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June 1, 2024

This Is Your First Look At The Philippine-Spec Next-Generation Toyota Tamaraw


This is your first look at the Made in the Philippines Toyota Tamaraw (officially Hilux Tamaraw) marking the first time the Japanese carmaker has shown it in production spec. Earlier, it was teased as a concept and even brought to the race track to serve as a support vehicle for the Vios Cup.

Toyota Motor Philippines has confirmed a total of three variants with one being powered by a gasoline engine and two with a diesel.

The base version, which will likely replace the Lite Ace in the local line-up, will use the 2.0-liter 1TR-FE. With that, it makes 139 horsepower and 183 Nm of torque. The sole gearbox is a 5-speed manual. Only the gas variant will be offered in the short wheelbase format.



Meanwhile, the diesel variants will get the 2GD-FTV that’s connected to either a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic (with a sequential shift function). It makes 150 horsepower, but the torque varies depending on the transmission. On the three-pedal variant, it makes 343 Nm, while in the two-pedal variant, it makes 400 Nm. The diesel will be offered in the long wheelbase format.

Regardless of powertrain (or wheelbase), the next-generation Tamaraw is underpinned by the IMV 0 (IMV Zero platform)—something it shares with the current-generation Hilux, Innova, and Fortuner.

The Tamaraw gets a styling which Toyota calls “Retro Polygon.” It’s a function over form design that’s built to be easily repairable, while also providing unparalleled front visibility.



The short wheelbase version measures 2,750 mm between the front and rear wheels, with a bed length of 2,312 mm. Meanwhile, the long wheelbase grows to 3,085 mm with a bed length of 2,647 mm. In both cases, the bed width is an impressive 1,711 mm. Its turning radius is a compact 4.9 to 5.4 meters.

Confirmed specs for the top-of-the-line Tamaraw include LED headlights, 16-inch alloy wheels with 215/65R16 tires, power adjustable sideview mirrors, easy-to-clean PVC seating material, manual air conditioning, and a two-speaker sound system connected to a 6.75-inch touchscreen infotainment screen.

Despite its rather spartan equipment level, it does have dual SRS airbags and ABS with EBD (ventilated disc at the front, drums at the back) across the line-up.



Toyota Motor Philippines has also shown several body configurations for the single-cab all-new Tamaraw including a pickup, drop side, ambulance, cargo, and FX (people carrier). The official launch is slated in the latter part of the year.

25 comments:

  1. That length and size looks awkward..Ground clearance is low too which isn't practical for flooded roads.
    It's just a Hilux single cab with longer wheelbase,cheaper interior plastics and a different exterior design

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    1. Ground clearance is normal for a pickup, what are you talking about?

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    2. Because it is a commercial utility truck in the first place! Ano ba hanap mo? Baka hilux conquest or gr sport hanap mo cgro hindi para sayo ang tamarraw. Maka comment ka hahaha

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    3. akala niya ata lifestyle truck ang purpose ng tamaraw. eh utility vehicle naman ito

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    4. Higher ground clearance is important
      L300 FB and Kia K2500 got high ground clearance
      Dinaan sa porma masyado ng Toyota 🤣

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    5. Ah okay yung kia 2500 na sirain at l300 na hindi maka ahon hahaha. 200mm lang din naman ground clearance ng kia2500 hahaha dun na ako sa tamaraw.

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    6. Please take note that both Kia k2500 and Mitsu L300 their engines are located underseat compare to the Tamaraw. So pag bumaha mas safe pa rin ang tamaraw.

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  2. +5-10 petot gatepass each time it has to go inside several villages located in the metro. 😝

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  3. Calling attention to all rear body manufacturers.

    Almazora Motors Corporation
    Centro Manufacturing Corporation
    Metro Truck Builders Incorporated
    Del Monte Motors
    Prado and Sons
    Advance Thermofab Manufacturing
    Kurei Enterprises
    Santa Rosa Motor Works Incorporated (Santa Rosa Laguna and Santa Rosa Nueva Ecija)
    Pilipinas Hino Auto Body
    F. Cura Enterprises (Tarlac)

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    1. Sa mga body manufacturers sana may mga new designs naman at mas matibay. Hindi yung dekada na sirain ang mga pinto, yung body na gumagalaw, sirain ba mga bench at bintana ganun pa rin. Sana ma improve ang design at quality ng mga bagong gawa.

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  4. Surprisingly it seems Toyota wants to market to private buyers also, being available in a high spec trim with automatic. They will capitalize on the nostalgic Tamaraw name for these private buyers. However, I believe most sales will be from the low spec commercial fleet units as a modern alternative to the prehistoric ancient L300.

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    1. Overstyled too much
      Too bad its just full of hard plastics
      Sheet metal of the Tamaraw is thinner similar to DNGA vehicles in order to save weight and save costs.
      Toyota didn't add stability control yet though it needs one.

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    2. who the hell cares about style? seriously, do you guys even understand that this is a utility vehicle?

      agree on the stability control though, it should be equipped at this day and age

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  6. The LEGEND is back

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  7. Traffic ConstableJune 1, 2024 at 5:46 PM

    The front fascia needs re-work so not just the rear. Design can retain its headlights. It is one of Toyota's ugliest recent designs to date. In line with making it affordable so they probably did not get an adult to design this.

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  8. It's just a renamed Toyota Hilux Champ

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  9. Nice design very Japanese and distinct. Problem lang it is too boxy madali kopyahin ng china parang hiace at defender lang. In a few months may Chinese equivalent na ito naka 1.5 turbo dct co developed with volvo, mclaren, Bugatti, red bull, apple, Ferrari, lambo, john deere, tonka, etc endorsed by vin diesel papatalunin sa great wall of china.

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    1. Chinese car manufacturers ain't copying a utility vehicle meant for 3rd world markets like the Tamaraw/Hilux Champ
      Zenix,Innova and every DNGA vehicles are banned in China as those vehicles are unsafe.

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  10. This car is unpretentious that is why it is called tamaraw. No frills plastic basic this is the selling point of this car. Buyers of this car are not looking for anything else except for reliability. Tbh id rather have the tamaraw made in the Philippines named after a Philippine animal rather than a hongqi red flag trying hard to be accepted

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  11. Assembled in PH not made, the design is not from PH

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    1. If am not mistaken, 40% of its parts components will be made in ph

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  12. Wow nitpicking. Assembled here kasi doesn't require a factory lots of Filipinos employed and not designed here doesn't say much. Think of a car designed here. Better think of a car assembled here ilan lang yun.

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  13. it is low to the ground since most of its weight would be on the front if unladen. a dual cab pick-up is quite balanced, single cab pick-ups tend to fish-tail if not loaded at the back. but I like it it's near the ground, easy-peasy to load any kind of items (since I think all of its sides can be opened down) compared to a standard double cab (with a tailgate) which sits high on the ground.

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