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.
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.
|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 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|
|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|
|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|