Give your Hilux extra muscle

Hilux gets extra muscle

The all-new Toyota Hilux is the latest light commercial vehicle to fall under the Steves Auto Clinic (SAC) spell – the company having revealed its latest Unichip Plug and Play performance upgrades for both the 2.4 GD-6 and 2.8 GD-6 Hilux models.

The pursuit of providing reliable power and real-world gains resulted in many hours on the dyno and on the road. The upgrade sees the 110 kW/400 Nm 2.4 GD-6 model jump up to 135 kW and 480 Nm.

The 2.8 GD-6 goes from 130 kW/450 Nm in two stages: to 145 kW and 505 Nm with an entry-level chip; and to 170 kW/575 Nm, with the top-of-the-range Revolution chip option.

Hilux gets extra muscleThe Revolution Unichip Plug and Play performance upgrade also offers five different engine maps (programs) that have all been thoroughly tested by the SAC test engineers in South African conditions.

These include: an Anti-Theft option that renders the Hilux unable to be started; a map for stock standard operation; a map for optimised fuel consumption; the Off-Road and Towing map selection to benefit low-down grunt and responsiveness; and, finally, the full performance map.

On the 2.8 GD-6, Map 3 (fuel-economy option) and Map 5 (high-power option) are seamlessly integrated with the factory-fitted Eco and PWR Mode button.

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