The Toyota Hilux has developed a reputation for being the ‘unbreakable’ dual-cab ute in some of the world’s harshest and most remote environments, so it is no surprise it's one of Australia’s most popular vehicles.
The Toyota Hilux, sometimes written as Hi-Lux or HiLux, was first introduced in Japan in 1968, but didn't become popular in Australia until the third generation Hilux from 1978 onwards.
While it's hard to know how long a new car will last, Toyota Hiluxes have historically been able to handle high mileage as long as they're properly maintained. Hiluxes generally don't have abnormal longevity issues when it comes to parts wearing out, while some cases have seen Hiluxes last several hundred thousand or even more than one million kilometres with normal servicing.
The 2021 Toyota Hilux has been uprated so that all 4x4 models, both manual or automatic, have a towing capacity of 3500kg.
Where is the Toyota Hilux built?
The Toyota Hilux is built in Thailand at two different manufacturing plants: the Samrong plant and the much newer Ban Pho plant. The latter plant produces only the Hilux, at a normal operating capacity of 100,000 units per year.
How many ISOFIX points does a Toyota Hilux have?
Dual-cab versions of the Toyota Hilux have lower ISOFIX points for each outer rear seat, with top tethering at each side, though the middle seat does not feature a top tether.