The all-new Toyota Hilux has launched in Australia with up to 31 variants to choose from – eight more than the previous generation.
Kicking off the range is the 4×2 Single Cab (cab chassis) Workmate manual, priced from $20,990 plus on-roads. The mid-spec SR starts from $28,490 and is available as a Single Cab, Extra Cab (pick up) or Double Cab (pick up) in both 4×2 and 4×4.
Topping the range is the SR5, which is priced from $47,990.
All models feature a touchscreen infotainment system, reversing camera, seven airbags, headlamp leveling function, daytime running lights, Vehicle Stability Control, ABS, Brake Assist, Electronic Brake force Distribution, trailer sway control, hill-start assist and emergency brake signal.
The entry-level Workmate also gets a seatbelt warning reminder, tilt and telescopic steering wheel and cruise control. The ute’s 6.1-inch touchscreen features Bluetooth and voice recognition, while audio and phone controls can be found on the steering wheel.
The mid-spec SR variant adds black side steps, chrome door handles and black B-pillars. It also receives a larger 7-inch touchscreen with Toyota Link, matched to either a four- or six-speaker audio system. Additionally, there’s an air-conditioned cooler and heater box.
Befitting its range-topping status, the SR5 gains 18-inch alloy wheels, auto-levelling LED headlights, fog lights, retractable chrome side mirrors, chrome rear step and a stainless steel sports bar. Inside, buyers get a smart entry system with push button start, climate control air-conditioning and auto up/down function on all four windows.
The SR5’s 7-inch touchscreen system also gets DAB digital radio and satellite navigation, while the instrument cluster features a 4.2-inch colour multi-information display. Additional equipment includes an alarm, 12V and 220V accessory sockets, silver-finished accents and a downhill assist control when equipped with the 6-speed automatic. Buyers of the 4×4 SR5 Double Cab diesel can option their SR5 with leather-accented trim and power driver’s seat.
Toyota has also added a Hi-Rider variant to the SR and SR5 models that comes with increased ride-height and heavy-duty suspensions. It also features larger front ventilated discs and larger rear drums. All models carry on with a double wishbone front and rear leaf-spring suspension.
The HiLux range is powered by a pair of petrol and diesel engines. The new 2.8-litre and 2.4-litre common-rail turbo-diesels is said to improve maximum torque by up to 25 percent and fuel economy and emissions by up to 10 per cent.
In 4×4 and Hi-Rider variants, the 2.8-litre turbo-diesel delivers 130kW and 450Nm of torque when mated with the new 6-speed automatic transmission, and 420Nm when paired with the new 6-speed manual. In 4×2 models, the engine is configured to offer 125kW and 343Nm of torque.
Claimed combined fuel consumption is as frugal as 7.3 litres/100km with the manual versions of 4×2 extra cab and Hi-Rider. The volume-selling SR5 4×4 double cab is rated at 7.6 litres/100km for the manual and 8.5 litres/100km for the auto.
Emissions are as low as 193 grams/km for the manual and 213 grams/km for the auto on Hi-Rider with figures of 201 (down from 219) and 223 (230) grams/km for the 4×4 SR5 Double Cab.
The 2.4-litre turbo-diesel on the WorkMate models delivers 110kW and 343Nm for 4×2 single and double cabs, and 400Nm for 4×4 variants.
Fuel economy varies from as low as 7.1 litres to 7.7 litres/100km in manual guise and from 8.3 to 8.5 litres/100km with the six-speed automatic. Emissions are as low as 186 grams/km for the 4×2 Workmate double cab.
As for the petrol engines, the 2.7-litre four-cylinder offered on the 4×2 WorkMate Single and Double Cabs produces 122kW and 245Nm of torque – an increase of 6kW and 5Nm.
Along with the introduction of a six-speed automatic transmission, claimed fuel economy has improved by as much as 10.3 per cent to a best figure of 10.4 litres/100km. A five-speed manual is also available.
The Toyota 2TR-FE 16-valve four-cylinder engine has been upgraded with dual intelligent variable valve timing (VVT-i), compared with the superseded engine having only variable inlet timing.
Finally, the 4.0-litre quad cam V6 petrol produces 175kW and 376Nm of torque and is now mated with a six-speed automatic. As a result, claimed fuel economy and emissions performance have improved to 11.5 litres/100km and 267g/km on 4×2 variants (previously 11.7-11.8 litres/100km and 277-280 g/km).
The improvement is even more significant for the 4×4 double cab at 12 litres/100km (previously 13).
|4X2 Single Cab (cab chassis)||Towing Capacity||Payload||Price (Excl. on-roads)|
|Workmate, 2.7 P, man||2500kg||1225kg||$20,990|
|Workmate, 2.7 P, auto||2500kg||1210kg||$22,990|
|Workmate, 2.4 TD, man||2500kg||1240kg||$24,990|
|SR, 2.8 TD, man||2500kg||1235kg||$28,490|
|4×2 Extra Cab (pick-up)|
|SR, 2.8 TD, man||2500kg||1040kg||$35,490|
|4×2 Double Cab (pick-up)|
|Workmate, 2.7 P, man||2500kg||1035kg||$30,690|
|Workmate, 2.7 P, auto||2500kg||1025kg||$32,690|
|Workmate, 2.4 TD, man||2500kg||1020kg||$33,990|
|SR, 4.0 P, auto||2500kg||1015kg||$41,990|
|Hi-Rider SR, 2.8 TD, man||2800kg||1000kg||$39,990 (new)|
|Hi-Rider SR, 2.8 TD, auto||2800kg||1000kg||$41,990 (new)|
|Hi-Rider SR5, 2.8 TD, man||2800kg||1000kg||$47,990 (new)|
|4×4 Single Cab (cab chassis)|
|Workmate, 2.4 TD, man||3200kg||1225kg||$36,990 (new)|
|Workmate, 2.4 TD, auto||3000kg||1225kg||$38,990 (new)|
|SR, 2.8 TD, man||3500kg||1205kg||$39,490|
|SR, 2.8 TD, auto||3200kg||1205kg||$41,490|
|4×4 Extra Cab (cab chassis)|
|Workmate, 2.4 TD, man||3200kg||1120kg||$40,490|
|4×4 Extra Cab (pick-up)|
|SR, 2.8 TD, man||3500kg||1005kg||$44,490|
|SR5, 2.8 TD, man||3500kg||1010kg||$51,990|
|4×4 Double Cab (cab chassis)|
|SR, 2.8 TD, man||3500kg||1045kg||$44,990|
|SR, 2.8 TD, auto||3200kg||1045kg||$46,990|
|4×4 Double Cab (pick-up)|
|Workmate, 2.4 TD, man||3200kg||955kg||$43,990 (new)|
|Workmate, 2.4 TD, auto||3000kg||955kg||$45,990 (new)|
|SR, 4.0 P, auto||3000kg||1000kg||$48,490 (new)|
|SR, 2.8 TD, man||3500kg||920kg||$46,490|
|SR, 2.8 TD, auto||3200kg||920kg||$48,490|
|SR5, 4.0 P, auto||3000kg||1000kg||$55,990|
|SR5, 2.8 TD, man||3500kg||925kg||$53,990|
|SR5, 2.8 TD, auto||3200kg||925kg||$55,990|
|SR5+, 2.8 TD, man||3500kg||925kg||$55,990|
|SR5+, 2.8 TD, auto||3200kg||925kg||$57,990|