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2017-10-26 08:46

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Port Elizabeth - The modern automotive world is highly influenced by trends. The light commercial vehicle (LCV) sector is one area where change has been prolific, bringing with it a departure from the traditional “bakkie” market of yesteryear. 

One of the key areas where a ‘shift’ has taken place is in the transmission arena. Whereas traditional bakkies were almost always equipped with manual transmissions, the increased leisure usage has created demand for more comfortable automatic transmissions.

GALLERY: Updated Toyota Hilux range

Hilux auto range

The Toyota Hilux range has been bolstered with six new auto transmission derivatives. The single cab range has been expanded with a new 2.4 GD-6 4x4 SRX 6AT model which joins a pair of newly added 2.8 GD-6 Raider 6AT models in either Raised Body (4x2) or 4x4 configuration. 

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The Xtra cab line-up is supplemented with two new auto versions, which sees the pairing of the 130 kW 2.8 GD-6 engine and Raider trim level, with a 6-speed auto in both 4x2 and 4x4 guise. Completing the Hilux model additions, is a new double-cab variant, powered by a 2.4 litre GD-6 capable of 110kW/400Nm linked to a four-wheel drive and 6-speed auto in mid-grade SRX specification.

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Tactile touch-ups

The interior of the Hilux range has also been tweaked in response to customer preferences. The fabric door arm rests have been replaced by highly durable and hard-wearing padded urethane. Piano black door trim has been added.

Raider models receive an upgrade from a fabric-adorned centre console lid to a new soft-touch leather version.

Safety

Single cab SRX, Xtra-Cab SRX and single cab Raider models receive a substantial upgrade in Active safety with the inclusion of Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) also incorporating Hill Assist Control (HAC) and Trailer Sway Control (TSC). Newly added foglights enhance night-time visibility on all SRX variants (single cab, Xtra-cab & DC).

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The rest of the flagship Raider derivatives are now fitted with stylish dual tri-spoke 18” alloy-wheels with 265-60-R18 all-terrain tyres.

Raider's also benefit from new LEDs with distinctive Daytime Running Lights and a 220V power outlet to Double cab Raider models.

Warranty and service plan
All models are sold with 5-year or 90 000km service plan (whichever occurs first). A 3-year or 100 000km warranty is included.

Prices: Includes new auto derivatives

Single-Cab          
Hilux SC 2.0 VVTi 5MT - R243 200
Hilux SC 2.0 VVTi 5MT A/C - R251 100
Hilux SC 2.7 VVTi RB SRX - R344 600
Hilux SC 2.4 GD 5MT - R276 200
Hilux SC 2.4 GD 5MT A/C - R284 100
Hilux SC 2.4 GD-6 RB SRX 6MT - R355 300
Hilux SC 2.4 GD-6 4x4 SRX 6MT - R419 200
Hilux SC 2.4 GD-6 4x4 SRX 6AT (NEW) - R436 800
Hilux SC 2.8 GD-6 RB RAIDER 6MT           R418 100
Hilux SC 2.4 GD-6 4x4 SR 6MT - R 407 300
Hilux SC 2.8 GD-6 4x4 RAIDER 6MT - R479 800
Hilux SC 2.8 GD-6 4x4 RAIDER 6AT (NEW) - R497 400
Hilux SC 2.8 GD-6 RB RAIDER 6AT (NEW) - R435 700

Xtra-Cab             
Hilux XC 2.4 GD-6 RB SRX 6MT - R365 300
Hilux XC 2.8 GD-6 RB RAIDER 6MT           R444 700
Hilux XC 2.8 GD-6 RB RAIDER 6AT (NEW) - R462 200
Hilux XC 2.8 GD-6 4x4 RAIDER 6MT - R508 200
Hilux XC 2.8 GD-6 4x4 RAIDER 6AT (NEW) - R525 800

Double-Cab       
Hilux DC 2.7 VVTi RB SRX 5MT - R394 700
Hilux DC 4.0 V6 4x4 RAIDER AT 6AT - R638 700
Hilux DC 2.4 GD-6 4x4 SRX 6MT - R478 100
Hilux DC 2.4 GD-6 4x4 SRX 6AT (NEW) - R495 700
Hilux DC 2.4 GD-6 RB SRX 6MT - R442 700
Hilux DC 2.8 GD-6 RB RAIDER 6MT - R506 200
Hilux DC 2.8 GD-6 RB RAIDER 6AT - R524 100
Hilux DC 2.8 GD-6 4x4 RAIDER 6MT - R570 700
Hilux DC 2.8 GD-6 4x4 RAIDER 6AT - R589 800
Hilux DC 2.4 GD-6 4x4 SR 6MT - R465 400

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