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Toyota Introduces New Diesel Engines for Hilux Pickup in Europe

Hilux
New Hilux pickup.

At the upcoming British International Motor Show, Toyota will introduce a new range of diesel engines for the latest generation Toyota Hilux pickup truck.

New to the lineup is a high-torque 171 hp (126 kW) 3.0-liter D-4D diesel derived from the Toyota Land Cruiser and targeted at the leisure pick-up segment of the market. Toyota has also upgraded the current 2.5-liter D-4D diesel to develop 120 hp (88 kW)—an 8% increase—and to develop 325 Nm (240 lb-ft) of torque.

Both new engines comply with Euro IV emissions regulations and will be available to UK customers from January 2007.

The 3.0-liter D-4D develops 343Nm (253 lb-ft) of torque across a range from 1,400 to 3,250rpm, and offers a choice of transmissions: five-speed manual or four-speed automatic.

The engine uses second-generation, 1,600-bar common-rail technology, allowing the use of injector nozzles with smaller diameter holes to create a more homogeneous air-fuel mix, thereby improving the efficiency of the combustion process.

The improvements introduced to the combustion process mean the compression ratio can be lower, at 17.9:1, than in other, less advanced diesel engines. This results in less heat build-up in the piston bowl and a more efficient combustion process, therefore enabling more performance with lower emissions and less noise.

Toyota uses an electric DC motor to activate the variable nozzle vane mechanism of its turbocharger, rather than a conventional step motor. The result is sharper response from the turbocharger, particularly at lower speeds.

The engine also benefits from a Swirl Control System. Each cylinder is supplied with air/exhaust gas mixture through two different ducts. Butterfly valves operated by the Swirl Control System can shut off one of these ducts according to the engine speed and load, increasing the mixture’s swirl rate. At low engine speeds this device improves the air-fuel mixture, thus increasing torque availability at low speeds along with lower emissions.

Fuel consumption for the 3.0-liter Hilux ranges from 8.3 liters/100 km (28 mpg US) for the five-speed automatic and 9.4 liters/100 km (25 mpg US) for the four-speed automatic. CO2 emissions are 219 and 246 g/km, respectively.

The current Toyota Hilux, launched in Europe in late 2005, is the sixth generation of Toyota’s second-best selling model worldwide. More than 12 million units have been built since the Hilux was first introduced in Japan in 1967.

The Hilux is one of three vehicles being developed on a global basis under Toyota’s IMV (Innovative International Multi-purpose Vehicle) project. IMV products are truly global vehicles designed to sell in more than 140 countries and to meet modern customer demand for high levels of quality, durability and comfort. New Hilux cumulative production reached 558,223 units by the end of May 2006.

Comments

mpgee

Price for a Hilux Diesel: airfare to Central America, a few hundred dollars for a rusty rig, a thousand for a less rust, full price for a new one; a few hundred more for muchos litros to get you home. Registration fees vary by state, in Oregon its forty bucks, no questions asked.

Don

Is it allowed to go to Central America to get a Hilux Diesel and bring it into the USA for yourself? Is it allowed to go get one for someone else?

Sharky

Does anyone know of another who has brought a diesel hiLux into the US? I'd be game to convoy a crew of us out of Mexico each driving his own. It would be an adventure.

Pete

Yea I really wish I was driving a diesel Hulix as well. They are way cooler than the Tacomas. The new D-4 3.0 has some trick stuff in it. I want one!

By setting limits on EACH category of emissons, the EPA is doing a disservice to our country. The lean running nature of diesels (20:1 opposed to 14.7:1) produce much less HC and CO than spark engines. The problem is that they exceed the limits of NOx and PM. However, CRDI technology, diesel cat converters, EGR(maybe), and ultra-low sulfur diesel, have and will continue to reduce PM and NOx.

Diesel emisson control systems have always been a few steps behind otto-cycle emission systems. However, diesels have come a really long way in recient years. Since global warming is becoming more of a reality, the America will realize that diesels are GOOD for the environment and our country. Hopefully well have ourselves some diesel Hiluxs by the time the next body style comes around.

JP

hi
hey does the 2006 Toyota hilux diesel 2.5 lts. d-4d engine use biodiesel, well I'm a automotive mechanical engineering, form Ecuador, so I'm doing some research about it because I made Biodiesel from used cooking oil, all of this is a initiative that i got in class, so i was wondering if the fuel lines, the primary pump, and the high pressure pump of the hilux pick-up engine can take biodisel, because as we know the biological origin of biodiesel , it maybe "eat" the rubber o'rings and the other plastic/ rubber materials on th engine.

well I hope any one can help me please whit links, or your own comments and experiences. thanks again.

thanks

ps: my e-mail si jpdavilag@gmail.com

JP

hi
hey does the 2006 Toyota hilux diesel 2.5 lts. d-4d engine use biodiesel, well I'm a automotive mechanical engineering, form Ecuador, so I'm doing some research about it because I made Biodiesel from used cooking oil, all of this is a initiative that i got in class, so i was wondering if the fuel lines, the primary pump, and the high pressure pump of the hilux pick-up engine can take biodisel, because as we know the biological origin of biodiesel , it maybe "eat" the rubber o'rings and the other plastic/ rubber materials on th engine.

well I hope any one can help me please whit links, or your own comments and experiences. thanks again.

thanks

ps: my e-mail si jpdavilag@gmail.com

Ryan

I'm a gringo living in Costa Rica and I have the 3.0 Turbo Intercooled Hilux... It's the best truck I've ever owned, and I've had Chevy's and Ford's out the wazoo. More power, and I fill it up once every 10 days.

I'd bring this baby to the US in a second if I knew I could legally.

curiousasian

I'm wondering why the US still stands as the largest contributor of CO2 even with all these EPA-CARB regulations.

I mean, no matter what people say or do on threads like these, Americans still prefer v6 and v8 and cannot imagine living with anything of a lower displacement

William Coffie

I have toyota tacoma diesel truck I want to buy the back cover cover the back of the pick up truck against rain and sun what options or accesories do I have to cover the back of the truck thanks

William

Brent

I'm interested if anyone has done their homework on getting a Hilux diesel, or any other midsize diesel pickup (Mitsubishi, Ford, others), into the US. Curious if the post on Jan 16, 2007 by "sunita" means that he was successful at bringing one from Central America back to Oregon? Definitely interested in doing this if it can be done - if someone has looked into this thoroughly and has either brought one into the US or is thinking about attempting it, please contact me. I'd be up for a visit to our neighbors to the south. bc40409 at Alltel.net

Wantahiluxbad

I am a US citizen and I have been trying to find out if it is possible to buy a used toyota Hilux diesel pick up and import it to the USA. If any one has any information on this, or if it is even possible it would be greatley appriciated.

vmaz

What surprised me is that being one of leading manufacturer toyota can not make diesel for US standards. Different standards for different cars? This is not the reason!!

Many of you folks missed the point.

There are curently small cars with diesels sold in US. Why not toyota? Many volkswagens, jeeps, mercedes are diesels. Some corollas and small toyota van of mid 80s were diesels right here in US. Why not now? Why chrysler/jeeps, jettas, golfs, passats, mercedes comes in diesel version, but not toyota products?? Something wrong here!!

Alonso

Getting crazy with the idea of driving a toyota Hilux 4x4 crew-cab with intercoled turbodiesel engine. Just the specs of this truck should amaze you 6350 GVWR that gives you 2200 pounds of payload, its amazing what this pick up can do. Let's say that you would drive a '91 chevy Pick up full size which it had more or less the same power. Chevy PICK UP V6 (4.3 liters 155 HP and 230ft-lbs torque) VS Toyota HILUX 3.0 Liters D4-D 120 HP and 253ft-lbs torque) you can pull a 5000 lbs trailer without having to spend 3 dlls per gallon every 15 miles in your regular Tacoma 4x4 V6; The Tacoma is an excellent vehicle.. lots of HP but with the same burden as every american mid-size or full size truck GAS GAS MORE GAS.
I can get you a HILUX thru a Mexican dealership., You can contact me at avalsim@hotmail.com if anyone its really interested in adquiring a 4x4, 4x2 crew or single cab; I'll sent you an estimate of the costs to get one thru the border. Expensive but doable, not every one can afford one or buy yourself a 4 cyl save some gas... dont drive a V8 to get eggs from the mini-mart.

Roy

I have been going to Costa Rica for 35 years and they have an inceredible array of diesel cars, trucks and vans that never reach North America.
The Toyota Hilux diesel is what I am going to buy first thing when I move there next year, saying goodbye to my gas sucking V-6 Tacoma.
There are many older ones for sale there as well as Mexico I imagine , why not take a holiday and bring back a great truck.

benny

well i have been driving a hilux truck 3.0 for years and is no conparable with the rest of the cars i like the power the stability the secure i love my hilux 4x4 is my babe and i have anothers cars but.no nothing is like toyota hilux

juan cortez

I beleve the hilux 2006 is the best diesel mid size truck ever made.toyota it make hevy duty diesel engines,but it can not make them becouse ,OMC.dont let toyota,every body deserve same, even the fancy cars makers,.if you want a hilux 4 door 4/4 turbo diesel inter cooler,stick,it may cost you from $35.000 to $40.000 in central america ,mexico only import hilux with gasoline engines,you only live once enjoy the hilux

Rudy

Hello, for those of you interested in a Hilux Turbo- diesel. They are sold everywhere south of Texas. A new one,longbed,doublecab,4x4,3.0 Turbo, with all extras sells, where I am, for about $29,000
These are very nice pickups with poweful,quiet diesels and my Nicaraguan buddy gets 32-34MPH in his. I make do with a 2.4 diesel, natrually aspirated !! Next one is the Turbo.
These diesels run forever. My partner has a non-Turbo, 1980 model, with 700,000 KM. - Never been overhauled, and still running good.
I think it is next to impossible to get one into the states, as import laws forbid importation of any diesel engine in a vehicle, or even a stationary diesel, with out meeting emmission standards. I was told by U.S.customs that it could be possible IF you take it to a shop that is certified to make the necessary modifications to comply with U.S. standards. Offhand, I would say that it is cost prohibitive. AHHH, the good 'ol U.S.of A. -- Best just go and live south of Texas. Nicaragua, Costa Rica or Panama. Much better life and half the cost of the U.S.
Cheers, Rudy

DMJ

www.chosunimports.com and www.terra2imports.ca

I've seen many amazing diesel yotas imported and for sale/auction through these two companies. I've seen other companies as well, but here's two to start with.
Also,
Just see what's for sale in BC,Canada... Lots of imported beauties for sale. Now go get a diesel, cash will get you whatever you want.

fredy

I Owned a 96 HILUX in Guatemala 1998 with the 2.7 turbo intercooler, it has been the best truck i have ever owned, a couple of
years ago i went back to Guatemala just to visit my family and i drove my uncle`s 2007 hilux 4x4 quad cab and let me tell you that if i have to pay 35,000 for a hilux in the US i will doit in a heart beat, i`ve been trying to get a hilux into US and is not posible, so i`m gonna have to wait for hilux US VERSION that is supposed to be here not later than 2010.

Brad Harden

I live in Ohio and have owned a 1997 Tacoma for the past 7 years. I am looking into swapping out the 3.4L V6 stock engine for a D-4D 3.0. Does anyone know if these engines are importable? Also, does anyone know how difficult it would be to install the D-4D into my USDM Tacoma and run it in conjunction with biodiesel?

Agbeko

I have driven the Toyota IMV 2006, I find it a bit light in weight. Has anyone gotten this impression or it's just my imagination.

Mauricio

When I go back home to Guatemala, a 3.0 D-4D Hilux is my first purchase. For now, I am doing ok, though, with a YD25DDTi Nissan Navara which puts out more torque than the Toyota engine.

Avi mizrahi

hello everbody

well well it seems that all around the globe(apart US)disel is the thing and with the bio disel /oil we can get so much more for our money...
i own a fj-80 that i modifiad and went crossing central/south america 50.000 miles off pure adventure...
now i live in brazil and i'm ready to do engine swap...i have to options or the orignal unit witch is the 4.2L TD 6cyl ...or the new 4D-D from the hilux .
i need more info about the gas miles , hp and torque
any links that can help me with finding this info. or engines to buy.
thanks allot for your help
keep crusing

Avi mizrahi

hello everbody

well well it seems that all around the globe(apart US)disel is the thing and with the bio disel /oil we can get so much more for our money...
i own a fj-80 that i modifiad and went crossing central/south america 50.000 miles off pure adventure...
now i live in brazil and i'm ready to do engine swap...i have to options or the orignal unit witch is the 4.2L TD 6cyl ...or the new 4D-D from the hilux .
i need more info about the gas miles , hp and torque
any links that can help me with finding this info. or engines to buy.
please write me to: rutas.salvajes.br@gmail.com
thanks allot for your help
keep crusing

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