Toyota has released details of its new Hilux Black, a limited edition based on the SR5 4×4 Double Cab Hilux.
With fewer than 1,000 being produced, the ‘Black’ is clearly aimed at the Hilux buyer who spends more time on-road than off.
Oddly the least expensive way into a Hilux Black is to buy a white one, with prices starting at $53,240 for the manual version in white, while a double black will cost you an extra $550.
Exterior colour aside, the Hilux Black is fitted with unique front and rear bumpers, with black extensions below the fog lights and LED daytime running lights. Black side steps, a black rear sports bar and machined alloy 17-inch six-spokers round out the on-road garnish.
Hilux enthusiasts will notice the TRD logo on the wheel caps and the front bumper extension, a nod to TRD’s involvement in the Black project.
Toyota Australia executive director sales and marketing Tony Cramb said the special-edition model is ideally placed to meet the remarkably divergent demands of HiLux customers.
“People buy HiLux as a tough workhorse, a family vehicle or as a mixture of both, which means they are attracted by its renowned ruggedness and also its car-like comfort,” he said.
The Black is powered by Toyota’s D4D 3.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine and is available with either a five-speed manual or auto gearbox.
Inside the Black there is an upgraded leather-accented trim and a six-way adjustable power-operated driver’s seat.
The feature list includes a 6.1-inch display audio screen with reversing camera and a satellite navigation system with SUNA™ Live Traffic# updates.
HiLux Black is priced from $53,240+ for the manual version in white. The optional black paint is $550 extra. Automatic transmission is $2,750.