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Know Your New Toyota Hilux 2016

Edit: 11/03/2016 Before getting to the meaty stuff, check out this short clip taken at our official Hilux open day! Good to see our customers are not camera shy 🙂

We’re less than 2 months away from the launch of the all-new Hilux. The new model roll-out will begin in the latter part of February, and the full range will be available by March.
Guess what that means? Lots of fun and activities planned ahead! We cannot reveal all just yet, as we’re still finalizing the finer details, but keep one eye on this blog, and the other on your inbox. And if you’re still not on our email list – doh! Do it…now. Just hit the bright orange button on the right and enter your details.


Fortuner 2016

We also received confirmation that the new generation Fortuner is set to launch in April 2016! To get your motors revving, I’ve included a sneak peek below. What do you think? Gorgeous, powerful, mesmerizing are words that come to my mind!


New Toyota Fortuner 2016
New Toyota Fortuner 2016


New Hilux 2016

It’s been a long time coming. But I dare say, it was well worth it. The world’s best-selling pickup has raised the bar even further and is set to crush the competition in its wake.

It’s all-new, inside and out. Comfortable as any SUV, but also ready to take a beating in the bush. I’ve linked to an Australian 4X4  YouTube review below, in case you don’t believe me. You know the Aussies are a tough bunch. So when they say they’re impressed – you better believe it.

Here is the new engine lineup:

New Hilux Engine Range
New Hilux Engine Range


The popular 3.0 D4D engine has been replaced by a brand new 2.8 GD-6 motor. This undoubtedly will be the flagship engine to go for.

Though it’s down on engine size, the power output has increased from 120 kw to 130 kw thanks to Toyota’s engineer wizards. Another plus is the fuel consumption. It’s now one of the best in the pickup class: 8.9L/100 kms with mixed driving.

The low speed torque on the new engines have been increased, so the bakkie is much more responsive when accelerating. For the technically minded, peak torque of 420 nm on the manual and 450 nm on the auto models, is available from as low as 1,600 rpms.

An all-new ladder frame chassis provides extra strength to the Hilux, resulting in an impressive towing capacity of up to 3.5 tons. 

[thrive_text_block color=”note” headline=”Trivia Box: What Does GD-6 Stand For?”]GD stands for “Global Diesel“, a brand new range of Toyota diesel engines. The hallmark of the GD engine series is fuel efficiency and advanced thermal combustion technology. The 1GD-FTV is a 2.8L,  straight-4 common rail diesel engine with a variable nozzle turbocharger (VNT), chain drive and Intercooler. It generates 132 kW at 3400 rpm, and 450 newton metres of torque at 1400-2600 rpm when mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. With manual transmission, outputs are 132 kW and 420 newton metres.

The 2GD-FTV is a 2.4L straight-4 common rail diesel engine with a variable nozzle turbocharger (VNT), intercooler and VVT-i. It generates 111 kW at 3400 rpm, and 400 newton metres of torque at 1600-2000 rpm when mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. With manual transmission, outputs are 111 kW and 343 newton metres.[/thrive_text_block]

Comfort Features

Where do I start? This vehicle is jam packed with all Toyota can offer.

All models (besides the 2 workhorse bakkies) comes standard with an electronic climate control system. Gone are the days of manual dials. The system features a stylish LCD display with one-touch on/off.

The stylish new steering wheel also comes standard with audio controls as well as bluetooth phone dials on selected models. The Raider grade also comes with cruise control.

One of the additions, that’s difficult NOT to notice, is the touch screen multimedia system. It looks like a 7″ tablet and works much the same. The audio system is controlled via touch capacitive switches. And on the Raider models, the touch screen system includes an SD card GPS navigation system.

Not wanting to bore you with a shopping list of other features, I’ll highlight few more that caught my attention: Some features are on selected models.

  • LED low beam headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • Stop/Start push button
  • Vehicle stability control
  • Trailer sway control
  • Hill start and hill descend assist
  • Traction control
  • Reverse camera
  • Advanced anti-theft system on all models
  • And much much more…


Four colours from the outgoing model have been retained.

  • Glacier White
  • Chromium Silver
  • Graphite Grey
  • Attitude Black

And three exciting new colours added:

  • Arizona Red
  • Avant Garde Bronze
  • Cosmic Blue
Hover over the thumbnails to preview in the main window. Some of these colours may not be available locally.

I realise this post is already long, but stay with me. Cos further down, we now have the PRICES! Yes, pricing on all 23 models of the new Hilux range!


Hilux Models Price
Hilux SC 2.0 VVTi 228 900
Hilux SC 2.0 VVTi With A/C 236 400
Hilux SC 2.7 VVTi Raised Body SRX 309 900
Hilux SC 2.4 GD 259 900
Hilux SC 2.4 GD With A/C 267 400
Hilux SC 2.4 GD-6 Raised Body SRX 319 900
Hilux SC 2.4 GD-6 4×4 SRX 379 900
Hilux SC 2.8 GD-6 Raised Body Raider 377 900
Hilux SC 2.4 GD-6 4×4 SR 382 900
Hilux SC 2.8 GD-6 4×4 Raider 435 900
Hilux DC 2.7 VVTi Raised Body SRX 377 900
Hilux DC 4.0 V6 Raised Body Raider Auto 503 900
Hilux DC 4.0 V6 4×4 Raider Auto 593 900
Hilux DC 2.4 GD-6 4×4 SRX 439 900
Hilux DC 2.4 GD-6 RB SRX 414 900
Hilux DC 2.4 GD-6 4×4 SR 441 900
Hilux DC 2.8 GD-6 Raised Body Raider 468 900
Hilux DC 2.8 GD-6 Raised Body Raider Auto 485 900
Hilux DC 2.8 GD-6 4×4 Raider 529 900
Hilux DC 2.8 GD-6 4×4 Raider Auto 547 900
Hilux XC 2.4 GD-6 Raised Body SRX 333 900
Hilux XC 2.8 GD-6 Raised Body Raider 410 900
Hilux XC 2.8 GD-6 4×4 Raider 470 900

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Phew – you’re obviously a tough Hilux lover if you made it this far! So here’s the video review I promised, and a photo gallery further down.

Watch your email and our Facebook page for any updates. And if you’re in and around Durban, please join us for the launch on the 27th Feb 2016

Impressive stuff right? I knew you’d enjoy that video!

All Hilux’s come standard with a 5 yr/90,000 km service plan and a 3 yr/100,000 km warranty. Service intervals are every 10,000 kms.


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43 thoughts on “Know Your New Toyota Hilux 2016

  • Pieter Oosthuizen

    Thanks for the good info – appreciated!
    Will the Fortuner have the same engine line-up?

    • Hi Pieter!

      Awesome – glad you enjoyed the post.

      Yes, the engines will be same as the Hilux.
      Diesel range will have a 2.4 & 2.8 GD-6 engines
      Petrol will now include a 2.7 VVT-i in addition to the 4.0 V6

  • Good day,
    Will the new Fortuner be front wheel drive?

    • Hey Rudi,

      I actually had to Google the answer 🙂 But from the looks of it – it’s rear wheel driven, with the option to turn 4WD on when needed. Below is a link to the full article.

      “On-road it sends all its drive to the rear wheels, but flick a switch and it brings the front wheels into play. Keep in mind, though, that it’s not designed to be driven in four-wheel drive on bitumen roads (there’s no centre differential, so you risk damage).”

      Read more:

  • Pieter

    How much trouble did you get from Toyota SA for posting this info before launch? hahaha

    • Hey Pieter 🙂

      Thanks for your concern, though no issues.

      The info on our blog was released by TSA, to inform our customers.

      Can I book you down for a test drive?

  • Kabous Byleveld

    Is leather standard on your raider models?

    • Hi Kabous,

      Leather seats come as an optional factory extra on the Raider models.

      I hope this helps!

  • H.Köhne

    Pitty there is no 4×4 in the 2.7 VVTI range excellent farm vehcile have a 2006 model 4×4 was hoping to upgrade… Hugo

    • Hi Hugo,

      I’m assuming you refer to the Double Cab right?

      Yes, your 4X4 option in petrol double cab – is the 4.0 V6 4X4 Raider.

      Then comes the diesel double cab (4X4) range. Starting from the Hilux DC 2.4 GD-6 4×4 SRX up to the 2.8 GD-6 4X4 Raider

      • theo van wijk

        i want an extra cab 4×4 auto if not can I get it in the v6?

        • Hi Theo!

          The Xtra Cab comes in 4X4 but not auto.

          Your next best bet is the Hilux Double Dab in either 2.8 GD-6 4X4 auto or 4.0 V6 4X4 auto.


  • Hi, will there be a automatic version in the extended cab??

    • Hey Ivan,

      No – there are 3 variants in the Xtra Cab. A 2.4 GD-6 manual. And a 2.8 GD-6 4X2 and 4X4 manual.


  • Riaan

    Hi, I been to the dealers to enquire, you have a Orange colour above, but thet recon there is no such colour?

    • Hi Riaan,

      Apologies for the misunderstanding. I initially compiled this post before the local Hilux spec was made available. I will update the colours according to the S.A edition asap.

      For the record, these are the local colours:

      Four colours from the outgoing model have been retained.

      Glacier White
      Chromium Silver
      Graphite Grey
      Attitude Black

      And three exciting new colours added:

      Arizona Red
      Avant Garde Bronze
      Cosmic Blue

  • Stefan

    Hi, will xenon lights be available in South Africa? If so, will it be optional or standard on higher spec models?

    • Hi Stefan! Sorry for the late reply.

      None of the models, including the Raider are spec’d with Xenon headlights. I’m not sure if Xenon will be made available later.

      The Raider models come standard with halogen headlights and fogs, and follow-me-home lighting system.

      I hope this helps!

  • Anesh

    Hi DST, is TRD kits available for the Hilux?

  • Willem

    Good morning.
    What will the fuel consumption be on the new 2.7 models?

    • Hi Willem,

      Official combined cycle consumption for the 2.7 is at: 10.68L/100kms


      • Willem

        Thanks. And for the 6 speed 2.4?

  • Jaco Nel

    Do you know if the LED running lights will become standard on the Diesel Double cabs later on?

    • Hi Jaco!

      There’s really no official word. But I think you can expect it to come on the next facelift/spec change.


  • devan


    Which of the models have satellite and push start as advertised?


    • Hi Devan!

      Thanks for your participation.

      The 4.0 V6 Raider model comes standard with SATNAV. As for “push start” – none of the Hilux models feature push start. It will be available on the upcoming Fortuner models.


  • I have been an hilux customer, having bought 5 brand new pickups before. The only thing am not happy is the finishing done on the dashboard. Once its dirty cleaning is very hectic. I am anxiously waiting for the new double cab but with improved dashboard.

    Kindly confirm when the new hilux double cab will hit Kenyan markets.

    Rgds Robert Musembi

  • Hi, when will the xtra cab models be available in the showroom?

    • Hey GJ,

      It should start coming in during March. We cannot give a definite date, but with the Fortuner due for release in April, the Xtra cab should also be available soon.

  • I see that the service intervals are 10 000 km’s – surely that cannot be correct? If so, that must be lowest in class. Regards Donovan

  • Why are the service intervals still only 10 000?

    • Hey Donovan, thanks for your input.

      The service intervals is not a feature to be compared with other vehicles, but rather based on the technical specs of the engine and other mechanical parts.

      10,000 kms is the interval of servicing which Toyota’s engineers have calculated to ensure best performance out of your Hilux. It is all covered under the standard service plan.


  • Thank you for taking the time to respond to my query, but as an engineer, I am inquisitive as to why both higher and lower performance diesels are able to achieve 15 000 km’s, but not a new generation Toyota engine? For me, with my current Fortuner, is it an inconvenience every time I have to take the vehicle in for a service, so a 50 % reduction in frequency would have been very welcome for me 🙂 Does this imply that the new engine will accommodate the “500 ppm diesel”?

  • hi,
    what is the fuel efficiency for 2.0 vvti ?

  • belinda

    How do I remove the black cover at the back to load some stuff.It is the 2016 toyota hilux double cab 2.4 SRX

    • Hey Belinda!

      Phew – sorry, I can’t picture which cover you referring to. Can you take it through to your nearest dealer and ask them for some advice?

  • Hi. Your article says we have a SD card GPS navigation system on raider models. I bought the 2.8 GD6 sc ( a fantastic vehicle so far, an Isuzu convert) and would like to use the navigation as I work in rural areas. Could you help me with where to get it?

  • Hi DST,
    I own a 2.8 GD-6 Hilux Raider with touch screen but cannot find the ad card slot. Tried to find info on the multimedia system to update software with no luck.

    Can you assist as CHM Toyota Alberton cannot assist.

  • Marius de Klerk

    Good day

    I own a 2018 2.8 GD6 XCAB which I bought second hand. The infotainment unit have a slot for the navigation sd card, which this unit does not have. Was this an optional extra when the vehicle was purchased new? I`ve searched all over the internet in the hope to find a sd card, but without any luck. Are these cards still available and if so, where?


    • Hi Marius, apologies for the delay in responding. Could you email your VIN number and contact to – this will help in getting the most accurate availability. Thanks


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