The new engine has vastly improved torque delivery in the low and medium speed ranges, as well as class-leading fuel economy.As well as having a lower environmental impact, the engine is also far more responsive than before.One change for the 2016 Hilux is the removal of the low-range four-wheel drive gear lever, which has been replaced by a switch.This is easier to operate and improves the system’s durability and reliability – and only makes it possible to engage low-range gears when it is safe to do so.Soft-touch materials are now in place on elements like the armrests, while the metallic-coated styling elements create a more cohesive look.All of the interior lighting is now blue, adding to the harmonious feel.The bumper has a more expressive shape and a larger lower grille, while the placement of the fog lights and wrap-around headlamps emphasise its width.At the side, the wheel arches are more pronounced, yet seamlessly integrated into the body shell.
The new Hilux is equipped with Toyota Touch 2 audio, or Touch 2 with Go navigation, depending on grade.
The touch screen is now measures 7 inches corner-to-corner, up from 6.1 inches in the outgoing model.
All controls have been integrated into the capacitive touchscreen, which is now a completely flat panel.
Inside, new Hilux has more equipment and better quality materials.
The new features available on Hilux (depending on model trim level and specification) include a new tablet-like 7-inch touch screen multimedia system (see below); a new driver’s instrument binnacle with a full 4.2-inch TFT information display; a new steering wheel with integrated switchgear; a shortened gear lever; a six-speaker audio system; and a new air-conditioning system with new air vents.