Another day, another spec upgrade: now it’s the turn of the Toyota Hilux

Published Mar 1, 2023


Johannesburg - Seems that it’s specification enhancement season at Toyota. Following hot on the heels of the recent upgrades made to the Fortuner and Corolla Cross, it’s now the turn of the Toyota Hilux bakkie.

Toyota has this philosophy called Kaizen, which means gradual but continuous improvement, and that is clearly in overdrive this week.

As far as the Toyota Hilux is concerned, the company has readjusted the equipment mix in the Legend range, essentially equalising things between the different body styles and drive configurations.

For instance, the Xtra Cab variants are now fitted with the Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) 2.0 driver assistance gizmos that were already fitted to the double cab models, as well as the latter’s mirror-mounted welcome lights.

As a reminder, the TSS safety package includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert and the Pre-Collision System.

Things have also been equalised across the double cab range, with the Legend 4x2 variants now gaining the same spec sheet as the 4x4s, which means that the nine-speaker JBL audio system is now fitted across the board.

As before, Toyota Hilux Legend customers can also look forward to leather seats, with power adjustment for the driver’s seat, as well as dual-zone climate control and a Smart Entry System.

Furthermore, all raised body 4x2 Raider and Legend models are now fitted with an Automatic Transmission Temperature warning, which could come in handy when tackling steep terrain or when carrying heavy loads.

Cosmetically the 2023 Toyota Hilux remains as before, although the Xtra Cab and Double Cab models can now be ordered in Platinum White, while a limited number of Sand Beige units continues to be available across all three body styles.

All models are sold with a nine-service or 90 000km service plan, with intervals pegged at 10 000km.

Toyota Hilux Pricing (March 2023)

Petrol single cab

2.7 VVTi RB S 5MT - R433 100

2.0 VVTi S 5MT - R336 100

2.0 VVTi S A/C 5MT - R346 000

Diesel single cab

2.4 GD S 5MT - R378 900

2.4 GD S A/C 5MT - R389 100

2.4 GD-6 RB RAIDER 6MT - R506 900

2.4 GD-6 RB RAIDER 6AT - R527 600

2.4 GD-6 4X4 RAIDER 6MT - R583 200

2.4 GD-6 4X4 RAIDER 6AT - R605 700

2.4 GD-6 RB SR 6MT - R469 200

2.4 GD-6 4x4 SR 6MT - R540 000

2.8 GD-6 RB RAIDER 6AT - R602 400

2.8 GD-6 4X4 RAIDER 6AT - R675 000

Chassis Cab

2.4 GD 5MT A/C - R364 800

2.4 GD-6 4X4 6MT - R521 200

Xtra cab

2.4 GD-6 RB RAIDER 6MT - R521 500

2.4 GD-6 RB RAIDER 6AT - R542 100

2.8 GD-6 RB LEGEND 6MT - R626 100

2.8 GD-6 RB LEGEND 6AT - R654 000

2.8 GD-6 4x4 LEGEND 6MT - R706 200

2.8 GD-6 4x4 LEGEND 6AT - R734 500

Petrol double cab

2.7 VVTi RB S 5MT - R493 600

4.0 V6 4X4 LEGEND AT - R849 200

Diesel double cab

2.4 GD-6 RB RAIDER MT - R567 600

2.4 GD-6 RB RAIDER AT - R585 500

2.4 GD-6 4X4 RAIDER MT - R655 100

2.4 GD-6 4X4 RAIDER AT - R683 800

2.4 GD-6 RB SR MT - R534 400

2.4 GD-6 4X4 SR MT - R615 300

2.8 GD-6 RB RAIDER AT - R709 000

2.8 GD-6 4X4 RAIDER AT - R792 600

2.8 GD-6 RB LEGEND MT - R757 300

2.8 GD-6 RB LEGEND 6AT - R802 300

2.8 GD-6 RB LEGEND RS 6AT* - R895 000

2.8 GD-6 4X4 GR-S AT - R891 400

2.8 GD-6 4X4 LEGEND RS MT* - R909 700

2.8 GD-6 4X4 LEGEND RS AT* - R945 400

2.8 GD-6 4X4 LEGEND MT - R813 900

2.8 GD-6 4X4 LEGEND AT - R849 600

*RS models are fitted with the Roller Shutter package

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