20 September 2011 / Vehicles
Toyota's popular Hilux has been enhanced thanks to a revised line up, advanced safety specifications and improved value for money.
A new model has been added to the Hilux range - a standard grade 4WD extra cab ute with 3.0 litre turbo diesel engine and five speed manual transmission.
There are now five 2WD models and eight 4WDs.
The Hilux 2WD is available with the choice of three body styles; single-cab cab-chassis, extra-cab ute and double-cab ute. All are available with a 3.0 litre turbo-diesel engine, while there is a 2.7 litre petrol engine available for single and double-cab models. All 2WD models have a 5 speed manual transmission.
The Hilux 4WD is available in four body styles: single-cab cab-chassis, extra-cab cab-chassis and ute, and double-cab ute. All versions have a 3.0 litre turbo-diesel engine and 5 speed manual transmission, while double cab models are also available with a 4 speed automatic gearbox.
SR5 versions are available for the 4WD extra-cab and double-cab ute.
All Hilux come with an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) as standard while all 4WD double cab models have Vehicle Stability Control (VSC).
Toyota New Zealand General Manager of Sales and Operations, Steve Prangnell said "We believe the revised specification and pricing of this new model offer excellent value for money and will strengthen Hilux's number one position in the light truck market.
Despite a significant increase in specification, Hilux 4WD models have been repositioned with substantial price reductions for selected models - up to $2,600.
Pricing for Hilux 2WD models have been adjusted to reflect the additional specification while improving their value proposition.
"Hilux diesel models are now even more affordable to maintain," said Mr Prangnell. "We've done away with the need for a six month or 7,500km oil and filter change on diesel models by expending the service interval. This means our customers will only need to visit their local dealership every 12 months or 15,000km."