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Toyota Hilux gets a spec upgrade in response to customer feedback

Published Nov 10, 2021


Johannesburg - As South Africa’s best-selling vehicle range, the Toyota Hilux is already available in a dizzying array of model derivatives, but that hasn’t stopped Toyota’s product planners from tinkering with the formula.

Following the facelift and engine upgrade that took place last year, the Toyota Hilux now receives a few specification tweaks in response to customer feedback.

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For starters, a new Platinum White Pearl paint colour option has been added to the mix, and Toyota will also offer a new limited run of Sand Beige models until December.

On the spec front, navigation has been deleted from the infotainment system as Toyota says customers prefer to rely on apps such as Google Maps and Waze to find their way around these days.

At the upper end of the range, the Legend 4x2 model was missing some of the features that were fitted to the Legend 4x4 when it was introduced last year, but now Toyota has given it the same full-house treatment. This means the 4x2 model now boasts a leather interior, dual-zone climate control, enhanced Smart Entry System, power-adjustable driver’s seat as well as driver assistance gizmos in the form of Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist and Pre-crash system. However, the JBL premium sound system remains exclusive to the 4x4 models.

The leather seat upholstery package and powered driver’s seat have also been added to the Hilux Xtra-cab Legend models.

The mid-range Raider spec grade has also been treated to some new features. These include a height-adjustable driver’s seat, meter illumination control and an alloy spare wheel. Furthermore, the 2.4-litre double cab Raider models gain a 60/40 rear split seat, rear armrest with cupholders and seat back pockets with shopping hooks. The 2.8 DC Raider models gain dual-zone climate control.

All Toyota Hilux models are sold with a nine-service/90 000km service plan, with intervals set at 10 000km, and a three-year/100 000km warranty is also part of the deal.

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Toyota Hilux model range and pricing:

Petrol single cab:

2.0 VVTi S 5MT - R313 700

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2.0 VVTi S A/C 5MT - R322 900

2.7 VVTi RB S 5MT - R404 300

Diesel single cab:

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2.4 GD S 5MT - R353 700

2.4 GD S A/C 5MT - R363 200

2.4 GD-6 RB Raider 6MT - R473 100

2.4 GD-6 RB Raider 6AT - R492 400

2.4 GD-6 4X4 Raider 6MT - R544 300

2.4 GD-6 4X4 Raider 6AT - R565 300

2.4 GD-6 RB SR 6MT - R437 800

2.4 GD-6 4x4 SR 6MT - R504 000

2.8 GD-6 RB Raider 6AT - R562 200

2.8 GD-6 4X4 Raider 6AT - R629 900

Chassis cab:

2.0 VVTi 5MT A/C - R301 200

2.4 GD 5MT A/C - R340 500

2.4 GD-6 4X4 6MT - R486 400

Xtra cab:

2.4 GD-6 RB Raider 6MT - R486 700

2.4 GD-6 RB Raider 6AT - R505 900

2.8 GD-6 RB Legend 6MT - R570 200

2.8 GD-6 RB Legend 6AT - R596 100

2.8 GD-6 4x4 Legend 6MT - R645 000

2.8 GD-6 4x4 Legend 6AT - R671 400

Petrol double cab:

2.7 VVTi RB S 5MT - R460 600

4.0 V6 4X4 Legend AT - R792 600

Diesel double cab:

2.4 GD-6 RB SR MT - R498 700

2.4 GD-6 RB Raider MT - R529 700

2.4 GD-6 RB Raider AT - R546 300

2.4 GD-6 4X4 SR MT - R574 300

2.4 GD-6 4X4 Raider MT - R611 400

2.4 GD-6 4X4 Raider AT - R638 200

2.8 GD-6 RB Raider AT - R661 700

2.8 GD-6 4X4 Raider AT - R739 700

2.8 GD-6 RB Legend MT - R706 600

2.8 GD-6 RB Legend 6AT - R735 100

2.8 GD6 RB Legend RS 6AT - R835 100

2.8 GD-6 4X4 Legend RS MT - R848 900

2.8 GD-6 4X4 Legend RS AT - R882 400

2.8 GD-6 4X4 Legend MT - R759 500

2.8 GD-6 4X4 Legend AT - R793 000

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