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The popular 3.0 D4D engine has been replaced by a brand new 2.8 GD-6 motor.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. 

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.

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

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.


About the author

Durban South Toyota

Durban South Toyota is a flagship Toyota Dealer in South Africa. From humble beginnings in Rockview Road, Amanzimtoti, we have steadily grown to where we are today. Visit us at 2 Prospecton Rd, to experience a difference, in Service Excellence. Post by Zakaria Desai, IT & Social Media Manager.


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