2009 Toyota Hilux 3.0 D-4D ( Truck )
On the Road Price : $41,6XX
The 3.0L D-4D, only available on the Double Cab, gives the Toyota Hilux a market-leading power to weight ratio and outstanding driving characteristics with 171 Hp. Engine torque has been boosted in the automatic version by 17Nm to 360Nm, between 1400 and 3400rpm.
The 3.0 D-4D model comes with a four-wheel-drive power train only, and offers a choice of a 5-speed manual gearbox or an all-new 5-speed automatic transmission, which utilises Artificial Intelligence (AI) that can adapt the gear shift pattern to suit driving conditions such as driver input or road conditions. This system, developed by Toyota, can estimate uphill and downhill gradients, as well as predicting and supporting the driver’s intentions.
Pulling power is further enhanced by a sophisticated Swirl Control System on the 3.0 D-4D. This optimises the air-fuel mixture at low engine speeds, increasing torque availability without the need for acceleration. Along with lower emissions, the system improves fuel efficiency, which ranges from 8.3 for the 5-speed manual and an improved 8.9 litres/100 km (9.4 for the previous 4-speed automatic) for the new 5-speed automatic. The 2009 Toyota Hilux 3.0 D-4D delivers a top speed of 170 km/h for the manual transmission and 175 km/h for the automatic transmission.
Picture taken NBT Booth at Consumer Fair 2009