The new one Toyota hilux mako is undoubtedly one of the pick-up the most coveted of recent times, as it is a rival of another of the most acclaimed pick-ups on the market, the Ford Ranger Raptor. The Toyota Hilux Mako is ready to face the most extreme driving conditions, a true all-rounder, but also a true petrolhead for driving on high-speed tracks.
According to information from Diariomotor, Mako, the surname of this version of the Toyota Hilux, refers to a shark, following the line of wild animals of great aggressiveness. However, and despite all the spectacular that this truck offers, there is bad news, and that is that the Hilux Mako will not be sold outside of New Zealand.
Despite this bad news, what is a fact is that this truck has been reinvented in the full extension of the word, because now it has a suspension that raises the ground clearance by 40 mm on the front axle and by 50 mm on the rear. In addition, it features ARB adjustable hardness shocks with separate bottle, prepared for more abuse off the road. The underbody has been reinforced, with a highly resistant metal skid plate, and additional anchors have been installed on the chassis, very robust and orange, in case the vehicle had to be towed, or had to rescue other vehicles that have been left stuck.
As if all of the above were not enough, the Toyota hilux mako it mounts new 18-inch diameter Black Rhino wheels, wrapped in 285-mm section Maxxis Razr AT off-road tires. Inside, the brakes of the Toyota Fortuner provide more bite. Visually, a new front bumper has been installed that improves the angle of attack, as well as plastic-lined wheel arches and an inscription in which we can read “Mako” on the rear wings and on the rear step of access to the box. .
In terms of motorization, the Mako does not receive changes, it continues to offer a 2.8 turbodiesel 201 hp maximum power.
Inside the truck it will be possible to find the same “Mako” inscription embroidered on the sports seats, as well as a more sporty steering wheel, with a ring with details marked in blue. Although not as modified a car as a Ford Ranger Raptor, which has modified suspension arms, axles and chassis, among other elements, the Hilux Mako has everything to be a great pick-up pick-up is concerned.