Toyota South Africa has added six new automatic derivatives to its local Hilux range.
The single cab range gains three new derivatives: the new 2.4 GD-6 4×4 SRX 6AT model and two 2.8 GD-6 Raider 6AT models in either 4×2 or 4×4 configuration. While the Xtra cab line-gets two new variants, a 4×2 or 4×4 Hilux fitted with the 130 kW/450Nm 2.8 GD-6 engine in Raider trim.
The final Hilux addition, is a new double-cab variant, offering 110 kW of power and 400Nm of torque from the 2.4 litre GD-6 mill linked to a four-wheel drive transaxle and 6-speed auto in mid-grade SRX specification.
In addition to the six new variants, Toyota has added vehicle stability control with hill assist control and trailer sway control safety features to the single-cab SRX, Xtra-cab SRX and single-cab Raider models. All SRX variants across the range get new foglamps too.
The flagship Raider models get dual tri-spoke 18-alloy-wheels with 265/60-R18 all-terrain tyres, while all Raider models get new foglamps and LED headlamps that feature a distinctive daytime running lights band which extends outwards from the top grille. Lastly, all double-cab Raider variants receive a 220V power outlet.
Based on customer feedback, Toyota SA has made some changes to the interior too, replacing the fabric door arm rests with durable padded urethane and a Piano Black door trim.
The fabric covered centre console lid in Raider models has been replaced with a soft-touch leather version.
The Japanese manufacturer gave the reason for the new automatic additions in a statement, saying that although traditional bakkies were usually equipped with manual transmissions, “the increased leisure usage has created demand for more comfortable automatic transmissions”.
Model Line-up and Pricing
Hilux SC 2.0 VVTi 5MT R 243 200
Hilux SC 2.0 VVTi 5MT A/C R 251 100
Hilux SC 2.7 VVTi RB SRX R 344 600
Hilux SC 2.4 GD 5MT R 276 200
Hilux SC 2.4 GD 5MT A/C R284 100
Hilux SC 2.4 GD-6 RB SRX 6MT R 355 300
Hilux SC 2.4 GD-6 4×4 SRX 6MT R 419 200
Hilux SC 2.4 GD-6 4×4 SRX 6AT (NEW) R 436 800
Hilux SC 2.8 GD-6 RB RAIDER 6MT R 418 100
Hilux SC 2.4 GD-6 4×4 SR 6MT R 407 300
Hilux SC 2.8 GD-6 4×4 RAIDER 6MT R 479 800
Hilux SC 2.8 GD-6 4×4 RAIDER 6AT (NEW) R 497 400
Hilux SC 2.8 GD-6 RB RAIDER 6AT (NEW) R 435 700
Hilux XC 2.4 GD-6 RB SRX 6MT R 365 300
Hilux XC 2.8 GD-6 RB RAIDER 6MT R 444 700
Hilux XC 2.8 GD-6 RB RAIDER 6AT (NEW) R 462 200
Hilux XC 2.8 GD-6 4×4 RAIDER 6MT R 508 200
Hilux XC 2.8 GD-6 4×4 RAIDER 6AT (NEW) R 525 800
Hilux DC 2.7 VVTi RB SRX 5MT R 394 700
Hilux DC 4.0 V6 4×4 RAIDER AT 6AT R 638 700
Hilux DC 2.4 GD-6 4×4 SRX 6MT R 478 100
Hilux DC 2.4 GD-6 4×4 SRX 6AT (NEW) R 495 700
Hilux DC 2.4 GD-6 RB SRX 6MT R 442 700
Hilux DC 2.8 GD-6 RB RAIDER 6MT R 506 200
Hilux DC 2.8 GD-6 RB RAIDER 6AT R 524 100
Hilux DC 2.8 GD-6 4×4 RAIDER 6MT R 570 700
Hilux DC 2.8 GD-6 4×4 RAIDER 6AT R 589 800
Hilux DC 2.4 GD-6 4×4 SR 6MT R 465 400