Toyota Australia has released specs and pricing for the updated HiLux range ahead of an official on-sale date of August 27.
Details have been released for the volume-selling Workmate, SR and SR5 models, while information for the Rogue and Rugged X variants will be revealed at a later date.
Headlining the changes to the HiLux is an upgrade to the 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine. When matched to the automatic transmission, it now produces 150kW of power and 500Nm of torque, up 20kW and 50Nm over the outgoing model. Models equipped with a manual transmission produce 420Nm.
Despite the power bump, Toyota says fuel consumption has improved by up to 11.1 per cent while the tuned accelerator response delivers greater driver control.
Toyota will still offer the 110kW/400Nm 2.4-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel unit in lower grades and the 122kW/245Nm 2.7-litre four-cylinder petrol engine in entry-level variants.
Every powertrain is available with a choice of manual and automatic transmissions, and both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations are available across the range.
Petrol models have a braked towing capacity of 2500kg, while 4x2 and 4x4 diesel models can tow 2800kg and 3500kg respectively.
For those comparing specs against the new D-Max, the approach angle is 29 degrees for all models except the base 4×2 petrol models (23 degrees), while the departure angle is between 20 and 27 degrees. The wading depth is rated at 700mm.
Underneath, the suspension has been tweaked with revised shock-absorber tuning, new bushings and an improved leaf-spring design. Toyota says the changes deliver a smoother ride over rough roads and with low loads while maintaining the ute’s off-road capabilities.
Every HiLux is equipped with autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian (day & night) and cyclist (daytime) detection, high-speed active cruise control, lane-departure alert that offers steering assist (via the brakes) to prevent unintended wandering into another lane, and road-sign assist.
4x4 models with downhill-assist control gain an additional traction control feature to provide more grip in muddy or grassy conditions when using the 2WD mode.
Design-wise, the updated HiLux gets a large trapezoidal grille that incorporates more pronounced horizontal elements for a wider look. The grille surrounds are determined by the model grade.
There are also smaller headlights for a "meaner" look, new taillights and fresh alloy wheel designs.
On the inside, every variant gets a 4.2-inch driver information display in the instrument cluster, along with an 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Higher grades are also equipped with satellite navigation and DAB digital radio.
The updaed HiLux range officially goes on sale August 27.
2021 Toyota HiLux pricing (excludes on-road costs):
4×2 Single Cab (cab-chassis)
Workmate 2.7 5MT - $23,590
Workmate 2.7 6AT - $25,590
Workmate Hi-Rider 2.4TD 6MT - $28,830
4×2 Extra Cab (pick-up)
SR Hi-Rider 2.8TD 6AT: $44,210
4×2 Double Cab (pick-up)
Workmate 2.7 5MT - $33,070
Workmate 2.7 6AT - $35,070
Workmate Hi-Rider 2.4TD 6MT - $40,160
Workmate Hi-Rider 2.4TD 6AT - $42,160
SR Hi-Rider 2.8TD 6MT - $43,230
SR Hi-Rider 2.8TD 6AT - $45,230
SR5 Hi-Rider 2.8TD 6AT - $53,690
4×4 Single Cab (cab chassis)
Workmate 2.4TD 6MT - $39,520
SR 2.8TD 6MT - $42,590
SR 2.8TD 6AT - $44,590
4×4 Extra Cab (cab chassis)
Workmate 2.4TD 6AT - $45,220
SR 2.8TD 6MT - $46,250
SR 2.8TD 6AT - $48,250
4×4 Extra Cab (pick-up)
SR5 2.8TD 6AT - $58,400
4×4 Double Cab (cab chassis)
Workmate 2.4TD 6AT - $47,290
SR 2.8TD 6MT - $48,510
SR 2.8TD 6AT - $50,660
SR5 2.8TD 6AT - $58,420 (new variant)
SR5+ 2.8TD 6AT - $60,920 (new variant)
4×4 Double Cab (pick-up)
Workmate 2.4TD 6MT - $46,790
Workmate 2.4TD 6AT - $48,790
SR 2.8TD 6MT - $50,010
SR 2.8TD 6AT - $52,160
SR+ 2.8TD 6AT - $54,160
SR5 2.8TD 6MT - $57,920
SR5 2.8TD 6AT - $59,920
SR5+ 2.8TD 6MT - $60,420
SR5+ 2.8TD 6AT - $62,420
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