Recently, Toyota Hilux Champ was introduced in Thailand, and the name Hilux makes it clear that it is a pickup truck. It is also quite unusual: it is a very simplified model that opens the Hilux line in Thailand and will be produced at the local plant only for the domestic market.

But the Toyota Hilux Champ pickup truck turns out to be quite interesting. First, look at the design: straight lines, familiar curves and angles, maximum practicality. Secondly, the vehicle has a wide range of versions: standard (4.97 m) or extended (5.3 m); flatbed body or bare chassis, about 100 options for various accessories and superstructures.

Thirdly, in the case of the Toyota Hilux Champ, they made not only a simple design, but also technology. Under the hood, there can be a 2-liter (139 hp) gasoline engine, a larger 2.7-liter (166 hp) engine, and a 2.4-liter (150 hp) turbodiesel engine is also offered. Plus the frame structure and the usual 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic. All this hardly promises outstanding performance, but it does promise excellent reliability and ease of repair.

The only thing I would like to add is all-wheel drive – but all versions of the Toyota Hilux Champ will be driven exclusively on the rear wheels. And all versions of the vehicle will be offered with a single-row cabin: a driver’s seat in front and an extended “one and a half” seat for a passenger.

Although, for the cost of the Toyota Hilux Champ pickup, it can be forgiven. After all, the price tag of the car is expected to start at the equivalent of $13 thousand and reach a maximum of $16 thousand.

Of course, all this is only for Thailand. However, with such characteristics and cost, the Toyota Hilux Champ pickup truck is clearly not superfluous in Ukraine and around the world.