12 August 2021

Toyota HiLux and Fortuner Gain Key Upgrades

Toyota has upgraded its popular HiLux (SR5 Double Cab Chassis and Pickup pre-upgrade image shown. Vehicle shown fitted with optional Toyota Genuine accessories, sold separately)
Toyota has upgraded its popular HiLux (SR5 Double Cab Chassis and Pickup pre-upgrade image shown. Vehicle shown fitted with optional Toyota Genuine accessories, sold separately)

Toyota has updated its rugged and reliable HiLux pick-up and Fortuner family SUV with a variety of new comfort and safety features including fitting Toyota Connected Services1 as standard on all grades.

The addition of Toyota Connected Services1 provides increased peace of mind for owners, offering vital assistance in the event of a collision or if the vehicle is stolen.

New interior comfort and convenience features have also been added to the HiLux range, while the Fortuner is now safer for the whole family with the addition of more active safety features as standard.

Toyota Australia Vice President Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations Sean Hanley said the upgrades for HiLux and Fortuner demonstrated Toyota's commitment to always continuing to improve its vehicles for the benefit of customers.

"It's no secret that Australians love the HiLux, with its rugged reliability, incredible utility and performance on and off the road," Mr Hanley said.

"Likewise, the Fortuner's towing capacity, capability in the rough stuff and seating for seven means no campsite is too hard to reach.

"These key upgrades bring valuable new features to both ranges, ensuring owners, no matter where they travel, will be able to do it with high levels of safety, comfort and convenience," he said.

The addition of Toyota Connected Services1 affords greater peace of mind for HiLux and Fortuner owners with the system able to automatically generate an emergency call2 to Toyota's 24/7 Emergency Call Centre and relay the location of the vehicle in the event of a collision that requires intervention, or if an airbag deploys.

Occupants can also manually trigger an emergency call to the call centre via an SOS button3, allowing them to determine the vehicle's location and coordinate with emergency services.

If the vehicle is reported stolen, Toyota Connected Services1 can assist authorities to help track the vehicle's location via the stolen vehicle tracking (SVT) service4.

For greater comfort and convenience, the high-profile roof-mounted antenna on HiLux has been replaced by a more sophisticated sharkfin antenna on all models to help reduce the potential for damage, while SR5 variants now feature an upgraded front dual-zone climate control system, replacing single-zone climate control.

The flagship HiLux Rogue also gains a panoramic view monitor as standard, making navigating tight spaces, on or off the road, that little bit easier.

Improving cabin comfort, convenience and safety was also on the agenda for Fortuner models with the GX variant now offering control of the instrument cluster illumination, GXL and Crusade versions gaining the new front dual-zone climate control system, and the flagship Crusade featuring a panoramic view monitor.

To further enhance active safety, blind spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert have also been added to Crusade variants, bolstering the already impressive Toyota Safety Sense suite of driver assistance technologies.

The HiLux is offered with the choice of three engines headlined by the strong and durable 2.8-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine, shared with the Fortuner, and developing a strong 150kW of power and 500Nm of torque when teamed to the six-speed automatic transmission.

4x2 HiLux grades can also be had with a 110kW/400Nm 2.4-litre turbo-diesel engine or 2.7-litre petrol four-cylinder that offers maximum outputs of 122kW and 245Nm.

All 4x4 grades feature a low-range transfer case for enhanced off-road ability, while all Fortuner grades and HiLux SR, SR5, Rogue and Rugged X variants also incorporate a rear differential lock as standard.

Maximum braked towing capacity is rated at an industry-leading 3500kg on HiLux and 3100kg on Fortuner5.

Both HiLux and Fortuner are covered by the five-year Toyota Warranty Advantage6 and seven-year Toyota Warranty Advantage Extended Engine and Driveline7.

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1. Not available outside Australia or if services are disabled or terminated. Dependent on 4G enabled DCM, GPS signal strength, mobile network coverage and other factors outside Toyota's control which can limit the ability or functionality of the system. Check your Owner's Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.
2. Driver assist feature only. Not a substitute for safe driving practices. Not available outside Australia or if service is disabled or terminated. Only activates if vehicle's DCM detects airbag deployment or an impact sensor notification. Dependent on 4G enabled DCM, GPS signal strength, mobile network coverage, operational related components and other factors outside Toyota's control which can limit the ability or functionality of the system. Check your Owner's Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.
3. Driver assist feature only. Not a substitute for safe driving practices. Not available outside Australia or if service is disabled or terminated. Only operates if vehicle's SOS button is pressed. Dependent on 4G enabled DCM, GPS signal strength, mobile network coverage, operational related components and other factors outside Toyota's control which can limit the ability or functionality of the system. Check your Owner's Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.
4. Not available outside Australia or if service is disabled or terminated. Dependent on sufficient battery power, 4G enabled DCM, GPS signal strength, mobile network coverage, operational related components and other factors outside Toyota's control which can limit the ability or functionality of the system. Guest required to obtain police report. Vehicle location information, if available, only provided to Police. Vehicle recovery not guaranteed. For details, visit www.toyota.com.au/connected/faq-support.
5. Towing capacity subject to regulatory requirements, towbar and vehicle design and towing equipment limitations.
6. The standard Toyota Warranty Advantage period is 5 years, with unlimited kms, from delivery. Excludes vehicles used for a commercial purpose, such as taxis, hire vehicles and vehicles transporting people or goods for payment including rideshare. See toyota.com.au/owners/warranty or your vehicle's Warranty and Service Book for T&Cs. This warranty does not limit and may not necessarily exceed your rights under the Australian Consumer Law.
7. The Toyota Warranty Advantage Extended Engine and Driveline coverage is for 7yrs from delivery, provided your vehicle is properly serviced and maintained per its Warranty and Service Book. Excludes vehicles used for a commercial purpose, such as taxis, hire vehicles and vehicles transporting people or goods for payment including rideshare. See toyota.com.au/owners/warranty or your vehicle's Warranty and Service Book for T&Cs. This warranty does not limit and may not necessarily exceed your rights under the Australian Consumer Law.

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