Toyota Hilux Rugged X 2018 launched in Australia

Apr 18, 2018 | Same topic: Newest & coolest car concepts
The Toyota Hilux Rugged X 2018 is also rolled out with 2 other new versions - the Rugged and Rogue.

Toyota has launched three new versions of the Hilux including the Toyota Hilux Rugged X 2018, Rogue and the Rugged in Australian market. The new variants are targeted at urban adventurers and serious off-road lovers. They all are designed, engineered and built in Australia with assistance from Toyota Thailand and Toyota Motor Corporation located in Japan.

The trio built based on the double-cab 4x4 Hilux is the culmination of a 3-year program for vehicle development, beginning in early 2015, before the debut of the current-gen pickup.

Toyota Hilux Rugged X 2018, Rogue and the Rugged on the road

Toyota has launched three new versions of the Hilux

The three versions get similar mechanical specifications to the SR and the SR5 which are powered by a 2.8L turbodiesel 1GD-FTV engine. The powerplant is capable of doling out 174 hp and 450 Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

2018 Toyota Hilux Rugged, Hilux Rugged X and the Hilux Rogue variants first look 

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Speaking of the Toyota Hilux Rugged X 2018, it comes with modern functionality and effective protection for off-road capability with a full kit of standard features including a fresh grille design, a heavy-duty winch-compatible steel front bar, LED lightbar and integrated bash plate. Besides, there are also some features equipped for recovery and protection containing front/rear recovery points, purposeful side rock rails, integrated tow bar, a snorkel and a fresh heavy-duty steel rear bar. Thanks to a new 4-piece steel sports bar mounted on the floor, the Rugged X can load up to 75 kilograms vertically, ensuring to transfer up to 200 kg on its bed.

Toyota Hilux Rugged X 2018 on the road

The Rugged X is equipped with a full kit of standard features 

Toyota Hilux Rugged X 2018 bed

The Rugged X can load of 75 kilograms vertically, ensuring to transfer up to 200 kg on its bed

Toyota Hilux Rugged X 2018 crossing water

The Rugged X comes with modern functionality and effective protection for off-road capability

Toyota Hilux Rugged X 2018

Stepping inside, the Toyota Hilux Rugged X 2018 features a tacho and 4.2’’ multi-information display, a fresh combi meter instrument cluster, leather-wrapped seats, black headlining and metallic black ornamentation.

Toyota Hilux Rugged X 2018 dashboard area

The Rugged X 2018 gets a tacho and 4.2’’ multi-information display

Toyota Hilux Rugged X 2018 fresh combi meter instrument cluster

It also has a fresh combi meter instrument cluster

The next one is the Rogue which was designed as a stylish lifestyle version with advanced features and a striking aesthetic appearance, suitable for city adventurers. The front fascia has been completely renewed with a honeycomb insert, a more upright profile, new outboard LED fog lights, a big trapezoidal grille and high-gloss metallic bezels. Besides, there are also some other new features added to the pickup. Its interior gets the same package as the Rugged X’s.

Toyota Hilux Rogue 2018 angular front

The Rogue was designed as a stylish lifestyle version with advanced features and a striking aesthetic appearance

Toyota Hilux Rogue 2018 grille

The front fascia has been completely renewed with a big trapezoidal grille

Toyota Hilux Rogue 2018 bed

The Rogue is suitable for city adventurers

Meanwhile, the Rugged is orientated to buyers who want to get more features and functionality of the Toyota Hilux Rugged X 2018. It is armed with center and corner under shields, additional driving lights, LED driving lights, 2 antennas, newly-design black 17’’ wheels, side rock rails, fresh grille, 265/65 tires and so on.

Toyota Hilux Rugged 2018 angular front

The Rugged is orientated to buyers who want to get more features and functionality of the Rugged X 

In the Philippines, most of Toyota Hilux model have experienced a downward trend thanks to the excise tax exemption. Latest price list of the Hilux in the local market can be found below:

Toyota Hilux Price in the Philippines
Model 2017 SRP 2018 SRP Difference
Toyota Hilux 2.8 G DSL 4x4 AT P1,737,000 P1,592,000 -P145,000
Toyota Hilux 2.8 G DSL 4x4 MT P1,607,000 P1,462,000 -P145,000
Toyota Hilux 2.4 G DSL 4x2 AT P1,335,000 P1,240,000 -P95,000
Toyota Hilux 2.4 G DSL 4x2 MT P1,260,000 P1,165,000 -P95,000
Toyota Hilux 2.4 E DSL 4x2 MT P1,065,000 P995,000 -P70,000
Toyota Hilux 2.4 J DSL 4x2 MT P961,000 P906,000 -P55,000
Toyota Hilux 2.4 Cab & Chassis 4x2 MT P798,000 P798,000 0
HSPU with Rr A/C P974,000 P1,008,000 P34,000
HSPU w/o Rr A/C P944,000 P980,000 P36,000
Toyota Hilux Conquest 2.4L 4x2 M/T N/A P1,311,000 N/A
Toyota Hilux Conquest 2.4L 4x2 A/T N/A P1,386,000 N/A
Toyota Hilux Conquest 2.8L 4x4 M/T N/A P1,615,000 N/A
Toyota Hilux Conquest 2.8L 4x4 A/T N/A P1,745,000 N/A

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