Toyota Hilux Double Cab
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TOYOTA HILUX TOUGHENS ITS POSITION AS MARKET LEADER
Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) today announced the introduction of the new upgraded Toyota Hilux range in Southern Africa. The range, which is manufactured in South Africa at Toyota’s world class manufacturing plant in Prospecton, Durban, is available at Toyota dealers countrywide and will be exported to 57 countries in Africa and Europe.
The introduction coincides with the launch of a wider range of Hilux Xtra Cab vehicles, as well as the local production of the Xtra Cab range. The Hilux still offers one of the widest ranges of bakkies on the market, designed to offer the ideal vehicle to suit both leisure and commercial requirements.
Hilux – a true world vehicle
The Toyota Hilux remains South Africa and southern Africa’s bestselling vehicle and one of the most popular vehicles in the world. The current platform was introduced in 2005 and more than 5,5 million versions of this tough workhorse has been sold across the world.
The Hilux is manufactured in 8 countries and sold in more than 139 countries, with South Africa an established manufacturing source of the Hilux in the global Toyota network.
“The locally manufactured Hilux is a very important model in the Toyota range in South Africa and has been the best selling new vehicle – bar none – here for more than five years – with around 2 500 units being sold every month,” says Calvyn Hamman, Senior Vice President: Sales and Marketing for Toyota South Africa Motors.
“Nearly 860 000 Hilux vehicles have been sold in South Africa since its introduction in 1969, and as a major supplier of the Hilux and thanks to the local popularity of this vehicle, Toyota South Africa Motors plays a key role in the continuous development and further testing of the Hilux range.
“To this fact several key engineers, including Hilux Chief Engineer Koaru Hosokawa has made several trips to South Africa over the development of the Hilux and in the years since – to interact with customers, study usage patterns and test the upgrades and development of the vehicle that has ensured it remains true to its calling as high quality and extremely tough workhorse,” Hamman adds.
Wide range, multiple options
The newly expanded range now includes 21 vehicle derivatives, which consists of nine single cab models, three Xtra Cab models (increased from two models previously) and nine double cab versions. The range further offers a choice of five different engine options, two drive trains and two gearbox options.
The single cab range can be purchased as workhorse or leisure focussed vehicle and will offer the choice of 2.0 VVT-i and 2.7 VVT-i petrol or 2.5 D-4D and 3.0 D-4D turbo diesel engines.
The Xtra Cab range boasts an expanded range that now offers the option of a 4×2 2.5 D-4D SRX version to add to the choice of 3.0 D-4D versions in 4×2 and 4×4 configuration.
“We added the 2.5 D-4D SRX as an entry level model to the Xtra Cab range as it was clear there was a need for this type of vehicle. Our customers wanted a workhorse with extra space to securely store essential equipment or tools,” says Hamman.
The highly popular double cab range offers a wide range of engine, gearbox and drive train options, including the 2.5 D-4D and 3.0 D-4D turbo diesel engines, as well as the tried and trusted 2.7 VVT-i and powerful 4.0 V6 petrol engines.
The range of engines are paired with either a five speed manual gearbox or a four speed automatic gearbox with AI-Shift control that mates the gearbox shifting patterns the driver intentions and road conditions.