Toyota has priced the range-topping Rogue and Rugged X trims of its updated HiLux.

    The Rogue is priced at $68,990 before on-road costs while the Rugged X comes in at $69,990 before on-roads.

    Both arrive in dealerships late this November, though final timing will be determined by the level of restrictions in Melbourne where they undergo final assembly.

    That pricing puts them above the Ford Ranger Wildtrak in price ($62,090-$65,790 list), albeit below the Ranger Raptor ($77,190 list).

    The SR5 upon which they’re based is priced at $59,920 before on-roads, while the new, higher-specced SR5+ costs $62,420.

    The Rogue is what Toyota calls a “work and play” model, while the Rugged X is aimed at off-road buyers.

    Both feature styling enhancements heavily inspired by the North American Tacoma ute, including more aggressive fender flares.

    The Rogue adds a locally-developed motorised roller cover for the tray which can be operated remotely via the key fob. It also features integrated lighting and an anti-jam function.

    There’s also a new sports bar made from resin, more aggressive fender flares, and unique 18-inch alloy wheels.

    The off-road ready Rugged X features rock rails and a hoopless bull bar, plus a wider grille, redesigned driving lights, an LED light bar at the front, and jet black 17-inch alloy wheels.

    Other changes for the flagship HiLux trim include heavy-duty front springs, a snorkel with a reversible head and front and rear recovery points painted red.

    Toyota’s also added a sports bar with attachment points and a redesigned moulded tub tray and rear bumper, as well as various decals.

    The engine is unchanged for both: the new uprated 2.8-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder producing 150kW of power and 500Nm of torque. The six-speed automatic is the only transmission available in the Rogue and Rugged X.

    Like the SR5+, standard equipment includes an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and satellite navigation, as well as leather seats (heated up front), a nine-speaker JBL premium sound system, an eight-way power driver’s seat and adaptive cruise control.

    Standard safety kit includes autonomous emergency braking with daytime cyclist detection and day and night time pedestrian and cyclist detection.

    There’s also lane-departure warning with what Toyota calls “steering assist”, which applies the brakes when it detects you leaving your lane, plus traffic sign recognition.

    For more information on the updated HiLux range, check out our pricing and specs article.

    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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