Toyota has finally taken the wraps off the all-new Hilux.
The new car is longer and wider than the model it replaces, which means an increase in both interior space and load-bin capacity.
The interior is the biggest leap forward compared to the current model. It features a large touch-screen infotainment system, an LCD screen on the instrument cluster and buttons for the 4×4 system, which means this is the first Hilux to do away with the short stokkie next to the gear lever.
The diesel engine line-up is all-new. There’s a 2,4-litre turbodiesel with 119kW and 400Nm and a 2,8-litre turbodiesel with 132kW and 450Nm of torque.
The 2,7-litre engine and 4,0-litre petrol engines are carried over, but some fettling means the power has been upped to 122kW and 207kW respectively.
Both six-speed manual and six-speed automatic gearboxes will be available.
The new Hilux also has a class-leading payload of 1 240kg and a tow rating of 3 500kg.
It will arrive in SA early in 2016.