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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%.

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