Different Types of the Toyota Hilux
The Toyota Hilux is one of the favorite compact pickup trucks on the Australian market, and for good reason. With its bevvy of options both across its range of different models, the HiLux has the right car for every kind of driver. But what does the latest model have to offer when it comes to the different types of available Toyota Hilux models? The answer is quite simply a lot.
If you’re a bit overwhelmed by the options at your disposal, have no fear. We’ve got you covered. Keep reading to learn about all the different types of the Toyota HiLux.
The Toyota HiLux WorkMate
If you’re looking for a car that gets the job done first and foremost, then the WorkMate could be the right variant for you. The WorkMate comes with 122kW of power and has a 2.7-litre petrol engine with manual transmission. Its fuel economy is a respectable 7.1L/100km.
In terms of the cab, you can choose between Single-Cab, Extra-Cab, or Double-Cab. It comes standard with 16” wheels with an available 17” upgrade on the 4×2 Hi-Rider and 4×4 models.
When it comes to safety, the WorkMate offers reversing cameras in its Pick-Up variants and a 6.1” colour touchscreen. Its 7 SRS airbags help contributes to the WorkMate’s 5-star 2015 ANCAP safety rating.
The Toyota HiLux SR
The next step up in the Hilux family is the SR. It comes with a bit more added features to help you complete any kind of job, no matter how tough, and do it in comfort. The SR does come with a bit more grunt than the WorkMate, with 130kW thanks to its 2.8L turbo diesel manual transmission. Its fuel economy is also slightly improved, boasting a 7.3L/100km range.
The SR offers the same cab options as the WorkMate, but the interior features noticeably improved fabric seats and a 7” touchscreen display with Toyota Link. One useful add-on features a Satellite Navigation system.
17” steel wheels come as standard and alloy wheels are an available add-on feature.
Just like the WorkMate, the SR boasts a 5-star ANCAP rating
The Toyota HiLux SR5
The SR5 offers many of the same features and specs of the SR, but with added advanced technology and noticeably impressive design.
The SR5 comes standard with automatic climate control, a top-notch security alarm, standard satellite navigation, and a 4.2” Multi-Informational Display.
The SR5 is available in 4×4 Double-Cab Pick Up and features an eye-catching stainless steel sports bar to keep everything in the bed of your truck in its right place.
One major available upgrade is to the interior where those who want to impress can opt for premium interior.
The Toyota HiLux Rogue
The Rogue is taking the HiLux style and strength to a new level with this upgraded premium interior, large alloy wheels, and a powerful and aggressive look.
Under the bonnet, the Rogue features a 2.8L diesel engine, with 6-speed automatic transmission and 8.5L/100km fuel economy.
The 18” alloy wheels support the Double-Cab (which is the only available option). Inside the cab, the Rogue features leather accented interior with heated front seats and an eight-way adjustable driver’s seat to let you drive at the most ideal and comfortable position.
Though the Rogue does have quite a few luxury options, it is first and foremost a utility vehicle. It has the option of an added tow bar, two ball and tongue, and trailer wiring harness. It also has the option of an added Marine grade carpet tub liner and a functional sports bar with attachment points for whatever you want to put in the bed.
The Toyota HiLux Rugged
Now things are starting to get really exciting. The HiLux Rugged fits the name in more ways than one. Built to overcome the most demanding terrain, the Rugged features rock rails, a snorkel, and a premium steel bulbar which is both for utility and to give the car an even more impressive look.
The standard interior kit includes a six-speaker sound system, touchscreen media system, radio, CD player, and MP3 capability. It also comes with sat nav, Bluetooth, and USB connectivity.
The 2.8L turbo diesel, with the option of either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. All that power is protected thanks to the snorkel, the all-terrain tyres, heavy duty steel rear bar, a towbar, and more.
The Toyota HiLux Rugged X
If the Rugged doesn’t have quite enough off-road capabilities for you, the Rugged X – the top of the line trim in the HiLux’s range – will have everything that you still want. It’s got more built-in strength and durability.
Marvel at the heavy-duty steel front bar, bash plate, and revised grille design. The LED light bar and spread beam will let you see clearly while driving down even the darkest paths and the side rock rails and snorkel will give you added assurance while crossing though even the toughest paths.
Just like the Rugged, the Rugged X comes with a 2.8L turbo diesel, with the option of either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The power and exterior, paired with interior comfort and technology makes this car a true off-road champ. It’s safe, strong, and fun to boot. While it costs a pretty penny, it’s worth it once you take this thing off road and find what it’s truly capable of.
Now that you’ve got the rundown on all the different trims available to you throughout the HiLux range, you’ll hopefully have a better idea of which one is right for you. Every trim has a lot to offer and will certainly leave you with a smile on your face whether you’re driving in busy city streets or off the beaten path.