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

2015 Ford Mustang starting price2015 Ford Mustang starting price
Today was a historic day for Ford in the UK. The Blue Oval introduced, for the first time, the new generation Mustang on the order lists for UK customers. ...

Concept Cars

Buick Avenir Concept previews future designBuick Avenir Concept previews future design
Buick will attend this year Detroit Motor Show with a new concept, called Avenir. It was design to remember us of all Buick great models and features ...

Custom Cars

Aston Martin Works reveals the new Vanquish 60 anniversaryAston Martin Works reveals the new Vanquish 60 anniversary
Aston Martin Works, the customization division the British manufacturer will mark its diamond jubilee in 2015. Aston Martin will be celebrating 60 years ...

Future Cars

Bentley Bentayga is the name of future British SUVBentley Bentayga is the name of future British SUV
After a long await, Bentley finally announced the official name for its future SUV. It will be called Bentayga, as some publications announced at the ...

Green Autos

Another UK review with the Tesla Model SAnother UK review with the Tesla Model S
Mat Watson got the chance of driving the new Tesla Model S on UK roads in one of the first test with the electric sedan inside England. ...

Market News

Subaru sold 500.000 cars in the US in 2014Subaru sold 500.000 cars in the US in 2014
2014 was a great year for Subaru US. Even if the brand does not have a wide range of models and is not always updated to the latest trend, its current ...

Gadgets

Hyundai will introduce its first app for a smartwatchHyundai will introduce its first app for a smartwatch
As technology updates very quick, even for the auto industry, Hyundai will not sit with its hands tied. The South Korean manufacturer will use this year ...

Various News

Next Boxster and Cayman to be named Porsche 718Next Boxster and Cayman to be named Porsche 718
According to our colleagues from Automobile Mag, the upcoming generation Porsche Boxster and Cayman will be sold under the 718 moniker. This isn't the ...

Videos

Ford Focus ST Wagon driven on circuitFord Focus ST Wagon driven on circuit
Ford tried to demonstrate everyone that it currently offers two similar ST cars: the diesel and the petrol engine of the Ford Focus ST Wagon. To do so, ...

Motorsports

Lamborghini Huracan GT3 unveiledLamborghini Huracan GT3 unveiled
A year after the first commercial launch of the new Huracan, the supercar that replaced the ageing Gallardo, Lamborghini presents a new version of the ...