The TRAIN vehicle excise tax has finally been implemented, and now, it seems Toyota is launching a new Hilux variant, just after it has received a refresh in Thailand. The Hilux Conquest has been first seen at a Facebook post by Javin Balugay, a Toyota Sta. Rosa sales consultant.
Called the Hilux Conquest, it receives a new front fascia that we first saw in Thailand a couple of months ago. We’re still not sure if all variants will receive this new look, or if it is a separate variant like the Avanza Veloz.
The Hilux Conquest gets the new hexagonal front grille that is similar to the US-market Toyota Tacoma, and we do think it’s quite a handsome front end indeed. The headlamps are now in LEDs including the daytime running lights, while the foglights are also in LEDs. The front bumper has also been revised as well to complement the new grille design. Other parts of the Hilux, such as the side mirrors and door handles, are painted in black. Rounding up the changes are the new rear and side steps.
Inside, the Hilux Conquest gets new features such as a push button start that’s complemented by passive entry, and a redesigned automatic gear lever. Other stuff such as the gloss black trims and touch screen infotainment system is carried over.
Under the hood are two engine choices. There’s a 2.4 liter 2GD-FTV diesel engine that produces 150 hp and 400 Nm of torque if you have the 6-speed automatic, or 343 Nm if you have the 6-speed manual, with power sent through only the rear wheels in either transmission choice. The other is a 2.8 liter 1GD-FTV diesel engine that produces 177 hp and 450 Nm of torque when mated to a 6-speed automatic, or 420 Nm when mated to a 6-speed manual. Power is sent through a variable 4×4 system.
Javic Balugay also mentioned the prices of the Hilux Conquest, which are the following.
4×2 AT: P1,386,000
4×2 MT: P1,311,000
4×4 AT: P1,745,000
4×4 MT: P1,615,000