2014 Toyota HiLux now on sale in Australia

Toyota Australia has announced the updated 2014 Toyota HiLux, offering new features, more safety, and an extensive 22-variant lineup.

Toyota HiLux SR5

The highlight change for Australia’s most popular ute is the shift from a four-star ANCAP safety rating to the full five-star rating. It joins only a few other utes on the market that represent five-star safety.

There’s a new five-speed automatic introduced which not only provides an additional ratio to the outgoing version, it also helps to improve fuel economy by over six per cent. For example, the 4×4 turbo-diesel variant now consumes an average of 8.7L/100km.

Other changes include a reversing camera and satellite navigation with live traffic updates on a 6.1-inch screen for the SR5, and 17-inch alloy wheels for the SR5 Extra Cab.

As for the rest of the range, there’s a freshened up interior with a new entertainment unit on all models, new trim colours, and new materials used throughout.

No major changes have been made under the bonnet. The 3.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder continues to produce 126kW and 343Nm, while the 4.0-litre petrol V6 develops 175kW and 376Nm. Entry-level models come with a 2.7-litre four-cylinder petrol producing 116kW and 240Nm.

All variants are priced slightly higher than the outgoing range. See below for the full listing, including the price changes (excluding on-road costs):

2014 HILUX 4X2

2.7-litre 4-cyl petrol Workmate manual$27,490+ $500
2.7-litre 4-cyl petrol Workmate automatic$29,740+ $750
3.0-litre 4-cyl turbo-diesel SR manual$33,990+ $1,000
4.0-litre V6 petrol SR automatic$38,490+ $1,000
4.0-litre V6 petrol SR5 automatic$45,990+ $1,000


2014 HILUX 4X4

3.0-litre 4-cyl turbo-diesel SR manual$40,990+ $500
3.0-litre 4-cyl turbo-diesel SR manual$42,490+ $500
3.0-litre 4-cyl turbo-diesel SR auto$45,240+ $750
3.0-litre 4-cyl turbo-diesel SR5 manual$51,740+ $750
3.0-litre 4-cyl turbo-diesel SR5 auto$54,490+ $1,000
4.0-litre V6 petrol SR5 automatic$54,490+ $1,000

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.