Following an initial announcement earlier this year, Toyota’s all-new Hilux is ready to roll out of Australian showrooms.
Underpinned by an all-new, more rigid chassis, the eighth generation Hilux promises to build on the previous model’s rugged abilities, while delivering a more comfortable and quiet operating environment.
Over one million kilometres of development testing was carried out on the new models, with Toyota putting in some 650,000km in Australia alone, pinpointing how pivotal this market is.
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 4x2, 4x2 Hi-Rider, and 4x4 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.
Standard specification rises across the entire model range, with key safety and convenience items boosted 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.
Safety kit includes seven airbags (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 (4x2)
- 17-inch steel wheels, all terrain tyres (4x4)
- 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 4x4)
- 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 (4x4)
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 (4x4 automatic)
- 220v power socket, additional 12v power socket
The headline act for the new Hilux is the 2.8 litre 1GD-FTV turbo diesel engine which produces 130kW and 420Nm when paired with a manual transmission or 450Nm with the six-speed auto in 4x4 and Hi-Rider models.
4x2 versions muster a slightly lower 125kW and 343Nm of torque. Torque output matches the previous 3.0 litre engine’s output.
A smaller 2.4 litre 2GD-FTV version is also offered in Workmate models, and produces 110kW of power and the same 343Nm of torque as the low-output 2.8 litre.
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 larger 2.8 litre engine records 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.
The 4.0 litre V6 is also available, matched soley to a six-speed automatic. The V6 offers a class leading 175Kw of power, and is backed by 376Nm of torque.
Fuel consumption sits at 11.5 l/100km for 4x2 and 12 l/100km for 4x4 versions.
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