Toyota decks out popular double cab HiLux with significant updates
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.
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HiLux has been the country’s best-selling four-wheel drive vehicle since 2005 and number one in commercial-vehicle sales since 1998