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Toyota Fortuner and Hilux mildly updated

18.11.2016

It seems like just a few months ago that the Toyota Hilux and Fortuner ranges were released locally. Oh, wait, it was a few months ago. Anyway, the Japanese brand has introduced a few changes to its Fortuner and the Hilux SRX models. You may remember us mentioning this in a previous edition, however, we now had a chance to drive these two newcomers.

Why change the SRX?

I was wondering the same thing; I mean the new Hilux range has seen Toyota improve its market share to 34% in 2016 versus 30% in 2015. Nevertheless, it was when we had a look at the one-ton bakkie segment sales in detail, that we notice where Toyota has noted room for change.

You see, the Hilux is leading the single cab segment by quite some way despite the segment being down overall ,however in the extra double cab segments, things are a lot closer in terms of sales.

The Ford Ranger is right on the heels of the Hilux with the majority of double cab Rangers sold being the more basic 2.2 TDCi manual XL, while the best-selling Hilux double cab is the top-end 2.8 GD-6 auto 4x4. Therefore, if Toyota wants to compete with the sales of the more basic Ranger, it would need to enhance its SRX offering, which is the entry point to the double cab Hilux range.

What’s new with Hilux SRX?

The most important part of the SRX enhancement is the fact that all models now feature wide-body construction. This means that these models now receive an integrated over-fender, mirror-housed indicators and a wider front bumper, which allows this basic version to resemble the more expensive Raider.

There are also new 17-inch alloy wheels with fatter 265/65/R17 rubber for a more attractive look. All SRX models, from single to extra and double cab variants along with the 2.7-litre petrol and 2.4 GD-6 turbodiesel, receive these updates without any price increase.

Why Fortuner?

Much like the Hilux, the new Fortuner has been a runaway success in the SUV segment, outselling key rivals from Ford and Chevrolet by quite some margin. The popularity of these models cannot be ignored with over 1 000 new Fortuner’s on our roads each month. Toyota decided to implement small changes throughout the range to enhance the product slightly.

So what’s new?

The 2.8 GD-6 and V6 Fortuner models now ditch the 17-inch wheels in favour of 18-inch machine-finished items, while the more basic 2.7-litre petrol and 2.4 GD-6 get leather seats as opposed to the cloth items previously offered.

 

PRICING

FORTUNER

MODEL POWER PRICE
Fortuner 2.4 GD-6 RB 110 kW / 400 N.m R454 000
Fortuner 2.4 GD-6 RB AT 110 kW / 400 N.m R471 800
Fortuner 2.7 RB AT 122 kW / 245 N.m R438 000
Fortuner 2.8 GD-6 RB 130 kW / 420 N.m R535 800
Fortuner 2.8 GD-6 4x4 130 kW / 420 N.m R596 100
Fortuner 2.8 GD-6 RB AT 130 kW / 450 N.m R554 400
Fortuner 2.8 GD-6 4x4 AT 130 kW / 450 N.m R614 800
Fortuner 4.0 V6 4x4 AT 176 kW / 376 N.m R660 800

 

HILUX

SINGLE CAB

MODEL POWER PRICE
Hilux 2.0 102 kW / 183 N.m R239 600
Hilux 2.0 A/C 102 kW / 183 N.m R247 400
Hilux 2.4 GD 110 kW / 343 N.m R272 100
Hilux 2.4 GD A/C 110 kW / 343 N.m R279 900
Hilux 2.4 GD-6 RB SRX 110 kW / 400 N.m R343 200
Hilux 2.4 GD-6 SRX 4x4 110 kW / 400 N.m R406 100
Hilux 2.4 GD-6 SR 4x4 110 kW / 400 N.m R400 700
Hilux 2.7 RB SRX 122 kW / 245 N.m R332 200
Hilux 2.8 GD-6 RB Raider 130 kW / 420 N.m R395 500
Hilux 2.8 GD Raider 4x4 130 kW / 420 N.m  R456 300

XTRA CAB

MODEL POWER PRICE
Hilux 2.4 GD-6 RB SRX 110 kW / 400 N.m R354 800
Hilux 2.8 GD-6 RB Raider 130 kW / 420 N.m R430 000
Hilux 2.8 GD-6 Raider 4x4 130 kW / 420 N.m R492 900

DOUBLE CAB

MODEL POWER PRICE
Hilux 2.4 GD-6 RB SRX 110 kW / 400 N.m R442 700
Hilux 2.4 GD-6 SRX 4x4 110 kW / 400 N.m R468 800
Hilux 2.4 GD-6 SR 4x4 110 kW / 400 N.m R462 500
Hilux 2.7 RB SRX 122 kW / 245 N.m R385 800 
Hilux 2.8 GD-6 RB Raider 130 kW / 420 N.m R490 700
Hilux 2.8 GD-6 RB Raider AT 130 kW / 450 N.m R508 500
Hilux 2.4 GD-6 Raider 4x4 130 kW / 420 N.m R554 600
Hilux 2.4 GD-6 Raider 4x4 AT 130 kW / 450 N.m R573 500 
Hilux 4.0 RB Raider AT 176 kW / 376 N.m R527 400
Hilux 4.0 Raider 4x4 AT 176 kW / 376 N.m R621 600 

Article written by Sean Nurse
18.11.2016
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