No dialogue of Hilux lore could be full with out mentioning its extremely dependable 2.4 liter four-cylinder engine, dubbed the 22R. Like Chrysler’s classic and up to date Hemi sequence of V8 engines, Toyota’s little inline-4 additionally featured swirl-inducing hemispherical combustion chambers. Even so, the facility output for fuel-injected (known as the 22RE) non-turbocharged variants was solely a modest 116 horsepower. The 22R was extra recognized for its longevity than horsepower, with many reaching distances in extra of 200,000 miles.
Despite the truth that the 4th gen Hilux was solely offered within the U.S. for 5 mannequin years, the vans appeared like a ubiquitous a part of the panorama for many years. The explanation for that’s inside 5 brief years, over 1.5 million Toyota Pickups had been offered within the North American market.
Although lengthy relegated to only being a used pickup for utilitarian functions, the fourth-generation Hilux is now reaching collector automobile standing, notably amongst members of Technology X who’ve fond recollections from their youth. In keeping with the valuation web site traditional.com, the common promoting worth for a 4th gen Hilux over the previous 12 months is $22,958 — not too shabby for a truck that seemingly offered for beneath $10,000 when it was new.