Toyota Malaysia has revealed the first image of 2009 Toyota Hilux next generation and the complete specifications of the new model. Powered by a 2.5 liter common rail direct injection diesel engine, the 2009 Toyota Hilux may develops 102 PS at 3,600 rpm and 260 Nm of torque between 1,600 and 2,400 rpm.
The 2009 Toyota Hilux engine will be coupled with either a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 4-speed Automatic with ECT transmission. The 2009 Toyota Hilux will come in four trim levels: Single Cab, Double Cab A/T, Double Cab M/T, and Double Cab STD M/T.
Proton announced its plans for entering the Indian market with their Proton cars. The Savvy, the Saga and the Persona Proton is the three models that planned to be marketed in India.
All of three Proton models are currently undergoing testing to see how they cope with Indian traffic conditions. However, With its hope to start selling cars in India as early as 2009, Proton announced that it has started negotiations with a local partner for manufacturing and marketing purposes.
Suzuki has announced that Japanese manufacturer has already produced more than 1 million units of Suzuki Swift worldwide for less than 1 year. This Suzuki compact supermini was built for the first time in Japan, and was later built in China, Hungary, India, Indonesia and Malaysia.
The top of the range Suzuki Swift Sport comes equipped with a sports-tuned chassis and powered by a 1.6-litre VVT engine.
According to the success of the Suzuki Swift production, Suzuki will applied the same strategy for the Suzuki Alto. The strategy will be applied to Suzuki Alto next year, while for the Suzuki Kizashi will be given the same strategy in 2010.