TOYOTA HILUX 2009 FACELIFTED – Better POWER & Fuel Consumption
2009 Toyota Hilux‘s new 3.0-liter D-4D diesel engine is not only more powerful than the outgoing model’s powerplant, it is also slightly more fuel efficient.
The facelifted truck, Toyota says in its press release, will also feature new front fascia with redesigned corporate grille and more muscular bumper with larger air intakes. The 2009 Toyota Hilux will be offered in either Double Cab HL3 or Double Cab Invincible trims and will come equipped with 15-inch and 17-inch wheels respectively.
Inside the truck, you will find a redesigned steering wheel with integrated controls for the audio system; new air conditioning system with refreshed push-button controls and even an LCD display that can show information from a GPS navigation system.
Under the skin, Toyota has upgraded the 169bhp (171 HP) 3.0 D-4D diesel engine in the automatic version with an increase of 17Nm in maximum torque to 360Nm. Moreover, the Japanese automaker replaced the available four-speed automatic transmission with a new five-speed unit that promises to improve performance and fuel consumption. According to Toyota, fuel efficiency in the combined cycle for the automatic version is increased from 30.1 to 31.7 mpg UK.
This means that 11.22 KM/L of fuel consumption for a really big pickup truck that produce 169 horsepower more powerfull than a turbocharged car of course. Converted in RM, it will consume RM0.227 per kilometre (RM2.55/litre of current fuel price).
No info about the price of the 2009 new facelifted toyota hilux, yet.