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Old 26th January 2021, 18:30   #1
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A Toyota Hilux single-cab pickup truck has been spotted in Delhi.

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The Hilux shares its underpinnings with the Innova and Fortuner. This single-cab version looks more utilitarian than the double-cab variant. It is equipped with a flat-bed and is riding on steel wheels.

Toyota Hilux single-cab spotted in Delhi. EDIT: It's a consulate car-20210122_185858.jpg

This version of the Hilux is available in Australia and is called the Workmate. It is offered with one petrol and two diesel engine options. These include a 2.7-litre petrol producing 164 BHP / 245 Nm, a 2.4-litre turbo-diesel rated at 145 BHP / 400 Nm and a 2.8-litre turbo-diesel with a peak output of 201 BHP / 500 Nm. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic. Four-wheel-drive is optional on some of the variants.

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Reports suggest that Toyota is evaluating the Hilux for the Indian market. It could compete with the Isuzu D-Max.

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Old 26th January 2021, 20:19   #2
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Hope they stick to dualcab version! Single cab with yellow plates can dent Fortuner's image IMO.
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Nice to see Toyota is finally bringing these vehicles to the country. I am note sure in terms of the units which Isuzu sold their MU-7. But since this is Toyota it would have takers.

Curious to know the other variants - as double cab's regular Hilux would be a great alternative for Isuzu.
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I would love to see these on our roads, but I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of this being an embassy car. I used to see a very similar one on my daily commute, it used to have embassy plates and had the sticker of ‘Chatswood Toyota’, a dealership in Australia, so I guess the Australian embassy must have purchased it from that dealership and imported it to India.
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Where does Pakistan get their Toyota's from? For a smaller country, their line up of Toyota models are more than ours and they have the Hilux.

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I would love to see these on our roads, but I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of this being an embassy car.
Absolutely. Seems to be a random Consulate vehicle. It’s being used in this case for transporting ply-boards. This is not the model that Toyota will have on its mind for India.
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Absolutely. Seems to be a random Consulate vehicle. It’s being used in this case for transporting ply-boards. This is not the model that Toyota will have on its mind for India.
Correct. Because tyres seems used, there is a dent on the door, Hilux nameplate is not masked. Doesn't look the car is on test.
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Could this be an Australian embassy vehicle?
Because this type of rear aluminum tub is used extensively in Australia.

And this hilux version is called WorkMate there.
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This is a consulate vehicle , seen it around often enough . The gent who took this pic must certainly have seen the plates , wonder why then disguise this as a scoop .
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