Review: 2010 Hilux Service Vehicle
Thomas Lee Harris
2010 Hilux: The introduction
Many people nowadays purchase pick up trucks since they are keen on their exceptional capability to haul cargo efficiently and conveniently. These vehicles are mostly used by aspiring entrepreneurs who are looking for value-for-money investments. Investments that can help them achieve their business goals. Particularly if their money-making endeavour is in the fields of the farming, logistics, construction, and many others. On one hand, due to the versatility as well as durability that pick up trucks carry, they are perfect for long hauls or local deliveries. On the other hand, not all pick ups are creative equal. Some may not be built for long drives, while some are the exact opposite and may withstand heavy mileage. When it comes with the latter, the Toyota Hilux is in the mix.
2010 Hilux: Key features
One of the best
In 2010, the Toyota Hilux was the best selling pick up; thanks to its segment share of 25 percent. This is achieved with its enhanced 2.5 litre D-4D diesel engine for 4WD version. The improved version carries an additional 24 horsepower (144 DIN hp) and an extra 18Nm of torque (343 Nm). Also, the Hilux has 0 – 100 acceleration time of 12.5 seconds, which improved by 2.5 seconds compared to predecessor. The power increase was achieved through its DC motor-actuated variable nozzle and Generation 3 Solenod (G3S) technology. These fuel injectors offer improved fuel injection and better throttle response as well as overall performance.
Perfect combination of comfort and ruggedness
You can say that the Toyota Hilux has achieved a lot when it first hit the market. Now, it is known for its perfect mix of comfort, class, and ruggedness. For instance, the interior is more attractive. In fact, if you hop into it, you might not think that it’s not a commercial vehicle. Yes, it actually feels and (in some ways) drives like a sedan. Plus, its payload capacity is enhanced and its loadbay has become wider. Despite this, it still retained the trademark Hilux rugged durability and reliability that made it famous across the globe. This, thanks to its tough leaf springs that shimmys over big bumps; therefore, encouraging a comfortable driving experience.
Backed with the Toyota name
In one way or another, the Toyota Hilux can be considered an institution, with close to 20 million units since 1968. Furthermore, it’s immensely popular in the Middle East, Africa, the Philippines and other places where weather conditions and terrain are unforgiving. Simply put, the Hilux–together with other Toyota vehicles–has forged its reputation of reliability, toughness and off-road ability.
The Hilux is not just about seriousness; it is about fun as well. If you go for the top-of-the-line version, that is. You can enjoy exceptional comfort like leather upholstery, hands-free Bluetooth connectivity, satellite navigation, and so on.
2010 Hilux: Price
$15,400.00 – $16,500 AUD – Alfasi Hire