THE ALL-NEW 2016 TOYOTA HILUX IS HERE AND WE HAVE THE FULL MODEL RUNDOWN, WITH PRICING, EQUIPMENT AND PICS.
The eighth generation Hilux is now in showrooms and while the untrained eye might confuse it with the model it replaces, there is little, aside from the badge, that is carried over.
Underpinned by an all-new, more rigid chassis, the new Hilux is said to offer increased ruggedness, while delivering a more comfortable and quiet driving experience.
Over one million kilometres of development testing was carried out on the new models, 650,000 kms of which was undertaken in Australia. A fact which highlights the importance of the Australian market to Toyota, even with a mining downturn in full swing.
A total of 31 variants make up the new range, with WorkMate, SR and SR5 specification available in single cab, extra cab, and dual cab bodies, with 4×2, 4×2 Hi-Rider, and 4×4 drivetrains available.
Engines include revised petrol four-cylinder and V6 engines as well as a pair of new turbo-diesel four cylinder engines. A new six-speed automatic arrives as a $2000 option, while a five, or six-speed manual comes standard depending on model.
Toyota has increased the standard spec level across the entire model range, with a number of safety and convenience items added in all models.
Standard on all variants are power windows and mirrors, central locking, air conditioning, display audio with voice recognition and steering wheel controls, daytime running lamps, and an 80-litre fuel tank.
Tilt and telescopic steering column adjustment features on all extra and dual cab variants, while a reverse camera is standard for pick-up body styles, and optional on cab chassis versions.
On the safety front, there are seven airbags as standard (dual front, dual front side, curtain, and driver’s knee), ABS brakes with brake assist and electronic brakeforce distribution, active traction control, vehicle stability control, trailer sway control, emergency brake signal, and seatbelt reminders for all front seats, and the rear of dual cab models.
SR5 dual-cab models can also be optioned with an interior pack that includes leather seat trim and an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat for an extra $2000.
- Fabric seat trim
- Vinyl floor covering
- 16-inch steel wheels (4×2)
- 17-inch steel wheels, all terrain tyres (4×4)
- Manual air-conditioning
- 6.1-inch display audio, Bluetooth connectivity, two-speaker audio
- Voice recognition, steering wheel audio controls
- Auto up/down driver’s window
SR (in addition to Workmate)
- Black side steps (Hi-Rider and 4×4)
- Chrome exterior door handles
- B-pillar blackout trim
- Floor carpet
- Premium fabric seat trim
- Heated and cooled upper glovebox
- 7.0-inch display audio, Toyota link, four-speaker audio
- Monochrome multi-info display
- Height-adjustable driver’s seat
- 60:40 split fold rear seat base (dual cab)
- Rear differential lock (4×4)
SR5 (in addition to SR)
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Intelligent manual transmission (turbo diesel)
- Premium shift knob and steering wheel
- Auto-levelling LED headlamps with LED running lamps
- Fog lamps
- Stainless steel sports bar
- Proximity key and push-button start
- Chrome power folding mirrors
- Privacy glass
- Chrome grille and rear step bumper
- Climate control air conditioning
- Auto up/down, all windows
- Variable intermittent windscreen wipers
- Satellite navigation
- DAB+ digital radio
- Premium instrument cluster
- 4.2-inch colour multi information display
- Alarm system
- Chrome interior door handles
- Silver highlights in cabin
- Downhill Assist Control (4×4 automatic)
- 220v power socket, additional 12v power socket
The big news for the all new Hilux is a new diesel engine to replace the outgoing 3.0 D4D. The new unit is the 2.8 litre 1GD-FTV turbo diesel that produces 130kW and 420Nm when optioned with the manual gearbox or 450Nm with the six-speed auto in 4×4 and Hi-Rider models.
The 4×2 Hilux range makes do with a slightly detuned 125kW and 343Nm version of the new diesel.
A smaller 2.4 litre 2GD-FTV version is also offered in Workmate models, and produces 110kW of power and 343Nm of torque.
Fuel consumption for the 2.4 litre engine is rated between 7.1 and 7.7 l/100km with the manual transmission, and 8.3 to 8.5 l/100km with the six-speed automatic.
The 2.8 litre manages to achieve 7.3 and 7.5 l/100km when teamed with a six-speed manual and 8.5 l/100km in automatic SR5 form.
A revised 2.7 litre petrol four-cylinder now produces 122kW and 245Nm, up 6kW and 5Nm over the outgoing model. A five-speed manual sees fuel consupmtion improved by 10 percent to 10.4 l/100km.
SR5 turbo diesel manual models also include a feature called Intelligent Manual Transmission, a switchable rev-matching system that provides smoother gear changes and can prevent compression lock by blipping the throttle for downshifts.
Towing capacity is as high a 3.5 tonnes depending on specification, while payload rises to as much as 1240kg.
Workmate 2.7 petrol man s/cab chassis – $20,990
Workmate 2.7 petrol auto s/cab chassis – $22,990
Workmate 2.4 diesel man s/cab chassis – $24,990
SR 2.8 diesel man s/cab chassis – 28,490
SR 2.8 diesel man x/cab pick-up – $35,490
Workmate 2.7 petrol man d/cab pick-up – $30,690
Workmate 2.7 petrol auto d/cab pick-up – $32,690
Workmate 2.4 diesel, man d/cab pick-up – $33,990
SR 4.0 V6 auto d/cab pick-up – $41,990
Hi-Rider SR 2.8 diesel, man d/cab pick-up – $39,990
Hi-Rider SR 2.8 diesel, auto d/cab pick-up – $41,990
Hi-Rider SR5 2.8 diesel, man d/cab pick-up – $47,990
Workmate 2.4 diesel, man s/cab chassis – $36,990
Workmate 2.4 diesel, auto s/cab chassis – $38,990
SR 2.8 diesel, man s/cab chassis – $39,490
SR 2.8 diesel, auto s/cab chassis – $41,490
Workmate 2.4 diesel, man x/cab chassis – $40,490
SR 2.8 diesel, man x/cab pick-up – $44,490
SR5 2.8 diesel, man x/cab pick-up – 51,990
SR 2.8 diesel, man d/cab chassis – $44,990
SR 2.8 diesel, auto d/cab chassis – $46,990
Workmate 2.4 diesel, man d/cab chassis – $43,990
Workmate 2.4 diesel, auto d/cab chassis – $45,990
SR 4.0 V6, auto d/cab chassis – $48,490
SR 2.8 diesel, man d/cab chassis – $46,490
SR 2.8 diesel, auto d/cab chassis – $48,490
SR5 4.0 V6, auto d/cab chassis – $55,990
SR5 2.8 diesel, man d/cab chassis – $53,990
SR5 2.8 diesel, auto d/cab chassis – $55,990