The Toyota Hilux remains a popular bakkie amongst many South Africans’, topping not only the light commercial vehicle (LCV) sale charts, but the overall one too.
According to Motorpress, the Hilux suits everyone customer’s needs as it is offered in four bodyshape configurations; single, xtra, chassis and double-cab.
In August 2020, the new ‘face’ of Hilux was introduced alongside the new flagship Legend grade, while the long-running SRX-grade made way for Raider.
This change also introduced the premium leisure Legend RS models complete with an electric roller-shutter deck lid.
Based on market feedback and customer response, some notable specification tweaks have been brought to the Hilux range:
Legend Grade Alignment – Double Cab
When introduced last year, the Legend 4×4 Auto models received additional specification features as the flagship of the double-cab range. All Legend derivatives boasted the same exterior design and visual treatment.
Only the 4×4 models received the full-house treatment which included a leather interior, JBL premium audio system and Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) active safety system.
For 2021, ALL Legend models (including Raised Body 4×2) now boast the following features:
- Power-adjustable driver seat
- Leather interior
- Toyota Safety Sense (Pre-crash system, Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control)
- Upgrade to dual-zone climate control
- Enhanced Smart Entry system
The JBL premium 9-speaker audio system, remains exclusive to 4×4 Legend models.
Legend Grade Alignment – Xtra Cab
Based on customer feedback, the Xtra-cab Legend models’ interior is upgraded to more closely align with the Double-cab, adding the following:
- Leather Interior
- Power-adjustable driver seat
Raider Spec Additions
The mid-tier Raider models represent sound value, striking a balance between utility, comfort and convenience. For 2021 they now offer even more:
- Change to alloy spare tyre (all variants)
- Height-adjustable driver seat (all variants)
- Meter illumination control (all variants)
- 60/40 rear split seat (2.4 D/Cab variants only)
- Rear Armrest with cup holders (2.4 D/Cab variants only)
- Seat back pockets with shopping hooks (2.4 D/Cab variants only)
- Upgrade to dual-zone climate control (2.8 D/Cab variants only)
Due to the inclusion of Android Auto/Apple CarPlay on all models fitted with an audio system, the on-board satellite navigation previously offered on selected models has been removed in lieu of customers using smartphone apps such as Google Maps, Apple Maps and Waze.
New Colour Choices
Customers can opt for a pearl-white finish in the form of Platinum White Pearl. Based on popular demand, limited editions of Sand Beige units will also be produced. Customers are requested to enquire at their nearest Toyota dealer on the availability of Sand Beige units.
The Models and pricing:
Petrol single cab:
Hilux 2.7 VVTi RB S 5MT – R 404,300
Hilux 2.0 VVTi S 5MT – R 313,700
Hilux 2.0 VVTi S A/C 5MT – R 322,900
Diesel single cab:
Hilux 2.4 GD S 5MT – R 353,700
Hilux 2.4 GD S A/C 5MT – R 363,200
Hilux 2.4 GD-6 RB RAIDER 6MT – R 473,100
Hilux 2.4 GD-6 RB RAIDER 6AT – R 492,400
Hilux 2.4 GD-6 4X4 RAIDER 6MT – R 544,300
Hilux 2.4 GD-6 4X4 RAIDER 6AT – R 565,300
Hilux 2.4 GD-6 RB SR 6MT – R 437,800
Hilux 2.4 GD-6 4×4 SR 6MT – R 504,000
Hilux 2.8 GD-6 RB RAIDER 6AT – R 562,200
Hilux 2.8 GD-6 4X4 RAIDER 6AT – R 629,900
Hilux 2.0 VVTi 5MT A/C – R 301,200
Hilux 2.4 GD 5MT A/C – R 340,500
Hilux 2.4 GD-6 4X4 6MT – R 486,400
Hilux 2.4 GD-6 RB RAIDER 6MT – R 486,700
Hilux 2.4 GD-6 RB RAIDER 6AT – R 505,900
Hilux 2.8 GD-6 RB LEGEND 6MT – R 570,200
Hilux 2.8 GD-6 RB LEGEND 6AT – R 596,100
Hilux 2.8 GD-6 4×4 LEGEND 6MT – R 645,000
Hilux 2.8 GD-6 4×4 LEGEND 6AT – R 671,400
Petrol double cab:
Hilux 2.7 VVTi RB S 5MT – R 460,600
Hilux 4.0 V6 4X4 LEGEND AT – R 792,600
Diesel double cab:
Hilux 2.4 GD-6 RB RAIDER MT – R 529,700
Hilux 2.4 GD-6 RB RAIDER AT – R 546,300
Hilux 2.4 GD-6 4X4 RAIDER MT – R 611,400
Hilux 2.4 GD-6 4X4 RAIDER AT – R 638,200
Hilux 2.4 GD-6 RB SR MT – R 498,700
Hilux 2.4 GD-6 4X4 SR MT – R 574,300
Hilux 2.8 GD-6 RB RAIDER AT – R 661,700
Hilux 2.8 GD-6 4X4 RAIDER AT – R 739,700
Hilux 2.8 GD-6 RB LEGEND MT – R 706,600
Hilux 2.8 GD-6 RB LEGEND 6AT – R 735,100
Hilux 2.8 GD6 RB LEGEND RS 6AT – R 835,100
Hilux 2.8 GD-6 4X4 LEGEND RS MT – R 848,900
Hilux 2.8 GD-6 4X4 LEGEND RS AT – R 882,400
Hilux 2.8 GD-6 4X4 LEGEND MT – R 759,500
Hilux 2.8 GD-6 4X4 LEGEND AT – R 793,000
The Service Plan & Warranty
- A nine-services/90 000 km service plan is standard on all Hilux models
- Service intervals of 12-months/10 000 km
- A 3-year/100 000 km warranty is included
- Additional service and warranty plan extensions can be purchased from their nearest Toyota dealer (220 outlets nationwide).