2023 Toyota HiLux update brings tech enhancements, Rogue gets widebody

Snapshot

  • 2023 Toyota HiLux Rogue gains off-street enhancements, including a wider entire body
  • 360-diploma camera, rear-cross visitors inform and blind-location notify for SR5 twin-taxi
  • Current model to arrive in the fourth quarter of 2022

Toyota Australia has comprehensive updates to its most effective-marketing HiLux ute for 2023, after the nameplate posted its optimum month-to-month income ever in June.

The 2023 Toyota HiLux will launch in Australia in the fourth quarter (Oct to December inclusive), with the variety-topping Rogue receiving a broader body and a host of off-road enhancements.

A wider monitor and up-to-date suspension bundle emphasize the updated Rogue dual-taxi, with an elevated keep track of of close to 140-millimetres entrance and rear and a 20mm enhance to journey peak.

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Toyota statements these enhancements will make improvements to off-road skill and on-road effectiveness.

To accommodate for the track enhance, the suspension in the Rogue has been overhauled with extensions to the entrance arm and front stabiliser bar size.

Meanwhile, an modified shock absorber angle is said to have improved efficiency.

The rear of the Rogue is also modified, with the axle size prolonged, dampers moved closer to the wheels, and a rear stabiliser bar installed to ‘enhance cornering steadiness and ride comfort’.

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In addition, the suspension enhancements have increased roll rigidity by 20 for every cent for a increased steering feel, particularly when cornering or altering lanes.

In a HiLux 1st, fashionable rear ventilated disc brakes will substitute drum brakes – in line with the newest Ford Ranger and upcoming Volkswagen Amarok.

On the other hand, as with the Ranger, this modify is limited to the top rated of the variety, with the WorkMate, SR and SR5 to keep rear drum brakes, which day again to the beginning of the 20th century.

Other modifications for the flagship Rogue include 17-inch entrance disc brakes (a person inch more substantial) and broader overfenders, mudguards and front entire body extension.

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Toyota has recorded more than 17,000 gross sales of the regionally-designed HiLux Rugged X and Rogue because 2018, with the two cars made to rival the Ford Ranger Raptor and Nissan Navara Pro-4X Warrior, among other individuals.

Nevertheless, the Japanese marque has confirmed the Rugged X is set to be discontinued for design-calendar year 2023, with an as-yet-unnamed ‘apex’ off-highway variant to just take its position.

More facts for this model, which include launch timing, will be announced in the coming months.

The model has also fitted a blind-place monitor and rear-cross visitors notify to the Rogue, signing up for the Isuzu D-Max and Mazda BT-50 – both of which include a radar sensor at the rear as typical throughout the array.

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This change will extend to the SR5 dual-taxi select-up variant, which also gains a 360-diploma camera and puddle lamps on the facet mirrors, with the heating operate deleted.

An anti-theft immobiliser, replacing a conventional steering column lock, is new for computerized SR5 and Rogue twin-taxi decide-up grades.

Meanwhile, the mid-spec SR will gain black 17-inch alloy wheels – changing steel products – and physique-colored doorway handles, but only in excess-cab or twin-taxi sort.

Solitary-taxi versions – offered in WorkMate and SR – are likely to keep the HiLux’s pre-facelift styling, with 16-inch steel wheels and a plastic front bumper.

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When will the 2023 HiLux be on sale in Australia?

The current 2023 Toyota HiLux range will launch in Australia in between October and December, with pricing and entire specifications nevertheless to be declared.

It is shaping up to be a jam-packed next 50 % of the year for Toyota Australia, with updates to the Yaris, Yaris Cross, Corolla, C-HR, RAV4, Camry, GR Supra, HiAce and, now, HiLux to be joined by the Corolla Cross modest SUV, and autonomous emergency braking and an enhanced GVM for the LandCruiser 70 Sequence.