Toyota HiLux and Prado diesel engine avoids sanctions by Japanese authorities after cheating tests

Three industrial engines have had their certification revoked by the Japanese Government after they were found to have cheated certification tests, but the turbo-diesel engine fitted to the Prado and HiLux has been spared. View 2 images The turbo-diesel engine which powers several popular Toyota models has escaped regulatory sanctions in Japan despite the car giant … Read more

Full details: 2024 Toyota HiLux mild-hybrid due next month, prices confirmed

The facelifted Toyota HiLux is on track for showrooms next month with mild-hybrid tech claimed to reduce fuel use by up to 10 per cent – but it does not go far enough to be marketed as a hybrid in Australia. View 9 images View 9 images PreviousNext 2024 HiLux SR5. Toyota Australia will not call the … Read more

Hydrogen-powered Toyota HiLux dual-cab concept unveiled in Thailand

Toyota has unveiled its latest vision of a zero-emission HiLux, with a new dual-cab concept powered by hydrogen fuel cells. A dual-cab, hydrogen-powered Toyota HiLux concept has been unveiled in Thailand, as a series of extra-cab prototype are built for a limited trial in the UK. As reported by Thai website Headlight Mag, the dual-cab concept … Read more

2024 Toyota HiLux facelift unveiled, due in Australia next month

The popular Toyota HiLux ute has been given what may be its final facelift – plus new features, and the option of 48-volt mild-hybrid technology to trim fuel use – before the new model arrives next year. View 7 images The Toyota HiLux ute has received its most significant update in four years – with a … Read more

Toyota admits to cheating engine tests for HiLux, Prado, LandCruiser, shipments halted

Shipments of Toyota vehicles with three popular diesel engines – including the 2.8-litre four-cylinder in the HiLux and Prado – have been paused overseas after “irregularities” were found in power certification testing. The impact on Australia is unclear. View 8 images Toyota has admitted to cheating certification testing for diesel engines used in the HiLux, Fortuner, … Read more

Ram’s electric Toyota HiLux rival vanishes from new-model plans

In 2021 Ram announced plans for a battery-powered HiLux competitor with up to 800km of claimed driving range. Two years on, the trail has gone cold – and the ute has disappeared from new-model plans. View 9 images Mid-size Ram teaser from 2021. Plans for a Toyota HiLux or Ford Ranger-sized electric ute from US pick-up … Read more

Will the HiLux be overshadowed by its new big brother?

The US-built Toyota Tundra represents uncharted territory for the Japanese brand in Australia. We find out what Australia’s top-selling brand brings to this fast-growing segment. What we love Smooth-shifting 10-speed transmission Compliant and resolved ride quality Tows 4500kg like a dream  What we don’t Seats are very broad and offer minimal side support Questions over … Read more

Another styling update imminent for 2024 Toyota HiLux, with price rises, mild-hybrid tech

The Toyota HiLux ute is poised for its third facelift in six years alongside new features, 48-volt mild-hybrid tech on some models, and price rises, dealers have been advised. View 8 images The Toyota HiLux ute is due to receive its biggest update in four years – including a revised look for most models – weeks … Read more

VFACTS December 2023: New-car sales set record, Ford Ranger defeats Toyota HiLux

The Ford Ranger is Australia’s new top-selling motor vehicle – ending the Toyota HiLux’s seven-year winning streak – as the new-car market broke the 1.2 million mark for the first time. View 18 images More than 1.2 million new motor vehicles were reported as sold in Australia last year – for the first time in our … Read more

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