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Toyota Upgrades Pickups, SUVs in South Africa

October 31, 2017

Photo of the Toyota Hilux courtesy of Toyota.
Photo of the Toyota Hilux courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota South Africa is updating two of its most popular vehicles in the market, the Hilux pickup and the Fortuner SUV.

Toyota has added six new automatic transmission models to the Hilux lineup, Wheels24 reported. There are nine Hilux models in total, with new upgrades that include LED headlights, fog lights, a 220-volt power socket, and 18-inch alloy wheels.

The new Hilux lineup includes a 2.4 GD-6 4x4 SRX 6AT single cab model and two new 2.8 GD-6 Raider 6AT models, available in 4x2 or 4x4, according to Women on Wheels

The automaker also removed the Hilux’s 4.0-liter V6 4x2 automatic model, according to Wheels24.

Meanwhile, Toyota has also introduced a 4x4 Fortuner model with a drive system and six-speed automatic gearbox on the 2.4-liter diesel model.

The 2.4 GD-6 turbodiesel and 2.7 VVTi petrol engines are offered in midgrade trim, and the 2.8 GD-6 and 4.0 litre V6 engines are paired with the high-grade specification level, according to The Citizen.

The 2.4 diesel and 2.7 petrol models now include side and curtain airbags. Additionally, an electrically operated tailgate, LED headlights, and a 220-volt power socket  have been added to the 2.8 diesel and 4.0-liter V6 petrol models.

The updated Fortuners range from 444,500 rand ($41,609) to 675,600 rand ($48,043), while the Hiluxes run from 243,200 rand ($17,294) to 638,300 rand ($45,390).

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