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SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday August 1 2017 25 Driven Hilux dressed up for visual appeal • By Ross Kiddie IT’S BECOME a matter of course, if you sell the traditional double-cab utility in the New Zealand market, at some point there will be a limited production run of dress-up models. The light commercial market is New Zealand’s most buoyant and those who do sell utes also have a large range of accessories and after-market kits which you can use to personalise your vehicle. Toyota have had a succession of upmarket Hilux utes over the years, the latest to come my way was a full Toyota Racing Development, four-wheel-drive, double cab, and being less muscular that some of its competitors, it is a tasteful example of what can be done to make a ute look sporty. I’m quite familiar with TRD product, a few years ago I purchased a suspension set for my Toyota and I can report the gear is high quality and well engineered. The fender flares, honeycomb grille, nudge bar and big wheels fitted to the base SR5 Hilux look like they are an integral part of the vehicle. The package also consists of a motorised deck cover which, according to Toyota, is a New Zealand first. Of course, there’s no gear to make the ute any quicker or TOYOTA HILUX TRD: Big wheels and body kit. handle differently, the inclusions are cosmetic value only, but it certainly looks the part and gives the new-generation Hilux added flair. The TRD products are not just confined to the exterior, on the inside there are TRD-branded floor mats. Those items sit on top of a well-specified machine in the first instance, the TRD-spec vehicle sits at $59,990 or $62,490 for the automatic version. Powering the TRD Hilux is the new 2.8-litre turbocharged diesel engine that Toyota rolled out for the new series at the beginning of last year. It is a fuel-friendly unit for which Toyota claim a 7.6-litre per 100km (37mpg) combined cycle rating. It is also listed with power figures of 130kW and 450Nm, the latter available all of the way from 1600rpm to 2400rpm. It has strong turbo boost and works freely through the transmission. Coupled to a six-speed manual, there are short gaps between gears which allows the engine to work freely through the torque spread. There’s also a push-button power mode which enhances throttle response. The Hilux’s four-wheel-drive system is operated by an in-cabin dial device, the low ratio transfer selection means immediate crawl speed. I only used it for a short forestry track burst near Hororata, but I can report that the TRD ute isn’t burdened by its • Price – Toyota Hilux TRD, $59,990 • Dimensions – Length, 5335mm; width, 1855mm; height, 1815mm • Configuration – Fourcylinder, four-wheel-drive, 2755cc, 130kW, 450Nm, six-speed manual. • Fuel usage – 7.6l/100km enhancements, the Hilux in this form is still the formidable offroad machine it has gained such a high reputation for, its 286mm of ground clearance figure is right up there with its competitors. The TRD Hilux has fabulous suspension given its load bearing characteristics. It’s very traditional underneath with a leafspring located live rear axle and independent double wishbones up front. That mechanical aspect is matched by the interior detailing. The Hilux is very car-like inside, the trim material and fittings are first class. On the road, the TRD Hilux feels sprightly and eager, that taking into account I only drove the vehicle without load. The manual shift works freely and clutch action is light and progressive. In rear-wheel-drive drive mode it steers keenly into a corner and there is relatively strong feedback through the steering. The TRD model rides on huge Maxxis rubber (265/60 x 18in) and they are quiet tyres which also help provide solid feel through the steering. There’s always a point where you think oversteer would develop if you accelerate keenly through a corner, but there is a five-star safety system in place and the electronic traction and stability control devices alleviate that. At 100km/h, the engine is turning over at a lazy 1500rpm, providing quiet motion and impressive fuel usage, at that speed it is sipping diesel instantaneously at the rate of just 7l/100km (40mpg), which to my way of thinking is good for a vehicle which weighs in at over two-tonne. I have an acquaintance who recently bought a double cab ute, and the decision of what brand to buy was based solely on what he received in terms of extra items made available on the vehicle. That suggests to me that many other buyers look at a purchase the same way. If the TRD model is no longer on Toyota’s books, there are plenty of other options and kits that will dress up Hilux. Check out the Gladiator, it’s about as bold as a ute can get. Remove cooking smells and steam! Remote extraction fans Range Hood cupboard insert Ventilation Equipment Suppliers to trade and retail ● Domestic ● Commercial ● Industrial Smooth-Air has a wide range of ventilation equipment to bring fresh air into your home T H E H O R N B Y C L U B Chalmers Restaurant OPEN Friday & Saturday from 5.30pm Sunday from 5pm The Heart of Hornby Early Bird Special ... 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