GO
GoAutoLogo
MENU

Make / Model Search

New models - Toyota - Hilux

Toyota targets mining sector with new HiLux variant

Mine craft: Toyota's automatic 4x4 SR Double Cab HiLux was developed especially for Australia and takes the number of variants up to 23.

Auto arrives for Toyota HiLux 4x4 SR Double Cab priced from $43,740 plus ORCs

23 Sep 2014

TOYOTA has introduced a new version of its venerable HiLux utility specifically developed for Australia, which combines its crew-carrying Double Cab body with SR 3.0-litre turbo diesel and now an automatic transmission.

Variants of the 4x4 SR Double Cab have previously only been available with a manual gearbox, but with a new user-friendly version, Toyota is firmly targeting the strong Australian mining and resources sector.

Priced from $43,740 before on-road costs, Toyota says that with seating for five, four-wheel drive traction, a five-star ANCAP rating and automatic ease of use, the latest addition to the HiLux lineup is perfect for industrial applications including mining.

Toyota Australia executive director of sales and marketing Tony Cramb said the development of the new HiLux variant demonstrates the importance of the Australian market to the Japanese car-maker.

"This new 4x4 HiLux package has been uniquely developed to meet the demands of workers in the harsh and remote conditions experienced in Australia's mining and exploration industries," he said.

"Equally, those attributes make it a rugged, dependable and affordable choice for businesses and individuals around the country, many of whom spend large amounts equipping their HiLux as a workhorse" Toyota has been steadily increasing safety features across its HiLux range, and the Japanese car-maker says an ANCAP five-star rating on all 4x4 variants makes its light commercial vehicle more suitable for the hazardous mining environment.

The SR's 3.0-litre diesel engine pumps out 126kW and 360Nm of torque and coupled to the five-speed automatic transmission, Toyota says the 4x4 SR Double Cab will return fuel consumption of 8.7 litres per 100km.

Safety features include six airbags, brake assist, electronic brakeforce distribution and electronic stability control, which is not yet compulsory on light commercial vehicles.

Standard equipment on the new variant includes a 6.1-inch display with Bluetooth, multi-information display and trip-computer, voice control and a compass.

In April this year, Ford announced a new version of its HiLux-competing Ranger that would target the booming mining sector.

The $51,760 Ranger XL Plus offers the same package of four-wheel drive and double cab chassis, but with a six-speed automatic gearbox and larger 3.2-litre 147kW/470Nm diesel engine.

Toyota's HiLux range kicks-off with the $18,990 4x2 Cab Chassis Workmate, rising up to the flagship $51,740 4x4 SR5 Double Cab Pick Up.

The arrival of the new HiLux variant coincides with the introduction of three new paint colours for the HiLux range, with Graphite, Silver Sky and Eclipse Black joining the five existing options in the pallete.

Every new HiLux is covered by Toyota's Service Advantage capped-price servicing, which guarantees scheduled servicing costs wont exceed $170 per service for three years or 60,000km.

The Road to Recovery podcast series


Read more

All new models

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.

GoAuto can help you buy 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

Click to share

Click below to follow us on
Facebook  Twitter  Instagram

Toyota models

All new models

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.

Catch up on all of the latest industry news with this week's edition of GoAutoNews
Click here