By Dave Abrahams
Prospecton, Durban - Toyota has sexed up its entry-level Hilux SRX bakkies with a cosmetic parts-bin makeover, using mostly Raider components, to differentiate them visually from the two plain-Jane 'industrial' variants at the bottom of the Hilux pecking order.
The most striking change is that they've gone 'wide-body', incorporating the flared wheel arches from the Raider models with a new, wider front bumper design - which adds 55mm to the width of the bodies of the SRX single-cab and double-cab bodies. The Xtra cab models have always come with flared fenders - so all three are now the same width at 1855mm, not counting the side mirrors.
Those mirrors are also now sourced from further up the Hilux hierarchy, and come with built-in indicator repeaters, although they're still finished in matte black, rather than body colour.