Toyota HiLux Gets Even More Rugged With New Trims Down Under

We don’t get the Toyota HiLux in America, but if there’s one thing we know about it, it’s that it’s one tough truck. As it so happens, Toyota has now rolled out some even tougher-looking versions of it Down Under.

The updated range for Australia‘s best-selling vehicle includes the HiLux Rogue, HiLux Rugged, and HiLux Rugged X.

Pictured in silver, the Rogue (which apparently suffers no clash with the Nissan crossover of the same name) wears a new front bumper, fog lights, hexagonal upper grille, sports bar, and black wheels.

The Rugged model (in white), features a revised front-end design with a steel bull bar, as well as a sports bar, snorkel, and special graphics. As for the Rugged X (pictured above in orange), it takes things even further with a high-tensile alloy scuff plate, winch-compatible bull bar, black honeycomb grille, tow hooks, and rock rails.

“HiLux buyers increasingly demand additional features – in fact, they spend more on accessories than any other vehicle in our range,” said Toyota Australia’s sales and marketing chief Sean Hanley. “These new vehicles will enable them to make a statement with advanced toughness, added capability, practical comfort, first-class safety and the in-built strength that makes HiLux the indisputable No. 1.”

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  • Liam Paul

    wonder why toyota does not want to have better truck sales in the usa, this could imo see a 15 to 30% increase in sales the first few years

    • appleimmune

      I think the Tacoma which for all intents and purposes is the North American version of this vehicle, is the segment leader.. They sell more Tacoma pickups than the others in this class, namely the Colorado, Canyon, Ridgeline and Frontier.. I’ve had two Tacomas, pretty nice trucks.. As for this vehicle, the only thing I’d like Toyota to do is add a diesel option for North America.. Other than that, I prefer the size and ruggedness of the Tacoma.

  • MultiKdizzle

    Kill it … with fire

  • Bash

    I don’t like the rims or the tires. Maybe a more rugged ones could help, maybe.

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