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VFACTS: Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi Triton and Isuzu D-Max make the Top 10

The Toyota HiLux posted its strongest March result of all time last month, as it got a head-start on its run to becoming the nation’s favourite vehicle for a sixth year in a row. The strong ute result comes as sales of Light Commercial Vehicles (the industry term for utes and vans) outsold traditional passenger cars for the first time in Australian automotive history, in March 2021, with 23,255 LCVs reported as sold (up 28 per cent compared to the same month last year) versus 21,360 passenger cars (down 1...

2015-20 Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series, 2019-20 HiLux recalled for compliance label misprint

Toyota Australia has recalled (or, in certain cases, issued a warning on) 541 examples of the 2015-20 LandCruiser 200 Series four-wheel-drive and 74 examples of the HiLux ute for an issue with the compliance label...

VFACTS 2020: Toyota HiLux tops the charts for the fifth year in a row

The Toyota HiLux ute maintained its title as Australia’s favourite car after notching up its fifth win in a row, according to official sales figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. The 2020 result also marks the 20th year in a row the Toyota HiLux has been Number One in the Northern Territory, the 14th year in a row it has been the top-seller in Queensland, and the 13th year in a row at the top of the sales charts in West Australia...

Top 20: Your most-read reviews in 2020

Yesterday we took a look at the vehicle models which garnered the most review-reads in 2020, but what happens when we break it down further and look at the individual reviews you read most? There were some big launches across a lot of key segments in a year where traditional launch programs and motor shows were all but non-existent...

2021 Toyota HiLux Rugged X and Rogue delayed until January

The 2021 Toyota HiLux Rugged X and Rogue won’t be available for customer deliveries until January even though demonstrator models have begun arriving in dealerships across Australia. Both models were meant to be on sale by now, however a chronic production bottleneck at the Melbourne conversion facility – caused by extended lockdowns in Victoria during the coronavirus crisis – has prompted the delay...

2018 Toyota HiLux, Fortuner recalled over brake booster fault

Toyota Australia has recalled 23,957 examples of its HiLux ute and Fortuner SUV. According to the recall notice from Toyota, "improper moulding conditions" during production of the resin piston inside the vehicles' brake boosters – which, as its name suggests, amplifies the braking force applied when the brake pedal is pushed – could cause the piston's strength to degrade...

ACCC takes Toyota to task over DPF faults, warranty knockbacks

Toyota has filed a court-enforceable undertaking with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) following ongoing diesel particulate filter warranty complaints – and has, for now, escaped any financial penalty...

2020 Toyota HiLux recalled due to compliance label

Toyota Australia has issued a recall of 15 examples of its 2020 Hilux (MY20). The recall notice, which is expected to be lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the legally-required compliance label was incorrectly affixed to the vehicles. Affected HiLux utes were manufactured between 1 June 2020 and 4 August 2020...

Toyota Hilux thefts more than double, Holden Commodore thefts halve, as stolen exports increase

Thefts of Toyota HiLux utes have more than doubled over the past 10 years – and almost one-in-three stolen are never recovered, suspected of being broken into parts which are then sold illegally in Australia and overseas. More than 2000 Toyota HiLuxes have been reported as stolen in the past financial year alone, estimated to have a combined insurance value of $31...

Toyota HiLux DPF: What has been done to fix it

Toyota Australia has fixed thousands of faulty or clogged diesel particulate filters across HiLux, Prado and Fortuner models made since 2015 – and now it claims the newly updated versions of those cars have a system redesigned in such a way as to avoid past problems...

Check out that 4x4! Back to The Future Toyota Hilux tribute for sale. UPDATE: Sold and coming to Aus!

"Check out that 4x4! That is hot!" Marty McFly from Back To The Future sure could pick a cool Hilux, and now you can too! UPDATE, November 7: You're out of time folks! The Hilux sold for US$36,250 (A$49,945) - which, we have to say, is pretty heavy. BUT, in a really cool and fun twist, the Marty McFly Hilux is coming to Australia! That's right, the buyer is bringing Hill Valley to our fair shores...