In a momentous occasion, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) takes great pride in announcing the successful handover of a fleet of Toyota Hilux vehicles to the Indian Army, marking the company’s inaugural delivery of this revered utility vehicle to the military. The Hilux underwent a comprehensive and stringent evaluation conducted by the esteemed Northern Command of the Indian Army, enduring over 2 months of testing in extreme weather conditions and challenging terrains, including altitudes of 13,000ft and sub-zero temperatures. Proving its mettle, the globally acclaimed Hilux excelled in performance, showcasing its unparalleled toughness, durability, reliability, and exceptional off-roading capabilities.
Sharing his views, Mr. V. Wiseline Sigamani, General Manager – Strategic Business Unit (North), said “We are thrilled to deliver the Hilux, marking a significant milestone, fulfilling our first-ever Hilux order to Indian Army. We are truly honoured and proud with this opportunity. The Hilux that offers unique off-roading characteristics, coupled with enhanced safety features, makes it the most ideal vehicle for the army purposes and cater to their special purposes.
We are sure that the Hilux will be a great addition to the army’s fleets and meet the specific needs of our esteemed clientele. This reaffirms our commitment in offering reliable products and we look forward to our continued association with the Indian Army in the future.”
The senior leadership and users of Hilux said, “We are happy to receive the first fleet of Toyota Hilux, which measures up to the requirements of the Indian Army. We acknowledge TKM’s support to customise the Hilux, passing through our stringent road tests with its strong off-roading strengths and extreme performance under stringent weather, difficult terrain conditions, which is key to our requirements. We look forward to utilising these fleet of Hilux for the purposes meant.”
With a well-established global reputation as a reliable and capable off-roader, the Hilux has once again demonstrated its prowess, earning a coveted position in the Indian Army’s fleet after undergoing rigorous testing. This procurement further cements the Hilux’s standing as a dependable and formidable vehicle.
Globally, the Hilux has achieved remarkable success, surpassing 20 million units in sales and winning the hearts of discerning customers across more than 180 countries. Over five decades and eight generations, the Toyota Hilux has created extraordinary driving experiences and formed an unbreakable bond with those who seek thrilling and awe-inspiring drives.
The Toyota Hilux, an impressive utility vehicle designed for both off-roading adventures and city use, has gained significant popularity among customers. With its powerful 2.8 L Four Cylinder Turbo-Diesel Engine and the option of 6-Speed Automatic and 6-Speed Manual Transmission, it offers exceptional performance.
The Hilux’s 4X4 drive capabilities and first-in-segment features, such as an 8” Infotainment system and Connected features, make it a practical and versatile choice for various purposes, including business, campervan, farming, defense, mining, construction, and rescue operations.
Notably, the Hilux stands out for its endurance, low maintenance cost, and remarkable water wading capability of 700mm, setting new standards for off-road capability. Its gradeability, 4×4 capability, and Toyota’s renowned QDR (Quality, Durability, and Reliability) have also been key factors driving customer interest.
In response to the increasing trend of owning 4×4 SUVs, Toyota’s recent announcement of the ‘Great 4×4 X-pedition’ in India has been well-received. This initiative aims to connect with 4×4 enthusiasts and offer them opportunities to explore the full potential of their 4×4 SUVs. The expedition has already begun in the South of India and will continue in other regions across the country, creating unforgettable journeys for the 4×4 community.