30 Sep 2020

Toyota reveals Hilux Mako as a Raptor rival

Forget dinosaurs, the Toyota Hilux Mako is the Japanese brand’s shark-named answer to the Ford Ranger Raptor. Toyota has shown off a lifted and unique Hilux model in New Zealand named after one of the world’s most vicious sharks, the Mako. This is the Hilux many have been waiting for.

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27 Aug 2020

Toyota upgrades DPF system, no change on dust issue

Toyota addresses some DPF issues in the latest engine revision but says dust particle issue a non-issue. Toyota says that it has made both software and hardware upgrades to the diesel particulate filter system for the updated Hilux and Fortuner MY20 model range. Speaking with media yesterday during a presentation

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09 Jun 2020

Instant asset write-off extension praised

Business owners now have a further six months to take advantage of the boosted Instant asset write-off scheme. The Australian Government has announced an extension to the Instant asset write-off scheme that sees the deadline move until the end of this year. Due to expire June 30 2020, the extension

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04 Jun 2020

New Toyota Hilux unveiled, improves towing

Toyota’s 2020 Hilux update gets more power, more torque, more towing capacity, and nicer technology. Toyota has unveiled its facelifted Hilux with “significant improvements to performance, fuel economy, ride comfort, towing and equipment levels.” Chief among enhancements is an upgrade to the 2.8-litre diesel turbo engine, which now produces 150kW

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02 Jun 2020

More powerful Toyota Hilux could boost towing capacity

New Toyota Hilux to land in Australia this year with more power, upgraded suspension.  Toyota has teased us with a glimpse of its upcoming facelift to the current-generation Hilux ute. Behind the wheel is ex-F1 racing star Fernando Alonso, who also recently raced a Toyota Hilux (albeit highly modified) in

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24 Apr 2020

What! New 2021 Toyota Hilux images leak overseas

An image and specs ‘leak’ shows what we can expect from the upcoming 2021 Toyota Hilux facelift this year. RENDERED IMAGES of the 2021 Toyota HiLux facelift have leaked online thanks to a global Toyota exporting business which has shown renderings based on internal documents.   The leak was broken

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Toyota Hilux Tonka like GR
08 Jan 2020

Toyota trademarks Hilux GR in Australia

Toyota has filed an all-new name for its Hilux that would be attached to the highest performance model in the lineup.

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Toyota HiLux SR and SR5 get new nose and DPF burn switch
23 Jul 2019

Safety upgrades see 2019 Toyota HiLux score upgraded 5 stars from ANCAP

Following a range of active safety upgrades for the 2019 Toyota HiLux, ANCAP has upgraded its 5-star rating to include a 2019 stamp.

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27 Jun 2019

Updated 2019 Toyota HiLux to get active safety upgrade

The Toyota HiLux range is being updated this year with tweaked models offering active safety upgrades arriving in Australia over the coming months.

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03 Apr 2019

New Car Sales Slump Again in March…utes dominate sales

Australian new car sales slumped again in March down 7.1% compared with the same month in 2018 – the HiLux, Ranger and Triton dominated the market.

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05 Mar 2019

Australian new car sales plummet in February…Holden takes big hit

Australian new car sales plummeted in February according to figures released by the FCAI, showing a 9.3% drop compared to February 2018 with commercial vehicles taking the top three sales spots.

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Toyota HiLux Rogue Vs Toyota HiLux Rugged
22 Jan 2019

Toyota HiLux Rogue Vs Toyota HiLux Rugged

We pit two HiLux variants against one another to work out whether the cheaper more off-road biased Rugged is a better buy than the town-oriented Rogue.

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Toyota HiLux Rogue Review 72%
09 Jan 2019

Toyota HiLux Rogue Review

Isaac Bober’s Toyota HiLux Rogue Review with Pricings, Specs, Performance, Ride and Handling, Ownership, Safety, Verdict and Score.

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Toyota HiLux SR and SR5 get new nose and DPF burn switch
23 Aug 2018

Toyota HiLux SR and SR5 get new nose and DPF manual burn switch

The Toyota HiLux SR and SR5 variants have been given the Aussie-designed nose from the HiLux Rogue, but it’s the manual burn DPF switch that’ll be of most interest to buyers.

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13 Aug 2018

The Top 5 Best Hero Utes

The humble dual-cab 4×4 ute ain’t so humble any more. We look at the top 5 best hero utes either on the Aussie market or about to land here soon.

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