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2015 Toyota HiLux Press Kit

  1. NEW HILUX: TOUGHER, MORE REFINED AND MORE AUSTRALIAN THAN EVER
  2. NEW HILUX DETAILS
  3. WHAT'S NEW IN EIGHTH GENERATION HILUX
  4. KEY STANDARD FEATURES
  5. HILUX THROUGH THE GENERATIONS
  6. HILUX - A LOCAL AND GLOBAL SUCCESS
  7. HILUX ACCESSORIES - EXHAUSTIVE TESTING, EXTENSIVE RANGE
  8. AUSTRALIA THE 'SPIRITUAL HOME' OF NEW HILUX
  9. HILUX EXTERIOR IS TOUGH YET REFINED
  10. HILUX INTERIOR: A REWARDING EXPERIENCE
  11. STRONGER HILUX BOOSTS DURABILITY AND HANDLING
  12. HILUX SUSPENSION PACKAGE DEVELOPED LOCALLY
  13. HILUX HAS TWO NEW TURBO-DIESEL ENGINES
  14. PETROL ENGINE GAINS MORE POWER
  15. NEW TRANSMISSIONS BOOST PERFORMANCE AND ECONOMY
  16. SUV SAFETY FOR HILUX
  17. HILUX SPECIFICATIONS

NEW HILUX: TOUGHER, MORE REFINED AND MORE AUSTRALIAN THAN EVER


Toyota has released the toughest HiLux ever - a new-generation range that combines impressive global advances with extensive local development and evaluation designed to conquer the most severe operating conditions in Australia.

Almost every aspect of the eighth-generation HiLux has been strengthened, including a thicker frame, stiffer body, new high-torque turbo-diesel engines, advanced six-speed transmissions, beefed-up suspension and brakes, and expanded off-road ability.

Towing capacity is now up to 3.5 tonnes* and payloads are up to 1240kg~ with 23 of new HiLux's 31 variants confirmed as genuine one-tonners, including all 4x2 variants and all 4x4 single and extra cabs.

At the same time, the latest HiLux offers SUV-like features including a more compliant ride, quieter cabins and higher levels of comfort and convenience with standard air-conditioning, touch-screen display audios, cruise control, more supportive seats and power-operated windows, mirrors and door locks.

New HiLux also has a distinctive Australian flavour with Toyota's local engineers undertaking an unprecedented six-year program that delivered a new rugged suspension package, enhanced underbody protection, and electronic control systems tuned for more effective operation on gravel and during off-road driving.

More than one million kilometres of testing, including 650,000km in Australia, has confirmed the performance, reliability and durability of new HiLux over the widest possible on-road, off-road and climatic conditions.

A new family of high-torque turbo-diesel engines is headed by a 2.8-litre version with maximum torque of up to 450Nm - a gain of 25 per cent compared with the previous 3.0-litre engine. Its 2.4-litre sibling also generates higher torque of up to 400Nm.

Toyota anticipates the maximum five-star ANCAP safety rating across the range with a reversing camera on all pick-ups (accessory camera available on cab-chassis models), seven airbags including driver's knee protection, vehicle stability and traction control, anti-skid brakes with brake assist, and trailer sway control.

A wide range of Toyota Genuine accessories - including many produced for the first time - have been developed in tandem with new HiLux, including airbag-compatible bull bars and an industry pack to meet the requirements of mining, construction and other industrial users.

Toyota Australia's executive director sales and marketing Tony Cramb said the new range is the total package - the toughest, most comfortable and most Australian HiLux ever.

"Australia's favourite ute has taken the 'unbreakable' HiLux DNA to new heights due to Toyota's global expertise in developing tough trucks and the extensive involvement since 2009 of our local engineers," Mr Cramb said.

"As a result, new HiLux is remarkable for the way it inspires go-anywhere confidence, advances its role as a workhorse and is also fun to drive with SUV-like ride, handling, comfort and convenience," he said.

"It is ideally suited to Australian customers for whom towing is part of their life, carrying a load is vital for their job - and they love their bull bars, winches and other accessories."

Mr Cramb said value has improved markedly across the range with thousands of dollars of added specification plus new-generation advances that comprehensively outweigh price changes.

The range starts with the 4x2 single cab-chassis at $20,990#. The inclusion of standard air-conditioning alone - previously a $2,051 option selected by the vast majority of buyers - more than accounts for the price difference.

Toyota's expanded HiLux range includes more double cabs, 4x4 and diesel choices plus the introduction of three 4x2 Hi-Rider variants with the ride-height and heavy-duty suspension of 4x4 vehicles. There are narrow and wide-body versions as well as single, double and extra cab styles - the latter now providing easy entry to second-row seats by incorporating rear-hinged access doors.

The range starts with Workmate and steps up to SR and SR5 grades, the latter offered with the option of a power-operated driver's seat and leather-accented seat and door trims on 4x4 diesel double cabs.

All four HiLux engines are now Euro 5 compliant - the quieter, cleaner and more fuel-efficient new turbo diesels, the revised 2.7-litre four-cylinder petrol with uprated power, torque and fuel economy, and a more efficient 4.0-litre V6 petrol.

Compared with its predecessor, the turbocharger for the diesel engines is 30-per-cent smaller with 50-per-cent faster response. These engines, fitted with a low-friction timing chain, deliver 80 per cent of their maximum torque at just 1200rpm.

In a world first for a pick-up truck, HiLux SR5 turbo-diesels with the six-speed manual gearbox gain an "intelligent" function. Activated by pushing a button near the gear lever, it produces smoother shifts by more accurately matching engine speed to the transmission for smoother driving.

All automatic HiLux models are fitted with a new six-speed electronically controlled transmission that adopts artificial intelligence and other measures to support both improved performance and economy. The sequential shift mode features blipping downshifts.

The locally developed and tested suspension package is now standard for "tough" regions including Australia, South America, South Africa, the Middle East and Russia. Tuning and new components - including a thicker front stabiliser bar and larger diameter shock absorbers - enhance durability and provide better control of body roll and impact harshness.

Rear leaf springs - ideal for heavy-duty towing and load-carrying - are 100mm longer and mounted wider for SUV-style ride comfort while the attachment point of the rear suspension to the frame has been moved 100mm forward and 25mm lower.

Off-road capability is deeper than ever with rear-wheel articulation improved by up to 20 per cent, the fitment of a rear differential lock on 4x4 SR and SR5, and improved approach and departure angles on most pick-ups. Ground clearance is 279mm on 4x4 extra and double cabs.

The locally developed underbody protection is 40 per cent thicker and 30 per cent larger to provide three times greater resistance to deformation.

At the heart of all these improvements is the stronger frame, which features an increase in torsional rigidity of 20 per cent. Side rails and cross members are up to 30mm thicker.

The tub is stronger with a revised deck structure that incorporates extra ribbing and reinforcements, plus a reinforced header board, thicker outer panels and steel-plate brackets on tailgate struts.

HiLux's more rigid body makes greater use of high-tensile and galvanised steel while the upper body has 45 per cent more welds.

Finding the ideal driving position will be easier due to a higher hip point for easier access and better visibility, a greater range of seat-height adjustment and, on all but 4x2 single cabs, telescopic as well as tilt adjustment for the steering column.

Rear-seat occupants have more knee clearance, double cabs have a top-tether anchor and two ISOFIX child-restraint anchors, and SR and SR5 double cabs have a 60-40 split-fold rear seat base with central armrest.

All models have a 12-volt socket. SR5 variants have two 12V sockets and SR5 double cabs also gain a 220V accessory socket.

Wheel sizes start with bigger 16-inch steel, two 17-inch steel with all-terrain tyres, and 18-inch alloys. All models feature larger ventilated front disc brakes for improved stopping performance.

Fresh exterior styling reinforces the tough and refined image for HiLux with a pronounced bumper combined with sharp-look headlamps, which are LED on SR5. A higher quality interior includes a modern tablet-style touch screen and steering-wheel controls for phone and multimedia functions.

Workmate seats are now covered in hard-wearing fabric instead of vinyl. This grade features a 6.1-inch touch screen display and an audio system with Bluetooth®^ and two speakers, upgraded in SR double cab variants to a seven-inch touch screen display with Toyota Link** connected mobility. SR and SR5 variants have a new air-conditioned box capable of heating or cooling two 600ml bottles.

Top-of-the-line SR5 has digital audio, satellite navigation##, full colour 4.2" multi-information display, keyless smart entry and start, automatic air-conditioning, chrome door handles, premium steering wheel and shift knob, an alarm, auto-levelling LED headlamps, and silver interior highlights.

All Hi-Rider and 4x4 HiLux models are fitted with an under-bonnet fuse box to allow safe connection to the vehicle's power supply when multiple accessories are fitted.

Seven exterior colours are available - five for single cabs (white, silver, graphite, black, blue), six for extra cabs, Workmate and SR double cabs (adding red) and seven for SR5 double cabs (adding Crystal Pearl).

The new range is covered by Toyota Service Advantage capped-price servicing at $180 per service^^.


*Towing capacity is subject to regulatory requirements, towbar and vehicle design and towing equipment limitations.
~Payload weights are nominal and vary depending on options and accessories and tray/body type.
#Manufacturer's list price is provided for media purposes only and does not include statutory charges or other on-road costs.
^The Bluetooth® word mark is owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Not all devices will be compatible and functionality varies depending on the device.
**Toyota Link is available on certain vehicle models and grades only. Toyota Link/Enform services rely on data from the driver's compatible mobile phone and information provided by third parties. Availability is dependent on a number of factors, including the availability of third party information, mobile service, sufficient mobile data allowance and GPS satellite signal reception. Mobile usage is at the user's cost. Toyota Australia reserves the right to add, remove or modify applications. Further information is provided at www.toyota.com.au/toyotalink.
##Current navigation mapping database encompasses major capital and primary national road networks and offers some coverage in regional areas.
^^Maximum payable for standard scheduled logbook servicing (normal operating conditions) until first of 3 years or 60,000kms (whichever occurs first) (up to the first 6 services). Excludes Government & Rental vehicles. Contact your Toyota Dealer or go to toyota.com.au/advantage for other exclusions, eligibility and full details.


For more information, please contact:
Stephen Coughlan
Product Public Relations Manager
Tel: (02) 9710-3059
Mob: (0434) 442 261
stephen.coughlan@toyota.com.au


Mike Breen
Manager Public Relations
Tel: (02) 9710 3341
Mob: (0418) 447 064
mike.breen@toyota.com.au

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NEW HILUX DETAILS


GRADE, ENGINE, TRANSMISSION, TOWING CAPACITY*, PAYLOAD^, PRICE#

 

 

 

 

4X2 Single Cab (cab chassis)

 

 

 

Workmate, 2.7 P, man

2500kg

1225kg

$20,990

Workmate, 2.7 P, auto

2500kg

1210kg

$22,990

Workmate, 2.4 TD, man

2500kg

1240kg

$24,990

SR, 2.8 TD, man

2500kg

1235kg

$28,490

 

 

 

 

4x2 Extra Cab (pick-up)

 

 

 

SR, 2.8 TD, man

2500kg

1040kg

$35,490

 

 

 

 

4x2 Double Cab (pick-up)

 

 

 

Workmate, 2.7 P, man

2500kg

1035kg

$30,690

Workmate, 2.7 P, auto

2500kg

1025kg

$32,690

Workmate, 2.4 TD, man

2500kg

1020kg

$33,990

SR, 4.0 P, auto

2500kg

1015kg

$41,990

Hi-Rider SR, 2.8 TD, man

2800kg

1000kg

$39,990 (new)

Hi-Rider SR, 2.8 TD, auto

2800kg

1000kg

$41,990 (new)

Hi-Rider SR5, 2.8 TD, man

2800kg

1000kg

$47,490 (new)

 

 

 

 

4x4 Single Cab (cab chassis)

 

 

 

Workmate, 2.4 TD, man

3200kg

1225kg

$36,990 (new)

Workmate, 2.4 TD, auto

3000kg

1225kg

$38,990 (new)

SR, 2.8 TD, man

3500kg

1205kg

$39,490

SR, 2.8 TD, auto

3200kg

1205kg

$41,490

 

 

 

 

4x4 Extra Cab (cab chassis)

 

 

 

Workmate, 2.4 TD, man

3200kg

1120kg

$40,490

 

 

 

 

4x4 Extra Cab (pick-up)

 

 

 

SR, 2.8 TD, man

3500kg

1005kg

$44,490

SR5, 2.8 TD, man

3500kg

1010kg

$51,990

 

 

 

 

4x4 Double Cab (cab chassis)

 

 

 

SR, 2.8 TD, man

3500kg

1045kg

$44,990

SR, 2.8 TD, auto

3200kg

1045kg

$46,990

 

 

 

 

4x4 Double Cab (pick-up)

 

 

 

Workmate, 2.4 TD, man

3200kg

955kg

$43,990 (new)

Workmate, 2.4 TD, auto

3000kg

955kg

$45,990 (new)

SR, 4.0 P, auto

3000kg

1000kg

$48,490 (new)

SR, 2.8 TD, man

3500kg

920kg

$46,490

SR, 2.8 TD, auto

3200kg

920kg

$48,490

SR5, 4.0 P, auto

3000kg

1000kg

$55,990

SR5, 2.8 TD, man

3500kg

925kg

$53,990

SR5, 2.8 TD, auto

3200kg

925kg

$55,990

SR5+, 2.8 TD, man

3500kg

925kg

$55,990

SR5+, 2.8 TD, auto

3200kg

925kg

$57,990



Option: Premium paint (all): $550

+ Optional power driver's seat and leather-accented trim.

*Towing capacity is subject to regulatory requirements, towbar and vehicle design and towing equipment limitations.
^Payload weights are nominal and vary depending on options and accessories and tray/body type.
#Price listed is manufacturer's list price and is provided for media purposes only and does not include statutory charges or other on-road costs.

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WHAT'S NEW IN EIGHTH GENERATION HILUX


  • Variants:
    • 31 (v 23)
    • Introduction of Hi-Rider
    • Reintroduction of 4x4 Workmate
    • More double cabs, 4x4 variants, diesel options
  • Engines:
    • 2.8-litre 1GD-FTV turbo-diesel, up to 130kW and 450Nm
    • 2.4-litre 2GD-FTV turbo-diesel, up to 110kW and 400Nm
      • 1GD torque higher by up to 25%
      • 2GD torque higher by up to 16.6%
      • Low-friction timing chain (life of vehicle service)
      • Turbo-charger - 30% smaller, 50% faster response
      • Significantly quieter, more fuel-efficient
      • Diesel particulate filter with automated regeneration
    • Improved 2.7-litre 2TR-FE, 122kW and 245Nm
      • More power & torque, better fuel economy & emissions
    • 1GR-FE 4.0-litre petrol V6
      • More fuel-efficient, lower emissions
    • All engines Euro 5 compliant
    • Radiator core - 10.4% better heat dissipation
  • Transmissions:
    • Six-speed manual
    • Six-speed intelligent manual (SR5 2.8 TD)
    • Six-speed super electronically controlled automatic
      • Blipping downshift in sequential mode
      • Lightweight transmission oil cooler - 18.6% better heat dissipation
    • Power and eco drive modes (not on SC or EC Workmate manuals)
    • New propeller shafts, differentials
    • Stronger output shaft
  • Towing capacity: up to 3,500kg*
  • Payload capacity: up to 1240kg#
  • Body features:
    • Access door (extra cab)
    • Rear bumper with step (pick-ups; previously SR5 only)
  • Wheels and tyres:
    • 16-inch steel wheels with highway tyres (4x2)
    • 17-inch steel wheels (2 sizes) with all-terrain tyres (Hi-Rider, 4x4 Workmate, SR)
    • 18-inch alloy wheel and highway tyre (SR5)
  • New, stronger frame:
    • Torsional rigidity increased by 20%
    • Side & cross-members up to 30mm thicker
  • Stronger tub:
    • Revised ribbing, new cross-members
    • Reinforced header board, thicker outer panels
    • Steel-plate brackets on tailgate struts
    • Double-cab 4x4 deck dimensions:
      • Length 1569mm (+19mm)
      • Width 1645mm (+79mm) - widest point
      • Side panel height 481mm (+20mm)
      • Loading height from ground 861mm (-4mm)
  • Stronger, more rigid body:
    • More upper body weld points (388 v 268)
    • Maximum 590MPa high-tensile steel (v 440MPa)
    • Wider use of galvanised steel
    • Wider use of anti-corrosive wax and chip-resistant coating
  • Revised suspension:
    • Developed and tested in Australia
    • Thicker front stabiliser bar, larger diameter shock absorbers
    • Rear suspension attachment moved forward 100mm, lowered 25mm
    • Rear leaf springs 100mm longer (1400mm), mounted 50mm wider
  • Enhanced off-road ability:
    • Rear differential lock (4x4 SR and SR5)
    • Approach angle 31 degrees (v 30) - EC, DC pick-ups
    • Departure angle 26 degrees (v 23) - EC, DC pick-ups
    • Improved wheel articulation (up to 20%)
    • Ground clearance 279mm (4x4 EC & DC pick-ups)
    • Electronic transfer case dial (4x4)
    • All-terrain tyres (17-inch)
    • A-TRC (traction control - all)
    • Improved crawl ratios (4x4)
    • Ability to turn off electronic aids
    • Locally developed underbody protection (4x4, Hi-Rider)
      • 40% thicker, 30% larger
  • Brakes:
    • Larger front ventilated disc brakes and larger booster
  • Steering: Fewer turns lock to lock (4x4); reduced effort (all variants)
  • More comfortable and convenient cabin:
    • Front seat height adjustment 60mm (+15mm on SR, SR5)
    • Driver’s hip point raised 10mm (879mm from ground)
    • Air-conditioned cool/heat box (SR, SR5)
    • Telescopic steering column (except 4x2 single cabs)
    • Hard-wearing fabric seats (Workmate)
    • 10mm more rear knee clearance (104mm)
    • 60:40 split-fold rear seat base with central armrest - SR & SR5 double cabs
    • Two ISOFIX child restraint anchors (double cabs)
    • Top-tether anchor (double cabs)
    • Seatbelt reminder - front seats (all variants); rear seats (double cabs)
    • Additional 12V sockets (SR5), 220V socket (SR5 double cabs)
  • Dedicated fuse box for accessories (bank of 10) - Hi-Rider, 4x4
  • More than 60 new locally developed accessories:
    • Three airbag-compatible bull bars
    • Details - see media release
  • Seven exterior colours:
    • Five for single cabs (white, silver, graphite, black, blue)
    • Six for extra cabs, Workmate & SR double cabs (adds red)
    • Seven for SR5 double cabs (adds crystal pearl exclusive)


    • *Towing capacity is subject to regulatory requirements, towbar and vehicle design and towing equipment limitations.
      #Payload weights are nominal and vary depending on options and accessories and tray/body type.

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      KEY STANDARD FEATURES


      Air-conditioning
      Cruise control
      Power windows & mirrors, central locking
      Seven airbags (previously two on 4x2, six on 4x4)
      Reversing camera (pick-ups - previously SR5 only)

      • Accessory camera available for cab-chassis variants

      Vehicle stability control
      Active traction control
      Trailer sway control
      Hill-start assist control (automatic hold on a hill)*
      Anti-skid brakes with BA and EBD
      Seatbelt warning reminder (all front seats, rear of double cabs)
      Tilt-and-telescopic steering column adjustment (except 4x2 single cabs)
      Daytime running lamps (halogen - Workmate, SR; LED - SR5)
      80-litre fuel tank
      Headlamp levelling
      Display audio - AM/FM, CD, Bluetooth®#, voice recognition, steering-wheel controls
      Manual gear lever - closer to driver, shorter throw
      Emergency brake signal

      Workmate-specific features
      Fabric seat trim
      Vinyl floor covering
      16-inch steel wheels (4x2)
      17-inch steel wheels with all-terrain tyres (4x4)
      Manual air-conditioning
      6.1-inch display audio screen, two speakers

      • Bluetooth® connectivity
      • Voice recognition
      • Audio, phone controls on steering wheel

      Auto up/down - driver's window

       

      SR (over and above Workmate)
      Black side steps (Hi-Rider, 4x4)
      Chrome exterior door handles
      B-pillar black-out paint
      Floor carpet
      Premium fabric seat trim
      Air-conditioned cooler/heater box
      Seven-inch display audio screen

      • Four speakers (EC); six speakers (DC)
      • Toyota Link^

      Multi-information display (monochrome)
      60/40 split-fold rear seat base (DC)
      Rear differential lock (4x4)
      Vertical seat-height adjustment

      SR5 (over and above SR)
      18-inch alloy wheels
      Intelligent manual transmission (turbo-diesel SR5)
      Premium shift knob and steering wheel
      Auto-levelling LED headlamps
      LED daytime running lamps
      Fog lamps
      Stainless-steel sports bar
      Smart entry and start
      Chrome power-retractable exterior mirrors
      Privacy glass
      Chrome radiator grille
      Chrome rear step
      Climate-control air-conditioning
      Auto up/down - all windows
      Adjustable intermittent wipers
      Satellite navigation**

      • Toyota Link added features

      DAB digital audio##
      Premium instrument cluster
      4.2-inch thin-film transistor colour MID
      Additional 12V socket, 220V accessory socket
      Chrome interior door handles
      Alarm
      Downhill Assist Control (4x4 SR5 auto)
      Silver highlights in cabin
      Option: Leather-accented trim, power driver's seat (4x4 SR5 double cab diesel)



      *Hill-start Assist Control is a driver assist technology and should not be used as a substitute for safe driving practices.
      #The Bluetooth® word mark is owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Not all devices will be compatible and functionality varies depending on the device.,
      ^Toyota Link is available on certain vehicle models and grades only. Toyota Link services rely on data from the driver's compatible mobile phone and information provided by third parties. Availability is dependent on a number of factors, including the availability of third party information, mobile service, sufficient mobile data allowance and GPS satellite signal reception. Mobile usage is at the user's cost. Toyota Australia reserves the right to add, remove or modify applications. Further information is provided at www.toyota.com.au/toyotalink.
      *Current navigation mapping database encompasses major capital and primary national road networks and offers some coverage in regional areas.
      ##Digital radio station coverage dependent on vehicle location.

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      HILUX THROUGH THE GENERATIONS


      Toyota HiLux has become a by-word for toughness since its birth 47 years ago, earning and reinforcing a reputation for being "unbreakable".

      It has evolved over the years into a comprehensive vehicle range that now offers SUV levels of comfort, safety and technology in addition to its legendary ruggedness.

      The world's most popular utility is now entering its eighth generation after starting life in March 1968 as a 4x2 pick-up with a small-capacity petrol engine.

      It has progressed with the introduction of diesel and later turbo-diesel power, 4WD variants, automatic transmissions, higher specification for recreational use, and sophisticated twin and quad cam petrol engines.

      HiLux has been produced in as many as 12 countries, including Argentina, Colombia, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Pakistan, South Africa and Thailand.

      The Toyota workhorse has filled many roles, from mines in Australia to cattle ranches in South America.

      It has been subjected to extraordinary challenges by the BBC's Top Gear TV program - defying attempts to "kill" it.

      HiLux has conquered the Arctic, becoming the first car to reach the Magnetic North Pole. It has also driven to the heart of Iceland's devastating Eyjafjallajökull volcano.

      First generation, 1968
      The HiLux name was derived from a combination of "high" and "luxury" to indicate Toyota's aspirations. HiLux was initially engineered and built by truck specialist Hino to fill a niche between two existing pick-ups - the Toyota/Hino Briska and the Toyopet Light Stout. It began its illustrious career as a short-wheelbase 4x2 pick-up with a 1.5-litre petrol engine delivering 55kW and four-speed manual transmission.

      Second generation, 1972
      A full model change - normal for cars, but unusual for trucks - included new styling, greater safety, stronger brakes, five-speed transmission and the introduction of models including high-grade SR5.

      Third generation, 1978
      HiLux continued to carve out a firm foothold in the global pick-up market with the arrival of 4x4 variants and its first diesel engine.

      A new double cab body with front and rear bench seats and other comforts including power steering, air-conditioning and cruise control enabled HiLux to be used for leisure use as well as being a tough workhorse.

      Fourth generation, 1983
      The range was expanded with the extra cab body style and improvements such as independent front suspension, automatic disconnecting front differential and electronic fuel injection on the petrol engine. HiLux became the first truck to achieve a cumulative production total of four million units.

      Fifth generation, 1988
      HiLux was now being exported to 140 countries. Its performance, utility and durability were enhanced by the introduction of a V6 petrol and new 2.8-litre diesel engine, delivering powerful performance ideal for commercial and recreational use.

      Sixth generation, 1997
      HiLux was redesigned with increased head and leg room while significant attention was also paid to exterior styling, ride comfort and safety. The Workmate range was introduced, along with new petrol engines and the first turbo-diesel engine.

      Seventh generation, 2005
      This generation introduced the 175kW 4.0-litre quad cam V6 petrol engine, 2.7-litre twin-cam four-cylinder petrol, common-rail turbo-diesel engine as well as continual improvements to safety and comfort. HiLux is now sold in approximately 170 countries around the world. In 10 years, this generation has achieved cumulative sales of over 400,000 units in Australia.

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      HILUX - A LOCAL AND GLOBAL SUCCESS


      HiLux is a global and Australian success story due to its ability - through seven generations spanning 47 years - to deliver the size, capabilities and performance needed to succeed in tough conditions.

      More than 16 million HiLux single, extra and double cabs have been delivered to customers around the world since the nameplate was born in 1968.

      Renowned for its 'unbreakable' tag, HiLux is an essential part of Toyota's line-up in Australia, having passed 860,000 sales - or five per cent of total global production.

      Last year, HiLux sales of 38,126 vehicles were ahead of the nearest rival by 43 per cent, or more than 11,000 units - a remarkable achievement in the last full year of its model life.

      If HiLux were a standalone franchise, its 2014 sales would have made it the tenth-largest brand in the local market.

      HiLux is Australia's best-selling commercial vehicle with an unbroken run that now stretches past 17 years.

      In each of the past 10 years - the decade in which the current-generation vehicle has been on the market - HiLux has been Australia's best-selling 4WD.

      For seven of those 10 years, HiLux has been the outright third best-seller among all vehicles in Australia - and it was number two in 2012.

      HiLux holds the national record for the most number of four-wheel drive vehicles sold in a calendar year - 29,344 in 2013.

      It has topped the monthly sales charts 14 times, most recently in May this year - the only vehicle of its type to have achieved that distinction.

      Although 4x4 versions did not arrive until 1980, the extra off-road ability and ground clearance have won clear favour with Australian buyers by outselling their 4x2 brethren every year since 1996.

      In total, Australians have driven out of Toyota's local dealerships with 485,000 HiLux 4x4 variants and 376,000 in 4x2 guise. Since the start of 2005, 4x4 sales have outstripped 4x2 sales by more than 100,000 vehicles.

      The popularity of HiLux among Australian buyers has gained pace over the years.

      During its entire history in Australia, HiLux has averaged almost 20,000 sales per year. Over the past 20 years the average is even higher at almost 30,000, and in the past five years it is close to 40,000 per year.

      HiLux for Australia is built in Thailand, which accounts for around 70 per cent of global production.

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      HILUX ACCESSORIES - EXHAUSTIVE TESTING, EXTENSIVE RANGE


      Next-generation HiLux offers the most extensive range of Toyota Genuine accessories in the company's history, including many produced for the first time.

      An intensive five-year development program has resulted in more than 60 accessories being specifically developed for the new HiLux, including airbag-compatible bullbars that maintain the vehicle's expected five-star safety rating.

      Toyota Genuine has developed an industry pack to meet the requirements of mining, construction and other industrial users.

      The pack includes new-comers to the Toyota Genuine catalogue such as LED work lamps, light bar, mining flag, wheel chocks, reflective stripes, wheel nut indicators, handbrake alert, various tray accessories and prewiring for an in-vehicle monitoring system.

      Other new arrivals include a snorkel developed with advanced technology to ensure optimum air flow, two types of tool boxes and a bed slide on rollers for easy access to items in the ute body.

      The expanded Toyota Genuine range also includes redesigned regulars for leisure and work-related activities, including a towbar and load distribution hitch that support the uprated maximum towing capacity for new HiLux of 3.5 tonnes*.

      Vehicle development and evaluation engineers have collaborated with designers in Australia to produce and certify the strength, durability and protection of the next-generation HiLux accessories.

      Toyota Genuine accessories have been designed to fully integrate with the HiLux chassis and overall design, including vehicle crumple zones and airbag deployment - a factor that ensures the vehicle integrity and safety systems operate as Toyota intended.

      Many of the new locally developed Toyota Genuine components will be exported as well as being offered to Australian customers.

      Toyota Australia's executive director sales and marketing Tony Cramb said HiLux is the most accessorised vehicle in the company's range.

      "The new Toyota Genuine accessory range for HiLux is the result of extensive market research and feedback from customers followed by the most detailed design, development and testing regime we have ever undertaken," Mr Cramb said.

      "Toyota Genuine accessories for HiLux have been exhaustively tested for strength and durability using a combination of finite element analysis and extensive real-world testing. They comply with stringent global quality standards - and they also look great because the design has been integrated perfectly with the new vehicle," he said.

      HiLux bullbars, available in high-tensile steel or aluminium alloy, are light and strong with Toyota's simulated and physical crash tests confirming the correct deployment of airbags and operation of vehicle safety systems.

      Bullbar design ensures airflow through the radiator while also providing for mounting points for driving lights, antennas and the genuine accessory winch.

      Redesigned Toyota Genuine canopies facilitate one-handed opening for the convenience of owners and can be specified with central locking, automotive grade curved glass and integrated lighting while large "gull wing" style windows are available for easy access to the load area.

      Additional items in the industry pack include:
      • Steel tray - newly developed with standard storage/tool box, window protector and mounts for a light bar and flag as well as optional slide-out step, grab rail, quick-release ladder rack, tie-down rings and mounts for a fire extinguisher and spare tyre.
      • Commercial steel bull bar - more affordable while maintaining functionality.
      • Battery terminal and accessory fuse box - reduced clutter with a single point of access for any accessory requiring power from the vehicle's battery; 10 separate fuses and a combined output of up to 50 Amps; added fire protection and tested for electrical safety as well as resistance to water, heat and harsh chemicals (standard on 4x4 and Hi-Rider).
      • Auxiliary battery kit - allows up to 50 Amps of current to be drawn safely without draining the main battery; vibration, shock and temperature tested; on-board intelligent charger provides safe three-stage charging.
      • Battery Isolator Switch - allows easy disconnection of the battery. The integrated design has been tested to meet Toyota's stringent safety standards.

      Other Toyota Genuine accessories expected to be popular include:
      • Snorkel - development focused on achieving superior design providing optimal airflow to maintain engine performance.
      • Bed slide - for easy access to items in the HiLux ute body. It features a non-slip surface, tie-downs, smooth-rolling rails and an easy-release mechanism with clutch for operating on an incline. Available with side walls, it is rated to 250kg load-carrying capacity.
      • Hard tonneau cover - additional security and protection from the elements; dual-skin construction tested for strength, durability and provides dust and water protection; includes lighting, single-handed latch and is available with central locking.
      • Soft tonneau cover - attaches with a fuss-free clip system and can be fitted without the need to drill into external body panels.
      • Nudge bar - stainless steel tubing; tested in conjunction with the vehicle to ensure correct deployment of airbags in the event of an accident; incorporates an underbody protection plate.
      • Ute liner - one-piece heavy duty construction tailor-made for HiLux wraps over the wheel arches and integrates with the vehicle header board. A tailgate liner is also available.
      • Canvas seat covers - tough and durable, fully compatible with seat airbags, seatbelt buckles and ISOFIX anchorage points. Tested for resistance to abrasion, pilling, fading and heat ageing, they are easily removed for cleaning.

      The range also includes familiar items such as bonnet and headlamp protectors, rear park assist sensors, side steps and roof racks.

      *Towing capacity is subject to regulatory requirements, towbar and vehicle design and towing equipment limitations.




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      AUSTRALIA THE 'SPIRITUAL HOME' OF NEW HILUX


      Australia is the "spiritual home" of the new HiLux due to extensive development and evaluation by local engineers, including more than 650,000km of testing in a wide variety of conditions across the continent.

      Max Gillard, Toyota's local technical centre president, said the company's Australian engineers had devoted six years - and endured the extremes of the Australian continent - to ensure the new HiLux is even tougher for Australian and overseas buyers.

      Mr Gillard said the local team was responsible for a "rugged package" that includes uprated suspension, underbody protection, an all-terrain tyre and tuning of electronic safety systems.

      He said the package is now "standard" for Australia and other regions with rugged conditions such as South Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Russia.

      "The view of our parent company is that if the HiLux is tough enough for Australian terrain and customers, it will survive anywhere," Mr Gillard said.

      "Our locally developed improvements are in addition to global advances in strength, towing capacity, payload, off-road performance and ride comfort," he said.

      "It means Australian buyers can have the added confidence of knowing the new HiLux has been developed and thoroughly tested in rugged conditions to ensure it meets their toughest demands."

      Australia is designated as a global centre of excellence for developing Toyota's off-road vehicles with much of the work carried out at Toyota's facilities within the Australian Automotive Research Centre near Anglesea, Victoria.

      "In many ways, this is the spiritual home of the new HiLux: it is perfect for the development of off-road vehicles," Mr Gillard said.

      The local team interviewed farmers, builders, park rangers and miners who rely on their HiLux for towing, payload and reliability.

      Local suspension tuning was prioritised to ensure HiLux maintains its posture and stability under load with high ground clearance to cater for off-road driving. Front axle capacity has been engineered to accommodate a bull bar and a winch.

      Mr Gillard said there was no industry standard for determining towing capacity.

      "When Toyota says its vehicle will tow 3.5 tonnes, customers can be confident it will do just that - day in, day out - even in the toughest of environmental and climatic conditions."

      A new all-terrain tyre provides an ideal performance balance for on-road and off-road driving while also complying with noise regulations.

      The local team also undertook an unprecedented level of tuning and developing for the stability and traction control systems, particularly for unsealed and off-road driving.

      The new under-body protection package, fitted to all 4x4 and Hi-Rider models, is larger and thicker to deflect sticks and rocks to protect vital mechanical and fuel-system components.

      "This measure alone will save some customers a great deal of money and inconvenience and minimise underbody damage as much as is practicable for an off-road vehicle," he said.

      In addition to local testing of more than 650,000km, a further 400,000km of testing occurred overseas.

      "We went everywhere we know customers use the vehicle, including long mountain trails, the tropics, mines and farms.

      "As a result, we are confident the new HiLux is a big step forward in all aspects of performance, durability and comfort as well as toughness," Mr Gillard said.

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      HILUX EXTERIOR IS TOUGH YET REFINED


      Eighth-generation HiLux has been styled with a tough and functional exterior, exhibiting an aggressive look with impressive driveway appeal that marks the arrival of a modern workhorse.

      Exterior designer Satoru Oya said his team wanted to appeal to new buyers seeking a versatile alternative to an SUV as well as long-time HiLux owners who appreciate their vehicle's ruggedness.

      "The design proposal was to push the toughness element, but we changed the concept more towards an emotional connection of stylish and strong," Mr Oya said.

      HiLux is available with pick-up or cab-chassis configurations.

      Double cab pick-ups are more muscular at 70mm longer and 20mm wider than the current HiLux.

      A deep front bumper contrasts with the thin upper grille and headlamps, while pronounced fenders give HiLux a solid and stable on-road presence.

      The large lower grille is a hallmark of Toyota's design identity and the front corners of the vehicle are raised to help avoid damage on rough roads.

      LED headlights and daytime running lamps are standard on SR5 double cabs for their superior performance and energy efficiency - and they are set off with 'HiLux' etched into the surround.

      LED daytime running lamps make use of 12 individual white LEDs placed across the top of the headlight assembly to enhance visibility.

      Wiper blades have been recessed for a smooth appearance while the washer nozzles are below the bonnet line.

      At the side, dynamic lines run front to rear to convey a strong and dynamic shape while the curved C-pillar - also on extra cabs - imparts a sense of forward motion.

      Depending on the grade, HiLux will be fitted with 16, 17 or 18-inch wheels. HiLux 4x2 models are fitted with a 16-inch highway tyre.

      Hi-Rider 4x4 Workmate and SR grades feature 17-inch steel wheels with all-terrain tyres extensively tested in Australia to confirm off-road capability without compromising on-road ride, handling and NVH.

      New 18-inch alloy wheels are fitted to 4x4 SR5 with a new highway tyre that is designed to assist with fuel economy without compromising handling.

      A new roof design incorporates character lines that run rearward and flow outward, helping to reduce drag while improving performance and efficiency.

      The rear of the new HiLux matches the front's powerful and clean design. Aero stabilising fins on the rear lamp casings assist air flow. The step on the rear bumper is deeper for easier access to the deck and a standard reversing camera on pick-up models is integrated into the tailgate. An accessory camera is available on cab-chassis variants.

      Cargo volume has been expanded and the deck features optimal reinforcements and rib configuration to resist damage. The tub is longer and broader at its widest point, making it more practical to use.

      New HiLux is available in seven exterior colours with premium crystal pearl restricted to SR5 double cabs and metallic red available on all variants except single cabs.

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      HILUX INTERIOR: A REWARDING EXPERIENCE


      Next-generation HiLux models for Australia offer interiors that are tough and functional while delivering new-found levels of refinement, comfort and convenience.

      Standard features include user-friendly touch-screen audio displays, factory-fitted air-conditioning, cruise control, headlamp levelling, a 12-volt accessory socket, and power operation for the windows, mirrors and door locks.

      Dominating the dashboard is a modern tablet-style touchscreen within easy reach of the driver and front passenger, while buttons on the steering wheel allow easy operation of the audio system and a connected mobile phone, including voice recognition.

      New HiLux's refined interior owes much to the appointment of Hiroki Nakajima -whose previous experience was focused on cars rather than pick-ups - as chief engineer.

      Mr Nakajima, who led the development of the ground-breaking iQ, has overseen the introduction of an interior that delivers a more efficient and rewarding drive experience.

      HiLux has new front seats that offer greater comfort and support while the thinner seat frames add 10mm of knee space for rear-seat double and extra cab occupants.

      There is more front shoulder room and headroom. SR and SR5 have an expanded range of seat-height adjustment (60mm vs 45mm) and - for the first time - extra and double cab offer telescopic in addition to tilt adjustment for the steering column.

      The result is a more natural seating position with greater control and improved visibility and sight lines for the driver. The manual gearshift lever is more compact with shorter throws.

      The rear seat base in double cab SR and SR5 variants is now split 60/40 with a stowable armrest. More than a dozen different compartments provide practical storage space.

      Comprehensive safety features include seven airbags across the range. To accommodate families, all HiLux double cabs feature a top tether anchor and two ISOFIX child-restraint attachment points for the rear. Seat belt reminders are now standard on front seats in all variants and for rear seats on double cabs.

      Workmate incorporates welcome features including a 6.1-inch touchscreen display for viewing the reverse-camera image (pick-ups) and controlling the audio system, which includes AM/FM radio, CD player, auxiliary/USB input, Bluetooth®* and two speakers.

      Mid-range SR offers two speakers in single cabs, four in extra cabs and six in double cabs. SR5 extra cab is equipped with four speakers.

      Double cab SR variants are fitted with six speakers, a seven-inch touchscreen and Toyota Link connected mobility#, which can provide access to Pandora internet radio and help find fuel, a destination, weather information and other assistance.

      SR5 also has digital radio^ and satellite navigation**, giving drivers the option of being guided to destinations found through the Toyota Link system.

      A multi-information display on the SR instrument panel is upgraded to a 4.2-inch full colour display on SR5 variants, which also gain a 220V connector as well as a second 12V socket.

      SR5 is also distinguished by keyless smart entry and start, automatic air-conditioning, premium steering wheel and shift knob, upgraded instrument cluster with cool blue illumination, an alarm, auto headlamp levelling and silver highlights throughout the interior.

      Tough Workmate variants now have hard-wearing black fabric upholstery instead of vinyl while the floor covering remains vinyl to meet the durability customers require.

      SR and SR5 grades have carpet on the floor and high-grade seat material while SR5 turbo-diesel 4x4 double cab buyers can specify a power-operated driver's seat with leather-accented trim.

      These variants gain an air-conditioned box that can accommodate two 600ml bottles for the convenience of workers and families.

      All 4x4 and Hi-Rider models have a purpose-designed fuse box in the engine bay to allow safe connection of accessories to the vehicle's power supply.

      *The Bluetooth® word mark is owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Not all devices will be compatible and functionality varies depending on the device.
      #Toyota Link is available on certain vehicle models and grades only. Toyota Link services rely on data from the driver's compatible mobile phone and information provided by third parties. Availability is dependent on a number of factors, including the availability of third party information, mobile service, sufficient mobile data allowance and GPS satellite signal reception. Mobile usage is at the user's cost. Toyota Australia reserves the right to add, remove or modify applications. Further information is provided at www.toyota.com.au/toyotalink.
      ^ Digital radio station coverage dependent on vehicle location.
      **Current navigation mapping database encompasses major capital and primary national road networks and offers some coverage in regional areas.

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      STRONGER HILUX BOOSTS DURABILITY AND HANDLING


      Toyota has engineered the new HiLux chassis and body for increased durability, improved handling and lower NVH (noise, vibration and harshness).

      Strength, torsional rigidity, under-body protection and corrosion resistance have been increased while meeting strict weight targets.

      The new chassis frame design has 30mm thicker side rails and cross members to improve durability and increase torsional rigidity by 20 per cent.

      The number of connection points from chassis frame to upper body have been increased.

      The more rigid chassis frame and new body provide a stable platform for HiLux's revised suspension, contributing to significantly improved steering response and rear grip.

      The new body has 45 per cent more spot weld points (388 compared with 268 in the superseded model) to improve body rigidity.

      The body makes use of higher tensile steel sheet (up to 590MPa). This achieves greater body strength while reducing the weight of the body in white.

      A comprehensive anti-corrosion strategy includes extensive use of galvanised steel. HiLux has more undercoating, chip-resistant coatings and anti-corrosion wax.

      A unique under-body protection package developed in Australia is standard on all 4x4 and Hi-Rider grades.

      Body noise suppression design measures include improved insulation of the engine bay to reduce noise transmission into the cabin.

      An outer dash silencer has been adopted on petrol models, while the dash silencer on diesel models is now 50 per cent larger.

      Other noise-prevention measures include additional seals between the front and rear doors on double cab models.

      The length of the weather strip has been extended to the rocker panel to increase noise barrier performance.

      Reliability and durability, particularly under hot conditions and when towing, benefit from improved engine and transmission cooling performance.

      HiLux is fitted with a new radiator core that has an increased number of tubes and expanded heat-dissipation area. The fin shapes and coolant flow rate have been optimised to improve cooling.

      HiLux automatic models have a new lightweight aluminium multi-plate transmission-fluid cooler built into the engine-coolant radiator, particularly beneficial during high-load driving.

      The two new HiLux turbo-diesel engines have enhanced cooling performance for the intercooler to reduce inlet air temperature and optimise inlet volume. The intercooler is now positioned in front of the radiator.

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      HILUX SUSPENSION PACKAGE DEVELOPED LOCALLY


      Toyota's Australian engineering centre has developed a rugged suspension package for new-generation HiLux.

      In addition to global improvements, the locally developed package improves ride and handling while further enhancing the ability of the new HiLux to tackle harsh conditions.

      It has been adopted for other markets with harsh conditions, including South Africa, South America, the Middle East and Russia.

      Off-road performance has been significantly improved by increasing rear-wheel articulation to 520mm on both sides of the vehicle (previously 433mm on the left and 474mm on the right).

      Toyota HiLux has double-wishbone front suspension and leaf-spring rear suspension. The front suspension features a new, thicker front stabiliser bar to increase roll stiffness.

      The rear suspension has been redesigned, with long leafs, wider spacing of the springs and revised attachment points. At 1400mm the new rear springs are 100mm longer to better suppress road vibrations. The front attachment point has been moved forward by 100mm and lowered by 25mm to improve steering stability. The leaf springs are now mounted 50mm further apart. This change, in conjunction with increased roll stiffness, increases stability when the vehicle is cornering, especially when it is loaded.

      In addition, new HiLux has larger-diameter dampers and a new location for the rear dampers, for increased durability and stability and more effective control of small vibrations.

      The dampers, previously rear-facing and located behind the axle, are now forward-facing and located in front of the axle, to improve straight-line stability.

      The damper curves have been calibrated for a flat ride and reduced impact harshness. Larger-diameter cylinders enable the dampers to generate increased force with a shorter stroke to better control small vibrations.

      Toyota's local engineers also tuned the power-assisted steering to suit local usage requirements and driver tastes.

      For 4x4 and Hi-Rider models, the aim was to reduce steering effort at low speeds for easier manoeuvres such as parking while maintaining a confident steering feel at highway speeds.

      Steering torque on 4x4 models has been reduced by 13 per cent at low speeds and six per cent at high speeds. There are 3.43 turns lock to lock on Hi-Rider and 4x4 models, 3.82 on 2WD and 3.30 on 4x4 single cab.

      For HiLux 4x2 variants, steering feel is approximately six-per-cent lighter to reduce driver fatigue, especially on long drives.

      Braking power in new HiLux has been improved by increasing the booster size on all variants.

      HiLux 4x4 and Hi-Rider have 319mm ventilated front discs (up from 297mm) with opposed-piston callipers at the front and 295mm self-adjusting rear drums with leading and trailing shoes.

      HiLux 4x2 now has 296mm ventilated front discs with floating callipers and 254mm rear drum brakes.

      Every HiLux is fitted with Hill-start Assist Control* to suppress roll-back when starting off on a hill. SR5 4x4 automatic models have Downhill Assist Control*, which is especially effective for slippery, steep or bumpy descents.

      * Hill-start Assist Control and Downhill Assist Control are driver assist technologies and should not be used as a substitute for safe driving practices. Areas into which the vehicle is driven must be visually monitored

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      HILUX HAS TWO NEW TURBO-DIESEL ENGINES


      The Toyota HiLux range includes two new turbo-diesel engines that offer improved torque, driveability and fuel economy coupled with lower noise, vibration and harshness.

      The new 2.8-litre and 2.4-litre common-rail turbo-diesel engines improve maximum torque by up to 25 per cent and fuel economy and emissions by up to 10 per cent.

      Both engines have a 15.6:1 compression ratio and feature a Toyota-developed variable-vane turbocharger with intercooler, a water-cooled exhaust gas recirculation system with a cooler bypass and a diesel particulate filter to minimise emissions.

      In 4x4 and Hi-Rider variants, the 2755cm3 1GD-FTV turbo-diesel engine delivers maximum power of 130kW at 3400rpm and peak torque of 450Nm at 1600-2400rpm with the new six-speed automatic transmission. When mated to the new six-speed manual transmission, the peak torque is 420Nm.

      The high-torque output of the new engine represents an improvement of 25 per cent for the auto and 22.4 per cent for the manual compared with the previous 3.0-litre (2983cm3) 1KD-FTV engine.

      In 4x2 models, the new engine is configured to offer maximum power of 125kW @ 3600rpm and peak torque of 343Nm, arriving 200rpm sooner at 1200rpm and continuing until 3400rpm. The identical torque figure now comes from an engine that is 228cm3 smaller.

      Combined fuel consumption is as frugal as 7.3 litres/100km* with the manual versions of 4x2 extra cab and Hi-Rider. The volume-selling SR5 4x4 double cab is rated at 7.6 litres/100km* for the manual and 8.5 litres/100km for the auto.

      Emissions are as low as 193 grams/km* for the manual and 213 grams/km* for the auto on Hi-Rider with figures of 201* (down from 219) and 223* (230) grams/km for the 4x4 SR5 Double Cab.

      The new Toyota 2393cm3 2GD-FTV turbo-diesel engine is offered on WorkMate models, delivering maximum power of 110kW at 3400rpm. Despite a reduction in capacity of 19.8 per cent compared with the 1KD engine, its maximum torque matches the previous engine at 343Nm for 4x2 single and double cabs. For 4x4 variants, it is even stronger with 16.6 per cent more torque at 400Nm from 1600-2000rpm.

      Fuel economy varies from as low as 7.1 litres to 7.7 litres/100km* in manual guise and from 8.3 to 8.5 litres/100km* with the six-speed automatic. Emissions are as low as 186 grams/km* for the 4x2 Workmate double cab.

      The new GD-series engine design has a raft of features aimed at enhancing combustion efficiency, reducing engine service weight and friction, and improving noise suppression.

      Engineers have developed the 2.8-litre engine with a maximum of 44 per cent thermal efficiency - at the leading edge of the industry and up to 15 per cent better than the previous engine. Friction losses have been reduced by up to 28 per cent, further saving fuel. The 2.4-litre engine's maximum thermal efficiency is 43 per cent.

      The electronic direct-injection system in the GD series has been improved with new solenoid injectors operating as high as 2,500 bar.

      The injectors are smaller and more cost-effective than piezo-electric alternatives, delivering equal performance, reducing fuel leakage and cutting the weight of moving parts.

      Toyota has moved to reduce thermal loss by changing the shape and position of the intake ports, increasing the amount of airflow by up to 11 per cent rather than strengthening the swirl of gas within the cylinder.

      The 1GD-FTV engine has the added feature of swirl control valves in the intake manifold to increase combustion efficiency and reduce exhaust emissions.

      A newly developed film on the top face of the piston reduces heat and the temperature difference between the top face of the piston and the gas inside the cylinder.

      Frictional losses have been cut by using high-strength materials to reduce the weight of reciprocating parts, such as the pistons and connecting rods.

      The newly designed valve system replaces the direct valve system (which used sliding friction) with a roller-rocker system that uses rolling friction.

      A new oil pump and vacuum pump also contribute to reducing friction.

      Toyota adopted its own variable-vane turbocharger, which is approximately 30 per cent smaller than the company's previous turbocharger. It increases fuel efficiency and transient response performance. The strength and reliability of the compressor vane has been increased by changing the manufacturing process to involve cutting a forged part.

      The new diesel oxidation catalyst is about 30 per cent smaller, reducing the required amount of platinum.

      Engine service weight has been minimised by reducing the thickness of the entire cylinder head and adopting a resin head cover.

      A low-friction timing chain, which does not require regular maintenance or replacement, is now used in place of a belt.

      The design of the new diesel engines also results in reduced abrasion between sliding parts and the adoption of a high-efficiency vacuum pump.

      As well as being quieter, the new engines have been designed for improved sound quality. A noise-insulation cover has been added to the oil pan, while the new resin engine cover suppresses noise even further.

      In addition to vibration management of the turbocharger, Toyota has optimised the rigidity of the turbocharger support.

      The shapes of the new inlet ports, EGR port and intake manifold have been designed to suppress intake variations in each cylinder.

      * Fuel consumption and emissions will vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle conditions and options/accessories. Source of fuel consumption data: ADR 81/02 combined cycle.

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      PETROL ENGINE GAINS MORE POWER


      Toyota's new HiLux has two petrol engines - a redesigned four-cylinder petrol unit and the proven V6 which is now mated to the new six-cylinder automatic transmission for improved economy.

      The 2.7-litre four-cylinder engine, offered on 4x2 WorkMate Single and Double Cabs, offers better performance, driveability and fuel economy with lower levels of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH).

      Power has been increased by 6kW or more than five per cent to 122kW at 5200rpm and torque by two per cent or 5Nm to 245Nm at 4000rpm.

      Along with the introduction of a six-speed automatic transmission, fuel economy has improved by as much as 10.3 per cent to a best figure of 10.4 litres/100km*. A five-speed manual is also available.

      The Toyota 2TR-FE 16-valve four-cylinder engine has been upgraded with dual intelligent variable valve timing (VVT-i), compared with the superseded engine having only variable inlet timing.

      The dual VVT-i system increases engine flexibility and fuel economy, and helps reduce emissions.

      A new shaped 'tumble port' intake profile has been adopted to improve swirl in the combustion chamber and fuel/air mixing for more complete combustion and lower emissions.

      The combustion chamber has been redesigned to raise the compression ratio from 10.0 in the current model to 10.2:1 for increased power throughout the revolution range.

      Special attention was paid to reducing friction with a new surface treatment on the cylinder walls and Teflon coating on the connecting rod bearings, as well as a low-friction cam timing chain and low-friction oil pump.

      The weight of the valve gear has been reduced to improve response, with lighter roller rocker arms, retainers and valve springs.

      Measures to improve NVH include the addition of insulators to the intake and exhaust manifolds to reduce inlet and exhaust noise.

      Toyota has also refined the shape, position and materials used for the oil-pan silencer to further reduce engine noise.

      The new 2TR-FE engine retains the proven features of twin counter-rotating balance shafts and a torsional rubber damper in the crankshaft pulley to reduce NVH at the source.

      V6 fuel economy improved
      The 3956cm3 quad cam V6 petrol engine has 175kW of power at 5200rpm and 376Nm of torque at 3800rpm.

      Designated 1GR-FE, it is equipped with VVT-i technology to optimise performance, driveability and economy, with low emissions.

      It is now mated with Toyota's electronically controlled six-speed automatic transmission.

      As a result, fuel economy and emissions performance have improved to 11.5 litres/100km* and 267g/km* on 4x2 variants (previously 11.7-11.8 litres/100km and 277-280 g/km).

      The improvement is even more significant for the 4x4 double cab at 12 litres/100km* (previously 13).

      *Fuel consumption will vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle conditions and options/accessories. Source of fuel consumption data: ADR 81/02 combined cycle.

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      NEW TRANSMISSIONS BOOST PERFORMANCE AND ECONOMY


      Toyota HiLux has new six-speed transmissions - automatic and manual - with gear ratios that take full advantage of enhanced engine performance while contributing to excellent fuel economy.

      In a world first for a pick-up truck, the six-speed manual gearbox now includes Toyota's newly developed intelligent manual transmission (iMT) in flagship SR5 turbo-diesel variants.

      The iMT electronics match engine revolutions to transmission revolutions for smoother shifts, ensuring safer and smoother driving - especially when carrying heavy loads, towing or overtaking.

      All HiLux automatic models are now fitted with Toyota's new six-speed electronically controlled AC60 transmission that uses advanced electronics to support both performance and economy.

      The six-speed automatic and manual transmissions have a wider spread of ratios than the four and five-speed transmissions they supersede.

      Take-off performance has been optimised by lowering the first-gear ratio by up to 28 per cent in automatic models and by 10 per cent in manual models.

      Top-gear ratios have been raised by up to 22 per cent in automatic models and 23 per cent in manual models to reduce engine revolutions and boost fuel economy at highway speeds.

      HiLux Hi-Rider and 4x4 manuals are six-speed while 4x2 manual models have the proven Toyota five-speed R151 transmission.

      A drive mode switch allows the driver to choose between drive characteristics that favour economical driving or maximum throttle response. It is standard on all models except manual Workmate single and extra cabs.

      In ECO mode, power consumption is reduced and fuel economy is boosted by changing the electronic throttle curve and reducing air-conditioner load.

      POWER mode provides sharper acceleration response for more agile driving on hills and winding roads.

      In 4x4 models, a new electronic dial enables the driver to quickly and easily engage four-wheel-drive, replacing the transfer lever.

      New automatic transmission electronics
      The newly adopted HiLux AC60 automatic transmission has Deceleration Downshift Control, which optimally times the downshifts to suppress a decline in engine speed, maximising fuel cut and improving fuel economy.

      Accelerator Immediate Close Control helps maintain the current gear when the accelerator pedal is suddenly released, enhancing engine braking and responsiveness when accelerating again.

      Accelerator Immediate Open Control immediately downshifts the transmission when the accelerator pedal is suddenly depressed, to enhance responsiveness.

      High-speed Gear Effective Utilisation Control simultaneously boosts fuel economy and driving performance by determining the availability of the high-speed gears in real time, according to driving conditions. It uses information on accelerator angle and engine load to select the appropriate gear.

      For example, when accelerating up a hill, the system may effectively lock-out sixth gear for maximum performance; however, with regular driving on the same incline, it can make sixth gear available for maximum economy.

      New six-speed manual transmission
      Toyota designed the new HiLux RC60 and RC61 manual transmissions to improve fuel economy and shift feel, as well as optimising reliability and durability.

      Fuel economy has been boosted by reducing torque loss through optimal placement of the oil separator and the use of improved materials for the moving parts.

      Fifth and sixth gears are overdrive ratios, with a direct-drive fourth gear.

      Shift feel has been improved by repositioning and shortening the shift lever and optimising the structure of the gears and bearings.

      Transmission parts have been redesigned to reduce noise and increase durability.

      The gear shape and number of teeth has been optimised for strength and load tolerance has been increased for each gear.

      The bearing-support structure for the front side of the countershaft has been redesigned, with a new combined ball-and-roller bearing (in lieu of a roller bearing) to effectively balance axial and radial load.

      The supporting structure of the shift systems uses multiple bearings and bushings to improve smoothness and feedback.

      Toyota has tuned the gear combination by using a micrometer for optimum smoothness.

      The length and thickness of the ribs in the transmission case have been increased to prevent noise and vibration being generated within the case or transmitted to the chassis.

      In models with the iMT, a switch on the centre console activates the system and a green lamp in the Multi-Information Display indicates that it is in stand-by mode.

      The iMT suppresses engine revolutions to smooth up shifts and it increases revolutions to match transmission input speed during down shifts.

      Mated to the turbo-diesel engines, the system reacts to initial acceleration by optimising the torque characteristics to ensure a smooth take-off.

      It also adapts the torque characteristics in low-range 4x4 for greater ease of off-road driving.

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      SUV SAFETY FOR HILUX


      The new Toyota HiLux has SUV levels of safety technology in addition to its increased mechanical grip and stopping performance achieved through the new suspension and brake package.

      All HiLux models have seven airbags - driver, front passenger, driver's knee, front-seat side and side curtain-shield airbags.

      Active safety features include vehicle stability control, active traction control, anti-skid brakes with brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution, and trailer sway control.

      A reversing camera is standard equipment on all pick-ups and available as an accessory on cab-chassis variants.

      Active traction control is designed to prevent the wheels from spinning when starting or when driving on low-friction surfaces, including mud and snow.

      Trailer sway control uses brake control and engine output control to suppress any lateral trailer movement of the trailer which may be caused by cross winds, variations in the road surface or driver steering operations.

      All HiLux models have hill-start assist control* to prevent the vehicle rolling downhill when taking off on an incline (off-road or on-road).

      Automatic SR5 grade 4x4 models have downhill assist control* to moderate vehicle speed on steep off-road descents.

      An electrically controlled rear differential lock is standard equipment on 4x4 SR and SR5 grade models. The locking mechanism is built into the rear differential housing for greater off-road protection.

      Control of the diff lock is by solenoid switch, for improved switching response and improved ability to escape in an emergency when the vehicle is stuck.

      The new HiLux has LED headlamps (with auto headlamp levelling on SR5 models) and improved visibility of the vehicle with LED daytime running lamps.

      HiLux also has newly adopted emergency brake signal circuitry for its stop lamps. During emergency braking the system flashes the hazard lamps as a warning to other road users.

      New HiLux's stronger body and chassis forms the foundation of its improved passive safety with energy absorption increased by 15 per cent.

      The new body makes increased use of high-tensile steel and a revised structure with a stronger frame to create a strong central safety cell.

      For enhanced side-impact protection, the rocker panels, B-pillar, floor and roof structure have been strengthened.

      Pedestrian safety performance has been boosted by the adoption of impact-absorbing features for the cowl, fender bracket, bonnet and front bumper.

      New HiLux has emergency locking retractor three-point seatbelts for all seats, with front seatbelt pretensioners. There are seatbelt reminders on all front seats and for the rear seats of double cab models.

      The rear seat in HiLux double cab variants has a top-tether child-seat anchorage point and two ISOFIX points.

      *Hill-start assist control and downhill assist control are driver assist technologies and should not be used as a substitute for safe driving practices. Areas into which the vehicle is driven must be visually monitored.

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      HILUX SPECIFICATIONS


      GRADES

      Workmate (WM), SR, SR5

      BODY STYLES

      Single Cab (SC), Extra Cab (EC), Double Cab (DC)

       

      DIMENSIONS

      Length (pick-ups)

      5330mm

      Width (pick-ups)

      1800mm (4x2); 1855mm (Hi-Rider, 4x4)

      Height

      1690mm - 4x2 SC
      1695mm - 4x2 EC
      1700mm - 4x2 DC
      1795mm - 4x4 SC
      1810mm - 4x4 EC
      1815mm - Hi-Rider, 4x4 DC

      Wheelbase

      3085mm

      Front/rear tracks

      1510/1510mm - 4x2
      1495/1510mm - 4x4 SC
      1535/1550mm - Hi-Rider, 4x4 EC & DC

      Kerb weight

      1475-1840kg (4x2); 1930kg (Hi-Rider); 1775-2080kg (4x4)

      GVM

      2700-2860kg (4x2); 2930kg (Hi-Rider); 3000-3050kg (4x4)

      Approach angle

      31 degrees (EC, DC pick-ups; SC - 30 deg.)

      Departure angle

      26 degrees (EC, DC pick-ups; SC - 25 deg.)

      Ground clearance

      279mm (4x4 EC & DC pick-ups)

      Wading depth

      700mm

      Towing unbraked#

      750kg

      Towing braked#

      4x2: 2500kg; Hi-Rider: 2800kg
      4x4: 3000kg (2GD 6AT, 1GR); 3200kg (2GD 6MT, 1GD 6AT); 3500kg (1GD 6MT)

      Fuel tank

      80 litres

       

      CHASSIS

      Brakes (front)

      Ventilated disc

      • 4X2

      296mm floating calliper

      • 4X4, Hi-Rider

      319mm opposed calliper

      Brakes (rear)

      Leading-trailing drum

      • Size

      254mm (4x2), 295mm (4x4, Hi-Rider)

      Front suspension

      Double wishbone with stabiliser bar

      Rear suspension

      Leaf spring with two shock absorbers

      Steering gear

      Rack and pinion

      Power steering

      Hydraulic

      • Turns lock to lock

      3.82 (2WD); 3.43 (Hi-Rider, 4x4 EC, DC); 3.30 (4x4 SC)

      Minimum turning circle (tyre)

      11.8 metres (4x2); 12.6 metres (Hi-Rider, 4x4)

      Wheels and tyres

       

      • Highway tyre

      215/65R16C steel (4x2)

      • All-terrain tyre

      225/70R17C steel (4x4 WM & SR single cabs)

      • All-terrain tyre

      265/65R17 steel (SR Hi-Rider, 4x4 WM & SR EC and DC)

      • Highway tyre

      265/60R18 alloy (SR5 Hi-Rider, 4x4 EC & DC)

      ENGINE AVAILABILITY 4x2

      Single Cab

      Extra Cab

      Double Cab

      WM

      SR

      SR

      WM

      SR

      SR5

      Cab Chassis

      Pick-up

      Pick-up

      2TR

      2GD

      1GD

      1GD

      2TR

      2GD

      1GR

      1GD*

      1GD*

      5M/6A

      5M

      5M

      5M

      5M/6A

      5M

      6A

      6M/6A

      6M

      * Hi-Rider


      ENGINE AVAILABILITY 4x4

      Single Cab

      Extra Cab

      Double Cab

      WM

      SR

      WM

      SR

      SR5

      WM

      SR

      SR5

      CC

      CC

      PU

      PU

      PU

      CC

      PU

      PU

      2GD

      1GD

      2GD

      1GD

      2GD

      1GR

      1GD

      1GR

      1GD

      6M/6A

      6M/6A

      6M

      6M

      6M/6A

      6A

      6M/6A

      6A

      6M/6A

      TRANSMISSIONS

      R151

      5-speed manual transmission

      RC60, RC61

      6-speed manual transmission

      AC60

      6-speed super intelligent electronically controlled auto

      Gear ratios

      5MT (R151)

      6MT (RC60, RC61)

      6AT (AC60)

      1st

      4.313

      4.784

      3.600

      2nd

      2.330

      2.423

      2.090

      3rd

      1.436

      1.443

      1.488

      4th

      1.000

      1.000

      1.000

      5th

      0.838

      0.777, 0.826

      0.687

      6th

      -

      0.643

      0.580

      Reverse

      4.220

      4.066

      3.732

      Final Drive

      4.100 (2TR)
      3.583 (All TD)

      3.583
      (RC61 - 1GD SR; RC61 intelligent manual - 1GD SR5)

      4.100: 2TR, 2GD Workmate
      3.583: 1GR 4x2
      3.909: Other

       

      ENGINES

      ENGINE TYPE

      2GD-FTV turbo-diesel

      Cylinders

      4-cyl, in-line

      Valve mechanism

      16V DOHC chain drive

      Charging system

      Variable nozzle turbocharger with intercooler

      Bore x Stroke

      92.0mm x 90.0mm

      Displacement

      2393cm3

      Compression ratio

      15.6:1

      Fuel system

      Common-rail

      Cetane number

      48

      Maximum power

      110kW @ 3400rpm

      Maximum torque

      343Nm@1400-2800rpm (4x2)
      400Nm@1600-2000rpm (4x4)

      FUEL ECONOMY* - 2GD-FTV engine (4x2 Workmate)

      Model

      4x2 Single Cab

      4x2 Double Cab

      Transmission

      5MT (R151)

      5MT (R151)

      Combined: litres/100km

      7.7

      7.1

      Urban: litres/100km

      8.8

      8.7

      Extra urban: litres/100km

      7.1

      6.1

      Emissions: grams/km

      203

      186

      FUEL ECONOMY* - 2GD-FTV engine (4x4 Workmate)

      Model

      Single Cab

      Extra Cab

      Double Cab

      Transmission

      6MT (RC60)

      6AT (AC60)

      6MT (RC60)

      6MT (RC60)

      6AT (AC60)

      Combined: litres/100km

      7.7

      8.5

      7.7

      7.3

      8.3

      Urban: litres/100km

      8.8

      10.3

      8.8

      8.8

      10.6

      Extra urban: litres/100km

      7.0

      7.4

      7.0

      6.4

      7.0

      Emissions: grams/km

      203

      224

      203

      191

      219

       

      ENGINE TYPE

      1GD-FTV turbo-diesel

      Cylinders

      4-cyl, in-line

      Valve mechanism

      16V DOHC chain drive

      Charging system

      Variable nozzle turbocharger with intercooler

      Bore x Stroke

      92.0mm x 103.6mm

      Displacement

      2755cm3

      Compression ratio

      15.6:1

      Fuel system

      Common-rail

      Cetane number

      48

      Maximum power

      125kW @ 3600rpm (4x2)
      130kW @ 3400rpm (Hi-Rider, 4x4)

      Maximum torque

      343Nm @ 1200-3400rpm (4x2)
      450Nm @ 1600-2400rpm (6AT - Hi-Rider, 4x4)
      420Nm @ 1400-2600rpm (6MT - Hi-Rider, 4x4)

      FUEL ECONOMY* - 1GD-FTV engine (4x2)

      Model

      Single

      Extra

      Double Cab

      Grade

      SR

      SR

      SR

      SR5

      Transmission

      5MT (R151)

      5MT (R151)

      6MT (RC61)

      6AT (AC60)

      6MT (RC61)

      Combined: litres/100km

      8.0

      7.3

      7.3

      8.1

      7.3

      Urban: litres/100km

      9.4

      9.2

      9.0

      10.4

      9.0

      Extra urban: litres/100km

      7.1

      6.2

      6.4

      6.8

      6.4

      Emissions: grams/km

      210

      193

      193

      213

      193

      FUEL ECONOMY* - 1GD-FTV engine (4x4)

      Model

      Single Cab

      Extra

      Double Cab

      Grade

      SR Cab Chassis

      SR, SR5 Pick-ups

      SR
      Cab Chassis

      SR, SR5
      Pick-ups

       

      Transmission

      6MT RC61

      6AT AC60

      6MT RC61

      6MT RC61

      6AT AC60

      6MT RC61

      6AT AC60

      Combined: litres/100km

      8.1

      9.0

      7.6

      8.1

      9.0

      7.6

      8.5

      Urban: litres/100km

      9.3

      10.9

      9.2

      9.3

      10.9

      9.2

      10.9

      Extra urban: litres/100km

      7.4

      7.8

      6.7

      7.4

      7.8

      6.7

      7.1

      Emissions: grams/km

      212

      236

      201

      212

      236

      201

      223

                     

       

      ENGINE TYPE

      2TR-FE petrol

      Cylinders

      4-cyl, in-line

      Valve mechanism

      16V DOHC with dual VVT-i

      Bore x Stroke

      95.0mm x 95.0mm

      Displacement

      2694cm3

      Compression ratio

      10.2:1

      Fuel system

      EFI

      RON

      91 or higher

      Maximum power

      122kW @ 5200rpm

      Maximum torque

      245Nm @ 4000rpm

      FUEL ECONOMY* - 2TR-FE engine

      Model

      4x2 Single Cab Workmate

      4x2 Double Cab Workmate

      Transmission

      5MT (R151)

      6AT (AC60)

      5MT (151)

      6AT (AC60)

      Combined: litres/100km

      11.1

      10.9

      10.7

      10.4

      Urban: litres/100km

      14.0

      13.1

      14.0

      13.4

      Extra urban: litres/100km

      9.4

      9.6

      8.7

      8.6

      Emissions: grams/km

      259

      252

      248

      241

       

      ENGINE TYPE

      1GR-FE petrol

      Cylinders

      Six cylinders, 60-degree V formation

      Valve mechanism

      24V DOHC with VVT-i

      Bore x Stroke

      94.0mm x 95.0mm

      Displacement

      3956cm3

      Compression ratio

      10.0:1

      Fuel system

      Electronic controlled sequential port fuel-injection

      RON

      95 or higher

      Maximum power

      175kW @ 5200rpm

      Maximum torque

      376Nm @ 3800rpm

      FUEL ECONOMY* - 1GR-FE engine

      Model

      4x2 Double Cab

      4x4 Double Cab

      4x4 Double Cab

      Grade

      SR Pick-up

      SR Pick-up

      SR5 Pick-up

      Transmission

      AC60

      Combined: litres/100km

      11.5

      12.0

      Urban: litres/100km

      16.0

      16.4

      Extra urban: litres/100km

      8.9

      9.4

      Emissions: grams/km

      267

      277


      #Towing capacity is subject to regulatory requirements, towbar and vehicle design and towing equipment limitations.
      *Fuel consumption and emissions vary depending on driving conditions / style, vehicle conditions and options / accessories. Source of fuel consumption data: ADR81/02.

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