Toyota Australia has introduced a range of upgrades for its HiLux and HiAce workhorse commercial vehicle ranges, and the Granvia premium people mover. Changes include multiple new safety features and styling improvements.
Upgrades for the HiLux start with SR extra-cab and double-cab variants, which swap out the existing steel rims for stylish new black 17-inch alloys. Body-coloured door handles replace the existing black handles to give the SR a more premium look.
SR5 double-cab pick-up grades gain multiple new safety features, including blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert and a panoramic view monitor for greater peace-of-mind on the road or when navigating tight spaces.
Puddle lamps have also been added for safer ingress and egress at night, replacing heated exterior mirrors. All SR5 grades and above see the existing steering column lock replaced with a new ID Box anti-theft immobiliser too.
The latter works in tandem with the HiLux’s smart key to provide an extra level of security. Changes to the HiAce range include the introduction of a new barn door option, that replaces the single tailgate with a pair of vertically split doors.
Dual rear wipers are fitted on LWB models. Available on all LWB and SLWB variants except for the HiAce Crew, HiAce Commuter and LWB manual van versions, the barn doors open 90 degrees with a soft lock, and can be folded back up to 180 degrees.
All HiAce and Granvia grades gain powered lumbar support for the driver’s seat. The HiLux range offers a choice of 122kW/245Nm 2.7-litre four-cylinder petrol engine or 110kW/400Nm 2.4-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine for Workmate variants.
All SR and SR5 grades continue to be powered by a 2.8-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine producing 150kW and up to 500Nm on automatic grades. The HiAce and Granvia ranges are also powered by the same 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine.
It has been tuned to produce 130kW and 450Nm. HiAce Commuter grades produce 120kW/420Nm. Pricing kicks off at $24,225 for the HiLux 4×2 Single Cab (cab chassis) Workmate, fitted with the 2.7-litre petrol motor and a 5-speed manual.
The range tops out at $64,430 for the HiLux SR5+, fitted with a 2.8-litre turbo diesel and a 6-speed auto. On the HiAce front, the range opens with the standard LWB van at $44,760, with a 6-speed manual, and finishes with the Commuter GL at $72,760.
The Granvia, in its 6-seat form, with a 6-speed auto, is $65,250. The range completes with the 8-seat VX at $75,950. All prices are plus on-road costs. If you’re keen on one, and need finance, visit CreditOne.