Toyota has unveiled the new HiLux Rogue and HiLux Rugged X


2020 Toyota HiLux Rugged X (l) and HiLux Rogue (r).

Toyota has unveiled the new HiLux Rogue and HiLux Rugged X with improved performance and innovative new features and more off road protection.

The two HiLux variants are expected to arrive in dealerships during the second half of November with final timing to be determined by the level of restrictions in Melbourne where the vehicles undergo final assembly.

Toyota Australia’ played a significant role in the improvements to the engine and other revisions.

The upgraded turbo-diesel engine now develops 150kW of power and 500Nm of torque, towing capacity is now 3500kg and there is a recalibrated six speed automatic transmission.

There has also been revisions to the rear suspension for a more compliant ride when empty as well as improved power steering with more assistance at low speeds.

The Rugged X and Rogue are developed and assembled locally. Additions such as the motorised roller cover for the Rogue and aggressive grill for the Rugged X as well as rock rails, and Hoopless bull bar are all integrated and engineered into the core vehicles and covered by the standard factory warranty.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.