Toyota Australia has whipped the wraps off the Hilux Rogue, an even more capable version of the Japanese automaker’s double-cab, 4×4 bakkie sporting several “significant” upgrades for enhanced off-road performance and capability.


So, what upgrades have been made to turn the standard Hilux into the more off-road-focused Rogue model? For starters, the bakkie has been fitted with an updated suspension package. In addition, the fore and aft tracks have been widened by 140 mm. Ground clearance has been increased by 20 mm. The Australian arm of the carmaker says these changes enhance off-road ability and performance. 

To accommodate the increase in the front and rear tracks, the firm’s engineers “overhauled” the suspension. The front suspension arm and stabiliser length have been extended, and the shock absorber angle has been adjusted for improved efficiency. 

‘Round back, the axle length has been extended, and the dampers have been moved further towards the wheels. A first for a Hilux, the Rogue features a rear stabiliser bar for enhanced cornering ability and ride comfort. 

However, these upgrades not only enhance the off-road driving experience. Toyota Australia’s vice president of sales, marketing and franchise operations, Sean Hanley, says, “The significant suspension upgrades to the Hilux Rogue not only improve off-road capability but create a more stable and comfortable on-road driving experience.” Hanley also says the introduction of the updated Rogue demonstrates Toyota’s dedication to offering ever-improved vehicles to customers.