Toyota says all-new Hilux will attract sedan and SUV buyers

Toyota says all-new Hilux will attract sedan and SUV buyers

Toyota New Zealand says its expanded range of all-new Hilux models will attract buyers from sedans and SUV.

The company says it already has a good bank of advanced orders for the new Ute.

It has announced its prices on the all-new Hilux in advance of its December 1 on sale date to encourage more potential buyers to decide which variant better suits them.

“There is a lot of interest in new Hilux from both existing owners and others entering the market for a Ute,” says Toyota New Zealand GM sales Steve Prangnell.

He says the segment now meets the wider needs of customers who may have previously been a sedan or SUV buyers

“That’s a key reason for our expanded model range,” says Prangnell.

“Announcing pricing in advance of launch will help potential buyers with deciding which Hilux within our new line-up will best suit them.”

The 21 model line-up starts with the 4×2 cab chassis at $36,990 with the new range-topping 4×4 double cab SR5 Limited at $70,490.

Five of the 4×2 models will have the same ground clearance and ride height as the 4×4 models.

These “Pre-Runner” models retail between $44,990 and $54,990 and are all double cab models.

“These models are for buyers wanting the ride height of a four-wheel-drive for its better visibility and ground clearance but don’t need the off-road capability,” says Toyota New Zealand GM product planning, Spencer Morris.

There are nine 4×2 models in all, four with automatic options to suit a large number of urban buyers, ranging from $36,990 to $54,990.

Twelve 4×4 models complete the Hilux range, a segment of the ute market where Toyota was number one for the last 27 years.

The 4×4 models range in price from $51,990 to $70,490.

The new Hilux features the all new 2.8-litre diesel engine from the Land Cruiser Prado fitted to 18 of the 21 models, while a 4.0 litre, V6 petrol engine powers the remaining three models.

Depending on the model, the new diesel engine produces up to 450 Nm of torque from 1600 to 2400rpm.

New six-speed automatic and manual transmissions are available on SR, SR5 and SR5 Limited grades, which for some models results in a maximum braked towing capacity of up to 3500kg.

The full 2016 Hilux range will offer five-star ANCAP crash test rating thanks to seven airbags, vehicle stability control, active traction control, anti-lock brakes with brake assist, electronic brakeforce distribution and trailer sway control.

All well-side models come standard with a reversing camera, and every model has hill start assist control.

The Hilux will be available in four specification grades.

The S models will only be available in 4×2 configuration.

These and the SR models are for buyers who want a “work” truck for rural, forestry, civil engineering and other uses.

The SR5 and SR5 Limited models will suit the needs of those who want a dual role vehicle, for recreational and family use as well as day to day work requirements.

The full price list is as follows:

Hilux 4×2

  • S 2.8DT Single cab/chassis 5MT $36,990
  • S 2.8DT Extra cab 5MT $38,990
  • S 2.8DT Double cab 5MT $39,990
  • S 4.0P Double cab 6AT $41,990

Hilux 4×2 Pre-Runner (4×4 ride height)

  • SR 2.8DT Double cab 6MT $44,990
  • SR 2.8DT Double cab 6AT $46,990
  • SR5 2.8DT Double cab 6MT $49,990
  • SR5 2.8DT Double cab 6AT $51,990
  • SR5 Limited 2.8DT Double cab 6AT $54,990

Hilux 4×4

  • SR 2.8DT Single cab/chassis 6MT $51,990
  • SR 2.8DT Extra cab/chassis 6MT $53,990
  • SR 2.8DT Extra cab ute 6MT $55,990
  • SR 2.8DT Double cab/chassis 6MT $54,990
  • SR 2.8DT Double cab 6MT $57,490
  • SR 2.8DT Double cab 6AT $59,990
  • SR5 2.8DT Double cab 6MT $63,990
  • SR5 2.8DT Double cab 6AT $66,490
  • SR5 4.0P Double cab 6AT $66,490
  • SR5 Limited 2.8DT Double cab 6MT $67,990
  • SR5 Limited 2.8DT Double cab 6AT $70,490
  • SR5 Limited 4.0P Double cab 6AT $70,490
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