Toyota Hilux


1968: "The Hilux debuted in March 1968 as a new bonnet-type truck ... 1.5-litre (2R) engine" — Toyota.
1972, May: Second-generation Hilux, 1.6 or 2.0-litre engines.
1978, Sept.: Third-generation Hilux.
1979, Oct.: "First 4-wheel-drive model was introduced ... 2-litre (18R-J)."
1981, Oct.: "Double-cab model" — T.
1983, Nov.: Fourth-generation Hilux.
1984, May: Hilux Surf, AKA 4Runner, released.
1988, Sept.: Fifth-generation Hilux.
1991, Aug.: "the front suspension of the double-cab 4WD model was switched to an independent double wishbone"
1997, Sept.: Sixth-generation Hilux; extra-cab introduced (Nov.).
"2- and 2.7-litre petrol, 2.4- and 3-litre diesel engines."
2001 November 5: Toyota released a slightly revised Hilux (new radiator grille, front bumper, bonnet and headlamp surrounds) with price reductions of up to $1,940 on the 3.0 litre turbo-diesel 4x4 single cab-chassis and 3.0 litre turbo-diesel 4x4 dual cab ute models.
4x4 prices: 2.7L single cab chassis M/T $29,290, 2.7L Extra Cab ute M/T $34,565, 2.7L Dual Cab Ute M/T $34,160, 2.7L Dual Cab SR5 Ute $40,545, 3.0L Single Cab Chassis $31,650, 3.0L Extra Cab Chassis M/T $36,985, 3.0L Extra Cab Ute M/T $38,015, 3.0L Dual Cab Ute $37,300, 3.0L Dual Cab SR5 Ute $43,785, 3.0L T/D Single Cab Chassis $33,390, 3.0L T/D Dual Cab Ute $39,040, 3.0L T/D Dual Cab SR5 $46,425 ($au 11/2001).
2002 October: Hilux 4×4 got the option of the 3.4-litre V6 (124kW 4600rpm, 291Nm 3600rpm).
e.g. V6 single-cab pickup 4×4, rrp au$29,950.
2004, Aug.: Seventh-generation Hilux.
"... most of the vehicles being produced in Thailand, South Africa and Argentine for delivery to counties in their own regions, and with some production in Malaysia, Pakistan and Venezuela." — T.
2015, May: Eighth-generation Hilux unveiled in Bangkok.
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