Tuesday 30th October 2012
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We would love to hear about your experience of the Toyota Hilux if you have ever owned this vehicle and had to replace any parts. Let us know how the replacement parts faired. Leave your comments in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Toyota Hilux Overview

The Toyota Hilux is classed as a pickup truck and is produced by the Japanese automobile manufacturing company Toyota Motor Corporation. This vehicle has been available over 7 different generations, starting from 1968. The Hilux is great fun to drive and is a driving experience you won’t forget. This was the leading 4x4 pickup in the UK for years until the arrival of the Mitsubishi L200 which is now the market leader for this type of vehicle. These are great off-road vehicles but their on-road performance and comfort leaves a lot to be desired. Does this sound anything like your experience of the Toyota Hilux?

Toyota Hilux History

The first generation (1969-72) was introduced as the upmarket pickup of the Toyota pickup range. The second generation (1972-78) concentrated on making it more comfortable and improving the exterior styling. The third generation (1978-83) introduced the 4WD version in 1979. The fourth generation (1984-89) introduced the two row extended cab option to the range.

The fifth generation (1988-98) introduced a longer wheel based version. The sixth generation (1997-2005) was given a new look, more modern and stylish than the previous version. The seventh generation (2005-present) was built on a new chassis which meant the vehicle became larger and moved to the mid-sixed pick up class.


Single Cab
Double Cab
Extra Cab
4x4 Single Cab Cab-Chassis
4x4 Extra Cab pickup
4x4 Double Cab
SR 4x4 Single Cab Cab-Chassis
SR 4x4 Extra Cab pickup
SR 4x4 Double Cab
SR5 4x4 Extra Cab pickup
SR5 4x4 Double Cab

Fuel Economy

There has been a variety of different engines available for this vehicle, with the smaller sized engines on the earlier versions. The latest engines available for the current version are: 2.0, 2.7 and 4.0L petrol and 2.5 and 3.0L diesel engines. The diesel engines are the most economical, and you should always take into consideration the age, fuel type and engine size when determining fuel economy. Which engine do you have and how does it perform economically?


The Toyota Hilux is available as a 5-speed manual, or 4 and 5-speed automatic gearboxes. Which gearbox do you have on your Hilux and how does it perform? We have a section of our website dedicated to Toyota gearbox parts where you can search for your Hilux gearbox parts.


If you are looking for parts for your Toyota Hilux then look no further. Here at Breakeryard we have these parts available at amazing prices. Our vast network of UK Breakers has parts for all makes and models of vehicle. Check out our Hilux parts page or enter your vehicle details in our part finder to locate the exact part you need.