2012 Toyota HiLux On Sale In Australia

Mike Stevens | Sep 5, 2011

2012 TOYOTA HILUX

Toyota has announced the release of the updated-for-2012 HiLux range, following its unveiling at the Australian International Motor Show in July.

For 2012, the HiLux gets a number of styling tweaks and safety upgrades. The beancounters have also managed to sharpen pricing for many of the top-selling pickup's 35 variants (up from 32).

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The HiLux range now features a revised front-end design with new headlights and a new grille, along with updated quarter panels and a new bonnet scoop.

There are also new bumpers at both ends, clear tail-light lenses and a new sports bar.

Changes in the cabin include a new upper dashboard with a horizontal centre instrument cluster and an updated centre stack with new heating/air-conditioning controls. For SR5 variants, there is also automatic climate control.

Mechnical Package

The HiLux is now available with with Single, Xtra and Double cabins, and two body styles: pickup and cab-chassis.

There are three equipment grades, including the entry WorkMate, the mid-range SR and the top-shelf SR5.

Three engines are available:

  • 2.7 litre four-cylinder petrol: 116kW at 5200rpm, 240Nm at 3800rpm
  • 4.0 litre V6 petrol: 175kW at 5200rpm, 343Nm between 2400-4800rpm | 376Nm with five-speed auto
  • 3.0 litre four-cylinder turbodiesel: 126kW at 3600rpm, 343Nm between 1400-3400rpm

All 4x4 models are now rated with a braked towing capacity of 2.5 tonnes - up from 2.25.

Toyota has also recalibrated the suspension of all 4x2 models, promising a flatter and more stable ride. The damper valves have been redesigned, and the bushes have been changed to reduce vibration.

There are seven new 3.0-litre turbo-diesel variants:

4x2 and 4x4
Single Cab: WorkMate cab chassis (manual)
Xtra Cab: SR pick-up (manual)

4x4
Single Cab: WorkMate cab chassis (auto)
Double Cab: WorkMate pick-up (manual and auto)

Four low-volume petrol V6 variants have been discontinued:

4x2
Double Cab: SR5 pick-up (manual)

4x4
Single Cab: SR cab chassis (manual and auto)
Xtra Cab: SR5 pick-up (manual)

Features And Safety

The 2012 HiLux gets new audio systems on all variants, and depending on the grade, the systems include voice recognition, touch-screen, radio text, 3D graphics for the satellite navigation and safety warnings for school zones and speed and red-light cameras.

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As part of these audio upgrades, all SR5 models will come with satellite navigation as standard, viewed on the 6.1-inch LCD touch screen.

In addition, the SR5 now also comes with dusk-sensing headlamps, steering wheel-mounted phone controls, new alloy wheels, sports-style front seats with side airbags, curtain airbags and auto air-conditioning.

Toyota says the additional features for the SR5 are valued at $2690, while its purchase price has been cut by $5650.

Originally an add-on option for all but the SR5, anti-lock braking has also been adopted across the range as a standard feature.

Pricing

Toyota's HiLux range now starts with the 4x2 WorkMate Single Cab cab-chassis at $18,990.

The entry price for a 4x4 turbodiesel HiLux has come down $6150 to $31,990, with the introduction of a WorkMate Single Cab with manual transmission.

Previous RRP# New RRP# Difference
4x2 Single Cab
WorkMate CC L4 manual $18,490 $18,990 +$500
WorkMate CC L4 auto $20,490 $20,990 +$500
WorkMate CC TD manual - $24,490 New Variant
SR CC V6 manual $24,090 $24,990 +$900
SR CC V6 auto $26,590 $27,490 +$900
SR CC TD manual $26,590 $26,990 +$400
SR Pick-up V6 manual $26,490 $26,490 $0
SR Pick-up V6 auto $28,990 $28,990 $0
4x2 Xtra Cab
SR V6 auto $30,890 $30,990 +$100
SR TD manual - $31,990 New Variant
SR5 V6 auto $40,390 $40,990 +$600
4x2 Double Cab
WorkMate L4 manual $26,990 $26,990 +$0
WorkMate L4 auto $28,990 $28,990 +$0
SR V6 manual $34,190 $34,990 +$800
SR V6 auto $36,690 $37,490 +$800
SR TD manual $32,590 $32,990 +$400
SR5 V6 manual $41,890 - Discontinued
SR5 V6 auto $44,390 $44,990 +$600
4x4 Single Cab
WorkMate CC TD manual - $31,990 New Variant
WorkMate CC TD auto - $33,990 New Variant
SR CC V6 manual $35,640 - Discontinued
SR CC V6 auto $38,140 - Discontinued
SR CC TD manual $38,140 $34,990 -$3,150
SR CC TD auto $40,140 $37,490 -$2,650
4x4 Xtra Cab
SR CC TD manual $43,040 $38,490 -$4,550
SR TD manual - $39,990 New Variant
SR5 V6 manual $50,140 - Discontinued
SR5 TD manual $52,640 $46,990 -$5,650
4x4 Double Cab
WorkMate TD manual - $38,990 New Variant
WorkMate TD auto - $40,990 New Variant
SR V6 manual $42,390 $41,990 -$400
SR V6 auto $44,890 $44,490 -$400
SR CC TD manual $44,140 $40,490 -$3,650
SR TD manual $44,890 $41,990 -$2,900
SR TD auto $46,890 $44,490 -$2,400
SR5 V6 manual $51,190 $50,990 -$200
SR5 V6 auto $53,690 $53,490 -$200
SR5 TD manual $53,690 $50,990 -$2,700
SR5 TD auto $55,690 $53,490 -$2,200

Note: prices are Manufacturer's List Price and do not include on-road costs.

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  • Dileepa Warnasinghe says,
    2 years ago
    1 like
    sad
  • marcel dimoski says,
    2 years ago
    Yeah but why are they selling for MYR100,000 in malaysia which is AUD 30,812 but selling for AUD44,000 in Australia. They are made in Thailand! So I think you aussies are getting ripped off big time. You cant say it costs 14,000 to ship each one! Toyota sell them at a higher price to subsidise the Australian made camry as their is no profit margin in it! if you dont believe me the check out toyota malaysian website and see the prices yourself! http://www.toyota.com.my/hilux/?mid=price

    You suck toyota Australia!
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