Toyota has revealed the zero-to-100km/h sprint time for the new Toyota HiLux, and it means the Japanese giants bragging rights over its arch rival the Ford Ranger Raptor.
The biggest news surrounding the new HiLux is under the bonnet with the HiLux's 2.8-litre diesel engine now good for 150kW and 500Nm. That's a lot of torque, and it puts the Japanese workhorse on par with the best from Ford - the 157kW and 500Nm Ranger Raptor.
For the record, The Mitsubishi Triton produces 133kW and 430Nm, the Nissan Navara is good for 140kW and 450Nm, and the VW Amarok produces 190kW and 580Nm.
There has also been key suspension upgrades, with new bushings, a new leaf-spring design, and revised shock tuning, designed to "provide a more comfortable ride, particularly over rough roads and with low loads while maintaining HiLux's legendary off-road capabilities". Towing capacity is now 3500kg on all 4X4 models, while on 4x2 variants, diesel automatics are now rated at 2800kg.
And as you might expect, that power boost has a pretty positive impact on the HiLux's zero-to-100km/h time, with Toyota promising the workhorse can knock off the sprint in 10 seconds flat.
Now that's not lightening quick in the world of performance, but it's nifty enough for a ute. More importantly for Toyota, it's faster than the Ford Ranger Raptor, desperate the latter producing marginally more power.
Ford was initially coy on the Raptor's sprint times, but has now confirmed its off-road weapon will clip triple digits in 10.5 seconds, which hands Toyota bragging rights, at least for pure acceleration.
Toyota revealed the times when unveiling the top-spec Invincible in Europe, which will likely feed our Rogue model in Australia.
It's the top of new Hilux range in Europe, adds a bespoke front grille and skid plate, as well as new door handle, wheel and tailgate designs. Inside, there's smart key entry, leather trim and better cabin materials.
The new HiLux will arrive in Australia in August.