Toyota has announced a range of upgrades for its current HiLux range, a move designed to make Australia’s best-selling light-commercial vehicle even more saleable.
The oddly priced – it was the same price as the diesel – petrol V6 variant of the HiLux 4X4 has been dropped from the range. The HiLux 4X4 is now only available with the 2.8-litre 130kW/450Nm turbo-diesel four-cylinder, that previously accounted for all but a tiny percentage of sales anyway.
Other changes to the HiLux 4X4 range include the ability for 4X4 SR double-cab pick-up buyers to specify satellite navigation and alloy wheels for $2,000 – without the need to step up to the top-of-the-line SR5.
HiLux SR 4X4 double cabs now come with downhill assist control, PVC flooring and black door handles.
The top-spec SR5 double cab now features LED foglamps, rear air vents and a tailgate lock. The tailgate lock is also a standard feature on the SR extra cab.
“All the new variants have been introduced for specific reasons; for example, SR buyers have told us they would prefer the durability and convenience of a PVC floor covering rather than carpet”, said Toyota Australia’s executive director sales and marketing Tony Cramb.
The changes have resulted in a modest $50 increase in the price of the SR5 double cab 4X4 variants, a $70 increase for the SR double cab 4X4 variants and an $80 reduction for the SR single cab 4X4s.
The updated HiLux line-up goes on sale officially from October 6, and is covered by Toyota Service Advantage capped-price servicing at $240 per service (diesel).