NEW HILUX UPGRADES STYLE, PERFORMANCE AND FEATURES - COMING SOON

~~04 June 2020

**Striking new design delivers stronger on-road presence**
**Higher output and improved fuel economy from best-selling engine**
**Upgrades to towing, traction and other features, including multimedia**

 A bolder, tougher-looking HiLux range has made its global debut along with an expanded line-up and significant improvements to performance, fuel economy, ride comfort, towing and equipment levels.

 

 The updated HiLux, arriving in Australian showrooms from late August, offers beefier output from its biggest-selling 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine due to multiple new components and enhanced cooling.

 Maximum power has been increased to 150kW (+15.3 per cent) while peak torque on automatic models has been ramped up to 500Nm (+11.1 per cent).

 Fuel consumption also improves by up to 11.1 per cent while tuned accelerator response delivers greater driver control.

 Toyota Australia Vice President Sales and Marketing Sean Hanley said the upcoming HiLux reaches new heights in blending performance, toughness, comfort and quality.

 

 "More than ever, Australia's favourite ute will inspire go-anywhere confidence for customers who rely on it as a load-carrying and trailer-towing workhorse for doing their jobs," Mr Hanley said.

 "Equally, the latest changes will advance HiLux's credentials among customers who demand the handling, ride comfort and convenience of an SUV," he said.

 The upgraded HiLux range retains a 2.4-litre turbo-diesel and a 2.7-litre four-cylinder petrol engine along with three transmissions, 4x2 and 4x4 drive, three body styles (single, extra and double cabs), two configurations (pick-up or cab-chassis) and five equipment levels (in ascending order: Workmate, SR, SR5, Rogue and Rugged X).

 Suspension upgrades - including revised shock-absorber tuning, new bushings and improved leaf-spring design - provide a more comfortable ride, particularly over rough roads and with low loads while maintaining HiLux's legendary off-road capabilities.

 In 4x4 models with downhill-assist control, an additional traction control feature when using 2WD mode reroutes torque to assist grip in muddy or grassy conditions on worksites

 

 Towing capacity for automatic 4x4 HiLux variants - including new double-cab-chassis Workmate and SR5 derivatives - has been upgraded to a maximum of 3500kg to match manual versions. On 4x2 variants, all diesel automatics are now rated at 2800kg, an increase of up to 300kg.

 Revised exterior styling delivers a tough, robust on-road presence for HiLux that is more in keeping with the global Toyota ute/truck family and reinforces the renowned go-anywhere credentials of Australia's best-selling vehicle.

 

 A stronger on-road presence is achieved by a large trapezoidal grille that dominates the front design and incorporates more pronounced horizontal elements that deliver a wider, more planted look.

 Grille surrounds differ by grade while newly designed headlights are smaller for a "meaner" look and light clusters include LEDs on high grades.

 Inside, all models have been upgraded to an 8-inch display screen with enhanced voice recognition and the latest smartphone integration functions, including the adoption of Apple CarPlay®1 and Android Auto™2. SR and higher grades are also equipped with satellite navigation and digital (DAB) radio.

 A 4.2-inch multi-information display in the instrument binnacle incorporates a digital speed readout, among other new functions.

 Personalisation remains a hallmark of HiLux with a wide range of accessories enabling customers to tailor their vehicles to their own work or leisure requirements.

 Since its launch in 1968, the legendary quality, durability and reliability of HiLux have made it the world's favourite pick-up. More than 18 million have been sold globally, including more than one million in Australia.

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MESSAGE TO OUR SERVICE GUESTS

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 We are practising good hygiene practises while your vehicle is with us to help protect both our guests and our staff
 This includes;
• All bench tops are cleaned with an alcohol sanitizing spray at least three times per day
• All facility door handles are sprayed with an alcohol sanitizing spray regularly during the day
• Service Advisors using disposable gloves for each vehicle
• Touch points of each vehicle are covered before the vehicle is moved and stays on the vehicle until it is picked up
• Touch points include inner and outer door handles, the steering wheel is wrapped with plastic film. Disposable plastic bags are used to cover gear levers and hand brake levers
• Seat covers and floor mats are used in each vehicle
• Out technicians are using industrial strength disposable gloves

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Ballarat Toyota COVID-19 Update

Dear Customers,

Ballarat Toyota is committed to the health, safety & well being of our Staff, Customers & people in our community as we continue to monitor the COVID19 Pandemic very closely.

We have been taking & will continue to take a number of steps to ensure we are doing our part in contributing to the well-being of those around us.

We would like to re-assure all of our valued customers that our staff are following increased cleaning & hygiene procedures and all staff are regularly having their temperature monitored.

When you come to visit us we will be conscious of safe social distances and we know that you will understand that we won't be shaking your hand.

If you have concerns about visiting our dealership our Sales Team are willing to bring a vehicle to you.

Our supply chain is functioning well and to date has not yet been affected.

We encourage you to continue to visit our Dealership & other small local businesses, as the health of these businesses in our community is also very important

We look forward to continuing to offer you our very best level of service in these difficult times.

Ballarat Toyota Team

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