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The new Hilux Legend35 at its launch in Madagascar (Photo: Rob Till)

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All seven of the Hilux Raider derivatives, four 2.7-litre petrol and three 3-litre turbo diesel models, are available with the unique Legend35 styling package.

Visually the Hilux Legend35 is distinguished by Legend35 striping and decals in place of the regular Raider identity. All seven derivatives are fitted with alloy wheels (these replace the steel wheels normally used on the 4X2 Hilux Raider models). Tyres are Continental AI Trac.

A stainless steel "Legend35" roll bar complements the stainless steel rear step bumper with its pre-wired towbar fitting, and the stainless steel nudge bar at the front. The side steps on these models are also stainless steel in an appealing tubular design.

Interior fittings include full leather trim with the Legend35 logo embossed in the headrests. A silver finish radio/CD player brings the exterior metallic look through to the interior of the vehicle.

The Hilux Legend35 is available in all colours currently in the Hilux range.

The Toyota 2700i petrol engine produces 108 kW at 4 800 r/min with maximum torque of 235 Nm at 4 000 r/min.

Power output for the 3-litre 1KZ-TE turbo-charged engines is 85 kW at 3 600 r/min while torque is a massive 315 Nm at just 2 000 r/min. This engine is used in the 4x2 Raised Body Single and Double Cab Raiders, and the 4x4 Double Cab Raider.

"Since the launch of the current Hilux range in South Africa the response amongst buyers has been so positive that the Hilux regularly features amongst the top three selling models in monthly sales returns and on occasion is even the top selling vehicle in South Africa," says Toyota SA president and CEO, Johan van Zyl.

"This sales performance underlines the legendary status that the Hilux has achieved as it celebrates its 35th anniversary in South Africa. The Legend35 Hilux models honour this success.

"The Legend35 package celebrates what we at Toyota call 'Winning toughness' with a unique package that adds significant value to the top of the range Hilux Raider models without adding significant cost to the vehicle."


  • Hilux 2700i Raised Body Legend35 - R198 113
  • Hilux 2700i Raised Body Double Cab Legend35 - R240 923
  • Hilux 2700i 4X4 Legend35 - R250 449
  • Hilux 2700i 4X4 Double Cab Legend35 - R323 527
  • Hilux 3.0 KZ-TE Raised Body Legend35 - R221 463
  • Hilux 3.0 KZ-TE Raised Body Double Cab Legend35 - R263 878
  • Hilux 3.0 KZ-TE 4X4 Double Cab Legend35 - R329 302

  • Toyota launched the Hilux Legend35 range in Madagascar and Wheels24 deputy editor Wilmer Muller was there. Read on Friday about his experiences in Madagascar.

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