Toyota has added an aggressive-looking TRD accessories pack option for its HiLux ute, starting at $58,990 drive-away.
Available with either black or white exterior paint, the Toyota Racing Development (TRD) package includes a number of interior and exterior enhancements, though there have been no modifications to the HiLux’s 130kW/450Nm (420Nm manual) 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine.
Based on the top-spec ($54,390 before ORCs) SR5 double cab variant, the HiLux with TRD package includes a red ‘TRD’ front skid plate, black TRD grille, TRD front bumper and TRD wheel arch flares up front, along with black 18-inch inch six-spoke alloy wheels, black sports bar, black body mouldings on the front and sides, tow kit, tray liner, soft tonneau cover, tail-light covers and TRD mudflaps.
Inside, the HiLux TRD adds branded carpet floor mats and a TRD gearshift for automatic variants.
According to Toyota Australia’s executive director of sales and marketing, Tony Cramb, the SR5 grade was chosen as the base vehicle for the TRD package as it accounted for more than half of 4×4 HiLux sales in 2016.
“Local buyers voted with their wallets to make HiLux the best-selling vehicle in Australia last year – and the majority clearly indicated their preference for upmarket features combined with HiLux’s renowned go-anywhere capability,” he said.
The HiLux TRD also comes equipped with features already standard on the SR5 grade, including climate control, cruise control, satellite navigation, Toyota Link app compatibility, electrically-adjustable driver’s seat, DAB digital radio, bluetooth, and a multi-function steering wheel.
Other equipment highlights include a rear differential lock, electronic transfer case, seven airbags, rear-view camera, along with auto-levelling LED headlights. Black side steps, keyless entry and start, hill-start assist and hill-descent control complete the deal.
Pricing for the HiLux TRD starts at $58,990 drive-away for the six-speed manual with white paint, with the black-painted version kicking off at $59,540 drive-away. Opting for the six-speed automatic transmission adds $2000 on either version.
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2017 Toyota HiLux with TRD accessories package pricing (drive-away)
White paint, manual – $58,990
Black paint, manual – $59,540
Six-speed automatic transmission – $2000