Toyota upgrades popular Hilux Ute

Australia’s most popular ute, Toyota’s HiLux, now offers even greater safety, comfort and convenience with upgrades announced today.  The changes are designed to expand the strong appeal of HiLux, which topped the sales charts in June and was number two in March, April and May.

HiLux is available in 32 variants that include two and four-wheel drive, three cabins, three double overhead-cam engines, manual and automatic transmissions and three equipment grades – Workmate, SR and SR5.

Toyota has substantially improved the value of two key models, chopping $3,100 from the prices of the 4×2 SR turbo-diesel Double Cab and Single Cab-Chassis.

The Single Cab-Chassis is now priced 10.4 per cent lower at $26,590* while the Double Cab price has been reduced by 8.7 per cent to $32,590*.

Along with the upgrades, other models have received price increases ranging from $250 for 4×2 Workmate models to $1850 for 4×4 SR5 models.

So far this year, Toyota dealers have delivered just over 24,000 HiLux – more than double the sales of the nearest rival.

HiLux is market leader in both 4×2 and 4×4 Pick-Up segments, accounting for one-quarter of all sales in these combined segments.

The HiLux nameplate was launched on the Australian market over 30 years ago, with 4×2 models, followed by 4×4 versions from 1980.

Total sales in Australia have exceeded 600,000, including more than 40,000 in each of the past two years.

With the latest upgrades, HiLux SR5 Double Cab 4×4 models – which adopt sports-style front seats – now come standard with a total of six airbags.

These vehicles now have side airbags for the front seats and curtain-shield airbags in addition to the existing driver and front-passenger airbags.

All SR5 models now have cruise control as standard equipment, following the addition of this feature to manual Xtra Cab 4×4 models.

Privacy glass has been adopted on the rear door windows and back window of all Double Cab SR5 models.

Audio systems have been improved across the range.

Entry-level Workmate and volume-selling mid-grade SR now have a single CD player with USB port and Bluetooth™^ mobile telephone compatibility.

SR grade also adopts a four-spoke urethane steering wheel with audio controls.

The new SR5 audio unit has a six-CD multi-changer and colour LCD screen.

It also has USB port and Bluetooth™^ compatibility.


* All prices are manufacturer’s list price and do not include statutory or dealer-delivery charges.
^Bluetooth™ is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, many years ago. He has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive.

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