The iconic pickup truck has been around for more than five decades and it has always been a synonym for toughness, reliability and durability. The current generation continues in the same way, with the same design characteristics but also with improved comfort and overall driving convenience. One of the most important markets for this pickup truck in Australia. In this part of the world, Hilux is the most popular vehicle on the market. Therefore, the Japanese manufacturer pays special attention to this model. Therefore, Australian drivers can get all kinds of versions, in different trim levels, cab layouts and engines. Besides unparalleled reliability and durability, the 2020 Toyota Hilux Australia also offers a nice looking cabin, which is full of car-like design elements, including a sweeping dashboard and loads of tech features.
All in all, we have no doubt that this pickup truck will remain the most popular vehicle in Australia.
2020 Toyota Hilux Australia Configurations
There are three body styles in the offer for the 2020 Toyota Hilux Australia. Of course, the Japanese company thinks on commercial purposes as well, so there is a single cab version, which comes in a so-called chassis cab layout. This is primarily a workhorse, so there aren’t too many features in terms of comfort and convenience.
On the other side, Extra Cab and Double cab are available in various trim levels, with different engines in the offer. These two models can be equipped pretty well, so you won’t lack any modern tech features. The Extra Cab is smaller, while the Double Cab model features two quite spacious rows of seats, perfect if you have travel companions.
When it comes to powertrain, there are three engines in the offer. Those who need a chassis cab can count on a good-old 2.7-liter four-cylinder petrol engine, which is good for about 122 kW and 245 Nm. Such numbers are more than enough for daily tasks and a good thing to know is that you can choose between a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission.
In higher trims and other cab designs, you have a choice of two reliable and efficient diesel engines. The first one is a 2.4-liter turbodiesel, which delivers around 110 kW and 400 Nm. It is a quite familiar engine, which powers Hilux models all around the world. A great balance between capabilities and efficiency would be perfect words to describe this model. On the other side, a bigger 2.8-liter turbodiesel is only available in Australia and a couple of more markets. This engine is good for about 130 kW and 450 Nm of torque. With such numbers, you may count on a max towing capacity of more than 3.5 tons.
Both diesel units can be paired with either 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.
2020 Toyota Hilux Australia Features
When it comes to standard equipment, the offer largely depends on the trim level you choose. There are three basic trim levels in the offer – WorkMate, SR and SR5. A great thing to know is that none of these models is a bare bone. Event the cheapest Hilux comes standard with a full load of safety features. Every 2020 Toyota Hilux Australia comes standard with the famous Safety Sense suite of advanced safety systems, which includes things like Lane Departure Alert, Pre-Collision Safety system with pedestrian and daylight cyclist detection, Road Sign Assist, and Cruise Control. Hill-start assist control is standard in all models, while the reverse came comes with every model except the most basic Single Cab WorkMate version.
When it comes to tech features, lower trims are equipped with a 6.1-inch touchscreen. On the other side, higher trims come with a bigger 7-inch touchscreen. USB ports and Bluetooth are standard in all models, while navigation is reserved for the SR5 trim. Base models come standard with two speakers, while higher trims come with four or six, depending on the cab style.
Rogue, Rugged and Rugged X
Besides three standard trim levels, there are also Rogue, Rugged and Rugged X trim levels.
The Rogue is some kind of a luxury version, which comes not only with more standard equipment but also with various styling upgrades, including bigger alloy wheels, chrome details etc.
When it comes to the 2020 Toyota Hilux Australia Rugged and Rugged X versions, you may presume that it’s about off-road versions. The Rugged comes with various mechanical upgrades, as well as things like skid plates, roll bars, off-road tires and more. The Rugged X comes with even more accentuated the off-road character and it is the most off-road-capable version of 2020 Toyota Hilux Australia.
2020 Toyota Hilux Australia Price
When it comes to the price, the 2020 Toyota Hilux Australia goes in a pretty wide range. The WorkMate starts already at 21.000, while the most expensive versions can go all-away up to 65.000 Australian Dollars.