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2016 Toyota Hilux

By Matt Raudonikis, 28 Sep 2015 News

2016 Toyota Hilux

Toyota has debuted its 2016 Hilux with 19 4x4 models that promise more of everything.

Toyota has revealed the full range and prices of its Hilux line-up with 31 variants in total, 19 of which are four-wheel drives.

Available in the 4x4 range are single-cab, extra- and double-cab models; utes and cab-chassis; and Workmate, SR, and SR5 specifications. 4x4 buyers will now also have the choice of three engines: a 2.4-litre 2GD-FTV diesel that makes 110kW and 400Nm; a 2.8-litre 1GD-FTV diesel (as in the Prado, but without a balancer shaft), which makes 130kW and 450Nm with the auto transmission or 420Nm with the manual; or a revised version of the old 1GR-FE 4.0-litre petrol V6, now producing 175kW and 376Nm.

Toyota -hilux -2016-2Transmission choices are six-speed auto; six-speed manual; and, behind SR5 diesels, a six-speed ‘intelligent’ manual that better matches the engine revs to the gear ratios at the touch of a button.

Toyota -hilux -2016-4Chassis rails are up to 30mm thicker, making them stronger and up to 20 per cent stiffer in torsional rigidity. Suspension is via traditional coils up front with leafs at the back, but the leafs are 100mm longer to improve ride and are placed wider in the chassis to improve handling. Toyota claims this gives more passenger-car like dynamics. Wheel travel at both the front and rear is claimed to be increased by 65mm, or around 20 per cent.

Toyota -hilux -2016-interior4x4 remains a part-time system with low range, and a rear diff lock is standard on SR and SR5 variants. The electronic traction control, which along with stability control is standard across the range, is disabled at the front wheels when the mechanical rear diff lock is engaged. Low range employs a lower ratio than the previous model.  Approach (31 degrees) and departure (26 degrees) angles are improved for better clearance, while the ground clearance is listed at 279mm. The 4x4 and 4x2 Hi-Rider variants get locally developed metal underbody protection that is 40 per cent thicker and 30 per cent larger than that of the outgoing models to protect more of the undercarriage.

Toyota -hilux -2016-wheelWorkmate and SR Hiluxes get 17-inch all terrain tyres while the SR5 models ride on 18-inch HTs. The brakes are the same, so you should be able to fit 17s on your SR5 if desired. Wading depth for 4x4 models is quoted at 700mm. Towing capacity for the manual variant is up to 3500kg while for the auto it’s 3200kg. The GVM of 4x4 models is 3000kg to 3050kg. GCM is 5850kg for 1GD and 2GD manuals; 5650kg for the diesel autos; and 5750kg with the petrol V6. Kerb weight is 1775kg to 2080kg, depending on body and spec, but it points to most variants having around about a one-tonne payload.

Toyota -hilux -2016-5The 2016 Hilux will be on sale from Tuesday, September 29.

We’ll have more details of the new Hilux as they are unveiled over the coming days. Stay tuned to www.4x4australia.com.au for our test drive.

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4x4 Single Cab (cab chassis)    
Workmate, 2.4 TD, manual   $36,990
Workmate, 2.4 TD, auto   $38,990
SR, 2.8 TD, man   $39,490
SR, 2.8 TD, auto   $41,490
4x4 Extra Cab (cab chassis)    
Workmate, 2.4 TD, manual   $40,490
4x4 Extra Cab (pick-up)    
SR, 2.8 TD, manual   $44,490
SR5, 2.8 TD, manual   $51,990
4x4 Double Cab (cab chassis)    
SR, 2.8 TD, manual   $44,990
SR, 2.8 TD, auto   $46,990
4x4 Double Cab (pick-up)    
Workmate, 2.4 TD, manual   $43,990
Workmate, 2.4 TD, auto   $45,990
SR, 4.0 P, auto   $48,490
SR, 2.8 TD, manual   $46,490
SR, 2.8 TD, auto   $48,490
SR5, 4.0 P, auto   $55,990
SR5, 2.8 TD, manual   $53,990
SR5, 2.8 TD, auto   $55,990
SR5+, 2.8 TD, manual   $55,990
SR5+, 2.8 TD, auto   $57,990

Option: Premium paint (all): $550

#Price listed is manufacturer's list price (MLP) and does not include statutory charges or other on-road costs.