The new Toyota Hilux was subjected to the crash tests of Asean NCAP, the body in charge of evaluating the safety of vehicles sold as 0 km in Asia. The unit tested was manufactured in Thailand, where it is already manufactured and sold.
The crash test of the Hilux gave a very good result: five stars in protection for the occupants of the pickup, with a total of 83.42 points out of 100. Watch the video of the crash test.
The new Toyota Hilux will certainly be tested by Latin NCAP (the Latin American equivalent of Asean NCAP) once it goes on sale in Argentina, where it will be manufactured for the entire region.
The Hilux 2021 retains the 2.8-liter turbodiesel engine for its "conventional" top-of-the-line versions (not counting the GR Sport sports configuration), but now with 27 additional horsepower. Thus, it reaches 204 hp and, with 500 Nm of torque between 1600 and 2800 rpm (before it reached 450 Nm), it is positioned among the strongest flats in the country.
Toyota assures that idling was reduced from 850 to 680 rpm to increase traction and that efficiency "improves significantly" for its 2.8 and 2.4 engines (this will continue in the "base" variants), but it does not specify how much fuel they consume in different situations. It also says it improved steering performance, which adjusts its stiffness according to speed.
On the other hand, it has an improved suspension, which allows for "greater absorption capacity of the shock absorbers and spring in impacts," the Japanese brand says in its statement, where it maintains that the ride comfort will be similar to that of a luxury SUV.
The equipment adds compatibility with Apple Car Play for its central multimedia and, in addition, the Toyota Safety Sense package, which includes a pre-collision system, dynamic cruise control and lane departure warning.
In the Argentine market, Hilux competes against Ford Ranger, Volkswagen Amarok, Chevrolet S10, Nissan Frontier, Mitsubishi L200 and Isuzu D-Max, among other models.
Source: TN Autos