2017 Toyota Hilux TRD Pack Brings Enhanced Look For Australia

Toyota have come up with yet another Hilux TRD, but unlike its predecessor, which is more powerful, the latest pack revolves around cosmetic updates.

Priced from AUD $58,990 (USD $45,135), the pickup truck builds on the range-topping SR5 double cab and adds a special grille, lower bumper, fender flares and red skid plate.

Available in either black or white, it sits on 18-inch six-spoke alloy wheels with a matte black look, and also benefits from TRD mudflaps, taillight covers, a soft tonneau cover, full towing kit, and other updates that set it apart over its regular siblings.

Open the door and you will find a TRD gear knob and floor mats, alongside standard features that include sat-nav, automatic climate control, electrically operated driver’s seat, Toyota Link connected mobility, DAB digital radio, Bluetooth, voice recognition and others.

Power continues to come from the same 2.8-liter turbodiesel engine that delivers 176 PS (174 HP) and 420 Nm (310 lb-ft) of torque on the six-speed manual gearbox version, or 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) on the six-speed automatic.


  • BqWsRe

    Expensive…and looks like it wants to be a Chevy.

    • SgtBeavis

      It certainly is pricey but I went ahead and ran pricing on a similarly equipped Colorado Diesel ZR2 (in the US market) and it’s pretty much the same price range ($45195).

      I get what you’re saying on the Chevy styling. I see some cues there too. But it’s a helluva lot better looking than the Tacoma.

      • appleimmune

        The Chevy styling is also derivative of this design, the Hilux was around before the new Colorado..

        • SgtBeavis

          I’m just saying there are similarities. But in all honesty, you can find that is most cars/trucks these days. There is only so much you can do with a 3box design.

  • appleimmune

    It pisses me off to no end that Toyota won’t sell this version of the Tacoma in North America.. I’d love to see this with the Diesel they also refuse to bring to North America..

    • SgtBeavis

      I think it’ll eventually return to the US market. The GM twins have brought some competition to that market space but the return of the Ranger will force their hands. I know it’s a best seller but the Tacoma is very neglected. So much so that even Consumer Reports bagged on it. CR bagging on Toyota, who woulda thought it.

  • Mark S

    I would love to see this as the Tacoma. It seems to be a slightly smaller package which is appealing to me.

  • Blade t

    Damn expensive for what you get….

  • Big Black Duck

    not digging the whole look here….somethings off

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