Toyota launch ‘Rugged’ new HiLux variants

Toyota HiLux Rugged

Toyota Australia is looking to make the HiLux a little sexier with a new range of accessory packs aimed at giving the top-selling ute a more aggressive stance and enhanced off-road ability.

We’re at the Australian launch of the new variants, interestingly, these additions were designed in Australia, and all are going to be permanent additions to the HiLux line-up.

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Available in three configurations; HiLux Rugged X (pictured above), Rugged and Rogue, all the additions are covered by Toyota’s factory warranty, and all three models will be available through Toyota dealerships nationwide from next week.

2018 Toyota HiLux Rugged X Key Facts:

  • Based on HiLux SR5
  • High-tensile alloy bash plate
  • Winch-compatible steel front bar
  • 17″ black/machined alloy wheels
  • LED driving lights
  • Recovery points (compatible with 9,000 pound winch)
  • Rock rails
  • Load-carrying sports bar (floor mounted)
  • Moulded tubliner
  • Up-rated front springs (to counter additional 200kg+ front-end weight)
  • Heavy-duty tow-bar
  • Snorkel
  • Decals
  • Priced from $61,690 (manual), $63,390 (auto)

2018 Toyota HiLux Rugged Key Features:

  • Based on HiLux SR
  • More rural-focused offering
  • Steel bull bar
  • Rock rails
  • Recovery points (compatible with 9,000 pound winch)
  • Load-carrying sports bar (floor mounted)
  • Sat-nav
  • Snorkel
  • Up-rated front springs (to counter additional 200kg+ front-end weight)
  • Digital radio
  • 17″ black/machined alloy wheels
  • Priced from $54,990 (manual), $56,990 (auto)

2018 Toyota HiLux Rogue additions:

  • Designed for urban environments
  • Global focused model
  • Unique front styling
  • Front sports bar
  • 18″ black alloy wheels
  • Updated front seats
  • Black headlining
  • Black interior headlights
  • Hard tonneau cover
  • Carpeted rear tub
  • Priced from $61,690 (auto only)

We will have more info on the new HiLux variants, including a review of the new offerings, in coming days.

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Check out our most recent Toyota HiLux SR5 review here.




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