Active Pick Up 2.4 D-4D
TOYOTA Hilux - Active Pick Up 2.4 D-4D
Vehicle Information
List Price
Fuel Type
Fuel Consumption
29.7 MPG
0-62 mph
13.2 secs
1075 kg
Max Tow Weight
3500 kg
249 g/km
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  • Electric front windows with one touch drivers window
  • Green tinted glass
  • Heated rear window
  • Variable front wipers
  • ABS with EBD
  • Brake assist
  • Hill start assist
  • Load sensing proportioning system
  • Road sign assist
  • Traction control
  • Vehicle stability control
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Intelligent adaptive cruise control
  • Lane departure warning system
  • PAS
  • Pre-collision system with pedestrian detection
  • Fuel heater
  • Lights on warning buzzer
  • Tachometer
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Manually retractable door mirrors
  • Lights on warning buzzer
  • Tachometer
  • 12V accessory socket
  • Outer load hooks on cargo deck
  • 2 speakers
  • Radio/CD and mp3 compatibility
  • USB and auxiliary socket
  • Black bumpers
  • Cab protector/ladder rack
  • Cabin protection deck frame
  • Dark grey rear bumper
  • Mud flaps front and rear
  • Solid paint
  • Trailer sway control
  • Underbody protection cover
  • Auto Headlights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Emergency brake light assist (EBS)
  • Follow me home headlights
  • Headlamp levelling
  • Headlight cut-off reminder
  • Multi reflector halogen headlights
  • Rear fog lights
  • Manual air conditioning
  • Centre console coolbox
  • Centre console with lid, storage and armrest
  • Cooler in upper glove box
  • Locking glovebox
  • PVC upholstery
  • Tilt adjustable steering wheel
  • Urethane steering wheel and gearshift
  • Outer load hooks on cargo deck
  • Automatic front passenger airbag on/off switch
  • Child proof rear door locks
  • Front passenger airbag detector
  • Front seatbelt pre-tensioners force limiters
  • Front seatbelt reminder
  • Supplement restraint system (SRS) 7 airbags - driver and passenger, knee, side and curtain
  • Immobiliser
  • Lockable tailgate
  • Perimeter alarm
  • Remote central locking
  • Immobiliser
  • Lockable tailgate
  • Perimeter alarm
  • Remote central locking
  • 12V accessory socket
  • Rear differential lock with auto disconnect
  • 17" steel wheels
  • All terrain tyres
  • Full size steel spare wheel
Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
  • HC: N
  • HC+NOx: 0.062
  • Noise Level dB(A): 72
  • NOx: 0.057
  • Particles: 0.0006
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO+6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 263
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High: 302
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High: 228
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low: 283
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium: 238
  • Automatic Transmission: Data Not Available
  • Bore: 92
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 2393
  • Compression Ratio: 15.6%3A1
  • Cooling System: WATER
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Engine Codes: 2GD-FTV
  • Engine Layout: NORTH+SOUTH
  • Engine Make: N
  • Fuel Delivery: COMMON+RAIL
  • Fuel Type: DIESEL
  • Gears: 6+SPEED
  • Manual Transmission: True
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Stroke: 90
  • Valve gear: DOHC
  • EC: Data Not Available
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb: 10
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High: 11.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High: 8.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low: 10.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium: 9.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb: 28.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High: 24.6
  • WLTP - MPG - High: 32.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Low: 26.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 31
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: Data Not Available
  • Alternator Amps: N
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Badge Engine CC: 2.4
  • Badge Power: 150
  • Based On ID: N
  • Chassis Engine Number: N
  • Coin Description: N
  • Coin Gross Vehicle Weight Code: N
  • Coin Power Output Code: N
  • Coin Series: N
  • Coin Wheelbase Description Code: N
  • Coin Wheelbase Name Code: N
  • Front Brakes: VENTILATED+DISCS
  • Front Suspension: DOUBLE+WISHBONE
  • Ghost model for valuation purposes: Data Not Available
  • Hand Brake: REAR+DRUMS
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 6
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: N
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: N
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: N
  • Rear Brakes: DRUM
  • Rear Suspension: LEAF+SPRINGS
  • Running Cost League Headings: N
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 12
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 100000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 5
  • This vehicle is classed as a car for VED purposes: Data Not Available
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: N1
  • Vin/Frame No.: N
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 13.2
  • BHP: 150
  • Engine Power KW: 110
  • Engine Power RPM: 3400
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 295
  • Engine Torque MKG: 40.8
  • Engine Torque NM: 400
  • Engine Torque RPM: 1600
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 106
  • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP
  • Alloys?: Data Not Available
  • Automatic Clutch: Data Not Available
  • Plated 3rd Axle: N
  • Plated 4th Axle: N
  • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
  • Tyre Make: N
  • Tyre Size Spare: FULL+SIZE
  • Wheel Style: N
  • Wheel Type: 17%22+STEEL
  • Front Overhang: 985
  • Height: 1795
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 5325
  • Load Deck Height: 480
  • Load Length: 2315
  • Load Width: 1575
  • Lower Rear Door Width: N
  • Rear Door Height: N
  • Rear Overhang: 1255
  • Side Load Door Height: N
  • Side Load Door Width: N
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 6.3
  • Turning Circle - Wall to Wall: 6.7
  • Upper Rear Door Width: N
  • Wheelbase: 3085
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1800
  • Width (including mirrors): N
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: N
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 80
  • Gross Train Weight: 6000
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 3080
  • Load Space Volume: N
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): N
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): N
  • Luggage Capacity - 2nd Row Seats Removed: N
  • Luggage Capacity - 2nd Row Seats Up: N
  • Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Down: N
  • Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Removed: N
  • Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Up: N
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 3500
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • No. of Seats: 2
By Line

The eighth generation version of Toyota's indestructible Hilux pick-up has a strong heritage. But now it's a little more smartly turned out. Jonathan Crouch takes a look at the revised version.

Ten Second Review

Toyota's Hilux pick-up has always been unbreakable, capable and sensible. But aspirational? Possibly not. This improved version of the eighth generation model might be though. It looks more purposeful, there's more power if you want it and the cabin has been upgraded. But throughout, all the old toughness still remains.


Think of a pick-up and it's quite likely that you'll be picturing a Toyota Hilux. This model has, after all, been a dominant presence in the global pick-up market for around half a century. Around 18 million examples of this truck have been produced in that time and most of them are still pounding the roads and unmade tracks of the 172 countries across the world where this model is sold. This eighth generation 'AN 120'/'AN130' version was first launched in 2016, but was substantially upgraded four years later to create the model we're going to look at here. In its lifetime, this model line has faced and overcome many significant challenges. This is, after all, the vehicle Jeremy Clarkson and Top Gear drowned, threw from the top of a tower block and still drove home. It was the first vehicle to be driven to both North and South Poles. It's conquered the Antarctic, the slopes of live volcanoes and the gruelling Paris-Dakar rally. It is, in short, for everyone from suburban builders to Libyan freedom fighters, a pick-up trusted the world over to get the job done, which is why it's still Europe's best selling model in this segment. Now though, it's a good deal smarter, though Toyota insists that none of the Hilux's essential toughness has been compromised. Still, you might now value this pick-up too much to subject it to the worst excesses.

Driving Experience

From the original the launch of this MK8 model, the key change was the introduction of Toyota's 2.4-litre D-4D Global Diesel (GD) engine - and that still remains the line-up's core powerplant. Rather surprisingly, from the introduction of this model, the Japanese maker chose not to give our market the gutsier 2.8-litre diesel it offered to Hilux buyers in our countries - but we get it now. The 2.8 offers 201bhp and 500Nm of torque and can accelerate to 62mph in 10 seconds - up to 3.2 seconds faster than the 150bhp 2.4-litre unit. The more powerful 2.8-litre engine is aimed at customers who require a vehicle that's appropriate for both business and personal use - and those wanting an extremely capable leisure vehicle. It's available with either six-speed manual or automatic transmission. All Hilux variants have all-wheel drive. This is a part-time 4WD system that operates in rear-driven two-wheel drive on tarmac, but you can shift on the move into the 'H4' high range 4WD setting at speeds of up to 31mph, should conditions worsen or you be about to turn onto a muddy track. For really boggy off road work, you're going to want to further consider the possibility of switching into 'L4' low range, again something that's possible on the move, but this time at much lower speeds of up to 5mph. The Hilux is designed to tackle the toughest off-road conditions, with a 29-degree approach angle, 26-degree departure angle and 293mm ground clearance (Double Cab models). It's also capable of wading to a depth of 700mm. On tarmac, you'll need to remember that the rear suspension is still leaf-sprung, so it can't match the ride quality of Nissan's rival coil-sprung Navara. This pick-up handles secondary route tarmac undulations reasonably for LCVs of its type though, something aided by a clever 'Pitch and Bounce Control' system that automatically adjusts engine torque to suit the road surface.

Design and Build

You'd recognise this as a Hilux - but a somewhat sassier one. Watching rival pick-up brands produce more aggressive designs, Toyota knew it had to give its contender a slice more road presence, so virtually everything at the front end is new - beadier full-LED headlamps, a more imposing three-dimensional grille, a restyled bumper - the lot. The 18-inch alloy wheels that feature on top variants are new too, as are the full-LED tail lamps. And if you wish, you can finish it all off with a fresh 'Titan Bronze' metallic paint finish. As before, apart from a token 'Extra Cab' entry-level model, the whole of the range is built around the Double Cab body style that most pick-up customers want. The cabin's more familiar - this is after all, a facelift rather than a new generation model. But the analogue instrument cluster gets a new central display, plus the centre-dash 8-inch Toyota Touch infotainment screen has been updated and now includes 'Apple CarPlay'/'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring. And you can now have a thumping 9-speaker JBL audio system upgrade if you want it. In the rear seat of the Double Cab variant, the bench still has a useful 60:40-split tip-up function so that valuable things like tools can be kept away from prying eyes.

Market and Model

Prices across the range of Single, Extra and Double Cab body styles haven't changed too much, so think in terms of paying from around £25,000 for more affordable versions. The plusher 'Invincible'-spec Double Cab variants start from around £29,000 ex-VAT, while the top 'Invincible X' Double Cab models start from around £32,500. Toyota's 'Safety Sense' package features across the range, providing a Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert, Automatic High Beam and Road Sign Assist. On plusher models, you'll find luxury features like smart entry and push-button start, satellite navigation, automatic air conditioning, front and rear parking sensors and a nine-speaker JBL premium sound system with an 800W eight-channel amplifier and CLARI-Fi technology for improving the reproduction quality of digital music files. The range-topping Hilux Invincible X Double Cab is distinguished by exclusive exterior styling details, including bespoke grille and front bumper, skid plate, over-fender, door handle and tailgate designs. The Invincible also comes with its own instrument combimeter design, interior black metallic and dark chrome trim accents and even a model-specific key. There is also "clear blue" illumination on the door trims and two-tone perforated leather seat upholstery. Customers can choose from a wide range of accessories to personalise their Hilux and equip it to suit their specific work or leisure requirements. Items include a range of hard tops and roll covers, a locking tailgate and a 12V power supply mounted on the deck.

Practicalities & Costs

There's plenty of space in the load bay, one cubic metre in the Double Cab model, a figure that rises to 1.2m3 in the Extra Cab version. In the Double Cab, there's 1545mm of load space length and 1515mm of load space width, narrowing to 1100mm between the wheel arches. There's 450mm of loading height and a total payload capacity of up to 1,060kg, depending upon the version you choose. There's a 3.5-tonne towing capacity. And WLTP running costs? Well, the 2.4 GD unit struggles a little with the weight of this pick-up, which explains the combined mpg figure (a best of 30.4mpg) and the CO2 reading (up to 244g/km). There's a Selective Catalytic Reduction system that uses an Ad Blue additive (something you have to top up beneath the bonnet) to remove up to 99% of all NOx emissions. Auto models also get a clever 'Deceleration Downshift Control' system that optimises downshifts when decelerating to gain better fuel efficiency. Across the range, service intervals are at 24 months or 20,000 miles and there's a 5 year/100,000 mile warranty.


The Toyota Hilux has always scored well with those who need a tough pick-up that drives better than the class norm. Rival manufacturers though, have copied this formula and added a more refined feel to their wares and as a result, the Hilux felt as if it was falling off the pace a little. So the round of revisions made to this eighth generation version are welcome, giving this pick-up a classier feel. Our only real issue here is that the frugality of this model's volume 2.4-litre diesel engine is rather masked by this Hilux's prodigious weight. Ultimately though, this remains one of our preferred options in the pick-up segment - and we're not alone. From Alaska to the Sahara to the Australian Outback, this is the vehicle of choice for people who need to get the job done. Drive one and you'll see why.

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Vehicle Information
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Fuel Type
Fuel Consumption
0-62 mph
13.2 secs
Engine Size
No. of Doors
249 g/km
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Active Pick Up 2.4 D-4D

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