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These accessories will make your Toyota Hilux look unique

TRD-branded and generic cosmetic items to prettify your pickup

We saw this at the final race of the 2018 Vios Cup. PHOTO BY VERNON B. SARNE

Pickup trucks are popular in the Philippines these days. That’s thanks to their more competitive pricing as a result of the TRAIN law’s excise tax exemption for vehicles with a functional cargo bed. It’s the reason you’ve been seeing a lot of marketing promotions and even new variants for these workhorses.

Toyota Motor Philippines, for instance, introduced early this year a refreshed Hilux version called the Conquest. Obviously, that was to brace for the expected onslaught of new pickup models from the competition (like the Ford Ranger Raptor) and make the Hilux a more enticing proposition. Apparently, the Japanese automaker isn’t content to just offer customers a stock Hilux Conquest. At the last 2018 Vios Cup’s final race weekend held at Clark International Speedway back in September, we saw this Hilux Conquest adorned with various accessories, many of them stamped with the TRD logo. It was visually striking.

We asked a TMP marketing representative to give us a list of the accessories and their prices, but no such list was available at the time. It would take TMP a couple of months to get back to us, and we’d like to share the complete catalog of Hilux accessories you can slap on your truck right now. Have fun shopping.

Accessories are the easiest way to make your truck look different. But no to tacky bits. PHOTOS BY VERNON B. SARNE

TRD accessories:

  • TRD front grille – P28,100
  • TRD fog lamp garnish – P8,100
  • TRD over-fender – P27,800
  • TRD front bumper guard – P21,900
  • TRD side visor – P10,700
  • TRD mudguard – P1,800
  • TRD scuff plate – P10,200
  • TRD skid plate – P11,800
TRD accessories are now available to let you cosmetically transform your pickup truck. PHOTOS BY VERNON B. SARNE

Generic accessories:

  • Upper grille garnish – P5,900
  • Lower grille garnish – P5,700
  • Door housing cover – P8,400
  • Door handle garnish – P3,200
  • Hood garnish – P4,900
  • Headlamp cover – P4,500
  • Fog lamp cover – P5,600
  • Fog lamp garnish – P3,600
  • Sports bar – P31,700
  • Tailgate garnish – P5,700
  • Taillight cover – P6,700
There are accessories without the TRD badge. PHOTOS BY VERNON B. SARNE

To top it all off, Toyota also has lift-assist devices for the hood and the tailgate.

  • Hood lift assist – P8,000
  • Tailgate lift assist – P6,000
Are you tired of opening your hood the old way? PHOTO BY VERNON B. SARNE

These things aren’t cheap, for sure. But with a tasteful combination of several of these accessories, you can make your trusty Hilux stand out at the parking lot. So, what’s your verdict?

Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist since July 1995. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. God has watched over him throughout his humble journey. He writes the ‘Spoiler’ column.