At this point, Toyota Motor Philippines' IMV line probably has the oldest SUV and pickup models in the country. Even Isuzu's D-Max and Alterra (now MU-X) models--relentlessly pilloried on this website and on social media about being outdated--are now sporting all-new bodies. But age hasn't slowed the sales of the Fortuner and Hilux. In fact, TMP is selling more of them than ever.
IMV sales should hit a new high this year, because this week at the Philippine International Motor Show, TMP will reveal a refreshed Fortuner and Hilux TRD. The Japanese carmaker's midsize SUV gets cosmetic tweaks and a new silver metallic color, while its pickup will get a new variant equipped with a macho TRD kit. The Hilux TRD is based on the 4x2 2.5 G Diesel MT variant, and it only comes with a manual gearbox.
Top Gear Philippines was able to snag an exclusive shoot with the new Fortuner and Hilux. We think they look better than ever.
Here's the list of upgrades for the Fortuner and the Hilux TRD:
* Gunmetal alloy wheels
* Smoked headlamps
* Smoked taillamps
* Black leather interior
* Fog-lamp bezel
* Black interior
* TRD front bumper
* TRD rear bumper
* Daytime running lights
* TRD alloy wheels
* TRD decals
If you want to see these vehicles in the metal, visit the Philippine International Motor Show on September 18-21 at World Trade Center in Pasay City. Believe us, they're worth the trip.
Check out our exclusive photos below.
Photos by Igor Maminta