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2025 Toyota HiLux imagined: Our wish list for the next generation 

The Toyota HiLux has been Australia’s top-selling vehicle for the past five years in a row and is on track to notch up sixth win in 2021. When the Toyota HiLux took out top spot in 2016, it was the first time in Australian motoring history a workhorse had led the new-car market. Although it seems the Toyota HiLux’s winning streak has no end in sight, it is about to face its toughest competition to date...

VFACTS June 2021: New-car sales results show utes fill top three spots for second time in history

For only the second time in Australian automotive history, utes filled the top three sales spots outright in a given month, with record Ford Ranger sales leading the market ahead of the Toyota HiLux and Isuzu D-Max in June 2021. The first time utes dominated the Top Three was in June 2018, when the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger led the Mitsubishi Triton in third place...

VFACTS May 2021: Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger and Isuzu D-Max take out the Top Four, drive record ute sales 

Australia’s love affair with utes has hit a new milestone, accounting for approximately one in four of every new vehicle sold last month. Three utes – the Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger and Isuzu D-Max – filled the Top Four sales positions in May 2021 as buyers prepare to holiday at home amid international travel restrictions, and tradies tool up for the constriction boom...

Big change coming to Toyota HiLux in an attempt to thwart car thieves

Toyota is about to introduce technology that aims to slam the brakes on thefts of one of Australia’s most stolen cars. As reported exclusively by CarAdvice last year, thefts of the Toyota HiLux ute have more than doubled over the past 10 years as the vehicle has become more popular...

2020-2021 Toyota HiLux Rogue recalled with multiple electrical faults

Toyota Australia has recalled 683 examples of its 2021 Toyota HiLux Rogue dual-cab ute, citing up to three potential faults with the electronic roller cover. The affected vehicles were manufactured between May and October 2020 (Model Years 2020-2021), with many of these vehicles affected by more than one of the cited faults...

Toyota HiLux and Toyota Hiace gripped by severe stock shortages heading into June

Australia’s top-selling ute and van – the Toyota HiLux and Toyota Hiace – are facing severe stock shortages in the lead-up to the biggest month of the year for commercial vehicle sales. The month of June is a boom time for ute and van sales as businesses – big and small – take advantage of end of financial year deals...

2021 Toyota HiLux GR Sport coming in October – report

The 2021 Toyota HiLux could gain a sportier GR Sport variant later this year, according to overseas reports. Japanese publication Mag-X (via Creative311) claims a flagship GR Sport version of the best-selling HiLux will be introduced in Japan in October 2021, intended to "greatly improve" its off-road capabilities thanks to tuning from Toyota's Gazoo Racing performance division...

Toyota considering a pure-electric HiLux ute, but don't try to order one just yet

A pure-electric Toyota HiLux ute could one day be sold in Australian showrooms, but only after it has been tested to handle our tough conditions. As Tesla, Ford and Chevrolet prepare to launch electric pick-ups in the US, Toyota says it has not ruled out the possibility of a battery-electric version of Australia's top-selling vehicle, the Toyota HiLux...

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...