Toyota Hilux 2Y–4Y&2400D (1988-'96)
CAR|November 2021
Trusted workhorses
Peter Palm

Model: Toyota Hilux 2200 4x4 0 to

100 km/h: 17,53 seconds

Top speed: 143 km/h

Fuel cons: 11,27 L/100 km (at 100 km/h)

Price: R25 140

CAR test: May 1987 (and four others)

The Hilux has been around since the 1970s, first in 1600 shape, then 1800 and 2000 and, in 1985, 2200 was introduced and later 2400. Also on offer were a 2,2-litre diesel (47 kW) and the 2,4-litre diesel that had a long lifespan from 1985 to 1996. This one produced 55 kW.

PACKAGING

We all know South Africans love their bakkies, most coming into their own for farm and commercial use but also for general family use. Naturally, for an elderly workhorse, the interior is spartan. It is also rather cramped but easy to clean. Rectangular headlamps and taillamps were standard issues at the time.

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