2012 TOYOTA HILUX
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).
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.
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)
Single Cab: WorkMate cab chassis (auto)
Double Cab: WorkMate pick-up (manual and auto)
Four low-volume petrol V6 variants have been discontinued:
Double Cab: SR5 pick-up (manual)
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.
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.
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.