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Auto Expo 2023: Toyota shows off bZ4X EV, off-roading friendly Hilux, and more

Highlights

  • The standard Hilux is currently available in India with a steep asking price
  • Toyota will launch its first electric car, the bZ4X, in April 2023
  • The manufacturer is also working on a hydrogen fuel-cell-based automobile

There have been some unique cars among the long list of EVs and traditional vehicle announcements at the Auto Expo. Toyota has now joined this list with the unveiling of the Hilux off-roading vehicle, even as the company shuffles to readjust its EV plans.

Toyota says the Hilux has a lift kit installed by default and a wide range of visually appealing additions, such as auxiliary LED lighting, a roof rack, and a winch, to name a few. But as of right now, this off-road Hilux’s suspension and steering setup are non-functional. Indian consumers can currently pick up the standard Hilux pickup truck in a 2.8L diesel engine configuration, with the ability to generate 201 BHP and 500 Nm.

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The modified Toyota Hilux at the 2023 Auto Expo

Other Toyota announcements at the 2023 Auto Expo

The automaker also unveiled a revised version of the Glanza hatchback, in addition to the Landcruiser LC300, as well as the company’s first EV, the bZ4X. As GadgetsNow notes, Toyota also showed off the Mirai, which runs on hydrogen fuel cell tech and vehicles that leverage the xEV tech, such as the Corolla Altis and the iconic Prius.

The Toyota bZ4X EV

Recently launched Toyota automobiles such as the Vellfire, Urban Cruiser Hyryder, and Innova Hycross were also detailed by the manufacturer at the 2023 Auto Expo. There’s some excitement about the release of the Toyota bZ4X EV in India, which is likely to launch by April this year.

 

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