The Toyota HiLux has long had a reputation for being one of the toughest utes on the market, and with this, the eighth-generation model, the brand says it has made the unbreakable HiLux even more unbreakable.
Underneath is an all-new frame and platform that has been strengthened for better structural rigidity, and that new frame has meant that the benchmark 3.5-tonne towing capability that rivals had lauded previously is now achieved by some variants of the HiLux range (manual 2.8-litre diesels; auto 2.8L diesels have 3.2-tonne capacity).
The new 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel unit has a smaller capacity that the previous model (3.0L), and one fewer cylinder than a couple of its chief rivals (BT-50 and Ranger have a five-cylinder 3.2L engine).
The interior is completely new, and in a first for the ute segment, every model has a touchscreen media system. In the SR5 you get satellite navigation and digital radio, too, and the system is simple to use – though we wonder how many tradies in the Workmate model will wish for a more dust-resistant screen… That said, all models with the pick-up tub get a reverse-view camera as standard, while cab-chassis buyers can get a camera fitted for just $440. Nice one, Toyota.
However, there are some really thoughtful touches to the cabin, including a cooler box that can store two 600mL bottles, and a pair of hidden stowage bins in the rear underneath the split-fold back seat base.
Parents will be happy to learn that ISOFIX points with top-tether straps are fitted to the outboard rear seats, but those same parents may also be a little disappointed by a lack of rear-seat air vents.
Overall, the new Toyota Hilux suspension still transmits a lot of bumps intro the cabin, but it has a better steering, is quieter than some SUV’s on the road, truly tough and seriously capable off-road.
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