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2016-11-18 10:57

UPGRADES: Toyota has furnished its SRX Hilux with a new 'wider-body' construction. Image: Motorpress

Cape Town - It's no secret, the Toyota Hilux is popular vehicle. The Japanese automaker has sold thousands of its flagship bakkie since it was launched 10 months ago. 

In November 2016, its SRX model recieves a change from the ‘narrow- body’ design to the new ‘wide-body’ construction.

Toyota says its SRX is now wider and taller due to the re-profiled exterior which adds 55mm to the width of Single-cab and Double-cab SRX derivatives (up to 1855mm).

In addition, 17" alloy wheels replace the steel wheels and they use bigger 265/65/R17 all-terrain tyres.  

The model line-up remains the same with a multitude of configurations, engines and body-shapes. 

Image: Motorpress

Minor upgrade for Fortuner

Toyota has also given its 2.8 GD-6 and 4.0 V6 Fortuner models 18" alloy wheels. Replacing the previously employed 17-inch version, the new alloys are fitted with 265/60/R18 rubber. 

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The entry-level 2.7 VVTi and 2.4 GD-6 models retain the stylish 17-inch ‘dual rib’ alloy wheels.

As an additional bonus, the 2.7 VVTi and 2.4 GD-6 Fortuner derivatives are furnished with leather interior trim. 

Image: Motorpress

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