Toyota has launched its new 2016 Hilux bakkie at the revamped Kyalami race track in Johannesburg. The eighth-generation Hilux arrives locally more than 10 years after the launch of its predecessor (2005).
Toyota says it has improved on the outgoing bakkie's shortcomings (read: ride quality) and built on its strengths (rugged, reliability). The 2016 Hilux is completely new says Toyota; new platform, engines, tech and design.
Prices start from R228 900 for the entry-level, single-cab petrol to R547 900 for the top-of-the-range, double-cab diesel.
The Hilux is completed with an all-new frame, reinforced to make it more durable. It’s tougher, stronger, more rigid and has been designed specifically to take on the toughest of conditions.
The Hilux is kitted out with up to seven airbags: driver, front passenger*, curtain shield*, driver knee* and front side*.
*Available on selected models only.
Safety features includes an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), ISO-FIX child restraint system*, Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)* and Brake Assist (BA) Downhill Assist control ( DAC)*.
*Available on selected models only
Advanced technology has been incorporated on all models including auto door lock, remote control central locking and an anti-theft system with an independently powered alarm, immobiliser and ultrasonic glass breaking and movement sensor.
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