Hilux – a run(a)way success at London City Airport


London City Airport has taken delivery of three new Toyota Hilux Double Cab models to serve as airside support vehicles.

The new pick-ups are replacements for the airport’s three previous Hilux that had given great service over the past few years.

The Toyotas will be used for carrying out various activities required in the day-to-day operations of the Airfield Operations team. To support some of the airport’s special requirements, the vehicles are fitted with extra lights, communication equipment and bird scaring equipment.

London City Airport is the UK’s leading business airport with flights to more than 40 destinations across the UK, Europe and the USA. It is located in Docklands close to Canary Wharf and the financial heart of London.

Kevin Wincell, Airfield Operations Manager at London City Airport, said: “The Airfield Operations team at London City Airport is responsible for making sure that the airfield is safe and running smoothly.  They need to be able to mobilise officers quickly in an emergency scenario and it is essential that we are able to have confidence in reliable and well-equipped vehicles.  We look forward to continuing our relationship with Toyota.”

The Hilux — two HL2 grade models and a top-spec Invincible — were supplied through the Business Centre at Hills Toyota Woodford, which will also be looking after their servicing requirements. The purchase was funded via Toyota Financial Services. Not only is Hilux one of Toyota’s longest established models, it also has a global reputation for being one of the hardest wearing and most reliable too.

Hilux is available in three bodystyles — Single Cab, Extra Cab and Double Cab — with a choice of 2.5- or 3.0-litre D-4D diesel engines with manual or automatic transmission.

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