4 May 2018 · Vehicle Reviews

Three new Toyota HiLux models announced | Phil Gilbert Toyota

At Phil Gilbert Toyota, we are always trying to keep our customers in the Lidcombe and Croydon areas updated about the latest news from Toyota. This time around we wanted to talk about the three new "halo" Toyota HiLux models that will be released in the second quarter of 2018. The tough and stylish Toyota HiLux is the best-selling vehicle in Australia, and the range was already multi-faceted with a number of different cab, drive, and engine choices. Now, in 2018, Toyota is adding even more to the HiLux with three new models: Rouge, Rugged, and Rugged X. Let's take a closer look at what each model has to offer.

Toyota HiLux Rogue

The HiLux Rogue is based on the affordable SR model and brings to the table a whole host of added features. Like the other SR models, the Toyota HiLux Rogue comes with a 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbo diesel engine that puts out 130 kW of maximum power and 420 Nm of torque. You also get a choice of a six-speed automatic or manual transmission. The Rogue builds on this by adding a hexagonal upper grille, fresh front bumper, revised fog lamps, black sports bar and side-steps, hard-lid cover for the tub, and more aggressive alloys. The experts at Toyota feel that the HiLux Rogue will allow drivers to take their weekend adventures with style and refinement.

Toyota HiLux Rugged

As the name implies, the HiLux Rugged is all about toughness and off-road performance. The HiLux Rugged has many of the same features as the 4x4 SR5 models including the turbo diesel engine, leather accented interior, and Bluetooth wireless phone connection. On top of these impressive features, you'll also get an aggressive front-end design, which includes a premium steel bull bar.

Toyota HiLux Rugged X

At the top of the new Toyota HiLux models is the exciting HiLux Rugged X. Some impressive additions include:

  • Alloy bash  plate
  • Winch-compatible hoopless steel bull bar
  • Black grille with honeycomb design and gloss-black surround
  • Snorkel
  • LED driving lights
  • Front and rear recovery points
  • Rock rails
  • Load-carrying sports bar

2018 Toyota HiLux Models at Phil Gilbert Toyota

If you are as intrigued as we are about these three new Toyota HiLux models, then now is the perfect time to contact our sales teams in Lidcombe and Croydon. Our experts can walk you through the different benefits of each of these dynamic trucks and schedule you a test-drive when they arrive at our Dealerships.