While Tacoma is the most known Toyota’s compact truck, another vehicle keeps top selling position within this company. Toyota Hilux is maybe less familiar than Tacoma, but stats and numbers are telling otherwise. World wide sales of the Hilux was 500,000 units, and on the other hand, better configuration and more engine choices make this vehicle on the top outside of the US.
Hilux as world wide truck
Maybe Tacoma is the No1 sales truck in USA, but Toyota should follow some leads from Hilux. First step is to make Tacoma a world wide truck. We can see Hilux all over the world – in Thailand as ferry; in Panama making it’s way through jungle roads; in Libya as military vehicle. That is all ad for Hilux, and in many lights. Tacoma is “fun” truck, and Tundra is made for work.
Then, diesel engines are very popular between truck owners. They are more powerful and they have better fuel economy for things that trucks are supposed to do. In short – diesel engines are perfect for trucks. In Tacoma, it would be small 3.0l engine with 25-30 mpg consumption in city ride. On the other hand, Toyota will be more interested to put hybrid engine in Tacoma, rather than diesel. Anyway, diesel vehicles sales have risen for 35 percent, so Toyota could reconsider their plans.
Hilux as more powerful truck
The Hilux was always synonym for tough vehicle. It’s chassis was strong and in many talks mentioned as indestructible. In some BBC shows it was tried to be destroyed, but all efforts from people in Top Gear show were unsuccessful. Hilux won. Well, differently from Tacoma, Hilux is taken as full size truck, while Tacoma is mid sized, and that’s why it’s chassis is stronger and more solid.
We also mentioned more configurations for Hilux. However, mutual for both Tacoma and Hilux are single, extra and double cab options and 2WD and 4WD. And then, Hilux as an extra offers a cab and chassis, which means a Hilux can be outfitted to wear a van body. You can pick manual or automatic transmissions on all available engines, and these are two diesel and three gas powertrains, all different. And one more thing which is important for trucks – its load capacity is over 2500 pounds.
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