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Which one is the best the Meteor or the newly launched Hunter | Royal Enfield | HighRPM

 One of the most affordable 350cc and the most expensive 350cc machine of Royal Enfield have everything almost same but there are some things which are different as well. Although the changes are minor but we have to point them out for making things crystal clear why the affordable one is affordable and why the expensive is expensive? Here, I'm talking about the newly launched Royal Enfield Hunter 350 and the bike which joined the portfolio back in 2020, the Royal Enfield Meteor 350. Out of four 350 models in the garage of Enfield, the Meteor is the most expensive and the Hunter 350 is one of the most affordable machine in the portfolio. Every product of RE have their own style statement, in the same way the Meteor and Hunter both have their own and both are handsome looking machines. Both have their own style which shines greatly under their own sun. The new Hunter looks fresh and young meanwhile, the Meteor flashes the mature side of the motorcycling.  What about their price? The

Hilux is now in the market with price tag of 34 lakh + | Price, Power, Mileage Features | HighRPM

 The hype that has been created by Toyota is now taking more pace after the launch of their new pickup truck in the nation, the new Toyota Hilux. 

Hilux came out from the curtains with its solid, tough, fearless and handsome personality that instantly caught nation's eye thus Hilux grab the attention easily. The car or the truck whatever you wanna call it, it has a great attitude in its body language that shows the eagerness to hit the adventure drives. 

Due to its 2.7L diesel engine which pumps out nice power and mind blowing torque that allow you to extract some adrenaline pumping trips and some no direction long trips. 

Hilux landed on the price slab that says, starting price 33.99 lakh and the top cost 36.80 lakh, ex showroom. It comes in two variants with both manual and automatic transmission with diesel engine. 

  • Toyota Hilux STD 4×4.....33.99 lakh      (M) 
  • Toyota Hilux High 4×4.....35.8 lakh       (M) 
  • Toyota Hilux High 4×4......36.80 lakh    (A) 


There is only one diesel engine option is available, 2755cc 4 inline cylinder turbocharged diesel engine this engine gives you 201bhp of power at 3000rpm and amazing 500Nm of torque at 1600rpm in automatic variant but the torque get reduced in manual variant comes down by 80Nm result 420Nm at 1600rpm. This is a 4×4 vehicle with BS6 emission compliant. 


It get all the features which are going to help you in your long journeys and off-road adventure weekends. 

  • 7 airbags
  • ABS 
  • ESP
  • Brake assist 
  • Active traction control 
  • Hill hold control
  • Hill descent control 
  • Electronic differential lock 
  • Dual zone automatic climate control AC
  • Cruise control
  • Seat belt warning 
  • Child seat mount 
  • Child safety lock 
  • Speed sensing door lock 
  • Auto headlamps 
  • Auto limited slip differential
  • Parking sensors 
  • Parking camera 
  • Two driving modes
    • Eco 
    • Power
  • Engine immobilizer 
  • Android auto connect
  • Apple car paly 
  • Electric seat adjust (Only top variant) 
  • One touch up/down (All) 

The mileage of the car is not known right now but it has a huge belly of 80 litres, fuel tank capacity

It comes with disc brakes at front as well as at the back, being an extreme off roader it needs that kind of wheels as well and Toyota gave that too, it run of 265/60 R18 and it lower variants it faced cost cutting and get 265/65 R17 and this cost cutting has been done to a car which cost around 34 lakh, that's insane business Toyota. 

LED lights making this monster ready for night drive or night adventure. 
Headlamps- LED 
Tail lights- LED 
Fog lamps- LED 
DRLs- LED 
The height of cost cutting is here, they have given halogen in lower variants and even the top get bulb rear indicators. 

Dimensions are eye opener, 
Length- 5.325m
Width- 1.855m
Height- 1.815m
Wheelbase- 3.085m 
Water wading capacity- 700mm
Loading bay capacity- 470kgs 
The capacity of loading bay is mind blowing you can carry your bike on this car. 

Exterior 
The looks of this is so freaking mesmerizing nah! can't tell you. Toughness of engine and its capabilities are clearly visible on its exterior. 

Face 
That gallant attitude is popping out from the facial expressions. Toyota have given some real tough features to the front end of the car. Broad grille which is surrounded by the thick chrome bar, which is also connected to the headlamps.
It get LED headlamps in just top end with DRLs and the whole setup is looking fab. But in lower variants it get halogen lamps and the base variant of this car cost around 39-40 lakh on road, Toyota this cost cutting is out of box.

Lower down, LED fog lamps are available in chrome housing. Bumper is designed in that way that it can climb some tough areas without much concern. Hood get some lines which are bringing sportier touch to Hilux. Rain sensing wipers are absent (wildest dreams), normal wipers are there along with washer. ORVMs are full of chrome with indicators embedded. 

Side profile 
From side the real charm of this machine kicks in, the length is just mouth opening, due to its bulky and heavy body it captures everyone on the road.
The wheels are looking great and suspension travel is also great which allows the enthusiast to go wherever he or she want to. The level of cost cutting is on its peak, in lower variants you get 17 inch wheels which is cleverly hiden by increasing the tyre profile. 
Window area is large enough to bring good amount of light in the cabin, the windows are surrounded by fin chrome line from one side. 
The side step is there which makes entry and exit pretty much easy. 

Rear end 
The back of the car is very interesting, you get a door to open the way to that massive loading bay. Here you get parking sensors, parking camera as well. Rear wind screen get defogger and high mounted spot lamp. LED tail lights are looking amazing and the design is also fab however the indicators are not LED, bulbs are there. 


Loading bay 
Humongous bay is there which makes this vehicle insanely practical. The loading capacity of this bay is 470kg which means you can carry you dirt bikes and track bikes as well. Brand is not giving you anything on the bay, but accessories have alot of stuffs to make this vehicle more adventurous. You can modify you car's back as you wish because market offer you bunch of options to customise this thing. 

Interior 
The cabin is great, the premium feeling is definitely there, the whole scenario is not much different from Toyota Fortuner. The vibes inside the cabin is very lavish indeed. 

Rear seats
At rear you get all the amenities like power windows, center arm rest, cup holders, AC vents and adjustable headrests too. Rear seem to be roomy, although the recline angle of the seats is not that comfy which might effect in long trips.

Front seats 
The seats are here with more support and comfort, it get electric seat adjust for drive only and i.e., only in end, in lower variants it get manual adjustments. Get center arm rest with some storage space. 
 
Dashboard
Dashboard is pretty intersting alike Toyota Fortuner. It comes with two glove boxes and the top one is cooled. Silver kinda treatment is present nearby side AC vents and on the the dash, this treatment is providing more flavour to the dash. 
At the center you get AC vents along with digital clock. 8 inch infotainment system is there which full of features but Toyota is not offering Tyre Pressure Monitoring System but they are not that cruel they have kept TPMS in accessories. Dual zone AC control two cup holders, gear level and manual hand brake. 

Steering wheel and instrument cluster 
Get the same steering which is available in Fortuner, media and call controls are embedded as usual but cruise control is not there separate knob is given by the brand. 
Same analogue digital cluster as we have seen in Fortuner, on the left side it get tachometer and at the right speedometer is there and both are analogue and digital display at the center which shows you bunch of info and you can explore this display by button available on the steering wheel. 


Talking about the car, Hilux is a perfect pickup truck for families, the Hilux is looking fabulous from every angle. There are some points which left me in disappointment. The crazy cost cutting by Toyota is just insane, they have given halogen lamps to starting model and there are other things as well which is not there in starting model.

Toyota Hilux.........



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