There’s a reason Hilux has been the number one 4WD ute in New Zealand so many years. While the Hilux is sold worldwide, Kiwis have enjoyed a special relationship with this rugged ute for decades. And it’s no wonder the legendary badge has such a fantastically loyal following in a country like ours, where state highway can turn to goat track within a couple of crossroads; you need something that’ll tackle it all.
Powered by the new flexible and efficient 2.8L turbo diesel - welcome to the most refined Hilux engine yet.
Getting in and out of your vehicle just to unlock the differential so you can switch between 4WD and 2WD isn’t always an option - especially when you're trying to get a job done. That's why all 4WD Hilux come with part time 4WD and an Automatically Disconnecting Differential (ADD), so you can switch to 4WD and back again at the switch of the dial. ADD also improves fuel consumption because there is less drag when the vehicle’s front wheels are not driving. H2 for on-road A to B travel, H4 for when the going gets a litte tricker like on gravel roads and L4 is where the off-road adventure begins.
Built with New Zealand’s uniquely harsh environment and rugged landscape in mind, Hilux continues to prove why its a Kiwi favourite. From its new-look headlights and grille combo to its wider, stronger tray, there’s a lot worth talking about when it comes to the design of the all new Hilux. All 4x4 models feature exclusive '4
To make the most of the new engine there’s a new 6-speed manual transmission on selected models – or you can go for the 6-speed automatic option if that’s your preference. The transmission has a smooth feel to it when you shift gears while a shortened gear lever offers more responsive gear changing.
i-MT is a new feature for the SR5 manual Hilux. It’s there to help you manage your revs and shift gears more smoothly. It comes in useful off-road or when driving slowly around the city. With i-MT engaged (just hit the button to turn it on), you can gently lift your foot off the clutch and the vehicle maintains enough revs to avoid stalling. Pretty handy when you’re off road and pointing your Hilux uphill.
Every Hilux features a 7" touchscreen, providing access to all your audio, including Bluetooth streamed files from your smartphone or device. You can also easily scroll to the next song using the audio controls on the steering wheel.
Once in reverse, the large colour tablet-like screen becomes your reversing camera display, helping you manoeuver safely.
SR5 and SR5 Limited models also feature Satellite Navigation with SUNA traffic avoidance system.
Because there’s often the need to tow a load, Trailer Sway Control (TSC) is used to help keep the trailer swinging from side to side. It does this by providing appropriate braking and reduces engine power, if needed. It’s a reassuring thing to have when the loads are big, or the winds are high.
A 220 volt, 100 watt power outlet is available for SR5 and SR5 Limited models. Its enough to charge up your power tools or run a laptop. Handy if your Hilux doubles as your work-space, and it's pretty useful when you take the family out camping too.
Whether your Hilux is for work or play – or a little of both – you’ll want the extra peace of mind that comes with a robust suite of safety measures onboard.
The 5 Star ANCAP safety-rated Hilux 2WD line-up arrives with driver and passenger front and side airbags, front curtain shield airbags and rear curtain shield airbags.
The Satellite Navigation with SUNA TM traffic channel is availble on SR5 and SR5 Limited models. It's like having a personal 'traffic expert' in the car with you at all times, anywhere you go in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington or Christchurch.
The SUNA channel broadcasts real-time traffic information about major arterial roads, freeways and motorways directly to the in-built navigation system, which is then translated into warnings relevant to your exact location.
SUNA is able to recommend alternative routes that minimise congestion and delays, so you can get where you're going faster and stress-free. It also maximises your safety by letting you know if there are any major oil spills or road slips in your vicinity.
Bolstering your ability to control the Hilux 4WD both on and off road, the range also features side door impact bars and intuitive Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)[?] ensuring safe cornering no matter what the conditions. Hilux Double Cab models with VSC[?] also come with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)[?] and Brake Assist (BA)[?] for even more control.
The expanded Toyota Genuine Accessories range also includes redesigned regulars for leisure and work-related activities, including a towbar purpose-designed to support the maximum towing capacity of each Hilux model. The range also includes familiar items such as bonnet and headlamp protectors, rear park assist sensors, side steps and roof racks.
Because every Hilux is expected to perform a specific task, over 200 individual accessory options are available to help tailor your vehicle to your needs. Front, back, interior and exterior; the Hilux is covered.
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