Specifications and pricing have been announced for the 2018 Toyota HiLux range. New variants have been added to a revised line-up that will no longer include the 4.0-litre V6 engine.
Overall, 10 new variants effectively replace 10 slow-selling variants, including all V6-powered vehicles that account for fewer than 0.5 per cent of total HiLux sales.
Buyers of SR double-cab models are now able to option satellite navigation and alloy wheels for $2,000, there is no need to step up to the top-of-the-line SR5 to obtain these features.
The SR 4x4 double cabs now get downhill assist control, PVC flooring and black door handles, while the SR5 gains LED fog lamps. Both SR and SR5 models will now enjoy a tailgate lock.
Toyota Australia's executive director sales and marketing Tony Cramb said: "We are determined to ensure a strong final quarter in 2017; but these moves are not about short-term gains, they are the result of detailed analysis of buyer trends and feedback from dealers over the past two years.”
"It is clear that HiLux buyers increasingly want the convenience of an automatic transmission, so we now offer 17 self-shifters compared with 12 previously," he said.
"Last year - for the first time - automatics accounted for more than half of all HiLux sales and this year the proportion has risen to almost 60 per cent and we expect it to increase further.”
There are now three engine choices, two diesel and one petrol. The later is a 2.7-litre four-cylinder, available on 4x2 WorkMate single and double cabs. It delivers 122kW and 245Nm.
There’s also a 2.4-litre turbo-diesel offered on WorkMate models, producing 110kW/343Nm in the manual and 110kW/400Nm in automatic.
Finally, the range topper is a 2.8-litre turbo-diesel capable of 130kW of power and 450Nm of torque.
The updated 2018 HiLux line-up goes on sale from October 6.
2018 Toyota HiLux Line-up
GRADE, ENGINE, TRANSMISSION, TOWING CAPACITY, PAYLOAD, PRICE
4X2 Single Cab (cab chassis)
WorkMate, 2.7 P, man 2500kg 1225kg $20,990 unchanged
WorkMate, 2.7 P, auto 2500kg 1210kg $22,990 unchanged
WorkMate, 2.4 TD, man 2500kg 1240kg $24,990 unchanged
4x2 Extra Cab (pick-up)
Hi-Rider SR, 2.8 TD, auto 2800kg 1090kg $40,910 (new)
4x2 Double Cab (pick-up)
WorkMate, 2.7 P, man 2500kg 1035kg $30,690 unchanged
WorkMate, 2.7 P, auto 2500kg 1025kg $32,690 unchanged
WorkMate, 2.4 TD, man 2500kg 1020kg $33,990 unchanged
Hi-Rider WorkMate, 2.4TD, auto 2500kg 1020kg $39,490 (new)
Hi-Rider SR, 2.8 TD, man 2800kg 1000kg $39,910 (-$80)
Hi-Rider SR, 2.8 TD, auto 2800kg 1000kg $41,910 (-$80)
Hi-Rider SR5, 2.8 TD, auto 2800kg 1000kg $49,940 (new)
4x4 Single Cab (cab chassis)
WorkMate, 2.4 TD, man 3200kg 1225kg $36,990 unchanged
SR, 2.8 TD, man 3500kg 1205kg $39,410 (-$80)
SR, 2.8 TD, auto 3200kg 1205kg $41,410 (-$80)
4x4 Extra Cab (cab chassis)
WorkMate, 2.4 TD, auto 3000kg 1110kg $42,490 (new)
SR, 2.8 TD, man 3500kg 1045kg $42,910 (new)
SR, 2.8 TD, auto 3200kg 1045kg $44,910 (new)
4x4 Extra Cab (pick-up)
SR5, 2.8 TD, auto 3200kg 1005kg $54,440 (new)
4x4 Double Cab (cab chassis)
WorkMate, 2.4 TD, auto 3000kg 1085kg $44,490 (new)
SR, 2.8 TD, man 3500kg 1045kg $45,060 (+$70)
SR, 2.8 TD, auto 3200kg 1045kg $47,060 (+$70)
4x4 Double Cab (pick-up)
WorkMate, 2.4 TD, man 3200kg 955kg $43,990 unchanged
WorkMate, 2.4 TD, auto 3000kg 955kg $45,990 unchanged
SR, 2.8 TD, man 3500kg 920kg $46,560 (+$70)
SR, 2.8 TD, auto 3200kg 920kg $48,560 (+$70)
SR+, 2.8 TD, man 3500kg 930kg $48,560 (new)
SR+, 2.8 TD, auto 3200kg 930kg $50,560 (new)
SR5, 2.8 TD, man 3500kg 925kg $54,440 (+$50)
SR5, 2.8 TD, auto 3200kg 925kg $56,440 (+$50)
SR5+, 2.8 TD, man 3500kg 925kg $56,440 (+$50)
SR5+, 2.8 TD, auto 3200kg 925kg $58,440 (+$50)
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