Toyota Hilux pickup presented in new Mako performanceOctober 1, 2020
The Japanese automaker has announced a more off-road version of its Toyota Hilux pickup called the Mako. A total of 250 copies of the truck will be built, which is designed to compete with the American Ford Ranger Raptor.
According to official figures, the Japanese Toyota Hilux will soon be available in a new Mako design, designed to compete directly with the powerful Ford Ranger Raptor. In total, only 250 copies of the novelty will be released, and they will be sold only in New Zealand. Production of the Toyota Hilux Mako will be established at the company’s local plant.
The Mako package, named after the shorttip mako shark, the fastest shark in the ocean, adds many functional and visual enhancements.
A suspension lift increases the pickup’s ground clearance by 40mm at the front and 50mm at the rear, while the adjustable shock absorbers provide superior off-road capability on a variety of road types. In the interior, it is worth noting leather seats with embossed Mako badge.
The power plant for the Hilux remains unchanged for the Mako version. Under the hood will be a 2.8-liter Hilux turbodiesel that produces standard 201 horsepower (500 Nm). In comparison, the Ford Ranger Raptor uses a 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine that develops 213 horsepower (500 Nm). The Japanese novelty also boasts braided brake lines for added durability. Exterior visual changes include an LED bezel, styled fenders, aggressive bumper and protective trims.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that look at an old Toyota Camry with arches from license plates. The appearance of this business sedan has ceased to be attractive, but the originality of the car cannot be denied. Even the “rusted” body fades into the background when you see such a curious upgrade.
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