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Toyota Hilux Vigo

New 2014 2015 Toyota Hilux Vigo Minor Change Model

All New 2014 Toyota Hilux Minor Change Vigo Champ and 2015 Major Change Facelift 2015 Next Model Release, Review and Price

By Jack A. Kates

All new 2014 Toyota Hilux now comes with sleek black dashboard2015 Major Change Toyota Hilux Vigo is just around the corner. It is bigger, wider, bolder, faster and cooler than all its predecessors and it will give all its competitors a run for its money.

2014 Toyota Hilux Vigo Minor Change was released in 2014. It was a minor change facelift model with three main changes:

  • Front Dashboard is in an elegant black colour now
  • Toyota Fortuner like controls on both sides of the steering
  • Digital Air Conditioner as in Fortuner

There were a host of minor changes that refreshed the Toyota Hilux Vigo brand until we waited for the major change model.

Where is the Major Change Model that was expected in 2014?

People were disappointed when the Next Generation Toyota Hilux was released and it was not the Major Change Model  as were being hinted by multiple automotive circles. It is now expected that if pickup market picks up Toyota will release the Major Change Toyota Hilux in 2015. 2015 Next Model is expected to be a major change new model which will completely overhaul Toyota Hilux's interiors and exteriors and will give it a fresh new look. Email now at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get your 2014 Toyota Vigo in Right Hand Drive or Left hand Drive or to to sign up for updates on 2015 Hilux Vigo.

2013 Features retained in the new model

Here were salient features of 2013 Toyota Hilux Vigo:

  • 2013 Toyota Vigo was Euro-4
  • 3.0 litre turbo-diesel motor's power was upped from 163hp to 171hp, while
    torque rose from 343Nm to 360Nm
  • It had more efficient fuel injection system so you saved more on fuel
  • Auto transmission was now 5 speed instead of the four speed available in 2012 model
  • Prerunner 4x2 was now available in Auto

A host of new features in 2013 model exterior are retained in 2014 Minor Change Model. Basically from the outside the all-new latest model 2014 Hilux looks the same as 2013 Toyota Hilux. Here are some exterior features that were added in the new minor change facelift model. Here are some changes in the exterior that have been brought forth:

  • New Landcruiser like Grill
  • Bold Wider Vent
  • New Halogen Headlights
  • New Tail Lights
  • Side Mirror with Indicator
  • Streamlined Aerial
  • Jam Protection in Power Windows
  • New Rim Style

There are many small changes in the interior of the vehicle but many interior changes of 2013 Toyota Hilux vigo have been carried forward in the new 2014 Toyota Hilux new model. Here are some features retained and further enhanced in this next generation Toyota Hilux:

  • New Fortuner Steering with Controls (now with controls on both sides)
  • Beautiful Gears
  • New Optitron Meter
  • Cruise Control
  • Touch Screen 2 DIN CD DVD/CD/MP3/WMA
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • New USB AUX Connection
  • All Information At your Fingetips
  • Power Seat
  • Retractable Seat

2015 Toyota Hilux Vigo Major Change Facelift Model

Toyota Australia, Toyota Japan and Toyota Thailand are working together to create this full change model and it is rumored that it is now ready. New shape New 2015 Toyota Hilux complete makeover is going to be as big a game changer as introduction of 2005 Toyota Hilux Vigo in late 2004. Spy Shots of New Toyota Hilux 2015 and New Toyota Fortuner 2015 will be on this site as soon as we have access to them.

Toyota Australia, Toyota Thailand and Toyota Japan come together to build All-New Toyota Hilux 2015 Model Vigo

This time around Toyota is making a big push to involve as many of its R&D teams as it can. More importantly engineers of Toyota Australia will play an important role in design of 2015 Toyota Hilux.  Next Model Toyota Hilux 2014 2015 Spy Shots and Next Model Toyota Fortuner 2014 2015 Spyshots of Hilux 2015 will be available as soon as available. Review of new 2014 Minor Change Toyota Hilux Vigo and 2015 Major Change Toyota Hilux Vigo will also be done on our site. It is expected that all versions of Hilux: Hilux Vigo, Hilux Invincible, Hilux SR and Hilux SR5 will experience this facelift. It is not know if the name Toyota Hilux Vigo Champ will still be with us. Vigo Champ designation was not particularly popular with the customers so perhaps they will retire it in favour of a new designation.

Toyota Australia Technical Centre, in Notting Hill near Melbourne will be in charge of chassis tuning for next generation HiLux pickup trucks destined for the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. Some of the items they will be overseeing are ride and handling tuning, along with the integration of ESC and other new-age chassis aids across all models for the first time in HiLux. There are also rumours of an AWD model but we won't hold our breath for it.

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Expected Changes in Next Gen 2015 Hilux Toyota

Toyota is hoping that you will fall in love all over again with all the changes it is planning for the aging Hilux. Some changes expected in New Model New Shape 2015 Major Change Toyota Hilux are as follows:

  • New Grill and front and rear lighting
  • Better ride and handling
  • Much better Suspension to reduce noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). Much better shock absorbers
  • Increase braked towing capacity to at least 3000kg from the current 2500kg
  • Add more active and passive safety features
  • It will retain 2500 cc D-4D Diesel 2KD Engine, 3000 cc D-4D Diesel 1KD engine, 2000 cc Gasoline (Petrol) VVT-i DOHC I4, 2700 cc Gasoline (Petrol) VVT-i DOHC I4 and 4000 cc Gasoline (Petrol) VVT-i DOHC V-6 but horsepower and torque will be increased on all models
  • European steering box instead of the current Japanese steering box
  • Electronic Stability Control will be added to all Hilux models
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Toyota Hilux Vigo Pickup

Toyota Hilux Vigo Pickup Truck Available at Thailand largest Toyota Hilux Vigo Dealer and exporter Jim

By Jack A. Kates

vigo-smart-cab-smallToyota Hilux is world's best selling Four Wheel Drive Pick-up Truck. Hilux Vigo manufactured in Thailand is King of Toyota Hilux and arguably most popular Hilux of all times. 2014 Toyota Hilux Vigo is out now and selling briskly. It was expected to be the Major Change Facelift New Shape New Model 2014 Toyota Hilux Vigo but that has been postponed. Most customers are not waiting for a model change as Hilux has remained here for 40 years and will continue to woo customers 40 years hence.

Toyota Hilux Vigo is in Jim's blood and we are proud to be world's largest Hilux dealer ane exporter. We are not Thailand's largest new and used Toyota Hilux Vigo dealer and exporter but also leading Toyota Hilux exporter from United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and other worldwide destinations.

Toyota Hilux Vigo took the world by storm at its release in 2004. The Vigo Hilux franchise was revived in 2008 with release of minor change facelift 2008 Toyota Hilux Vigo. Just af Vigo Hilux popularity was waning Toyota released the 2012 new model Toyota Hilux Vigo Champ that renewed brand's popularity. At end of 2013, a small change has been made to the Hilux lineup that further enhances appeal of this pickup of choice for millions the world over.

New 2014 2015 Toyota Hilux Vigo is now available as are used 2013 Toyota Hilux Vigo, used 2012 Toyota Hilux Vigo, 2011 Toyota Hilux Vigo, used 2010 Toyota Hilux Vigo, used 2009 Toyota Hilux Vigo, used 2008 Toyota Hilux Vigo, used 2007 Toyota Hilux Vigo, used 2006 Toyota Hilux Vigo, used 2005 Toyota Hilux Vigo and used 2004 Toyota Hilux Vigo. 

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2 KD FTV D-4D Engine

2KD-FTV D-4D Engine

By Jack Kates

2-KD-D-4D Diesel 2500 cc engine of Toyota Hilux VigoAppearing in 2001, D-4D 2KD-FTV Engine is the 2nd generation of the KD series of engine with a smaller 2.5 L (2494 cc) displacement. Toyota Hilux Vigo comes with D-4D engine.

The displacement of this engine is based on the previous 2L engine. Bore remains the same 92 mm but stroke is increased to 93.8 mm. It has 16 valves and is a DOHC engine with a turbocharger and intercooler.

2KD produces 101 horsepower (75 kW) at 3400 rpm and 191.7 lb·ft (260 N·m) of torque at 1600-3600 rpm without an inter-cooler and 118 hp (88 kW) at 3400 rpm and 239.85 ft·lb (325 N·m) of torque at 1600-3600 rpm for the intercooled version. Toyota Thailand, however, has updated the turbocharger to variable nozzle turbo (VNT) with intercooler. This increased the horsepower to 142 hp (106 kW) at 3400 rpm and torque to 343 Nm at 1600-2800rpm.

Compression ratio is 18.5:1. Redline of this engine is 4400 RPM. This engine also uses D-4D Common Rail (Common rail direct fuel injection ) technology. The only major changes from the 1KD-FTV to the 2KD-FTV was the bore and the stroke.

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1-KD D-4D Engine

1-KD FTV D-4D Engine in Toyota Hilux Vigo

By Jack Kates

d-4d-engine-1 KD FTV engine for Toyota HiluxFirst appearing in 2000, the 1KD-FTV is comparitively one of the newest engines built by Toyota.

The 1KD-FTV is a 3.0L (2982cc) straight-4 common rail diesel engine with a variable geometry turbocharger and Intercooler. It has 16 valves and a DOHC (double overhead camshaft) design. Bore is 96 mm and stroke is 103 mm. This diesel D-4D DOHC engine generates 170 hp (127 kW) at 3400 rpm, and 260 lbf·ft (352 N·m) of torque at 1800-3400 rpm. Redline of this engine is at 4200 RPM. Compression ratio is 17.9:1.


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Toyota Thailand Vigo

Toyota Thailand Vigo

Overview of Toyota Thailand

By Jack A. Kates

toyota-thailandManufactuer of Toyota Hilux Vigo Toyota Motor Thailand Co., Ltd. manufactures a wide variety of automobiles in Thailand. It offers pick-up trucks as Toyota Vigo Hilux and Sport Utility Vehicles (also known as passenger pick-up vehicles PPV) as Toyota Fortuner. Jim Autos is Thailand's largest Toyota Vigo Hilux, Toyota Fortuner and Toyota Hiace dealer and exporter.

Toyota Thailand distributes its cars through a network of dealers with various show rooms. Toyota Motor Thailand Co., Ltd. was formerly known as Toyota Motor Sales Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Toyota Motor Thailand Co., Ltd. in 1962. The company was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Samutprakarn, Thailand. Toyota Motor Thailand Co., Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corp.

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