Is it still a HiLux?

Discussion in '1989-1995 Pickup Discussion' started by LoCal92YOTA, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. LoCal92YOTA

    LoCal92YOTA Newbie

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    I have a total newbie question, is my '92 still considered a HiLux?
    I have read many different things and I'm still not clear. Some auto parts places say it is, but I also read they are only called HiLuxs in Australia after '89.
    Any thoughts?
     
  2. jetas

    jetas Grand Toyotaholic

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    US stopped using the Hilux name with the 2nd gen. Mainly after 74, but yes technically it still is a Hilux
     
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    My take is the "Hilux" is generally the same vehicle as the "pickup" but with a few variations for other countries (like 4dr options or utility bed, etc) Then right around 2004/2005 when the 2nd gen Tacoma came out for the US, the Hilux split off visually and they no longer share body parts -- kinda the same for the 4runner series around that time, where before the pickup/4runner could swap body parts.
     

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