Toyota Hilux Champ: a new truck for big jobs

The Japanese brand has unveiled the production version of the IMV 0 project unveiled at the recent Japan Mobility Show.

Toyota uses its experience in the world of trucks to focus on a new product. This is the Hilux Champ, a model which was previewed under the name Project IMV 0 a few weeks ago, which was even exhibited at the Japan Mobility Show and which has just revealed its production version.

The Hilux Champ is a work-oriented vehicle with a single cabin and capable of carrying up to one tonne.

It will be produced in Thailand, where it will go on sale with three engine options: 2.0-liter gasoline engine with 139 hp and 183 Nm; a second petrol unit, but 2.7 liters and with 166 HP and 245 Nm; and as top of the range, the 2.4 liter turbodiesel with 150 hp and 343 Nm.

The smaller petrol engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, while the versions feature a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. In all cases, power is transmitted to the rear axle.

In terms of details, it retains the style of the prototype, with an extended cabin, all-terrain tires, optional LED lighting and accessories that will enhance your work.

As this will be a vehicle that can be configured in different ways, measurements may vary. In this case, it can measure 4,970 or 5,300 mm in length, with 1,785 mm in width, 1,740 mm in height and 3,085 mm in wheelbase.

Built on a spar-and-crossmember chassis, it has leaf-spring rear suspension and the interior is extremely simple, with a dashboard that provides basic information.

For our region, the IMV0 project is very important, in fact, in Argentina it is hoped that it can be produced at the Toyota plant in Zárate. If this comes to fruition, some trans-Andean media indicate that they hope to complete the offering of this product with the Hilux, SW4 and Hiace.

Source: Latercera

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