TEN years in the making, the all new Toyota Hilux is finally here and is available for a test drive now through Knights Toyota Leongatha.
The workhorse has had a complete makeover – it’s new from the ground up.
The most impressive improvements to this well-loved car is that it is packed with new technology, ready for the demands of Australian roads, those in town or well off the beaten track,
The Hilux has been extensively tested for Australian roads. It has been developed and tuned for our conditions.
There’s plenty of grunt with the newly developed engine in the 4×4 range (2.4L and 2.8L Turbo Diesel options) with six-speed automatic or six speed manual transmission.
Towing capacity is now up to an impressive 3.5 tonnes on Turbo-Diesel 4×4 variants with a payload up to 1240kg.
The redesigned heavy duty suspension and underbody protection on all Hi-Rider and 4×4 variants are built strong and durable.
It has great ground clearance and a 4×4 Transfer Switch that allows you to quickly balance the drive to suit.
Built tough, the Hilux is also versatile – it’s designed to make the transition to town and city driving a breeze.
It has the maximum five-star ANCAP Safety Rating, with seven airbags as standard across the range; reverse camera is available on the Hilux Pick Up variants.
Toyota has developed three new-look, high strength genuine bull-bars that are 100 per cent compliant to ensure airbags deploy at the exact time.
The technology (and luxury) continues inside, in the cab – the dash has been fully updated with its tablet-style touch screen; telephone and voice recognition switches are on the steering wheel, there’s Bluetooth connectivity, along with the standards in family SUVs: air conditioning, keyless entry, power windows, cup holders and other ‘mod cons’.
Of course, if you want more, the huge range of genuine accessories are covered for the entirety of the new vehicle warranty.
Come in and see for yourself what the new Hilux has to offer; test drives are available at Knights Toyota.
Speak to Bradley, Hayley or Mitch for more information and pricing.
At a glance
Warranty: 3 years/100,000km
Capped servicing: $1080 over three years
Service interval: 6 months/10,000km
Safety: 7 airbags, 5 stars
Engine: 2.4L 4-cyl turbo-diesel, 110kW/400Nm; 2.8L 4-cyl turbo-diesel, 130kW/450Nm; 2.7L 4-cyl, 122kW/245Nm; 4.0L V6, 175kW/376Nm
Transmission: 5-spd and 6-spd man, 6-spd auto; RWD/4WD
Spare: Full-size steel or alloy