High Performing Heavy duty Pickup Trucks in Philippines- Top 2

  • Sep 25, 2015

MANILA: The top brands leading in the pickup market are no other than Toyota and Mitsubishi. Both the brands offer pickup vehicles that stand ahead in the segment and offer best services to its buyers. The pickup vehicles are looked as a utility for small business person or people who love visiting mountains frequently. These pickups are capable of being driven on multiple terrains with ease. CarBay give you complete privilege to go through the quick specs of these pick up vehicles and thereby make decision to own one.

Toyota Hilux

Toyota Hilux is very popular and vast selling pickup vehicle in the segment. It has been in sales in over 100 countries. The front profile of the pickup is a bit similar to a SUV, all because of the large radiator grille that has the thick chrome-slat bordering. The halogen large headlamps situated at the two corners of the grille showcase elegance and beauty. The large front bumper with spherical fog lamps is wide enough to get noticed. The substantial ground clearance reflects the amazing build of the vehicle. The side profile is very modern with wing mirrors that have integrated turn indicators.


Under the hood lies a new 2.8L, 4-cylinder 16V DOHC (double over-head camshaft) engine. The two diesel engines of Toyota Hilux deliver upright mileage. This engine is capable of pulling out a 174 horsepower at 3400 rpm and a peak torque of 331 foot-pounds from 1600 to 2400 rpm. The turbo four sends power to all four wheel drives via either a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional six-speed automatic unit.

The 2.4L Hilux takes about 9-10 seconds to achieve 0-100 kmph marks and holds a top speed of 150-160 kmph. The base model comes with 15-inch steel wheels and the top end model comes with large 17-inch alloy wheels.

Though the Hilux falls in the pickup truck category, but still the company has outfitted with some of the best in class safety and security features. At front, two SRS airbags along with two 3 point ELR seat belts are installed for both driver and passenger, and there is anti-lock braking system (ABS) also for better stability. At rear row, there is 3-point seat belt for the passengers along with other safety attributes like child protection lock, high mount stop lamp. Hilux is also fitted with Toyota vehicle security system (TVSS) that assures better security.

Mitsubishi Strada

This is a fine product by Mitsubishi, a Japanese automobile company. Strada is another heavy duty pickup-truck available in two trim levels namely GLX and GLS Sport V. Both the variants are fitted with a 2.5-litre diesel engine that churns out a maximum power of 136 PS at 3500 rpm and a peak torque of 314 Nm at 2000 rpm. It is a massive vehicle that holds a huge cargo bed and a spacious internal cabin with five seating capacity.


The 2.5L engine has the ability to give away a maximum mileage of approximately 15 Kmpl. Its base variant comes with 5-speed manual transmission gearbox that allows it to achieve a top speed of 167 Kmph. Unlike most of the utility vehicles, the Mitsubishi Strada has a modernistic interior design eye-soothing black colour theme.

This pickup truck is built with a critically acclaimed 'RISE' (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) body structure that offers an enhanced all-round collision protection to its occupants. It also has a few safety aspects like dual front airbags and three point ELR seatbelts in the rear seats. Additional optional features like tyre pressure monitoring system, security alarm and rear fog lamps have been added for maximizing security.


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