All New 2014 Toyota Hilux Minor Change Vigo Champ and 2015 Major Change Facelift 2015 Next Model Release, Review and Price
2014 Toyota Hilux Vigo Minor Change has finally been released. It is 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 are a host of minor changes that refresh the Toyota Hilux Vigo brand.
Where is the Major Change Model that was expected in 2014?
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
Toyota Hilux 2015 part of IMV II
Toyota introduced the IMV Platform (Innovative International Multi-purpose Vehicle) last decade and vehicles underpinned by it (Fortuner, Hilux and Innova) are sold in 109 global markets. The platform supports products produced in 11 sites. In April 2012, sales of the global IMV Platform products touched 5 million units making it Toyota’s next cash cow. 2015 Major Change Toyota Hilux and 2015 Major Change Toyota Fortuner will be launched under IMV II.
Toyota Hilux 2015 and Toyota Fortuner 2015 will prove to be a substantial change that will revive Hilux and Fortuner franchise. They will have a completely new shape and a range of new technologies to compete with all its competitors. Ford, Mazda, Isuzu and GM Chevrolet's all released their Major Change facelift pickup truck and SUV models in Thiland as their 2013 models and they have made great strides and leapt-frog past Toyota in many aspects. Toyota does not want to be left behind and this Major Change will being a major change in its fortunes and restore the flagging fortunes of Indestructible Toyota Hilux and Fortuner.
In 2013 Mitsubishi and Nissan are also releasing their 2014 models so Toyota is mindful of all the changes they might be introducing. 2013 has been an eventful year and Jim is ready to serve its customers and will be the first one to not only ship the 2014 2015 Toyota Hilux and 2014 2015 Toyota Fortuner in first week of their release but will also take lead in releasing advance information as well as spy shots of the vehicles in development.
New changes will allow Hilux to set new bar in the market to retain its dominance. Currently Ford Ranger, Mazda BT-50 and Volkwagon Amarok have beat Hilux in some of its features. Toyota wants to leapfrog its competition with the new shape new model Toyota Hilux.
All new 2014 Toyota Hilux will be available from Jim Autos Thailand, Jim Autos United Kingdom, Jim Autos Australia, Jim Autos New Zealand in Right Hand Drive and from Jim Autos Dubai in Left Hand Drive. RHD Toyota Hilux 2014 will be available in Single Cab Toyota Hilux, Extra Cab Toyota Hilux and Double Cab Toyota Hilux. 2014 Isuzu D-max is also in the planning and will compete hands on in features with 2014 Hilux.
All New 2014 Hilux, 2014 Audi Q7 SUV, 2014 VW Tiguan
2013 and 2014 are going to be busy years for new models. Audi is planning to release its Major Change 2015 Model Audi Q7 SUV in carbon trim, VW is releasing its Tiguan and there are many more models from all manufacturers.
Please note that end of 2013 will be an eventful season for Toyota as Toyota is releasing not only Major Change Hilux and Major Change Fortuner but Toyota is also expected to release 2014 Toyota Forerunner, 2014 Toyota Corolla, 2014 Toyota Highlander, 2014 Toyota Matrix, Toyota Sienna and perhaps Toyota Yaris. It is not clear if 2014 Toyota Landcruiser, 2014 Toyota Prado, 2014 Toyota RAV-4 and 2014 Toyota Prius will undergo any major change in 2013 or not. In any event world's top Toyota dealer exporter will keep you updated on changes in the vehicles and model lineup. Isuzu is also planning to release 2014 Isuzu Dmax and 2014 Isuzu MU-7 SUV in 2013.
Volkwagen is introducing a longer version of Volkwagen VW Tiguan XL in 2015 which will compete with 2014 Toyota Fortuner SUV. One interesting thing about Tiguan 2015 major change model will be that it would be based on MQB platform which will give it plug-in hybrid capability. It is likely to have much better towing capability than Fortuner thanks to its relationship with upscale sibling VW Touareg. Audi has been working on its next generation Audi Q7 SUV. The new major change 2015 Audi Q-7 SUV is being built with cabon fiber.
When is Toyota Hilux New design 2015 and Toyota Fortuner New Shape 2015?
Even though Release Date and Price of New Hilux 2015 is a closely guarded secret, the consensus is that New Shape Toyota Hilux Vigo Major Change 2015 model is likely to be released in September of 2014. New Design 2015 Toyota Fortuner will be released simultaneously. If you want Hilux, now the new 2014 Toyota Hilux and 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 and 2005 Toyota Hilux are always on sale so whether you are looking for Toyota Hilux 4x4 or Toyota Hilux 4x2 it is still world's best selling Pickup Truck in its class. RHD Toyota Hilux Vigo and LHD Toyota Vigo Hilux are both available now.