Home » News » Toyota » Unichip Toyota Hilux 3.0-litre D4D

Unichip has boosted performance on the Toyota Hilux 3.0-litre D4D 4x4 version thanks to a 'U-connect' plug and play Uni-Q upgrade.

This Unichip Toyota Hilux 3.0-litre D4D ECU upgrade increases output with 29 BHP and 40 lb-ft of torque which means the 3.0-liter turbo diesel engine is now capable of delivering 184 BHP and 295 lb-ft @ 3,000 rpm. 

All seventh generation Toyota Hilux 3.0-litre D4D models produced from 2005 until today are suitable for this Unichip electronic optimisation that carries a price tag of 465,30 GBP across UK.

Unichip press release :

Versatile, reliable and deemed to be ‘indestructible’ by BBC’s Top Gear, the 3.0-litre D4D 4x4 Hilux is a justifiably popular sight on British roads. However, few would argue that with a pedestrian 0-60mph time of 12 seconds and a 105 mph top speed, the 1830 kilo Toyota could benefit from a power boost, but the problem, until now, is that the Hilux has been viewed as ‘unmappable,’ using traditional OBD based methods.

Happily, electronics expert Unichip Europe has now

launched a new Uni-Q upgrade for the Toyota, designed to put a spring into the Hilux’s step. Manufactured in South Africa, the Uni-Q is the world’s leading piggyback ECU, enabling tuners to refine and increase performance of anypetrol or diesel vehicle.

For the Toyota Hilux application, Unichip Europe has developed an offthe shelf ‘U-Connect’ wiring loom, so that customers can easily installthe Uni-Q unit on a DIY basis in a matter of minutes. The Hilux 3.0 D4DUni-Q comes pre-programmed with the specially developed ECU map settings for fuelling and turbo boost settings, making for an easy and quick performance enhancement proposition – it’s simply a case of ‘plug,play and drive away.’

And on the 3.0 D4D Hilux the results are impressive, with peak power increasing from a measured 155 bhp to 184 bhp at 3500 rpm. Maximum poweris only half of the story though because for a car that’s often used for towing or off road work, peak torque jumps by 40 lb.ft from a dyno tested 254 lb.ft to 295 lb.ft at just 3000rpm.

On the road this transforms the in gear acceleration and flexibility of the 3.0-litre D4D Toyota Hilux, endowing it with improved driveability, superior overtaking abilities and more driver enjoyment, all for a comparatively modest outlay.

Suitable for all Toyota Hilux 3.0-litre D4D models produced from 2005onwards and carrying part number PPTOY15.1, the U-Connect package is available now directly from Unichip Europe or from one of 28 Unichip dealers across the United Kingdom, priced at £465.30 including VAT @ 17.5%.

Related Articles

Leave a Comment

Fields marked with * are required
Name *:
Email *:
Comment *:
Code *:
  CAPTCHA
  • Email
  • YouTube
  • RSS
  • Twitter
  • facebook
  • feedburner

Related Specs

  1. 2001 Toyota MR2 VM180 TRD

    Engine: 1ZZ FE Inline-4, Power: 115.6 kw / 155.0 bhp @ 6400 rpm, Torque: 178.5 nm / 131.7 ft lbs @ 4400 rpm
  2. 1967 Toyota 2000 GT

    Engine: Inline 6, Power: 111.9 kw / 150.1 bhp @ 6600 rpm, Torque: 176.26 nm / 130.0 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
  3. 2001 Toyota MR2 VM180 Zagato

    N/A, Power: 112.9 kw / 151.4 bhpN/A
  4. 2002 Toyota TF102

    Engine: 90 Degree RVX-02 Toyota V10N/AN/A
  5. 1993 Toyota TS10 Le Mans

    N/A, Power: 447.4 kw / 600 bhpN/A

New Vehicles

Seat Leon SE Technology Business offered in UKSeat Leon SE Technology Business offered in UK
Seat knows it has to constantly offer different versions to its clients in order to maintain the attractivness. So it has introduced the new Leon SE Technology ...

Concept Cars

Honda 2&4 Concept teased ahead of FrankfurtHonda 2&4 Concept teased ahead of Frankfurt
Honda has a special project for this year Frankfurt Motor Show. The Japanese manufacturer will showcase the 2&4 Concept, already teased through an image ...

Custom Cars

Dodge Viper 1 of 1 customization program and its clientsDodge Viper 1 of 1 customization program and its clients
United States is the home of many Dodge Viper enthusiasts, as the American muscle-car is loved for its power and design. Even if the brand was aquired ...

Future Cars

Bugatti teases the Veyron replacementBugatti teases the Veyron replacement
We all cried when Bugatti announced the last unit of the impressive Veyron was sold. And we all asked ourselves when will we see the next supercar from ...

Green Autos

Chevrolet Volt electric range announcedChevrolet Volt electric range announced
The second generation Chevrolet Volt is almost ready to reach showrooms, but before that must find out the electric range of the car, after it was tested ...

Market News

Honda Jazz UK pricing announcedHonda Jazz UK pricing announced
Unveiled for the first time in Europe during this spring Geneva Motor SHow, the all-new Honda Jazz is ready to make its UK debut. The small segment car ...

Gadgets

Lincoln 30-way adjustable seats introducedLincoln 30-way adjustable seats introduced
Lincoln is preparing a special treat for its customers, as it has developed a new and innovative seat, introduced on the Lincoln Continental Concept. ...

Various News

Volvo aquires 100 percent of PolestarVolvo aquires 100 percent of Polestar
As BMW has the M brand and Merceds the AMG division, Volvo wanted to rival this cars with its own performance division. So it bought all the stakes in ...

Videos

Lexus hoverboard teased again with a videoLexus hoverboard teased again with a video
We all watched ”Back to the future movie” and were stunned when we first saw the flying skateboard Marty was using. It`s been 26 years since then ...

Motorsports

Peugeot 308 Racing Cup introduced ahead IAA FrankfurtPeugeot 308 Racing Cup introduced ahead IAA Frankfurt
During this year Frankfurt Motor Show, Peugeot will attract its fans to its stand with a specal car, already revealed today. The all new Peugeot 308 Racing ...