Offering customers even more
Hilux and Fortuner are pivotal products for Toyota and also for the market, the Fortuner is one of South Africa’s best-selling SUVs and we all know just how successful the Hilux is. This means that even when there is a small change to either range, it has bearing. This is why we headed to the Eastern Cape to sample what each of these icons has to offer.
Starting with the Fortuner, customers now have the option of a new 2,4 GD-6 4X4 6AT model. The reason is to give customers an off-roading option at a more affordable price within the Fortuner range. With 110 kW of power and 400 N.m of torque, this newcomer boasts a claimed fuel consumption of 8,2l/100 km.
Toyota has listened to its customers and in addition to a new model, safety and conveniences features have also been added to the range. The 2.4 GD-6 and 2.7 models receive side and curtain airbags (over and above the dual front airbags and driver knee airbag).
The 2.8 GD-6 and V6 models also see the inclusion of an electrically-operated tailgate and 220V accessory connector. The Halgen fog lamps have now been changed to the LED variety.
Fortuner 2.4 GD-6 RB 6MT R 462,900
Fortuner 2.4 GD-6 RB 6AT R 480,900
Fortuner 2.4 GD-6 4×4 6AT (NEW) R 506,000
Fortuner 2.7 VVTi RB 6AT R 444,500
Fortuner 2.8 GD-6 RB 6MT R 552,900
Fortuner 2.8 GD-6 4×4 6MT R 614,400
Fortuner 2.8 GD-6 RB 6AT R 571,800
Fortuner 2.8 GD-6 4×4 6AT R 633,500
Fortuner 4.0 V6 4×4 6AT R 675,600
With the market veering more and more towards automatic transmissions, Toyota has added six new automatic transmissions to the Hilux range. The single cab range has been expanded with a new 2.4 GD-6 4×4 SRX 6AT model which joins a pair of newly added 2.8 GD-6 Raider 6AT models in either Raised Body (4×2) or 4×4 configuration.
The Xtra cab line-up is supplemented with two new ‘self-shifters’, which sees the pairing of the 130 kW 2.8 GD-6 engine and Raider trim level, with a 6-speed automatic transmission in both 4×2 and 4×4 guise. The 450 Nm of Torque on tap translates into effortless acceleration and excellent towing capacity.
Completing the Hilux model additions, is a new double-cab variant, offering the stout 110 kW, 400 Nm 2.4 litre GD-6 mill linked to a four-wheel drive transaxle and 6-speed auto in mid-grade SRX specification.
The interior of the Hilux has also seen a few tweaks. The previously employed fabric door arm rests have been replaced by padded urethane and a Piano Black door trim finish. Raider models receive an upgrade from a fabric-adorned centre console lid to a new soft-touch leather version.
Safety features have also been upgraded. Single cab SRX, Xtra-Cab SRX and single cab Raider models now include Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) also incorporating Hill Assist Control (HAC) and Trailer Sway Control (TSC).
The Raider derivative now sports 18-inch alloys, new LED headlamps and a 220V power outlet has been added to the Double cab Raider models.
For pricing visit Toyota’s website.