Toy­ota decks out pop­u­lar dou­ble cab HiLux with sig­nif­i­cant up­dates

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Toy­ota has en­hanced the cre­den­tials of its best-sell­ing HiLux work­horse by deck­ing out pop­u­lar Dou­ble Cab vari­ants with new safety and con­ve­nience tech­nolo­gies.

HiLux now of­fers 11 Dou­ble Cabs in an ex­ten­sive range across 22 vari­ants.

The lat­est up­dates to the Dou­ble Cabs are par­tic­u­larly sig­nif­i­cant be­cause all four-wheel drive HiLux vari­ants now at­tract the max­i­mum five-star ANCAP safety rat­ing.

A new five-speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion im­proves fuel econ­omy and emis­sions on four-wheel drive turbo-diesel HiLux by more than six per cent to 8.7 litres/100km and 230 grams/ km.

HiLux Dou­ble Cabs also ben­e­fit from new dis­play au­dio sys­tems and fresh in­te­rior colours and ma­te­ri­als.

Fam­i­lies will also ap­pre­ci­ate the added safety, tech­nol­ogy and other fea­tures

Top-of-the-line SR5 ver­sions gain a re­vers­ing cam­era and a satel­lite nav­i­ga­tion sys­tem with SUNA Live Traf­fic up­dates as stan­dard on the dis­play au­dio screen.

Toy­ota Aus­tralia ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor sales and mar­ket­ing Tony Cramb said the im­proved HiLux line-up would re­in­force the ve­hi­cle’s mar­ket­ing-lead­ing po­si­tion.

‘‘HiLux is pop­u­lar through­out Aus­tralia and these im­prove­ments will be wel­comed by a wide range of users in­clud­ing mine work­ers, farm­ers and other busi­ness­peo­ple who re­quire a tough, reli­able ve­hi­cle,’’ Mr Cramb said.

‘‘Fam­i­lies will also ap­pre­ci­ate the added safety, tech­nol­ogy and other fea­tures that make trav­el­ling in a HiLux even more com­fort­able,’’ he said.

The up­dates fol­low an­other podium po­si­tion for HiLux in 2013 as the third best-sell­ing ve­hi­cle of any type in Aus­tralia.

It has topped the monthly na­tional sales charts on many oc­ca­sions, in­clud­ing May and June last year — a feat never achieved by any other com­mer­cial ve­hi­cle.

HiLux has been the coun­try’s best-sell­ing four-wheel drive ve­hi­cle since 2005 and num­ber one in com­mer­cial-ve­hi­cle sales since 1998, tak­ing the man­tle from LandCruiser.

Aus­tralians have em­braced HiLux, buy­ing more than 800 000 since the first model ar­rived in 1971.

For a full run­down on all Toy­ota ve­hi­cles, call into Shep­par­ton Toy­ota, Mel­bourne Road. Or call the show­room on 5823 1301.

HiLux has been the coun­try’s best-sell­ing four-wheel drive ve­hi­cle since 2005 and num­ber one in com­mer­cial-ve­hi­cle sales since 1998

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