Toyota HiLux Ute Model Upgrade


The Toyota HiLux utility is the best seller vehicle in Australia and Toyota is about to release its eighth-generation of the vehicle which will come with 27 variants with a payload of at least one tonne.

They have announced the specifications and prices for their Workmate, SR and SR5 which have the single cab with a large tray at the back.

There are three four-cylinder engines but they have focused on the 2.8 litre diesel that has been improved and is also being used in their new Fortuner SUV.

The other engines are a 2.4-litre four-cylinder diesel and a 2.7 litre four-cylinder petrol engine.

The Hilux braked towing capacity is now 3500kg for all 4×4 variants while 4×2 diesel variants are now rated at 2800kg.

Prices start at $23,590 plus on roads

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto