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British International Motor Show 2006: More power for revamped Hilux

TOYOTA unveiled a new engine for its Hilux and announced a revised version of the existing 2.5-litre D-4D, which gets an 8% power boost to 118bhp.

The new 3.0-litre D-4D unit develops 169bhp and comes with a choice of five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. It will only be available with the double cab. Both models go on sale in January.

The vehicle itself has undergone some styling changes which, the manufacturer says, give it a more rugged look.

Fleet executives were also shown the new Avensis, which went on sale this month and features styling revisions inside and out. It also gets two new diesel engines – the D-4D 180 with 180bhp and the 2.0 D-4D with 130bhp. Better roadholding and greater comfort are promised by steering and suspension changes.

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