Toyota Australia is looking to claw back 4×4 and ute sales leadership with its upgraded HiLux.
Pricing and specifications for the facelifted ute have been confirmed for Workmate, SR and SR5 models, with details for Rogue and Rugged X variants to be “announced later”.
4×2 Single Cab (cab-chassis)
- Workmate 2.7 5MT: $23,590
- Workmate 2.7 6AT: $25,590
- Workmate Hi-Rider 2.4TD 6MT: $28,830
4×2 Extra Cab (pick-up)
- SR Hi-Rider, 2.8TD 6AT: $44,210
4×2 Double Cab (pick-up)
- Workmate 2.7 5MT: $33,070
- Workmate 2.7 6AT: $35,070
- Workmate Hi-Rider 2.4TD 6MT: $40,160
- Workmate Hi-Rider 2.4TD 6AT: $42,160
- SR Hi-Rider 2.8TD 6MT: $43,230
- SR Hi-Rider 2.8TD 6AT: $45,230
- SR5 Hi-Rider 2.8TD 6AT: $53,690
4×4 Single Cab (cab chassis)
- Workmate 2.4TD 6MT: $39,520
- SR 2.8TD 6MT: $42,590
- SR 2.8TD 6AT: $44,59
4×4 Extra Cab (cab chassis)
- Workmate 2.4TD 6AT: $45,220
- SR 2.8TD 6MT: $46,250
- SR 2.8TD 6AT: $48,250
4×4 Extra Cab (pick-up)
- SR5 2.8TD 6AT: $58,400
4×4 Double Cab (cab chassis)
- Workmate 2.4TD 6AT: $47,290
- SR 2.8TD 6MT: $48,510
- SR 2.8TD 6AT: $50,660
- SR5 2.8TD 6AT: $58,420 (new variant)
- SR5+ 2.8TD 6AT: $60,920 (new variant)
4×4 Double Cab (pick-up)
- Workmate 2.4TD 6MT: $46,790
- Workmate 2.4TD 6AT: $48,790
- SR 2.8TD 6MT: $50,010
- SR 2.8TD 6AT: $52,160
- SR+ 2.8TD 6AT: $54,160
- SR5 2.8TD 6MT: $57,920
- SR5 2.8TD 6AT: $59,920
- SR5+ 2.8TD 6MT: $60,420
- SR5+ 2.8TD 6AT: $62,420
All prices listed exclude on-road costs
- Premium paint: $600
- SR+: $2000 over SR (adds 17-inch alloys and satellite navigation)
- SR5+: $2500 over SR5 (adds power driver’s seat, heated front seats and leather-accented trim)
The headline act of the updated range is the more powerful 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel, which now makes 150kW (at 3400rpm) and 500Nm (at 1600-2800rpm) when fitted with the six-speed automatic. Manual models develop 420Nm (at 1400-3400rpm).
Lower grades offer a 110kW/400Nm 2.4-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel, while the entry-level versions are fitted as standard with a 122kW/245Nm 2.7-litre four-cylinder petrol engine.
The smaller diesel makes peak power and torque at 3400rpm and 1600-2000rpm respectively, while the petrol does the same at 5200rpm and 4000rpm respectively.
Both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations are available throughout the line-up (see price list above), with manual and automatic transmissions offered for all powertrains.
Petrol models are fitted as standard with a five-speed manual transmission as standard while the diesels are mated to a six-speeder. A six-speed automatic is optional or standard depending on variant.
The updated 2.8-litre diesel claims to improve fuel consumption by as much as 11.1 per cent, quoted at between 7.1L/100km and 8.1L/100km depending on variant.
Meanwhile, the 2.4-litre oiler is rated at between 7.4L/100km and 8.0L/100km depending on variant.
Finally, the petrol four claims to use between 7.1L/100km and 8.0L/100km.
The variations in fuel economy are based on body style, drivetrain (4×2 v 4×4) and transmission, for reference.
The HiLux’s measurements are dependent on which variant you choose.
Pick-ups are 5325mm long (except Workmate Double Cab at 5330mm) and 1855mm wide (except Single Cab and Workmate 4×2 Double Cab at 1800mm.
All variants have a 3085mm wheelbase, with ground clearance rated at 216mm for all variants bar 4×2 models with the base petrol engine (174mm)
Braked towing capacity is 2500kg for petrol models, 2800kg for 2WD diesels, and 3500kg for all 4×4 models.
Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) again depends on variant, rated between 2700kg and 3100kg.
For off-road buffs, approach angle is 29 degrees for all models bar base 4×2 petrol models (23 degrees), while departure angle is between 20 and 27 degrees.
Wading depth is rated at 700mm, and the fuel tank is 80 litres.
All versions of the new HiLux get a suite of Toyota Safety Sense technologies as standard, including AEB with pedestrian (day/night) and cyclist (day) detection, high-speed adaptive cruise control, and lane departure warning with steering assist via brakes. Road sign assist is also included.
SR5 4×4 models as well as auto-equipped SR 4×4 double cabs (including cab-chassis) feature hill descent control, while SR5 double- and extra-cab pick-ups now get front and rear parking sensors as standard.
4×2 Hi-Rider and 4×4 models feature 319mm front ventilated brake discs with opposed-piston calipers and 295mm self-adjusting rear drums with leading and trailing shoes.
Other 4×2 HiLux models get 296mm front ventilated discs with floating calipers and 254mm rear drums.
The eighth-generation Toyota HiLux wears a five-star ANCAP rating for vehicles sold from July 2019 onwards, scoring 96 per cent for adult occupant protection, 87 per cent for child occupants, 88 per cent for vulnerable road users and 78 per cent for safety assist.
ANCAP’s rating applies to all variants. Read more here.
The following features are new for the 2021 HiLux:
- 8.0-inch touchscreen with control knobs and enhanced voice recognition
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- New instrument dials
- 4.2-inch driver’s supervision display now with digital speedo
- Revised four-bulb halogen headlights (Workmate, SR)
- New-design LED headlights (SR5)
- 17-inch alloy wheels optional on SR (part of SR+ pack)
- 18-inch alloy wheel in new two-tone machine finish (SR5)
- All-weather floor mats
- Retuned spring rates, shock absorbers and suspension bushes
- Revised cabin mounts
Warranty and Servicing
The Toyota HiLux is covered by Toyota’s five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty which covers any Toyota-produced part, panel and accessory.
Engine and driveline warranty can be extended by another two years provided the vehicle is serviced according to schedule, along with seven years of emergency assistance.
Service pricing is capped between $220 and $250 per visit for the first four visits, covering two years or 40,000km.
Maintenance is still required every six months or 10,000km, which is notably shorter than the usual 12 month/15,000km intervals offered by most rivals.