Indian Army gets delivery of the Highly Capable Toyota Hilux 4×4 Pickup

Indian Army has taken delivery of the Toyota Hilux. Toyota recently delivered a fleet of the highly capable 4×4 pickup to the Army in Jammu. Before this the Hilux was put through over 2 months of extensive and rigorous evaluation by the Northern Command of the Indian Army and the globally acclaimed Hilux outperformed in extreme weather and rough terrains – ranging from an altitude of 13000ft to sub-zero temperatures. The Toyota Hilux is an iconic Utility Vehicle that is globally recognized for its toughness, durability, reliability, and off-roading capabilities.

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Sharing his views, Mr. V. Wiseline Sigamani, General Manager – Strategic Business Unit (North),said “We are thrilled to deliver the Hilux, marking a significant milestone, fulfilling our first-ever Hilux order to Indian Army. We are truly honoured and proud with this opportunity. The Hilux that offers unique off-roading characteristics, coupled with enhanced safety features, makes it the most ideal vehicle for the army purposes and cater to their special purposes. We are sure that the Hilux will be a great addition to the army’s fleets and meet the specific needs of our esteemed clientele. This reaffirms our commitment in offering reliable products and we look forward to our continued association with the Indian Army in the future.”

Globally, the Hilux sales have surpassed 20 million units winning hearts of many discerning customers from over 180 countries. Through more than five decades and eight generations, the Toyota Hilux has created extraordinary experiences and an unbreakable bond with those who desire awesome drives.

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The Toyota Hilux is powered with the 2.8 L Four Cylinder Turbo-Diesel Engine making 201bhp with  450Nm of torque and available in an option of 6- Speed Automatic and 6-Speed Manual Transmission. All the variants of Hilux are equipped with 4X4 drive capabilities along with many first-in-segment features such as 8” Infotainment system, Connected features (such as Emergency Call [e-Call], Vehicle Security, Remote Check, Smart Watch enabled, Vehicle Static Location, Geofence & Speed alerts and more), Dual Zone AC, Tire Angle Monitor & Front Parking Sensors etc. Furthermore, the Hilux’s water wading capability of 700mm makes it suitable for driving through Indian trails, setting new standards in its off-road capability. Needless to mention, some of the key features for selecting the legendary Hilux being its gradeability, 4×4 capability, and engine power backed up by Toyota’s renowned QDR (Quality, Durability& Reliability).

Recently, in India, Toyota also announced their foray into 4X4 X-pedition, designed to connect with the 4×4 enthusiast and provide opportunities to unleash the true potential of their 4×4 SUVs. The first ‘Great 4×4 X-pedition by Toyota’ started with a zonal drive in South of India.