With all the hype around the concepts - in particular the exotic FT-86 Open and upcoming new models such as the 2014 Corolla - visitors to the Toyota stand at the Johannesburg International Motor Show could be forgiven for missing two model upgrades that were quietly slipped in under the radar.
Prospection's homegrown siblings - the Hilux and Fortuner - have come in for a spot of surgery. Most of the changes take place indoors with each getting a new, black fascia moulding, as opposed to the outgoing grey palette.To complement the new trim colour, the Fortuner's upholstery is now black leather for three-litre and four-litre models, while the 2.5-litre variants get matching lack fabric.
A new multimedia system with a larger display monitor is now standard on three-litre diesel and four-litre V6 double-cab Hilux bakkies, as well as the three-litre and four-litre Fortuner variants.
The new system has a built-in photo viewer, video/DVD playback - but only when it's standing still! - full-colour album art display and expanded interface categories for music downloads.
The Fortuner 2.5-litre D-4D has also had an audio upgrade, with a bigger display and (for the first time in this model) Bluetooth connectivity, while three-litre and four-litre Hilux Double Cabs now have the same rear parking-sensor system as their Fortuner equivalents.
Unfortunately, these days you get nothing for nothing, so here are the prices for the revised 2014 Hilux and Fortuner, with the old prices in brackets for comparison.
Petrol Single Cab
2.0 VVTi - R195 500 (R189 500)
2.0 VVTi S - R195 500 (R201 600)
2.7 VVTi RB Raider - R278 700 (R270 200)
Diesel Single Cab
2.5 D-4D - R222 500 (R215 700)
2.5 D-4D S - R228 000 (R221 000)
2.5 D-4D RB SRX - R272 300 (R262 100)
2.5 D-4D 4x4 SRX - R325 700 (R314 000)
3.0 D-4D RB Raider - R321 500 (R311 800)
3.0 D-4D 4x4 Raider - R374 900 (R363 600)
2.5 D-4D SRX - R279 300 (R268 900)
3.0 D-4D RB Raider - R348 600 (R337 900)
3.0 D-4D 4x4 Raider - R402 200 (R389 900)
Petrol Double Cab
2.7 VVTi RB Raider - R350 400 (R339 700)
4.0 V6 RB Raider a/t - R418 200 (R406 900)
4.0 V6 4x4 RB Raider a/t - R498 900 (R483 000)
Diesel Double Cab
2.5 D-4D 4x4 SRX - R325 700 (R379 700)
2.5 D-4D RB Raider - R382 700 (R371 000)
3.0 D-4D RB Raider - R405 800 (R394 800)
3.0 D-4D RB Raider a/t - R418 900 (R407 600)
3.0 D-4D 4x4 Raider - R462 400 (R447 600)
3.0 D-4D 4x4 Raider a/t - R475 500 (R460 300)
2.5 D-4D RB - R361 600 (R350 900)
2.5 D-4D RB a/t - R374 100 (R363 100)
3.0 D-4D RB - R434 800 (R423 700)
3.0 D-4D RB a/t - R447 200 (R435 700)
3.0 D-4D 4x4 - R486 500 (R471 700)
3.0 D-4D 4x4 a/t - R499 100 (R483 900)
4.0 V6 RB a/t - R464 900 (R452 900)
4.0 V6 4x4 a/t - R516 400 (R500 700)