2024 Toyota HiLux range updated with V-Active technology

The Toyota HiLux range has undergone yet another update for 2024 to remain competitive in the highly saturated ute segment in Australia. The big news this time around is the introduction of the new V-Active technology on select HiLux double-cab 4×4 variants. This is complemented by refreshed exterior styling and additional specification to improve the ute’s value proposition.

Pricing for the new HiLux range starts from $26,475 plus on-road costs for the entry-level 4×2 WorkMate single-cab chassis, while V-Active technology is available starting with the 4×4 SR double-cab chassis from $54,130 plus on-roads.

Available on select 4×4 double-cab SR, SR5 grades as well as the luxurious Rogue, V-Active technology adds a motor generator, 48-volt battery and DC/DC converter to the 2.8-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder powertrain and six-speed automatic transmission, bringing benefits to fuel economy, powertrain smoothness and off-road ability.

The addition of V-Active technology allows for the fitment of a stop-start system to the turbo-diesel engine which promises a 10 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency compared to 2.8-litre engines without V-Active technology.

The 48-volt system is said to make the stop-start system smoother and more seamless, with a significant reduction in vibrations when restarting the engine compared to an engine not fitted with V-Active technology.

Fitting a 48-volt system also allows the engine to be switched off for longer than a typical internal-combustion engine when stopped in traffic, with owners able to choose from either a ‘Normal’ or ‘Long’ setting which increases the time the engine is switched off while the air conditioning is running. Engine idling speed is reduced in V-Active technology grades, reduced from 720rpm to 600rpm.

Braking energy is recovered by the motor generator when decelerating to charge the battery. When accelerating, the motor generator can contribute power assistance.

HiLux variants equipped with V-Active technology add Multi-Terrain Select, which includes six selectable modes that enhance wheel traction in a range of road surfaces.

When in high range, MTS can be set to Auto, Dirt, Sand, Mud and Deep Snow, while low range offers Auto, Sand, Mud and Rock modes to optimally deploy power and maximise traction.

The motor generator unit has been positioned high in the engine bay to ensure the V-Active technology system retains the excellent off-road ability of the HiLux.

All core HiLux grades with the exception of the WorkMate and SR single-cab and petrol variants gain a new front-end visual refresh which includes new front bumpers and a honeycomb mesh grille.

At the rear, WorkMate, SR, SR5 and GR Sport pick-ups offer a gloss black rear bumper while the Rogue sports a unique dark grey finish.

SR5 grades add dark-finished LED headlamps, gloss black exterior mirrors, door handles, tailgate handle and powder-coated sports bar for pick-up body styles.

Additional convenience is provided for all pick-up grades with the fitment of a tailgate damper with lift assist, which consists of a gas strut and steel cable. SR double-cab pick-ups with automatic transmissions add front and rear parking sensors.

Double-cab automatic SR5 grades gain a wireless charger which is also applied to the Rogue and GR Sport flagship along with two rear USB-C ports for greater charging capability.

2024 Toyota HiLux pricing (excluding on-road costs)

WorkMate single-cab chassis2.7L petrol, 5MT$26,475
WorkMate single-cab chassis2.7L petrol, 6AT$28,475
WorkMate double-cab pick-up2.7L petrol, 6AT$37,730
WorkMate single-cab chassis Hi-Rider2.4L TD, 6MT$31,715
WorkMate double-cab pick-up H-Rider2.4L TD, 6AT$44,820
SR extra-cab pick-up Hi-Rider2.8L TD, 6AT$47,470
SR double-cab pick-up Hi-Rider2.8L TD, 6AT$48,890
SR5 double-cab pick-up Hi-Rider2.8L TD, 6AT$57,610
WorkMate single-cab chassis2.4L TD, 6MT$40,965
WorkMate extra-cab chassis2.4L TD, 6AT$46,665
WorkMate double-cab chassis2.4L TD, 6AT$48,735
WorkMate double-cab pick-up2.4L TD, 6MT$48,420
WorkMate double-cab pick-up2.4L TD, 6AT$50,420
SR single-cab chassis2.8L TD, 6MT$44,035
SR single-cab chassis2.8L TD, 6AT$46,035
SR extra-cab chassis2.8L TD, 6MT$48,695
SR extra-cab chassis2.8L TD, 6AT$50,695
SR double-cab chassis2.8L TD, 6MT$50,995
SR double-cab chassis2.8L TD, 6AT$53,105
SR double-cab chassis48V 2.8L TD, 6AT$54,130
SR double-cab pick-up2.8L TD, 6MT$52,640
SR double-cab pick-up2.8L TD, 6AT$55,190
SR double-cab pick-up48V 2.8L TD, 6AT$56,210
SR5 extra-cab pick-up2.8L TD, 6AT$60,250
SR5 double-cab chassis48V 2.8L TD, 6AT$60,580
SR5 double-cab pick-up2.8L TD, 6MT$60,670
SR5 double-cab pick-up48V 2.8L TD, 6AT$63,260
Rogue double-cab pick-up48V 2.8L TD, 6AT$71,530
GR Sport double-cab pick-up2.8L TD, 6AT$74,310


Premium interior (SR5 only): $2,500
Premium paint: $675
Two-tone paint (GR Sport only): $1,000

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