NEW AUTO, 4×4 MODELS
FORTUNER & HILUX RANGES EXPANDED
At long last, Toyota has expanded the Hilux and Fortuner ranges with auto transmissions and 4×4 derivatives for the 2.4-litre models. Six new Hilux 6-speed auto models have been added to the existing 22-model range – a single-cab 2.4 GD-6 4×4 SRX model and a pair of 2.8 GD-6 Raider models in either Raised Body (4×2) or 4×4 configuration.
The Xtra cab line-up is supplemented with two new ‘self-shifters’, pairing the 2.8 GD-6 Raider with auto ’boxes in both 4×2 and 4×4 guises. Completing the additions is a new double-cab 2.4 GD-6 SRX auto. Other changes include padded urethane door arm rests and Piano Black door trim, with the Raider centre console lid now finished in soft-touch leather.
Single cab SRX and Raider models receive Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Hill Assist Control (HAC), Trailer Sway Control (TSC), and fog lamps, while the Raiders are now fitted with new 18-inch wheels and LED headlamps with daytime running lights, plus a
220V power outlet for the Raider double-cabs.
The new single-cab Hilux SRX auto retails for R436,800; the Raider auto versions go for R497,400 and R435,700 respectively; the Xtra-cab for R462, 200; the 2.8 Raider 4×4 for R525,800; and the 2.4 SRX auto for R495,700.
In the Fortuner range, a new 2.4 GD-6 4×4 with 6-speed automatic transmission has been added.this derivative, with a price tag of R506,000, should prove very popular. The 2.4 GD-6 and 2.7 models have also received new safety specifications, including driver knee airbag, as well as side and curtain airbags. In the 2.8 GD-6 andv6 models an electrically-operated tailgate and 220V accessory connector as well as LED fog lamps has been added.