GoAutoLogo
MENU

Car reviews - Toyota - Hilux - SR5 Diesel Xtra Cab

Launch Story

Toyota logo18 Jun 2010

By MARTON PETTENDY

TOYOTA has released an upgraded HiLux one-tonne workhorse range with extra standard equipment across most of the range.

The catch is that while the price of both 4x2 diesel SR variants has been reduced by more than $3000, prices have been increased for the rest of the range – by between $250 for entry-level 4x2 WorkMate models to $1850 for mid-range 4x4 SR Dual Cab petrol models.

While Mitsubishi last week simplified its upgraded MY10 Triton range, Australia’s top-selling utility – and the nation’s most popular new vehicle in June, period – continues in 32 variants, including two and four-wheel drive, three body styles, three engines, two transmissions and three equipment grades.

The best news is that two of its volume-selling SR variants, the manual 4x2 SR turbo-diesel Double Cab and Single Cab-Chassis, now cost $3100 less at a respective $32,590 (down 8.7 per cent) and $26,590 (down 10.4 per cent).

At the same time, the cost of the cheapest HiLux, the 4x2 WorkMate Single Cab-Chassis 2.7, increases by $250 to $18,490 (manual), while the 4x2 Singe Cab-Chassis SR 4.0 increases by $1000 to $24,090 (manual).

ToyotaHiLux center imageMeantime, the 4x2 Single Cab SR pick-up 4.0 increases by $1400 to $26,490 (manual) and the 4x2 Dual Cab SR5 pick-up 4.0 rises in price by $1460 to $41,890 (manual).

All 4x4 prices are up, by between $1500 for the diesel Dual Cab SR pick-up (now from $44,890) and $1850 for the V6 petrol Dual Cab SR pick-up, which now costs $42,390.

On the flip side, in addition to twin front airbags SR5 Double Cab 4x4 variants now come with six airbags, including side curtain airbags and front-side airbags integrated into their sports-style seats.

All SR5 models now also offer cruise control as standard, following the convenience device’s addition to manual Extra Cab 4x4 models, while all Double Cab SR5 models score privacy glass for their rear windows and windscreens.

Improved sound systems have been fitted across the entire HiLux range, with WorkMate and SR variants gaining a single-CD system with USB port and Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity, and the new SR5 audio unit featuring a six-CD changer, colour LCD screen, USB port and Bluetooth.

Finally, SR grades now have a four-spoke urethane steering wheel with remote audio controls.

Toyota has sold more than 26,000 HiLuxes in Australia so far this year, with more than 40,000 sold in 2007 and 2008, and more than 600,000 sold here in over 30 years (the 4x4 HiLux arrived in 1980).

To September this year, the HiLux has accounted for more than one quarter of all ute sales in Australia, attracting more than twice as many customers as the Triton overall.

However, while the rear-drive HiLux gained a 22.4 per cent of the 4x2 ute segment in the first three quarters of 2009 with 10,647 sold, sales are down 19.4 per cent in a segment that’s down 15.3 per cent.

Similarly, the four-wheel drive HiLux is Australia’s top-selling 4x4 ute with a segment share of 26.7 per cent following 15,742 sales – 18.2 per cent less in a market that is 7.3 per cent down.

Meantime, Toyota has also released two 'Toyota Genuine' airbag-compatible bullbars for its recently upgraded LandCruiser 70 Series range, which now comes with airbags for the first time.

"Engineered and tested for precise integration with the vehicle's airbag sensors," the alloy and steel bullbars are compatible with the Superwinch, RALLYE FF1000 and FF4000 driving lights and aerials.

Share with your friends

Enquire on or Test Drive a New Hilux

Customer Terms and Conditions – New Car Lead enquires

Agreement

This is an agreement between GoAutoMedia Pty Limited ACN 094 732 457 of PO Box 18, Beach Road, Sandringham, VIC, 3191 (“we/us”), the owner and operator of the GoAuto.com.au website (“the website”) and the person wanting GoAuto.com.au to provide them with a lead for the purchase of a new car (“you”).

By completing a New Car Lead Enquiry, you agree to the terms and conditions and disclaimers and acknowledge the policies set out below.

Terms and Conditions

  • In order for us to effect a lead you must you must complete a New Car Lead Enquiry (“Enquiry”).
  • We will call you as soon as possible after you complete the Enquiry and certainly no later than the next business day. When we call, we will discuss with you your new car requirements.
  • You consent to our passing on the Enquiry and your requirements to an appropriate authorised motor car dealer as a lead.
  • We will contact you again in approximately eight days following your initial enquiry to check on the progress of the Enquiry.
  • While we will provide the dealer with the Enquiry and details of your new car requirements, we take no responsibility for what happens after passing on that material as a lead.
  • You acknowledge that we are a new car information service providing new car editorial information, pictures and prices to our customers as a guide only. Any new car prices published on the website are the manufacturers’ recommended retail prices and do not include delivery charges and on-road costs. Any authorized motor car dealer to which we pass on your Enquiry as a lead will provide you with full details of the price at which the vehicle will be sold to you.
  • You acknowledge that we do not sell motor vehicles. Any sale of a new car to you by a dealer after we have passed on your Enquiry to that dealer as a lead, is a sale by that dealer not by us.

Privacy Policy– New Car Lead Enquires

  • We take privacy very seriously. We understand that you will only complete an Enquiry if you can trust us to protect your personal information and use it appropriately. Our policy is to ensure that the personal information collected when you make an Enquiry is only used for the purposes of connecting you with an authorised motor car dealer.
  • We do not on-sell information collected from you or any other customer.
  • From time to time, we may email you with information or promotions that may be relevant for car buyers. You will continue to receive communications from us unless you tell us that you do not want to receive any advertising or promotional information in the future by unsubscribing from these communications.
close
* Denotes required field
** Australian inquiries only
*** Prices exclude on road costs and dealer delivery fees

Hilux pricing

Motor industry news

GoAutoNews is Australia’s number one automotive industry journal covering the latest news, future and new model releases, market trends, industry personnel movements, and international events.