The eighth generation Hilux ushered in the second generation IMV platform that underpins the Innova and Fortuner. New to the Hilux is the GD series diesel engine, available in either 2.4 or 2.8 liter guises. Manual models get six gears with an Intelligent function as a form of eco-coaching and automatic models also get upgraded to six gears.
As a whole, the 2015 Hilux is a versatile truck. Other than the exterior and interior updates, this Hilux packs some serious power thanks to its refined diesel engine. With its reliable engine, decent fuel economy and overall enhancements, it's evident that Toyota has a strong contender in the competitive pickup segment
Overall, the 2015 Toyota Hilux 2.8L 4x4 6AT is a great improvement over its predecessor. But given the competitive nature of the contenders in the class, there are some better equipped, better riding, and more efficient choices out there that can be had for less than this model's PhP 1,685,000 price tag. The Hilux will undoubtedly be the vehicle of choice for the traditional pick-up customer (engineers, contractors, and the like), but at this price things like parking sensors and a bedliner should really be standard equipment for it to appeal to a wider audience
In conclusion, the TRD Hilux builds on the solid foundation the standard models have established. It scores well in the looks department and I wouldn't doubt its off-road abilities. Go for the full kit however and you may get struck with sticker shock: the Hilux 2.8 G 4x4 retails at Php 1,685,000 but with the full package, you're looking at a price jump of Php 146,540. If that's a little too much, parts can also be ordered individually to suit your personal preferences