Welcome to the Toyota Hilux 2018 homepage, where we share all the latest news and reviews of the legendary Toyota pickup. Now into its eighth generation and sixth decade, the Toyota Hilux is renowned around the world for its tough build quality and reliability.
Pickup Reliability Survey 2017: 2nd
Sales ranking 2017 UK: 4th
Introduced: 1968 (current generation 2016)
Built: Durban, South Africa
Trim levels: Active, Icon, Invincible, Invincible X
Variants: Single, extended and double cab
Warranty: 5 years or 100,000 miles
Toyota Hilux 2018 reviews
Toyota Hilux 2018 technical data
Payload range: 1,105kg to 1,120kg
Towing capacity: 3.2 tonnes to 3.5 tonnes
Load bed length: 2,315mm (single), 1,810mm (extended) and 1,525mm (double)
Load bed width: 1,575mm
Engine: Toyota GD (2GD-FTV) 2,393cc straight-4 engine
Performance: 150hp at 3,400rpm and 400Nm at 1,600rpm
Transmission: 6 speed manual or 6 speed automatic
The Toyota Hilux is one of the world’s longest-running pickup truck names, having first being introduced to the Japanese market in 1968. Over the years, the Hilux evolved from a compact FWD half-tonner built in a small warehouse outside the main Hino truck factory, to a larger one-tonne 4WD truck with its dedicated production facility and a loyal customer base in all corners of the world.
In 1983, the Toyota Hilux was introduced to the UK, available in both 2WD and 4WD formats. Sales were limited until the turn of the millennia, when a change in tax regulations made buying a pickup truck a much more viable option for small business owners.
Toyota took full advantage of this with the launch of the seventh generation in 2005, which was based on the new IMV platform and, as a result, benefitted from much higher levels of comfort and refinement. Toyota went one step further in 2016; the eighth-generation was more comfortable still and was equipped with a lot more comfort features, although it is only available with a smaller 2.4-litre engine.