NEARLY three years have passed since Toyota Motor Philippines introduced the current Hilux pickup, so it can only be expected that the model has now been updated.
Launched on Feb. 13 was the new Hilux Conquest, available in both four-wheel drive and two-wheel drive configurations, each of which can be ordered with manual or automatic transmissions. Prices for the Hilux Conquest lines are set between P1.311 million and P1.745 million.
Whichever spec is chosen, the latest Hilux variant is identified by a larger dark grille, a busier fascia with reshaped recesses for the fog lamps, daytime running lights, a prominent sport bar on the cargo bed, a bed liner, and black side-view mirrors with built-in turn signals. Also new are the truck’s wheels, which have grown to 18 inches in diameter.
Other additions sported by the Hilux Conquest are smart entry, cabin furniture in black, and a multimedia unit with a 6.5-inch touch screen panel and control buttons on the steering wheel. Body colors offered are Super White, Attitude Black Mica and Nebula Blue Metallic, all of which are adorned by a big “Conquest” graphics on the tailgate, as well as blacked-out trim all throughout.
All mechanical components of the Hilux remain the same in the Conquest line, including the model’s four-cylinder diesel engine that’s boosted by a variable-nozzle turbocharger with an intercooler.