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Hilux gets a specification tweak

Toyota Hilux

Hilux gets a specification tweak

The Hilux is a perennial favourite in South Africa and regularly tops not only the LCV sales list, but the overall vehicle sales list too. November 2021 saw the Toyota Hilux get a specification alignment and upgrades, making the country's most popular vehicle an even more attractive proposition.

In August 2020, the new 'face' of Hilux was introduced alongside the new flagship Legend grade, while the long-running SRX-grade made way for Raider. This change also introduced the premium leisure Legend RS models complete with electric roller-shutter deck lid.

In November 2021, further upgrades were made as well as a specification alignment, based on consumer response. First of all, the Legend grade was realigned. When introduced in 2020, the Legend 4x4 Auto models received additional specification features as the flagship of the double-cab range. While all Legend models boasted the same exterior design and visual treatment, only the 4x4 models received the full-house treatment, which included a leather interior, JBL premium audio system and Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) active safety system.

Double Cab

The specification alignment has done away with these differences, and now ALL Double Cab Legend models (including Raised Body 4x2) now boast the following features: Power-adjustable driver seat, leather interior, Toyota Safety Sense (Pre-crash system, Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control), dual-zone climate control and Enhanced Smart Entry system. The JBL premium 9-speaker audio system, remains exclusive to 4x4 Legend models.

Xtra Cab

The Xtra-cab Legend models have been given additional features to align them more closely with the Double Cab models. They now feature a leather interior and a power-adjustable driver seat.

Raider spec

The Hilux Raider, which is the mid-tier specification level, has been given a number of extra features to make this model even better value for money.

The mid-tier Raider models represent sound value, striking a balance between utility, comfort and convenience. For 2021 they now offer even more: all variant now have an alloy spare wheel, a height-adjustable driver seat and meter illumination control. In addition to this, the 2.4 GD-6 Double Cab models now have a 60/40 rear split seat, a rear armrest with cup holders and seat back pockets with shopping hooks. The 2.8 GD-6 Double Cab variants now have been upgraded to feature dual-zone climate control

Another change is that none of the Hilux models will have built-in satellite navigation, as it is now redundant with the inclusion of Android Auto/Apple CarPlay on all models fitted with an audio system. Drivers can use their preferred navigation app via the audio system.

Hilux gets a specification tweak

The Hilux is a perennial favourite in South Africa and regularly tops not only the LCV sales list, but the overall vehicle sales list too. November 2021 saw the Toyota Hilux get a specification alignment and upgrades, making the country's most popular vehicle an even more attractive proposition.

In August 2020, the new 'face' of Hilux was introduced alongside the new flagship Legend grade, while the long-running SRX-grade made way for Raider. This change also introduced the premium leisure Legend RS models complete with electric roller-shutter deck lid.

In November 2021, further upgrades were made as well as a specification alignment, based on consumer response. First of all, the Legend grade was realigned. When introduced in 2020, the Legend 4x4 Auto models received additional specification features as the flagship of the double-cab range. While all Legend models boasted the same exterior design and visual treatment, only the 4x4 models received the full-house treatment, which included a leather interior, JBL premium audio system and Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) active safety system.

Double Cab

The specification alignment has done away with these differences, and now ALL Double Cab Legend models (including Raised Body 4x2) now boast the following features: Power-adjustable driver seat, leather interior, Toyota Safety Sense (Pre-crash system, Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control), dual-zone climate control and Enhanced Smart Entry system. The JBL premium 9-speaker audio system, remains exclusive to 4x4 Legend models.

Xtra Cab

The Xtra-cab Legend models have been given additional features to align them more closely with the Double Cab models. They now feature a leather interior and a power-adjustable driver seat.

Raider spec

The Hilux Raider, which is the mid-tier specification level, has been given a number of extra features to make this model even better value for money.

The mid-tier Raider models represent sound value, striking a balance between utility, comfort and convenience. For 2021 they now offer even more: all variant now have an alloy spare wheel, a height-adjustable driver seat and meter illumination control. In addition to this, the 2.4 GD-6 Double Cab models now have a 60/40 rear split seat, a rear armrest with cup holders and seat back pockets with shopping hooks. The 2.8 GD-6 Double Cab variants now have been upgraded to feature dual-zone climate control

Another change is that none of the Hilux models will have built-in satellite navigation, as it is now redundant with the inclusion of Android Auto/Apple CarPlay on all models fitted with an audio system. Drivers can use their preferred navigation app via the audio system.