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Toyota HiLux outsells entire Holden range

Utes filled the top three sales spots in February — Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger and the updated Mitsubishi Triton — as our appetite for vehicles that can work and play eclipses a new threshold. While the entire car market hit the brakes last month, down by 9.3 per cent, the top selling utes either held or gained ground...

Toyota HiLux and Fortuner Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) fix begins

Toyota Australia has started issuing a 'Customer Service Exercise Notification' for the Toyota HiLux and Fortuner fitted with a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and the 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine. Due to it not being a customer safety issue, this isn't classed as a 'recall' and is instead simply a notice calling for customers to visit their dealers for a fix...

Who's making utes for whom?

Car companies have been sharing development costs for years, so it’s hardly shocking to see them doing the same with pickups/utes. For one, we’ve just seen Ford and Volkswagen announce the co-development of the next-generation Ranger and Amarok, due for market launch in 2022. Isuzu and Mazda are also sharing costs on the next D-Max/BT-50...

Toyota HiLux sets new record

The Toyota HiLux ute has shattered its previous sales record after posting the highest annual tally of any vehicle for the past decade. Preliminary figures for 2018 show the Toyota HiLux eclipsed 50,000 sales for the first time ever – overtaking the peak of 47,093 set in 2017 and the previous high of 42,956 set in 2008...

Class action against Toyota over DPF issues being considered

Toyota Australia is facing a class action lawsuit over issues with the Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) in 2015-18 HiLux, Prado and Fortuner vehicles powered by the 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine. According to the legal firm considering the claim, its clients have experienced "increased fuel consumption and a loss of power of the vehicle" because "hard deposits accumulating on the DPF oxidisation catalyst" stop it reaching the necessary temperature...

Toyota HiLux GR Sport revealed in São Paulo

Toyota has used the São Paulo motor show in Brazil to reveal the HiLux GR Sport, a sport-themed version of its top-selling ute featuring various enhancements from the company's Gazoo Racing performance division. Before you ask, it's not a Ranger Raptor rival. The HiLux GR Sport is more or less a visual and equipment package rather than a standalone performance variant – much like the dark-themed Rogue available locally...

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...

2018 Toyota HiLux Rugged, Rugged X and Rogue - image gallery

Toyota today took the wraps off the 2018 HiLux Rugged, Rugged X and Rogue, all of which go on sale in late April. With a starting price of $54,990 before on-road costs, the three models will offer buyers off-road oriented vehicles covered by factory warranty. You can read our full pricing and specifications article here...