Toyota HiLux Rugged X Radio Segment April 11

Rob Fraser takes the Toyota HiLux Rugged X for a Road Test Review

2018 Toyota HiLux Rugged XToyota HiLux Rugged X Overview

In the continual surge of Utes trending upmarket, Toyota has introduced the HiLux Rugged X as the top model in the range. The question is how it compares to others in that segment. Rob Fraser from UteGuide takes up the story.

HiLux Rugged X is aimed at the recreational 4WD market, based on the SR5 dula cab 4WD model. It comes with a number of additional features that many buyers would add as aftermarket accessories.

Rigged X adds a LED light bar, winch compatible heavy duty front bar as well as a front scrape plate, snorkel, front recovery points, integrated tow bar, a sports bar in the tub and distinctive decals that all combine to promote an aggressive style.

Inside there are heated leather seats and a redesigned dash with white on black dials.

It retains the HiLux engine and transmission and legendary 4WD capability and is priced from   $63,690* plus on road costs for the automatic.

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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.