Toyota HiLux 2024 Upgrade

HiLux 2024 upgrade – The upgraded Toyota HiLux range has officially gone on sale in Australia, bringing with it new V-Active technology on select double-cab 4×4 variants, refreshed exterior styling and additional specification that bring valuable enhancements for customers.

2024 Toyota HiLux SR5

  • New HiLux range touches down in Australia with new styling and technology
  • V-Active technology improves fuel consumption, powertrain smoothness
  • New HiLux range available from $26,475 plus on-road costs

Pricing for the new HiLux range starts from $26,475 plus on-road costs for the entry-level 4×2 WorkMate single-cab chassis, while V-Active technology is available starting with the 4×4 SR double-cab chassis from $54,130 plus on-roads.

Along with other specification upgrades, the addition of V-Active technology comes with a price premium of as little as $590, providing excellent value for customers.

Toyota Australia Vice President Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations Sean Hanley said the enhanced HiLux range brought welcome enhancements to the range that ensure it remains a popular choice for tradespeople and adventure-focused customers alike.

“Rugged reliability and incredible capability have ensured the Toyota HiLux has been a favourite choice for a vast range of customers needing a quality pick-up for work or play,” Mr Hanley said.

2024 Toyota HiLux SR5

V-Active for a small price premium

“The addition of V-Active for a small price premium, along with other valuable specification and styling improvements ensure the HiLux is more desirable than it has ever been.”

Available on select 4×4 double-cab SR, SR5 grades as well as the luxurious Rogue, V-Active technology adds a motor generator, 48-volt battery and DC/DC converter to the tried-and-true 2.8-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder powertrain and six-speed automatic transmission, bringing benefits to fuel economy, powertrain smoothness and off-road ability.

The addition of V-Active technology allows for the fitment of a stop-start system to the turbo-diesel engine which plays a role in helping reduce fuel consumption by up to approximately 10 per cent compared to 2.8-litre engines without V-Active technology.

2024 Toyota HiLux SR5

The 48-volt system makes the stop-start system impressively smooth and seamless, with a significant reduction in vibrations when restarting the engine compared to an engine not fitted with V-Active technology. The speed of the engine restart is also noticeably short, adding to the smooth nature of the start-stop system.

Fitting a 48-volt system also allows the engine to be switched off for longer than a typical internal-combustion engine when stopped in traffic, with owners able to choose from either a ‘Normal’ or ‘Long’ setting which increases the time the engine is switched off while the air conditioning is running.

Engine idling speed is reduced in V-Active technology grades, reduced from 720rpm to 600rpm.

Braking energy is recovered by the motor generator when decelerating, which contributes to a natural braking feeling to make driving easier. When accelerating, the motor generator can contribute power assistance in areas of lower engine efficiency to increase responsiveness and make acceleration smoother.

2024 Toyota HiLux SR5

Multi-Terrain Select

HiLux variants equipped with V-Active technology add Multi-Terrain Select, which includes six selectable modes that enhance wheel traction in a range of road surfaces.

When in high range, MTS can be set to Auto, Dirt, Sand, Mud and Deep Snow, while low range offers Auto, Sand, Mud and Rock modes to optimally deploy power and maximise traction.

The motor generator unit has been positioned high in the engine bay to ensure the V-Active technology system retains the excellent off-road ability of the HiLux.

All core HiLux grades with the exception of the WorkMate and SR single-cab and petrol variants gain a new front-end visual refresh which includes new front bumpers and a honeycomb mesh grille.

At the rear, WorkMate, SR, SR5 and GR Sport pick-ups offer a gloss black rear bumper while the Rogue sports a unique dark grey finish.

SR5 grades add dark-finished LED headlamps, gloss black exterior mirrors, door handles, tailgate handle and powder-coated sports bar for pick-up body styles.

Additional convenience is provided for all pick-up grades with the fitment of a tailgate damper with lift assist, which consists of a gas strut and steel cable. SR double-cab pick-ups with automatic transmissions add front and rear parking sensors.

Double-cab automatic SR5 grades gain a wireless charger which is also applied to the Rogue and GR Sport flagship along with two rear USB-C ports for greater charging capability.

2024 Toyota HiLux SR5

HiLux 2024 upgrade pricing MLP*

WorkMate single-cab chassis2.7L petrol, 5MT$26,475
WorkMate single-cab chassis2.7L petrol, 6AT$28,475
WorkMate double-cab pick-up2.7L petrol, 6AT$37,730
WorkMate single-cab chassis Hi-Rider2.4L TD, 6MT$31,715
WorkMate double-cab pick-up H-Rider2.4L TD, 6AT$44,820
SR extra-cab pick-up Hi-Rider2.8L TD, 6AT$47,470
SR double-cab pick-up Hi-Rider2.8L TD, 6AT$48,890
SR5 double-cab pick-up Hi-Rider2.8L TD, 6AT$57,610
WorkMate single-cab chassis2.4L TD, 6MT$40,965
WorkMate extra-cab chassis2.4L TD, 6AT$46,665
WorkMate double-cab chassis2.4L TD, 6AT$48,735
WorkMate double-cab pick-up2.4L TD, 6MT$48,420
WorkMate double-cab pick-up2.4L TD, 6AT$50,420
SR single-cab chassis2.8L TD, 6MT$44,035
SR single-cab chassis2.8L TD, 6AT$46,035
SR extra-cab chassis2.8L TD, 6MT$48,695
SR extra-cab chassis2.8L TD, 6AT$50,695
SR double-cab chassis2.8L TD, 6MT$50,995
SR double-cab chassis2.8L TD, 6AT$53,105
SR double-cab chassis48V 2.8L TD, 6AT$54,130
SR double-cab pick-up2.8L TD, 6MT$52,640
SR double-cab pick-up2.8L TD, 6AT$55,190
SR double-cab pick-up48V 2.8L TD, 6AT$56,210
SR5 extra-cab pick-up2.8L TD, 6AT$60,250
SR5 double-cab chassis48V 2.8L TD, 6AT$60,580
SR5 double-cab pick-up2.8L TD, 6MT$60,670
SR5 double-cab pick-up48V 2.8L TD, 6AT$63,260
Rogue double-cab pick-up48V 2.8L TD, 6AT$71,530
GR Sport double-cab pick-up2.8L TD, 6AT$74,310


HiLux 2024 upgrade Options

Premium interior (SR5 only): $2,500
Premium paint: $675
Two-tone paint (GR Sport only): $1,000

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges). Pricing is from Redbook as at date of article or from the manufacturer’s website.

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