HILUX RANGE REJIGGED

TOYOTA has revamped its Hilux range by replacing 10 poor-selling variants with 10 new variants. This means V6-powered Hiluxes – which accounted for less than half of one per cent of total sales – have been slashed.

New variants within the Hilux 4x4 line-up include three Extra Cab (cab chassis) variants: an Extra Cab (pick up) variant; a Double Cab (cab chassis) WorkMate variant; and a Double Cab (pick-up) SR+ variant with manual and automatic transmissions.

Tony Cramb, Toyota Australia’s executive director of sales and marketing, said of the changes: “We have reintroduced a 4x4 WorkMate double cab-chassis for those who want a value-for-money vehicle that gives them the flexibility to add a purposebuilt tray that suits their needs. For similar reasons, we have brought back the SR extra cab-chassis in manual guise, which was available with the previous generation, and – for the first time – added an automatic version.”

Eight of the 10 new variants across the 4x2 and 4x4 range are now auto. The updated Hilux line-is officially on sale.