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Update: 2012 Toyota HiLux Review

Toyota Australia has today launched the 2012 Toyota HiLux range with an updated look, repositioned pricing and the addition of three new variants.

From the outside the changes are relatively obvious with the new bonnet, front fenders, bumper and headlamps easy to spot. Restyled upper and lower radiator grilles finish off the front-end changes whilst new rear combination lamps (for pick-up models) will help distinguish the 2012 Toyota HiLux from its predecessor.

HiLux SR5 models also gain restyled wheels plus door mirrors with integrated indicators.

Anti-skid brakes and a tachometer have now been added as standard kit across the whole Toyota HiLux range. All 4×4 WorkMates get a limited-slip differential whilst Automatic 4×4 WorkMate, SR and SR5 models also gain cruise control as standard.

Safety enhancements include the addition of side and curtain airbags for 4×4 SR5 and SR variants plus vehicle stability control becomes standard kit to SR5 4×4 double cabs with the availability extendeded to SR double cabs as well (option).

From the inside there is the introduction of a new audio system (different for each grade) plus a complete new centre dash register. The SR5s get a 6.1-inch LCD touch screen with satellite navigation, voice recognition, radio text and safety warnings (school zones, speed & red-light cameras).

Toyota has updated the seat fabrics on selected variants whilst adding automatic climate control to SR5s.

The pick-up 4×2 and 4×4 segments have heated up this year with the arrival of the Volkswagen Amarok as well as cheap Chinese-made models.

The soon to be launched Ford Ranger and Mazda BT-50 are also certain to make huge impacts on the two segments. In order to stay competitive, Toyota Australia has reduced the price of its entire 4×4 HiLux range, offering between $1,960 to $8,340 (SR5 Xtra Cab TD) better value. The Toyota HiLux 4×2 variants have also been repositioned, with some providing up to $1,640 better value.

CarAdvice will bring you a complete review and road test of the new Toyota HiLux range before week’s end. For now, check out the model walkthrough, pricing and gallery below.

2012 Toyota HiLux feature list:

4×2 WorkMate

  • Tacho
  • Shift-position indicator (auto only)
  • 2-speaker single CD audio and Bluetooth™ * / USB / AUX
  • Front personal lamp (excl. Single Cab)
  • Vinyl seat trim
  • Plastic door trim
  • Urethane steering wheel
  • Urethane shift knob
  • Green side and rear glass
  • Black radiator grille
  • Black manual exterior mirrors
  • 15” steel wheels
  • Driver and passenger airbags
  • Anti-skid brakes

4×2 SR (over and above WorkMate)

  • Upgraded fabric seat trim
  • Upgraded fabric door trim
  • Silver-accented urethane steering wheel with audio controls
  • Power windows (auto up-down for driver)
  • Cruise control
  • Remote central locking
  • Illuminated entry system (key ignition)
  • Painted radiator grille with chrome
  • Black power exterior mirrors
  • Limited slip differential (V6 models)
  • Body-coloured front bumpers

4×2 SR5 (over and above SR)

  • Dusk-sensing headlights
  • Single-zone auto air-conditioning
  • 6-speaker single CD navigation and Bluetooth™ / USB (without AUX input)
  • Premium shift knob with silver highlight
  • Premium steering wheel with audio, MID and telephone controls
  • Privacy side and rear glass (Double Cab only)
  • High grade finish grille
  • Chrome power exterior mirrors with turn signal lights
  • 15” alloy wheels
  •  Polished alloy sports bar

4×4 WorkMate

  • Tacho
  • Shift-position indicator (auto only)
  • 2-speaker single CD audio and Bluetooth™ / USB / AUX
  • Front personal lamp (excl. Single Cab)
  • Vinyl seat trim
  • Plastic door trim
  • Urethane steering wheel
  • Urethane shift knob
  • Green side and rear glass
  • Black radiator grille
  • Black manual exterior mirrors
  • Cruise control (auto only)
  • Dual-range transmission
  • 16” steel wheels
  • Driver and passenger airbags
  • Anti-skid brakes
  • Limited-slip differential

4×4 SR (over and above WorkMate)

  • Sports-style seats with upgraded fabric trim
  • Upgraded fabric door trim
  • Silver-accented urethane steering wheel with audio controls
  • Power windows (auto up-down for driver)
  • Cruise control
  • Remote central locking
  • Illuminated entry system (key ignition)
  • Painted radiator grille with chrome
  • Side steps
  • Black power exterior mirrors
  • Side seat and curtain shield airbags
  • Body-coloured front bumpers

Option Pack (Double Cab)

  • Over-fender flares
  • Optitron combimeter
  • 17” steel wheels
  • VSC + TRC + EBD + BA

4×4 SR5 Xtra Cab (over and above SR)

  • Dusk-sensing headlights
  • Optitron combimeter
  • Single-zone auto air-conditioning
  • 6-speaker single CD navigation and Bluetooth™ / USB (less AUX input)
  • Premium gear-shift knob
  • Premium steering wheel with audio, MID and telephone controls
  • High grade finish grille
  • Over-fender flares
  • Chrome power exterior mirrors with turn signal lights
  • 15” alloy wheels
  • Polished alloy sports bar

Double Cab (over and above Xtra Cab)

  • Shift-lever silver surround (auto only)
  • Privacy side + rear glass
  • 17” alloy wheels
  • VSC + TRC + EBD + BA

2012 Toyota HiLux Pricing

 

Previous RRP#

New RRP#

Difference

4×2 Single Cab

WorkMate CC L4 manual

$18,490

$18,990

$500

WorkMate CC L4 auto

$20,490

$20,990

$500

WorkMate CC TD manual

$24,490

New Variant

SR CC V6 manual

$24,090

$24,990

$900

SR CC V6 auto

$26,590

$27,490

$900

SR CC TD manual

$26,590

$26,990

$400

SR Pick-up V6 manual

$26,490

$26,490

$0

SR Pick-up V6 auto

$28,990

$28,990

$0

 4×2 Xtra Cab

SR V6 auto

$30,890

$30,990

$100

SR TD manual

$31,990

New Variant

SR5 V6 auto

$40,390

$40,990

$600

 4×2 Double Cab

WorkMate L4 manual

$26,990

$26,990

$0

WorkMate L4 auto

$28,990

$28,990

$0

SR V6 manual

$34,190

$34,990

$800

SR V6 auto

$36,690

$37,490

$800

SR TD manual

$32,590

$32,990

$400

SR5 V6 manual

$41,890

Discontinued

SR5 V6 auto

$44,390

$44,990

$600

 

4×4 Single Cab

WorkMate CC TD manual

$31,990

New Variant

WorkMate CC TD auto

$33,990

New Variant

SR CC V6 manual

$35,640

Discontinued

SR CC V6 auto

$38,140

Discontinued

SR CC TD manual

$38,140

$34,990

-$3,150

SR CC TD auto

$40,140

$37,490

-$2,650

 4×4 Xtra Cab

SR CC TD manual

$43,040

$38,490

-$4,550

SR TD manual

$39,990

New Variant

SR5 V6 manual

$50,140

Discontinued

SR5 TD manual

$52,640

$46,990

-$5,650

 4×4 Double Cab

WorkMate TD manual

$38,990

New Variant

WorkMate TD auto

$40,990

New Variant

SR V6 manual

$42,390

$41,990

-$400

SR V6 auto

$44,890

$44,490

-$400

SR CC TD manual

$44,140

$40,490

-$3,650

SR TD manual

$44,890

$41,990

-$2,900

SR TD auto

$46,890

$44,490

-$2,400

SR5 V6 manual

$51,190

$50,990

-$200

SR5 V6 auto

$53,690

$53,490

-$200

SR5 TD manual

$53,690

$50,990

-$2,700

SR5 TD auto

$55,690

$53,490

-$2,200

# Recommended retail prices do not include statutory charges or other on-road costs.

CC = Cab Chassis

TD = 3.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine (126kW 343Nm)

L4 = 2.7-litre four-cylinder petrol engine (116kW 240Nm)

V6 = 4.0-litre V6 petrol engine (175kW – 376Nm)

OPTIONS

  • Metallic paint $400
  • Air-conditioning $2,051
  • SR option pack $1,500



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