Toyota Hilux Delivered To Indian Army

Toyota revealed that the Hilux was extensively tested by the Army’s Northern Command over a 2-month period prior to the units being delivered.

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Published on July 19, 2023

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  • Toyota India delivers fleet of Hilux pick ups to Indian Army
  • Vehicle extensively tested by Northern Command at altitudes of up to 13,000 feet
  • Carmaker has not revealed the number of units delivered

Toyota India has announced that it has delivered a fleet of Hilux pick-ups to the Indian Army. This marks the first time that the iconic pick-up has been handed over to the Indian armed forces. Toyota says that the pick-up was extensively tested by the Northern Command in extreme weather, over rough terrain and at altitudes of up to 13,000 feet over a two-month period.


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Commenting on the delivery, Wiseline Sigamani, General Manager – Strategic Business Unit (North), said “We are thrilled to deliver the Hilux, marking a significant milestone, fulfilling our first-ever Hilux order to Indian Army. We are truly honoured and proud with this opportunity. The Hilux that offers unique off-roading characteristics, coupled with enhanced safety features, makes it the most ideal vehicle for the army purposes and cater to their special purposes.”

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Toyota has however not revealed how many units of the Hilux have been delivered to the Indian army.


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Toyota first launched the Hilux in India in 2022 with limited units being delivered. The model was then re-introduced earlier this year.


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The Hilux shares its platform with the Fortuner SUV with both models using a 2.8-litre diesel engine and four-wheel drive. The unit develops 201 bhp and 420 Nm of torque when paired with a manual gearbox and a meatier 500 Nm in automatic guise. The pick-up is sold in India in three variants – Standard, High and High AT. Prices range from Rs 30.40 lakh up to Rs 37.90 lakh (ex-showroom).


Last Updated on July 19, 2023

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