0-litre Turbo-diesel. In addition, Toyota has included some additional specifications across HiLux 4x2 and 4x4 SR and SR5 grades.

From August 2006 production, all HiLux SR5 grade models will have front foglamps and all SR grade models (Quad Cam V6 and Turbo-diesel) will have body-coloured front bumpers. Two new exterior colours will be offered for all HiLux models from August 2006 production: Charcoal Grey and Cascade Blue.

Interior upgrades for HiLux include adopting hard-wearing vinyl floor covering for WorkMate and Double Cab SR-grade models, and a rear-seat centre headrest for all Double Cab models.

In addition, Toyota has deleted the deck guard frame on all SR5-grade models, to improve appearance. HiLux SR5 models have a Sports bar as standard equipment. The limited-slip differential will be standard equipment on all Double Cab SR5 models and optional (linked with ABS anti-skid brakes) on SR models.