UMW Toyota Motor has introduced two new variants of the Hilux, dubbed the L-Edition, with the L referring to Luxury.
The two new L-Edition can be had with the 2.4-litre or the 2.8-litre 4x4 Hilux variants, with prices starting from RM119,300 for the 2.4-litre model and RM133,900 for the 2.8-litre model.
Visually, the L-Edition can be differentiated by its front fascia, which is identical to the recently-updated Thai model Hilux, featuring a prominent hexagonal front grille flanked by a pair of LED headlights. Towards the sides, the L-Edition Hilux models get a different body stripe design, plus new 18-inch alloy wheel design. The rear end of the L-Edition Hilux features a slightly revised rear step ornament with silver trim in addition to the L-Edition emblem.
Moving inside, the L-Edition Hilux models get a new combination leather seat material with perforation. The roof headlining is now all black, while the map light console is dark grey in colour.
Additionally, the dashboard, door trim, and rear aircond vent now receives a new piano black trim. Also new is the Optitron meter cluster, revised with a white background, replacing the blue background on the non-L-Edition models.
Other L-Edition-only enhancements include the unique key fob and carpet mats. Last but not least, the L-Edition Hilux models can be had with a new Phantom Brown body colour, bringing the total number of body colours to 7.
Safety wise, the L-Edition features 7 airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Active Traction Control (A-TRC), and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC). The 2.8-litre model further adds Downhill Assist Control (DAC).
Mechanically, both L-Edition Hilux models soldier on with the same 2.4- and 2.8-litre engines mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
UMW Toyota Motor is backing the Hilux with a 5-year/150,000 km warranty, transferrable to the next owner.