Toy­ota Hilux In­vin­ci­ble Dou­ble Cab 2.4L auto

List price inc VAT £33,330 List price ex VAT £27,845

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THE TOY­OTA HILUX has been around for more than half a cen­tury, and in that time its rep­u­ta­tion for bombproof re­li­a­bil­ity has made it the de facto choice for many pick-up buy­ers around the world. How­ever, with an in­creas­ing num­ber of con­sumers look­ing at pick-ups as an al­ter­na­tive to large SUVS, this lat­est model is tasked with ap­peal­ing to a broader au­di­ence. So, has it suc­ceeded?

Well, yes and no. Even though Toy­ota has clearly fo­cused on the lux­ury end of the pick-up mar­ket, the Hilux has cer­tainly not for­got­ten its work­ing-class roots. In­deed, viewed purely as a com­mer­cial ve­hi­cle, it’s one of the most im­pres­sive trucks here. For ex­am­ple, it has one of the most prac­ti­cal load spa­ces, be­cause its bed is among the long­est in the class and the sides are nice and shal­low to al­low easy ac­cess from the out­side. Plus, it has the high­est pay­load rat­ing in the class.

How­ever, even if you work on a farm or a build­ing site, you still

Hilux’s ride is trans­formed with a load in the bed; with­out it, its body po­gos around on stiff sus­pen­sion, while the en­gine is clat­tery

960mm 1430mm 1060mm Space for rear seat pas­sen­gers is rel­a­tively poor, with the least leg room; head and shoul­der room aren’t all that gen­er­ous, ei­ther

920mm 1410mm 640mm

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