Toyota has 35 percent share of the Saudi market, according to an article published in Arab News in March 2016. Toyota is one the oldest and most trusted automobile brands in the country. It boasts of a large number of offerings under the SUV, vans, commercial and passenger categories. If you are looking to buy a truck in Riyadh, then the Toyota Hilux 2016 might just be the pickup you are searching for. The Hilux 2016 is the eighth generation of the pickup that has enjoyed great popularity in KSA due to its durability, reliability and quality.
The Hilux 2016 comes in three engine variants, the 2.0 litre and 2.7 litre petrol engines, as well as the all new 2.4 litre powerful diesel variant. The 2.0 litre variant is only available with rear wheel drive, while the other two can be chosen in either four-wheel or two-wheel drive.
The TR engine has been enhanced. The 2.7 litre engine is mated with a 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission gearbox. It produces a maximum power output and torque of 164hp and 245Nm, respectively. This engine is known to offer 10 percent more fuel efficiency than the previous TR engine.
The new 4 cylinders Global Diesel engine, which features Toyota’s 4D4 technology, is mated with 6-speed manual and automatic transmission gearbox options. It is capable of generating maximum output of 147 hp and torque of 400Nm. The 2.4 litre diesel engine is also available with a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox, which has the capability of generating maximum torque of 343Nm. The improved spring leaf suspension and shock absorbers have enhanced then vehicle’s off-road performance while adding to the comfort of the drive.
The new version of the pickup boasts an edgy and tough exterior, with sturdy bumpers. It comes in two body styles, the 2-door pickup and the 4-door pickup. As for the interiors, it comes with a stylish instrument panel that gives a metallic edge to the décor. The audio system, with the electrostatic multi-touch control panel, the 4WD changeover and luxury seats give it a more luxurious feel than ever before. The truck is fitted with a USB connection, CD, AUX, SD card, Bluetooth, hands free and 6 speakers.
Safety features includes airbags (both for the driver and front passenger), knee airbag for the driver, ABS (anti-locking brake system), electronic break-force distribution, emergency locking retractor (ELR), seat belts and an alarm system. For convenience and comfort, it has keyless entry, start engine button, power locks, power windows, steering wheel controls and automatic AC.
If you are considering buying a truck in Riyadh, then you must test drive the Hilux 2016 before making a final decision.