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    This years New Hilux

    2015 Toyota Hilux Revo - pics










    Toyota has staged the world premiere of its eight-generation Hilux in Thailand today after selling its direct predecessor for 11 years.
    Developed as a replacement for the Hilux Vigo, the Hilux Revo gets a new diesel engine family under the GD code. The two four-cylinder motors highlight more low-end torque and efficiency rather than outright power when compared to its predecessors.
    The 2.4-litre version produces 150hp and 400Nm, while the 2.8-litre variant generates 177hp and 420Nm (450Nm with automatic transmission).
    There’s also a petrol version, which is an upgraded version of the 2.7-litre four-cylinder now featuring dual variable valve-timing control. Outputs are rated at 166hp and 245Nm.







    There are options of six-speed manual or automatic gearbox, 2WD or 4WD and standard, extra or double cab.
    The use of the upgraded transmissions (from the previous five-speeders) and automatic stop/start system is claimed to improve fuel economy by 10%.




    Toyota says the chassis has been stiffened up by 20%, while the wider dimensions of the vehicle help for increased grip and better cornering ability.
    In high-body 2WD and 4WD forms, the Revo has an overall length of 5,330mm (up by 90mm), width of 1,855mm (up by 20mm), height of 1,815mm (up by 5mm) and an unchanged wheelbase of 3,085mm.
    Toyota has developed three types of suspension settings for the Revo including standard, heavy duty and comfort. The latest setup has been chosen for the Revo’s launch in Thailand.


    In a bid to attract more buyers to its workhorse vehicle, Toyota has given the Revo more car-like exterior and interior design cues aping those of the Corolla compact saloon.
    The front end of the Revo is emphasised with projector-type head lamps with LED daytime-running lights.


    Inside, there’s a 4.2-inch multi-information display, 7-inch touchscreen to operate the audio and navigation systems and a steering wheel that adjusts for both reach and height.
    Depending on model and grade, safety features includes rear-view parking camera, traction and stability control and front, side, head and driver-side knee airbags.
    Prices for the standard body range from 569,000-675,000 baht, extra cab from 619,000-899,000 baht and double cab from 725,000 to 1.139 million baht.

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    No front hood scoop for the turbo?

    I like my 3 litre engine and now that's discontinued?

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    Heading down to Toyota today.
    I will look at the new Hilux Extra Cab 4X4 & see what the trade in on the old 2007 4X4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
    No front hood scoop for the turbo?
    I think that they put the inter cooler in the front Grill?
    I will have a look today


    Boonie I like the 3 litre as well but will try out the 2.8 with the 6 speed box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
    No front hood scoop for the turbo?
    I think that they put the inter cooler in the front Grill?
    I will have a look today


    Boonie I like the 3 litre as well but will try out the 2.8 with the 6 speed box.
    Check too whether this new 2.7 liter engine can get you up on the freeway as quick as the 3.0 liter?
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    The 2.7 is a Benzine engine, I suppose that you could go for LPG.
    But I like Diesel engines.

    I have a 2.5 Diesel in my Forturer with 5 speed manual gear box.
    But I like the Hilux 4x4 for country driving in sits on the road better, after 500,890 kilometres.
    I'm looking forward to driving the 6 speed manual

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi View Post
    The 2.7 is a Benzine engine, I suppose that you could go for LPG.
    But I like Diesel engines.

    I have a 2.5 Diesel in my Forturer with 5 speed manual gear box.
    But I like the Hilux 4x4 for country driving in sits on the road better, after 500,890 kilometres.
    I'm looking forward to driving the 6 speed manual
    Right, don't want one of those benzine vehicles. Meant the 2.8 liter version.

    Need to stick with the auto transmission as the missus can't seem to learn a manual. That's OK tho as sitting in Bangkok traffic with a stick shift isn't too appealing to me.

    Might trade in my 2010 Hilux Vigo with 130k km on the clock before it hits 200k km.

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    They do have the 6 speed auto as well.

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    From the pics above it doesn't appear Toyota factory installs the backup camera?

    It would be nice to get some of these 'add-ons' from Toyota directly instead of going to the secondary market for the trunk lid, halogen lights etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi
    extra cab from 619,000-899,000 baht
    sounds good

    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi
    Toyota has developed three types of suspension settings
    they forgot 3 tonne rear springs with canards on the front to steer when in normal thai cargo config

    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee
    backup camera?
    these things should just about be required by law in this day and age

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    The top of the range 4wd auto is well over 1mill I heard.

    Design wise it looks a bit of a pigs ear, as if one person designed the grille, another the headlamps etc.etc. and they just stuck it all together. The reverse slope on the rear side window doesnt blend in at all.

    The original Vigo from 2006 still looks better to me, rugged, functional and frippery free, it has aged well and still doesnt look at all dated.

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    ^when the looks become the selling point , you know you want hello kitty

    2.8 turbo diesel , 6spd auto sounds lke a nice combination

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    when the looks become the selling point , you know you want hello kitty
    I think it runs a little deeper than your "hello Kitty" comparison.
    Looks have always been an extremely important selling point with personal transport.
    I know that one mans ugly is another mans beauty, but seriously ugly cars just dont sell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick
    Quote: Originally Posted by Boon Mee backup camera? these things should just about be required by law in this day and age
    I hate the reversing camera. Give me the sensor alarm any day.

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    The Thais got their hands on them already.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick
    Quote: Originally Posted by Boon Mee backup camera? these things should just about be required by law in this day and age
    I hate the reversing camera. Give me the sensor alarm any day.
    Well, the Toyota's come with the backup sensor as well but if you hate the camera, go with the Germans. BMW does the radar thing - no camera. It's weird to get used to.

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    Quote:
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    backup camera?

    these things should just about be required by law in this day and age
    Baldrick



    If you look nere to the handle to open the tailgate I think that the camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi View Post
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    backup camera?

    these things should just about be required by law in this day and age
    Baldrick



    If you look nere to the handle to open the tailgate I think that the camera
    I see it. Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    The Thais got their hands on them already.



    There should be a couple of cheap one on the market

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    Talking about new trucks I actually like the looks of the full-size Ford Ranger. Don't think I'll ever purchase one though as they really are not built with the same focus on quality as the Toyota line are.

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    Bought a 2014 model 4x4 Vigo and like it very much, but then its my third one. Backup camera comes in handy if you're backing into one of those blind spots with posts that can't be seen or other obstructions. Do my reversing reliant on my side mirrors most of the time.

    This new body style was out on the net last year and when I asked about the style change prior to my purchase of the 2014 model the Toyota dealers reps had no idea regarding a change, or so they said. New body looks like a Nissan to me.

    3.0 liter engine is great and has a down gear or automatic drop down if you're going downhill and press the brake it slows down or drops a gear when you activate it...nice surprise feature...acts like a "governor."

    Don't care much for the radio and GPS system but then its always crap in a factory install...I won't be buying the new model...if and when I do decide to change I may go with Ford Ranger next time.

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    I traded my 2009 Vigo 3.0 diesel in on a 2014 TRD 4 door Vigo 6 months ago and really lIke it. The fuel consumption is much better than it was on the 3.0 diesel, so that also makes me happy.

    I am not a big fan of the new body style, but maybe it will grow on me. I keep telling my wife we are not buying more autos or trucks (we now have three), but I did not say anythihg about more motorcys.

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    I was wondering the other day. Given that the trucks are designed and made in Thailand, the land of the U turn, why is the turning circle still sh1t? . Pickups doing U turns use about 3 lanes. They should be able to U turn like a London Taxi!
    OK I know about 4x4 CV/U joints but on 2wd trucks
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    ^ a bit of momentum and the handbrake should sort that

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    I'd rather have a plain jane Harley sporty.

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