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Toyota HiLux gets mega makeover courtesy of Carlex design

Polish car modification company Carlex mightn't be a household name in Australia, but the Toyota HiLux certainly is - and what you see here is the culmination of the two. The Toyota HiLux Hilly from Carlex's Pickup Design workshop apparently showcases what happens when a bunch of car-mad modders get their hands on a tough dual-cab ute and let their imaginations run wild...

2018 Toyota HiLux pricing and specs

Pricing and specifications for the updated 2018 Toyota HiLux range have been detailed ahead of an October 6 on-sale date, bringing a revised model line-up including new variants, small price increases, and the axing of the slow-selling 4.0-litre V6 engine...

Toyota HiLux upgrades and improvements coming: local arm 'not resting on laurels'

Despite the Toyota HiLux dominating local sales figures for the last sixth months consecutively – and taking out top honours in 2016 – the Japanese car maker's local division says it's taking the market and the segment seriously, with more upgrades and improvements to the hard-working model well and truly in the pipeline...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 9, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

Ranger sales overtake Corolla, HiLux stays king

The two most popular vehicles in Australia this year so far are light commercials, with the Toyota HiLux staying atop the charts and the rampaging Ford Ranger overtaking the Corolla. Reflecting Australians' almost insatiable taste for utes, four of the ten most popular sellers over the first third of 2017 are utes, with the Mitsubishi Triton in seventh (ahead of the Holden Commodore) and the Holden Colorado in tenth...

2015-17 Toyota HiLux recalled for battery fix: 39,000 vehicles affected

Toyota has issued a recall for 39,754 its 2015 to 2017 HiLux 4x2 Hi Rider and 4x4 utes over concerns vehicles fitted with the auxiliary battery kit could develop damage due to vibrations. According to the Japanese manufacturer, HiLux vehicles equipped with the Toyota Genuine Accessory pack could experience damage to the left-hand front fender apron, due to the improper installation of the battery kit, which causes vibration when driving over rough surfaces...

CarAdvice podcast 48: What cool car has our CarAdvice Founder bought?

Mandy, Paul and James Ward cover the New York Auto Show in car news, including the crazy Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, 2018 Lexus LS F-Sport, plus concept reveals of the Toyota FT-4X and Infiniti QX80 Monograph. Also, the LDV D90 has its world premiere in Australia, Lego Technic celebrates 40 years, the first ‘pursuit-rated’ hybrid car is revealed, and the quick 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is unveiled...

March sales: Three utes in overall top five

Three of the top-five selling vehicles in Australia, over the course of a record-setting March, were utes. Furthermore, light commercial vehicles attained a mammoth 21 per cent share of the total market, compared to SUVs (39.4) and passenger cars (37)...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 31, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

2017 Toyota HiLux TRD arrives from $58,990

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...

Toyota HiLux Tonka concept revealed

The Toyota HiLux Tonka concept has been revealed this week, paying tribute to the popular ute's top sales ranking in Australia last year, along with the 70th and 80th birthdays of the Tonka and Toyota brands respectively. Based on the flagship SR5 double cab variant, the HiLux Tonka concept features a number of off-road upgrades along with an eye-catching black-and-yellow livery...