Toyota Hilux Invincible Double Cab 2.4L auto
List price inc VAT £33,330 List price ex VAT £27,845
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
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