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Japanese carmaker Toyota has quietly updated its ever-popular Hilux range, with updated SR and SR5 variants set to join the lineup. While the Hilux Rogue, Rugged, and Rugged X are all pretty and great, the SR and SR5 variants are the bread-and-butter of the range, so updates here are arguably more significant.
The front-end features a design update that puts it in line with some of Toyota’s larger cars like the US-market Tacoma ute, as well as those aforementioned special-edition Hilux models. Aesthetics aside (that’s really all that’s changed), there’s now the inclusion of a diesel particulate filter regeneration switch on the Hilux SR & SR5, a bit of kit that was first seen on the revised Prado.
Between the SR & SR5, the only noticeable difference is that the latter gets the nicer wheels and more chrome throughout. Interestingly, Toyota has opted once again to offer the Hilux without autonomous emergency braking (AEB), something that the Hilux is available with in European markets. With the competition in the mid-sized ute segment hotting up we can only wonder why Toyota opted to omit such tech from the Hilux.
The new SR and SR5 Hilux variants are open to orders today, with some dealers offering additional kit and drive-away pricing. We’re still waiting on an official announcement from Toyota, so stay tuned to CarShowroom as we bring you more updates as they come.