2016 Toyota HiLux interior and details revealed
We’ve seen official photos of the outside, seen spy shots of the interior, and now Toyota Australia has revealed official images and details of the 2016 Toyota HiLux interior.
THE 2016 TOYOTA HILUX will go on-sale in Australia from early October and Toyota has been working hard to keep the wraps on it and other new models. And it’s failed miserably.
Yesterday, Toyota revealed images and some details about the interior of its new HiLux, although it should be noted that the images here are of a pre-production SR5 variant.
In a statement, Toyota said: “The SUV-like cabin will provide a more comfortable driving position even for people with larger builds thanks to increased front head and shoulder room, an expanded range for seat-height adjustment, and tilt-and-telescopic steering.
“Dominating the dashboard is a modern tablet-style touchscreen within easy reach of the driver and front passenger, while buttons on the steering wheel allow easy operation of the audio system and a connected smartphone, including voice recognition.”
Toyota has clearly stepped up its game to match competitors like the new Ford Ranger, which will be launched later this month. Other new interior features across the HiLux range include air-conditioning, cruise control, headlamp levelling, 12-volt accessory socket, intermittent wipers, a centre console box and power operation for the windows, mirrors and door locks.
Toyota has also upped its game where safety is concerned, with a reversing camera now standard on all pick-ups and an extra-cost accessory camera available for cab-chassis buyers as well as seven airbags, stability and traction control, anti-skid brakes and an emergency stop signal. Seat-belt reminders will be standard to front seats in all variants and for rear seats on double cabs.
Seats in tough WorkMate variants are now covered in black fabric instead of vinyl while the floor covering remains vinyl to meet the durability some customers require. SR and SR5 grades have carpet on the floor and high-grade seat material while SR5 turbo-diesel 4×4 double cab buyers can specify a power-operated front seat (UPDATE: driver’ side only) with leather-accented trim. These variants gain an air-conditioned box capable of heating or cooling two 600ml bottles for the convenience of workers and families.
Every HiLux 4×4 is fitted with an electronic transfer-case dial while SR and SR5 versions are equipped with a rear differential lock for added off-road traction.
WorkMate variants get a 6.1-inch touchscreen display for viewing the reverse-camera image (pick-ups) and controlling the audio system, which includes AM/FM radio, CD player, auxiliary/USB input+, Bluetooth and two speakers. Mid-range SR offers two speakers in single cabs, four in extra cabs and six in double cabs. SR5 extra cab is equipped with four speakers. Double cab SR5 variants are fitted with six speakers, a seven-inch touchscreen and Toyota Link connected mobility, which can provide access to Pandora internet radio and help find fuel, a destination, weather and other assistance.
SR5 also has digital audio (DAB) and satellite navigation. For a fee (not yet specified how much), SR5 drivers can use Destination Assist** to request the help of an operator to find a particular destination. The destination and contact details are sent to the vehicle using the Destination Download app.
All HiLux double cabs feature two top tether anchors and ISOFIX attachment points for the rear seat.