2020 Toyota Hilux release

The new release Hilux now features a higher engine output, and also now has an increase of the maximum braked towing capacity in the 4WD auto transmission models up to 3500kgs, with a GCM of 5850kgs.

We recently hitched up a 20ft XC’5 ‘SCRUBPAK’ to test on the upper limit of the GCM for a feel for how the new model performs at near maximum tow capacity.

The SR5 Hilux was accessorised with a Genuine front alloy winch compatible bar, 9000lb winch, (front suspension, part of the Genuine bar / winch kit), Auxilary battery, roof and canopy racks, side awning, UHF kit, Genuine dash camera, front and rear recovery points, rear tub liner, dust defence kit, soft lower tailgate, central locking canopy and plastics.

TEST WEIGHTS
The accessorised vehicle with a full tank of fuel was 2455kgs
The 20’ft KEDRON ‘SCRUBPAK’ had a tare of 3050kgs
Total 5505kgs

Leaving 345kgs for the driver & passenger and a bit of breathing space for the test.

Obviously for extending touring, would require downsizing the caravan and or removing some of the additional specs that were added to this build (like the high side Rhino coating etc) to gain payload, though specific for this, wanted close to it's limit, while under as many varyied terrain and conditions as possible. 

There is a very noticeable increase in torque and power of the new model.

Another is certainly the difference in a smoother feel of the suspension over the previous model.

Will upload a test towing clip soon to the You Tube channel!

2021 Hilux & Kedron wm - Rainbow Beach backlit - Glen Gall - The Gall Boys  copy

For detailed info & specs - https://www.toyota.com.au/hilux

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2020 - Please note all specifications subject to change without notice. The information in this web site should be considered as a guide only.