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Toyota HiLux Rogue tow test: Lifestyle-ready

Toyota's HiLux is a legend, and the SR5-based Rogue is proving a popular variant. How does it handle some weekend-livin' towing jobs? Dom Wiseman explores its capability with a big boat, and a smaller jetski. MORE: HiLux news, reviews, comparisons and videos MORE: Everything Toyota...

2018 Toyota HiLux SR5 review

Like an old shoe, the HiLux remains the best-selling ute in Australia. But, is the shine starting to wear off? Paul Maric finds out.

2018 Toyota HiLux Rugged X manual review

Rugged by name, rugged by nature. Toyota has long maintained the HiLux is unbreakable, and its newest flagship, the Rugged X, wears its off-road credentials on its sleeve. But while it may be tough on the outside, the interior plays up its plushness.

2018 Toyota HiLux Rugged review

The Toyota HiLux Rugged is an attempt to tap into the lucrative accessory market in a more holistic way. This factory-backed SR derivative serves as a hardcore halo, and shows off what TMC's Australian engineers and designers can do when given something to sink their teeth into.

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Toyota HiLux Videos

2018 Toyota HiLux Rugged, Rugged X and Rogue review

Paul Maric has just spent the best part of two days testing Toyota's all-new models aimed at the buyer wanting more features and more off-road ability from their dual-cab ute. The Toyota HiLux Rogue, HiLux Rugged and HiLux Rugged X kicked off as an idea among Toyota Australia's executive team in 2015, just before the current-generation HiLux was released...

2018 Dual-cab ute mega test

Dual-cab utes are expected to be more versatile today than ever before. Rough and tough is not enough. The flagship versions must be comfortable inside, safe, and look the part because people want show ponies as well as workhorses. Our team have tested eight key contenders (LDV wouldn't give us a T60, and the X-Class hadn't launched in time for this test), to see how they all stack up...

2017 Toyota Hilux TRD review

Read the full article here. Today we’re going to take a look at something truly exciting that’s been developed by Toyota’s go-fast team, TRD. It’s the 2017 Toyota HiLux TRD. Wait, what? Toyota Racing Development hasn’t really worked this new model over to within an inch of its life, and it really hasn’t done anything to make it a much sportier than the standard vehicle...

Playtime in the Toyota HiLux Tonka concept and 2017 Toyota HiLux TRD

Read the full article here. We’re in the exhibition hall at Australian Technology Park in Sydney for the global unveiling of the Toyota HiLux Tonka concept, which is based on the top-spec double-cab SR5, A little playground with dirt, hills and giant building bricks has been set up inside the massive building to show off its capabilities...

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Toyota HiLux Comparisons

2018 Dual-Cab Ute Mega Test

Dual-cab utes are expected to be more versatile today than ever before. Rough and tough is not enough. The flagship versions must be comfortable inside, safe, and look the part because people want show ponies as well as workhorses. Consider, for a moment, that the eight most popular dual-cab models managed 193,000 sales in Australia last year, which equals 16 per cent of the entire new vehicle market...

Ute mega test: How do the tubs stack up?

They’re more likely to carry dirty nappies and road bikes than a bale of hay, but all eight of the cars on our 2018 dual-cab mega test are, you know, dual-cab utes. That means they still need to be fit for hard work. Has the transition to a life of luxury undermined the inherent practicality of these one-time work vehicles? Here’s a look at how the tray on each stacks up...

Ute mega test: Bluetooth comparison

In such a competitive segment, there can be a lot to take in when purchasing your next ute. As a result, Bluetooth user-friendliness and quality often gets overlooked, but generally, it is one of the most used features for drivers - especially tradies - as a lot of business calls are conducted while on the move...

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Toyota HiLux News

Ford Ranger, Toyota Hilux modifications a target for QLD Police: The facts about what is and isn’t legal

With the Holden Commodore ute and Aussie-built V8s now consigned to the history books, the taller pick-up ute has become the new love of those yearning for freedom with space and load-hauling practicality. It’s no surprise then, that in Australia the sales of utilities are now approaching almost 20 per cent of the total market...

2018 Toyota HiLux SR, SR5 facelift uncovered

The Toyota HiLux is set for a makeover, with SR and SR5 variants undergoing a design improvement as part of a recent technology change. The new front-end is limited to SR and SR5 models in 4x2 and 4x4 hi-rider guise, taking on a very similar look to the recently-announced Rogue special-edition. There are also hints of Rugged and Rugged X in the new look...

Toyota HiLux, Landcruiser Prado gain diesel particulate filter regeneration switch - UPDATE

UPDATE: The Toyota Fortuner will also get the DPF regeneration switch as part of the August tech change. Toyota will shortly announce the addition of a diesel particular filter (DPF) regeneration switch for the Landcruiser Prado and HiLux, as part of a rolling technical change on both models...

CarAdvice podcast 99: An insight into car wrapping

This week Mandy Turner, Mike Stevens, and Scott Collie are in the studio. In car news, pricing and specs have been released for the Kia Picanto GT-Line and the Toyota HiLux Rogue, Rugged and Rugged X. The Volkswagen Amarok is capable of 200kW thanks to a new V6, the BMW M2 Competition has been revealed, and the ACT Government will lease only zero-emission cars by 2021...

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Toyota HiLux Owner Reviews

2017 Toyota HiLux Workmate (4x4) review

My Toyota HiLux WorkMate 4x4 dual-cab is best described as unexceptionally capable. Now, I must qualify this review firstly, I didn't buy this car – it was chosen by the bean counters on price, reputation and perceived reliability. Of the previous fleet vehicles used by the business, the HiLuxes had the least issues, if any, compared to previous Mazdas, Fords and Nissans...

2007 Toyota HiLux SR review

I bought the car off my dad, as I needed a new car and I work as a tradie. I wasn't the biggest fan of it at first, mainly the looks and how it drove, but over time I added my own touches to the exterior. The car is rather basic in terms of technology for its year, however it has all the main things you want in a car: AUX and Bluetooth, a semi-decent stereo system, ABS, and two airbags...

2016 Toyota HiLux SR (4x4) Review

With the new crop of dual cab utes around, it is hard to decide which ones suits you better. Do I go for engine power, features, size or name? Mid-2016 I picked up my 2016 HiLux in hope that it would satisfy everything that I need. I loved the standard rear-view camera and the cool box that comes standard with the SR as well as the 7-inch touch screen...

2006 Toyota HiLux SR5 Review

The high-spec SR5 looks staunch with big roll bars and chrome trim. Mine's in silver. It's a big truck, and handles like a truck! I love the simplicity of my 2006 model. There are no chimes or annoying bells, and the quiet engine is very easy to work on and maintain. I don't like the plastic headlights, but I'll upgrade these to LED soon...

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2018 Toyota HiLux Rugged review

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