SEMA eNews Vol. 21, No. 11, March 15, 2018

Measure the Toyota HiLux While You Still Can

By Linda Spencer

  SEMA Measuring Sessions, Toyota Hilux, automotive industry research
The Toyota HiLux Measuring Sessions were made possible by a Department of Commerce Market Development Cooperator Program grant from the U.S. government, which is working with SEMA to identify and create export opportunities for SEMA members.
   

There are only a few months left to measure the ’16 Toyota HiLux. SEMA has imported this truck, popularly customized around the world, but not sold in the United States, to provide SEMA members access to one of the world’s best-selling customizable trucks in order to create export-ready products. Brought to the United States under a temporary U.S. government waiver, which expires in late summer, members can schedule a time to measure the truck at the SEMA Garage in Diamond Bar, California. The trucks can also be transported to your facility, if needed.

HiLux: 2016 Top-Selling Markets

  • Thailand
  • Brazil
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Australia
  • South Africa
  • Argentina
  • Malaysia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Mexico
  • Oman
  • Philippines
  • Peru
  • Indonesia
  • United Kingdom
  • Chile
  • New Zealand
  • Pakistan
  • Turkey
  • Kuwait
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Ecuador
  • Bolivia
  • France

Source: SEMA calculations from IHS data

SEMA also has available a ’16 Australian-spec 3.2L diesel-powered, right-hand-drive, 4x4, double-cab Ford Ranger, and a ’16 2.7L gasoline-powered, left-hand-drive Toyota HiLux double cab with an Australian-spec bed.

These are the latest two SEMA imports designed to provide members free access to otherwise hard-to-obtain vehicles in order to produce export-ready products.

Details on the two vehicles include:

Ford Ranger

  • Where built: Thailand
  • Year: 2016
  • Spec: Australian
  • Body type: Double Cab
  • Engines: 3.2L Duratorq TDCi Diesel (PUMA ZSD-422), five-cylinder
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Transmission: Six-speed automatic
  • Right-hand drive

To reserve a vehicle, contact Stephanie Martinez. To suggest vehicles SEMA should consider adding to the program, contact Linda Spencer.

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