Revolution Journey Of Toyota From Toyota Hilux To Toyota Hilux Vigo & Toyota Hilux Revo
Technology transforms the way we move & makes the world a global village!
People’s connectivity has changed in the context of ownership. Toyota is an excellent example of transformation in the context of technology adaptation along with design and purpose. Due to the immense transformation in Toyota Hilux has become more sophisticated to meet customer needs and expectations worldwide.
Toyota automaker is dedicated to paving the road for the “future of mobility” by improving its knowledge, processes, and style to deliver better quality to facilitate its customers on a large scale. They have built a global reputation by following their professional commitments to maintaining and extending their market value.
In today’s blog post, we have been discovering the revolutionary journey of Toyota from Toyota Hilux to Toyota Hilux Vigo and Toyota Revo. We study implementing ways in which Toyota improves its quality. Let’s dive into the next section to get detail;
Toyota Global Production & Transformation
Toyota’s way is to measure everything—even though Toyota Motor Corporation has become one of the most successful companies in the world. The global production volume of Toyota for the next three months (August – October) would be approximately 850,000 units. On the bases of Toyota’s high-end performance, auto research rated Toyota and its luxury line, Lexus, among the top automotive brands in terms of reliability, initial quality, and long-term durability.
Journey Of Toyota Hilux
Toyota Hilux –carries glory and pride. We have witnessed modifications in Hilux to maintain its reputation over the 54 years. It has always been considered and commonly known as a compact-sized pickup truck and has received great responses from its customers worldwide.
The journey of the Toyota Hilux started in March 1968, with its first display launched as an R10. For more than five decades, securing a reputation for toughness and reliability along the way. Let’s have a look at the Hilux family generation tree;
First Generation (N10) 1968-1972
The first Hilux model generation N10 chassis code was introduced in March 1968. Launched Hilux began as a short-wheelbase model powered by a 4-cylinder 1.5-liter R-series petrol engine with a column-shift, 4-speed manual gearbox driving the rear wheels.
In February 1971, its engine would eventually be replaced by a 1.6-liter model that made 83 hp. It has 3 sat abreast passenger capacity.
Second Generation (N20) – 1972-1978
The second-generation Toyota Hilux was launched in May 1972. Come with a series of featured and updated bodies. It came in both a short and long-wheelbase variant. Hilux came in 1.5L and 1.9L engines with a 4-speed manual floor-mounted option. 2nd generation Hilux offers a 3-speed automatic transmission, partnered with a 2.0L R-series engine. Its engine would eventually be replaced in 1975 with a 1.6L powerplant to comply with emissions standards.
Third Generation (N30) – 1978-1983
The third-generation Hilux is designed to offer a comfortable ride. It was the first Toyota 4WD HiLux model, a game-changing generation in the range of Hilux. It’s also the first Hilux to offer a diesel engine with a 2.2L oil burner. It was the first Hilux double-cab design with 2 rows of seats. This led to an evolution in the Toyota 2WD Hilux version for comfort and ride. The 3rd generation Toyota Revo retained its body styling with trim additions.
The standard engine was a 1.6L carried forward from the previous generation, but optional 1.8, 2.0, 2.2, and 2.4 petrol engines were available at varying times, as well as the 2.2L diesel.
Fourth Generation (N50) – 1983-1988
In November 1983, Toyota released its fourth generation by choosing the option of rear-wheel-drive models with 4 engines. At the same time, Toyota Hilux 4WD model used either 2.0-liter petrol or the most significant 2.4-liter diesel.
The HiLux family continued growing with a wide selection of engine variants, including a turbocharged petrol variant, the first V6 engine, made available in 1988. It is also available in Hilux single Cab, Hilux Xtra Cab, and Hilux Double Cab variants to experience more comfortable daily drive utility with a classy interior, refreshed design, and efficient engine.
Single and double cab versions, along with an elevated bed and engine choice, were released. 2WD versions came with 4 engines (1.6L and 1.8L petrol, 2.2L and 2.2L diesel), while 4WD variants offered 2.0L petrol and 2.4L diesel.
Toyota modified the Hilux by installing a one-piece fiberglass canopy and rear bench seats and bigger 2.4L turbo and 3.0L V6 petrol engines. Hilux Surf, known as Toyota 4Runner in other auto markets.
Fifth Generation (N80) – 1988-1997
Toyota’s new assembly lines come with revised bodywork without reducing its capability. Toyota Hilux finally lost its truck heritage with modern suspension systems by introducing a comfortable interior with a more sedan-like look and feels.
Fifth generation Hilux engine upgrades up to 112kW (150hp) on the V6. Toyota sought to differentiate the Hilux 4WD from the 2WD variants using over-fenders. It was designed for a multi-purpose daily drive that comes with top gear with little success.
With the fifth generation, Toyota sought to differentiate the Hilux 4WD from the 2WD variants using over-fenders. The former came with 2.0L gasoline and 2.8L diesel powerplants, while 1.8L petrol and 2.4L diesel engines powered the latter.
Sixth Generation (N140) – 1997-2004
While popularity continued to grow worldwide even after spinning off the Hilux 4Runner into a separate model range, Toyota focused on the HiLux’s workhorse and personal-use sports pickup.
Due to lifestyle changes, Hilux extended its cabin’s height and length. It offered the Hilux single cab or double cab body, in either 2WD or 4WD drivetrains, with 4 engine choices: 2.0L and 2.7L for gasoline, 3.0L naturally aspirated, and 2.4L turbo for diesel.
Toyota upgraded the new sixth-generation Hilux pickup truck to be equally favorable for business and personal use. Its engine line-up consisted of 2.0- and 2.7-liter 4-cylinder petrol units and 2.4-liter turbo and 3.0-liter naturally aspirated diesel.
To meet the global challenges 6th generation Toyota Vigo becomes more environment-friendly after the upgradation and development of new engines.
Seventh Generation (AN10) – 2004-2015
The new 21st-century HiLux was first developed as part of the Innovative International Multi-Purpose Vehicle project, which they shared with the Fortuner midsize SUV and Innova MPV. This upgradation boosted the truest of HiLux’s lovers to meet the comfort of a passenger with the convenience of an SUV.
It’s the first time that Hilux production was brought outside of Japan. 7th generation Hilux mostly units assembled in Thailand, South Africa, and Argentina. Hilux 2012 model underwent exterior and interior restyling, with mid-range and top-spec variants getting the latest Toyota touch with multimedia system.
Eighth Generation (AN120) – 2015- Present
The eighth generation HiLux offers more variations than ever before. It truly embodies the High Luxury branding of its predecessor. Toyota Hilux’s latest model is available in single, extra, and Double Cab body styles.
Toyota facelift was unveiled in 2020 with a HiLux first LED headlamps, taillamps, alloy wheels, and Toyota Safety Sense. The development continues with Toyota announcing in 2019 that an electric version of the HiLux is in work for some time around 2025.
The latest Hilux comes with redefining toughness with a more robust ladder chassis. It supports the deck structure, increases its wheel drive capabilities, and improves its dragging capacity. This meant the new model of Hilux was well packed with advanced features, better fuel efficiency, and durability to enhance its passenger’s comfort and communications. The latest Hilux is available in approximately 180 countries with 5 colors worldwide.
Toyota Hilux is considered an undisputed champion worldwide in the context of pickup trucks for commercial and personal use.
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