Toyota is updating its current range of HiLux vehicles as of the 6th of October. In particular, there will be more options available for people to buy an automatic HiLux, and many HiLux models will also now come with more standard features.

The HiLux is currently on track to become Australia’s best-selling vehicle for the second year in a row. The popular Ford Ranger is looking shaping up to become Australia’s best-selling 4X4 model, but we’ll have to wait and see what the rest of the year has in store.

DEAD PETROL

The main change that is set to occur is that the v6 HiLux models will no longer be for sale. This is due to the lack of sales for this model, which is less than 0.5%.

Toyota HiLux prices have gone up by $70 or $80 in some cases, depending on the specifications.

Toyota HiLux prices have gone up by $70 or $80 in some cases, depending on the specifications.

New variants that are being offered by Toyota will include three new 4×4 extra cab-chassis vehicles; which are the Workmate with a 2.4L Turbo Diesel engine and automatic transmission, as well as the SR model which will have the 2.8L Turbo diesel, with either a manual or automatic transmission. For people looking for a cheaper way to own an automatic dual-cab HiLux, Toyota is going to introduce a workmate model to their range with the 2.4L turbo diesel engine. This will retail for $44, 490.

MORE AUTOS

Toyota will be adding a total of eight new automatic variants to their range (including 4×2 and 4×4), which is good news for people who aren’t fond of that third pedal. Toyota reckon 60% of HiLux sales this year have an automatic transmission. This figure is expected to rise, which is why 17 out of 31 variants will now be automatic.

Prefer your polyvinyl chloride over dead cow? Toyota has you covered.

Prefer your polyvinyl chloride over dead cow? Toyota has you covered.

Toyota is also going to include more optional extras for people looking to buy an SR dual cab HiLux, which will be satellite navigation and alloy wheels for $2000 extra. All SR models are no longer going to include carpet flooring, as Toyota says SR buyers would prefer something more durable and practical. Instead, SR models will include a PVC floor.

In the extra cab range, both the SR and SR5 Hilux are going include a tailgate lock. Dual cab SR5 models will also now have rear air vents, while all SR5 models will receive LED foglamps.

PRICE CHANGES

Price changes in the HiLux range will include that SR 4×4 dual cab prices are up by $70 due to the new features. All other SR variants will be $70 cheaper due to the PVC flooring. SR5 HiLux prices are up by $50 due to the LED foglamps. This means that the cheapest way to own a 4×4 HiLux is still to buy the single cab-chassis workmate model. This includes the 2.4L Turbo Diesel engine with a manual transmission and retails for $36 990. The most popular HiLux model is currently the 4×4 SR5 dual cab auto which retails for $56,440.

The Toyota HiLux is battling it out with the Ranger to be Australia's most favourite 4X4 in 2017

The Toyota HiLux is battling it out with the Ranger to be Australia’s most favourite 4X4 in 2017

FULL TOYOTA HILUX PRICE LIST

HILUX LINE-UP
GRADE, ENGINE, TRANSMISSION, TOWING CAPACITY**, PAYLOAD^, PRICE#
4X2 Single Cab (cab chassis)
WorkMate, 2.7 P, man 2500kg 1225kg $20,990 unchanged
WorkMate, 2.7 P, auto 2500kg 1210kg $22,990 unchanged
WorkMate, 2.4 TD, man 2500kg 1240kg $24,990 unchanged
4×2 Extra Cab (pick-up)
Hi-Rider SR, 2.8 TD, auto 2800kg 1090kg $40,910 (new)
4×2 Double Cab (pick-up)
WorkMate, 2.7 P, man 2500kg 1035kg $30,690 unchanged
WorkMate, 2.7 P, auto 2500kg 1025kg $32,690 unchanged
WorkMate, 2.4 TD, man 2500kg 1020kg $33,990 unchanged
Hi-Rider WorkMate, 2.4TD, auto 2500kg 1020kg $39,490 (new)
Hi-Rider SR, 2.8 TD, man 2800kg 1000kg $39,910 (-$80)
Hi-Rider SR, 2.8 TD, auto 2800kg 1000kg $41,910 (-$80)
Hi-Rider SR5, 2.8 TD, auto 2800kg 1000kg $49,940 (new)
4×4 Single Cab (cab chassis)
WorkMate, 2.4 TD, man 3200kg 1225kg $36,990 unchanged
SR, 2.8 TD, man 3500kg 1205kg $39,410 (-$80)
SR, 2.8 TD, auto 3200kg 1205kg $41,410 (-$80)
4×4 Extra Cab (cab chassis)
WorkMate, 2.4 TD, auto 3000kg 1110kg $42,490 (new)
SR, 2.8 TD, man 3500kg 1160kg $42,910 (new)
SR, 2.8 TD, auto 3200kg 1155kg $44,910 (new)
4×4 Extra Cab (pick-up)
SR5, 2.8 TD, auto 3200kg 1005kg $54,440 (new)
4×4 Double Cab (cab chassis)
WorkMate, 2.4 TD, auto 3000kg 1085kg $44,490 (new)
SR, 2.8 TD, man 3500kg 1045kg $45,060 (+$70)
SR, 2.8 TD, auto 3200kg 1045kg $47,060 (+$70)
4×4 Double Cab (pick-up)
WorkMate, 2.4 TD, man 3200kg 955kg $43,990 unchanged
WorkMate, 2.4 TD, auto 3000kg 955kg $45,990 unchanged
SR, 2.8 TD, man 3500kg 920kg $46,560 (+$70)
SR, 2.8 TD, auto 3200kg 920kg $48,560 (+$70)
SR+, 2.8 TD, man 3500kg 930kg $48,560 (new)
SR+, 2.8 TD, auto 3200kg 930kg $50,560 (new)
SR5, 2.8 TD, man 3500kg 925kg $54,440 (+$50)
SR5, 2.8 TD, auto 3200kg 925kg $56,440 (+$50)
SR5+, 2.8 TD, man 3500kg 925kg $56,440 (+$50)
SR5+, 2.8 TD, auto 3200kg 925kg $58,440 (+$50)

Option: Premium paint (all): $550
SR+ Adds satellite navigation and alloy wheels
SR5+ Adds power driver’s seat and leather-accented seats and trim.