Toyota adopts a more Rugged X look with its upmarket HiLux version now with more power. In early 2018 Toyota moved its HiLux range upmarket with the introduction of the Rogue and Rugged X.
Now with 150kw and 500 Nm the 2020 upgraded Rugged X boasts 3.5T towing capacity, revised suspension and power steering as well as a recalibrated 6 speed auto transmission all of which are welcome improvements.
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Comfort features include leather heated front seats, Larger 8 inch centre screen display, Apple Car Play and Android Auto, and a premium JBL 9-speaker sound system.
Rugged X additions include special redesigned grill, heavy-duty front springs, snorkel with a reversible head, red-painted front and rear recovery points, heavy-duty rock rails, recreational sports bar, moulded tub tray with tailgate protection, and a heavy-duty rear bumper with integrated step all of which are fully engineered into the core vehicle and covered by the standard factory warranty.
Impressive lighting performance includes outboard driving lights and a centrally mounted LED light bar.
Fully equipped for off-road adventures straight out the showroom, the Rugged X is priced from $69,990 plus the usual costs.
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Toyota HiLux Rugged X
|Model Price||From $69,990 MLP*|
|Engine||2.8 L Four Cylinder Turbo CRD|
|Drivetrain||4WD 6 speed Auto|
|Power||150 kW @ 3400 rpm|
|Torque||500 Nm @ 1600 – 2400 rpm|
|Safety||Five Star ANCAP (tested 2019)|
|CO2 Emissions||254 g/km|
|Tow Capacity / tow ball rating||3500kg / 350kg|
|Economy ADR / Tank||8.4 L/100km 11.9 L/100km over our test / 80L|
|Servicing||12 months / 15,000 km FixedPrice service available|
|Warranty||5yr/ Unlimited km with 5 Yr. conditional roadside assist|
*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means recommended drive away price including all dealer costs.
|Behind the Wheel||8|
|Ride and Handling||8|
|Fit for Purpose||9|
|Towing Ability / off road ability||10|
|Technology / connectivity||8|
|Value for Money||8|
|Width / Height||1935mm / 1815mm|
|Unladen ground clearance / wading depth||Up to 236mm / TBC|
|Approach / Rampover / Departure (degrees)||N/A|
|Fuel Tank / Turning Circle||67 Litres / 11.6mts KTK|
|Kerb Weight / GVM / GCM / Payload||2316kg / 3050kg / 5850kg / 734kg|
|Towing Capacity / Tow Ball rating||3500kg / 350kg|
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Toyota HiLux Rugged X – Fully equipped for off-road adventures straight out the showroom, the Rugged X is priced from $69,990 plus the usual costs.