Refreshed Toyota Hilux L-Edition Debuts in Malaysia

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Toyota Hilux

The newly restyled Hilux L-Edition offers unmatched off-road capability with luxurious appointments.

It’s no secret that we’re more than a little enamored with the legendary Toyota Hilux. But like that shiny thing you covet but can’t have, Toyota still refuses to sell the unkillable pickup in America. That won’t, however, stop us from keeping up with the Hilux and its many variants. Nor will it keep Yota Tech members from importing them. So of course, we were particularly interested to scope out the refreshed Toyota Hilux L-Edition, recently unveiled in Malaysia.

Toyota Hilux L-Edition

As you might imagine, the “L” in L-Edition stands for luxury. The new and facelifted luxury Hilux comes in two forms – 2.4-liter and 2.8-liter. Both come equipped with automatic transmissions and four-wheel drive. The 2.4 starts out at just over $30k, while the 2.8 will set you back a little over $34k.

Toyota Hilux L-Edition

On the outside, the new Hilux L-Edition sports a very Tacoma-like nose with a large grille. The bumper is also redesigned with a center air intake and fog lights. New 18-inch wheels with black accents are exclusive to the L-Edition, as are the black/chrome grille, perforated leather, and piano black trim inside. The 2.4 carries halogen headlights, while the 2.8 has LED pieces.

Toyota Hilux L-Edition

Both L-Edition models come with an eight-way power driver’s seat, smart entry and start, Vehicle Stability Control, and EBD plus brake assist. Stepping up to the 2.8 nabs you a 4.2-inch Optitron display, 6.1-inch touchscreen multimedia, digital video recorder, and Downhill Assist Control.

Toyota Hilux L-Edition

Perhaps the most interesting things about the L-Edition, however, is that it’s the only Hilux model sporting this facelifted styling. At least for now, that is. So if you want a supremely capable off-road machine but don’t want to sacrifice comfort, the new L-Edition looks like your ride. If you just happen to live in Malaysia, that is!

Brett Foote has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto Group sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other popular sites.

He has been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long.

In addition to his expertise writing about cars, trucks, motorcycles, and every other type of automobile, Brett had spent several years running parts for local auto dealerships.

You can follow along with his builds and various automotive shenanigans on Instagram: @bfoote.

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