R obust, four-wheel drive, inexpensive: For 31 years now, the Toyota Hilux 4x4 has been the all-purpose car for everyone who likes their vehicle must leave. Initially, there was little room for luxury and performance: the first Hilux in Germany were simply furnished and of a manageable temperament.
Hilux top version with three-liter diesel
The 2.4-liter naturally aspirated diesel always gave the crew enough time to look at the landscape. But times have changed. Today comes the top version with three-liter diesel, automatic and full equipment - almost too good to make the Hilux dirty. The Nestle car dealership has a different opinion. The Toyota dealer specializes in improving Japanese all-wheel drive vehicles. The facelift version of the Hilux, which was first delivered in November, therefore did not remain untouched for long. Nestle donated the pick-up a basic off-road conversion, which is not trimmed for show effect, but to get through. The central component is the modified transfer case from the Land Cruiser. This gives the Toyota permanent all-wheel drive (it is only available with a rigid all-wheel drive as standard).
In addition, the intermediate differential can be manually locked by a further modification, regardless of the shift position - this can also be done in the reduction can be maneuvered without tension with the transfer case open. The test Hilux was still equipped with a modified chassis, improved braking system, underrun protection plates, rear axle lock and A /T tires. The three-liter engine received a power boost to 200 hp and 425 Newton meters via the control unit. The new adaptive five-speed automatic transmission is a whole class better than the four-speed automatic transmission that was previously installed. Together with the powerful D-4D engine, however, it also makes it clear that the days of hammer and binding wire for repairs are long gone, even with the Hilux. Electronics has also found its way across the board for him.