Johannesburg - Toyota South Africa has expanded its Fortuner and Hilux line-ups, the former getting a lower-priced 4x4 derivative and the latter gaining more automatic options, while both receive various specification enhancements.
Previously, Fortuner buyers who wanted to go off-roading had to opt for a range-topping 2.8-litre GD-6 derivative, but now the 2.4 GD-6 is also available as a 4x4, paired with a six-speed automatic gearbox. As with the 2.8 models, the part-time four-wheel-drive system has low-range gearing for tackling steep obstacles.
Engine outputs across the range remain as before, with the 2.4 GD-6 turbodiesel pushing 110kW and 400Nm and the 2.8 GD-6 turbodiesel producing 130kW and 420Nm (manual) or 450Nm (auto), while the normally aspirated 2.7-litre petrol model is rated at 122kW and 245Nm and the 4.0 V6 at 175kW/376Nm.
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Toyota has upped the safety standard on the 2.4 GD-6 and 2.7 derivatives, which gain side and curtain airbags.
Furthermore, the electrically-operated tailgate, which was previously only fitted to the 4.0 V6 model, is now also a standard feature on the 2.8 GD-6, and both also gain a 220V accessory connector and LED foglights. As before, the 2.8 and 4.0 Fortuners come with leather seats, auto climate control and LED headlights.
|2.7 VVTi RB 6AT||R444 500|
|2.4 GD-6 RB 6MT||R462 900|
|2.4 GD-6 RB 6AT||R480 900|
|2.4 GD-6 4x4 6AT (NEW)||R506 000|
|2.8 GD-6 RB 6MT||R552 900|
|2.8 GD-6 4x4 6MT||R614 400|
|2.8 GD-6 RB 6AT||R571 800|
|2.8 GD-6 4x4 6AT||R633 500|
|4.0 V6 4x4 6AT||R675 600|
Automatic for the Hilux people
Toyota is responding to the growing demand for automatic gearboxes in bakkies with an expanded range of Hilux derivatives fitted with the company’s six-speed autobox.
The double cab range sees the addition of a 2.4 GD-6 SRX 4x4 auto model, while the Xtra cab line-up gains an auto-gearbox 2.8 GD-6 Raider option in both 4x2 and 4x4 configurations.
Single cab customers can now choose auto versions of the 2.4 GD-6 4x4 SRX and 2.8 GD-6 (4x2 or 4x4) Raider.
In addition, various spec enhancements have been made across the Hilux range.
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Raider models get new ‘tri-spoke’ 18” alloy wheels as well as LED headlights and foglights, while double cab versions receive a 220V power outlet.
SRX single cab and Xtra-Cab derivatives get a safety boost with the addition of Vehicle Stability Control, with Hill Assist and Trailer Sway Control.
As before, all Hilux and Fortuner models are sold with a five-year/90 000km service plan and three-year/100 000km warranty.
|2.0 VVTi 5MT||R243 200|
|2.0 VVTi 5MT A/C||R251 100|
|2.7 VVTi RB SRX||R344 600|
|2.4 GD 5MT||R276 200|
|2.4 GD 5MT A/C||R284 100|
|2.4 GD-6 RB SRX 6MT||R355 300|
|2.4 GD-6 4x4 SRX 6MT||R419 200|
|2.4 GD-6 4x4 SRX 6AT (NEW)||R436 800|
|2.4 GD-6 4x4 SR 6MT||R407 300|
|2.8 GD-6 RB RAIDER 6MT||R418 100|
|2.8 GD-6 4x4 RAIDER 6MT||R479 800|
|2.8 GD-6 4x4 RAIDER 6AT (NEW)||R497 400|
|2.8 GD-6 RB RAIDER 6AT (NEW)||R435 700|
|2.4 GD-6 RB SRX 6MT||R365 300|
|2.8 GD-6 RB RAIDER 6MT||R444 700|
|2.8 GD-6 RB RAIDER 6AT (NEW)||R462 200|
|2.8 GD-6 4x4 RAIDER 6MT||R508 200|
|2.8 GD-6 4x4 RAIDER 6AT (NEW)||R525 800|
|2.7 VVTi RB SRX 5MT||R394 700|
|2.4 GD-6 RB SRX 6MT||R442 700|
|2.4 GD-6 4x4 SR 6MT||R465 400|
|2.4 GD-6 4x4 SRX 6MT||R478 100|
|2.4 GD-6 4x4 SRX 6AT (NEW)||R495 700|
|2.8 GD-6 RB RAIDER 6MT||R506 200|
|2.8 GD-6 RB RAIDER 6AT||R524 100|
|2.8 GD-6 4x4 RAIDER 6MT||R570 700|
|2.8 GD-6 4x4 RAIDER 6AT||R589 800|
|4.0 V6 4x4 RAIDER AT 6AT||R638 700|