Hilux 4WD joins the five star club

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ANCAP has re­leased a five-star safety rat­ing for Toy­ota Hilux 4WD utes, which ap­plies to all four-wheel drive sin­gle cab and ex­tra cab vari­ants built from Au­gust 2013.

This achieve­ment fol­lows sev­eral safety up­grades to the Hilux, in­clud­ing a suc­cess­ful side pole im­pact test, seat belt re­minders and im­proved knee pro­tec­tion.

‘‘The light com­mer­cial ve­hi­cle mar­ket has been very com­pet­i­tive in re­cent years with more fleet buy­ers and con­sumers de­mand­ing ANCAP 5 star safety rat­ings,’’ ANCAP chair­man Lauch­lan McIn­tosh said.

‘‘Toy­ota should be con­grat­u­lated for bring­ing the Hilux 4WD ute to this level of safety.

‘‘This is an ex­cel­lent case study of a strong shift in the light com­mer­cial ve­hi­cle mar­ket driven by safety.

‘‘There is no longer any ex­cuse for fleet buy­ers when it comes to safety — they should ac­cept noth­ing less than fives­tar safety.’’

While this re­sult only ap­plies to the sin­gle and ex­tra cab four-wheel drive vari­ants, it is an­tic­i­pated that the dual cab Hilux four-wheel drove vari­ants will fol­low suit.

No change has been made to the two-wheel drive ver­sions so their rat­ings re­main at four stars. For a full run­down on the HiLux 4WD Ute, call into Shep­par­ton Toy­ota, Mel­bourne Road. Or call the show­room on 5823 1301.

A five-star safety rat­ing for all Toy­ota Hilux four-wheel drive sin­gle cab and ex­tra cab vari­ants built from Au­gust 2013

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