The 2021 Toyota HiLux is just weeks away from showrooms after one of the first shipments was spotted on a dock in Adelaide. Deliveries at other Australian ports are expected to follow in the coming days and weeks
The photo shows a 2021 Toyota HiLux SR5 double cab with the new 'tub delete' option, alongside an SR model grade, distinguished by the grey rather than chrome grille surround, and steel wheels rather than alloys.
The photo of the first batch of Toyota HiLuxes on an Adelaide dock first appeared on Facebook, and was then spotted by Unsealed4x4.com.au.
Toyota dealers across Australia are desperate to get the updated HiLux into showrooms as many have sold out of current stock, or have barely enough of the runout model to see them through until the updated range arrives.
The 2021 Toyota HiLux was supposed to be on sale in Australia in the third week of July, however a six-week pause in production at the Thailand factory due to the coronavirus crisis has pushed back the due date.
Toyota dealers contacted by CarAdvice have been told not to expect their first “wholesale” cars to be ready until the second half of August. Most dealers we spoke to are quoting delivery times of early September.
As reported by CarAdvice exclusively yesterday, the 2021 Toyota HiLux will be subject to significant price rises across the range due to a 10.2 per cent fall in the value of the Australian dollar versus the Japanese Yen and Thai Baht over the past 18 months.
The increase in RRP on popular models such as the Toyota HiLux SR5 amounts to $2500, but dealers suspect actual transaction prices will likely be up to $8000 dearer than the $54,990 drive-away offer for the SR5 auto for the better part of the last two years.
Toyota is yet to formally reveal pricing and complete details of the new range, but an announcement is due in the coming weeks.