Toyota Upgrades HiLux Double Cab

2014 Toyota HiLux SR5 double cab

But changes bring HiLux price increases of between $500 and $1000.

Toyota has announced another upgrade of the HiLux, this time the 4×4 Double Cab gets a make-over with mechanical, comfort and safety enhancements.

And that safety upgrade means the popular model will now boast a full five-star ANCAP safety rating.

After falling behind rivals such as the Ford Ranger, Mazda BT-50 and Holden Colorado on the safety front, the upgrades to enable for the qualification of the top safety rating include; the standard fitment of stability and traction control, brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution.

Toyota says a front passenger seat-belt reminder is also part of the package on 4×4 vehicles and, for Double Cabs, a three-point seatbelt for the centre-rear seating position.

Other significant changes announced by Toyota include a new five-speed automatic transmission for 4×4 turbo-diesel models. This, they say, will see fuel consumption in the model drop by more than six per cent.

HiLux Double Cabs also benefit from a host of other improvements, including new display audio systems and fresh interior colours and materials.

NEW HILUX DOUBLE CAB PRICES:

HILUX 4X2

PICK-UP

2.7-litre 4-cyl petrol Workmate manual $27,490 + $500
2.7-litre 4-cyl petrol Workmate automatic $29,740 + $750
3.0-litre 4-cyl turbo-diesel SR manual $33,990 + $1,000
4.0-litre V6 petrol SR automatic $38,490 + $1,000
4.0-litre V6 petrol SR5 automatic $45,990 + $1,000

HILUX 4X4

CAB-CHASSIS

3.0-litre 4-cyl turbo-diesel SR manual $40,990 + $500

 

PICK-UP

3.0-litre 4-cyl turbo-diesel SR manual $42,490 + $500
3.0-litre 4-cyl turbo-diesel SR auto $45,240 + $750
3.0-litre 4-cyl turbo-diesel SR5 manual $51,740 + $750
3.0-litre 4-cyl turbo-diesel SR5 auto $54,490 + $1,000
4.0-litre V6 petrol SR5 automatic $54,490 + $1,000

Options:
Premium paint - all grades: $550 (no change)
Air-conditioning - Workmate, SR: $2,051 including fit fee (no change)
Leather-accented seats - 4×4 SR5 turbo-diesel Double Cab pick-ups: $1,500 (new)