The Toyota HiLux has been Australia’s best-selling ute for years, and ahead of an all-new model being unveiled later in 2015, the brand is seeing off the current model with the Black Edition.
Yes, it’s the Black Edition – finished in white, of course – which is based on the most popular variant of the HiLux line-up, the dual-cab four-wheel drive turbo diesel SR5 model.
It’s available as a limited run of less than 1000 vehicles, and if the continued success of Toyota’s long-serving tough truck is any indication, they won’t last long – even priced from $53,240 for the manual and $55,990 for the five-speed auto tested here.
There are some extra inclusions over and above the range-topping SR5 including 17-inch alloy wheels, black side steps, black sports bar and all-black, leather highlighted trim. Trainspotters will notice the TRD badges, and it’s been a while since we’ve seen them on a Toyota in Australia.
Inside, it features the same 6.1-inch touch-screen media system as is seen in other SR5 models, with a reverse-view camera and satellite navigation.