In the competitive Ute market in Australia, manufacturers need to be constantly improving their product to keep buyers interested. Toyota did that in August with the upgrade to the HiLux.
We drove the 4X2 Extra Cab SR Hi Rider Pick Up, to see what difference the changes made.
The key one is the improved engine performance. Finally Toyota has given us the engine that we should have had years ago.
HiLux now has maximum power of 150kW and peak torque on automatic models to 500Nm while improving fuel consumption by as much as 11.1 per cent1.
There are also a number of design changes and an 8-inch display with control knobs rather than touch-screen operation for easier use along with improved connectivity with the introduction of Apple Car Play and Android Auto
The SR Hi Rise is a work Ute with a payload of 1130kg along with an improved towing capacity of 2800kg.
Combine this with improved steering ratios and you have an excellent work Ute for around $44,210 plus the usual costs
Im Rob Fraser
- Higher power and torque
- Improved towing capacity
- Lack of places for storage for clipboards etc.
- Remembering its a 2WD not 4WD
- Missing some safety features
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Model HiLux SR Dual Cab 4WD Ute
- Model Price From $45,230 MLP*
- Engine 2.8L 4Cyl TDi
- Drivetrain 4WD 6 Sp AT
- Power 150 kW @ 3400 rpm
- Torque 500 Nm @ 1600 – 2400 rpm
- Safety 5 Star ANCAP (2019)
- CO2 Emissions 197 g/km
- Economy ADR 8.4 L/100km
- Tow Capacity 2800 kg / 320kg
- Payload 1040 kg
- Servicing Fixed Price
- Warranty 5 Yr./ Unlimited km with 5 Yr. roadside assist
*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.
Overall Rating: 82/100
- Behind the Wheel 8
- Comfort 8
- Equipment 8
- Performance 8
- Ride & Handling 8
- Practicality 9
- Fit for Purpose 9
- Design/Style 8
- Payload 8
- Value for Money 8
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