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 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.
The Rugged X is equipped with a full kit of standard features
The Rugged X can load of 75 kilograms vertically, ensuring to transfer up to 200 kg on its bed
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.
The Rugged X 2018 gets a tacho and 4.2’’ multi-information display
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.
The Rogue was designed as a stylish lifestyle version with advanced features and a striking aesthetic appearance
The front fascia has been completely renewed with a big trapezoidal grille
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.
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:
|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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