The Toyota HiLux was the first ute to become Australia's best-selling vehicle (in 2016), maintaining its status in 2017.
Since its release in 1968, the HiLux has gone on to forge a reputation for trusted reliability and 'unbreakable' toughness. A performance variant called the TRD (for Toyota Racing Development) and featuring a grunty supercharged V6 engine was introduced in 2008 though this lasted only a year in showrooms.
The eighth-generation Toyota HiLux was released in September 2015, retaining its comprehensive line-up of body styles and variants but improving in key areas such as refinement and towing ability.
Latest model improves off-roading and towing ability
Vast range of models, from cab-chassis to dual-cab
Latest 2.8L turbo diesel more refined than older 3.0L
Renowned for its reliability and durability
Missing key safety features prior to 2014 facelift
Maximum 5-star crash rating from 2011 onwards only
Jiggly and bumpy ride when unladen
TRD supercharged model (2008-2009) could be a handful
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.