HiLux, as we know it, is not on sale in North America, Korea or India but is practically everywhere else and has built a reputation as a tough, dependable 4x4 light truck. It is Toyota’s second best selling vehicle (18 million total to date) after the Corolla (40 million).
VW Amarok and renewed Isuzu D-Max in 2011/2012 made an impact offering much improved comfort and refinement. Ford’s Ranger was first to respond and a new L200 from Mitsubishi came in 2015. Last year year saw a new Nissan Navara followed by Toyota HiLux VIII. Ranger has been the No.1 best seller here throughout 2015.