The 2,982 cubic centimeters of the engine are split between four cylinders, with the game being played using a turbine. The result? 171 hp at 3,600 rpm and a 360 Nm (265.5 lb-ft) between 1,400 and 3,200 rpm.There are some of you who will laugh after reading the following paragraph as it will seem as belonging to Captain Obvious, but there are also some of you who will file the info included in it under "new".
Getting to the point, we'll tell you that we were asked why the output figures of Toyota's D-4D 3.0-liter engine are in the same league with many four-cylinder oil burners that come with a displacement of two liters, being used on passenger cars. The answer is simple - reliability. This kind of engine's ability to withstand abuse, poor fuel and servicing and all sorts of extreme conditions is a backbone for the Hilux's indestructible vehicle status.
Underneath the car, where the real battle goes on as long as the wheels are spinning, we've got a typical modern pickup setup, which means double wishbones and coil springs for the front axle and a solid axle with leaf springs for the rear one.
Of course, betting so much on the reliability card has both advantages and drawbacks. For example, you might not be the kind that appreciates the fact that the Hilux requires you to use a lever to engage low gear. You also have to stop the car in order to do this, while some systems that use buttons allow you to do this wile on the move. However, Toyota's recipe is more than proven to not only make the car more durable, but also reduce service cost and time when this is finally necessary.Continue reading
TOYOTA Hilux technical data summary
Engine: 2982 cm3 cc L4 Diesel
Dimensions: 207.1 in OR 5260 mm length / 72.2 in OR 1834 mm width / 72.8 in OR 1849 mm height
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