Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has introduced “notable” specification updates to the local Hilux bakkie line-up.
Upgrades to the Legend model range include a leather-trimmed interior, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone climate control, “enhanced” smart entry system, and Toyota’s Safety Sense (TSS) setup. The suite of safety items feature adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and a pre-crash system. The nine-speaker JBL premium sound system remains exclusive to the 4×4 Legend variants. To align the Legend-badged Xtra-cab derivatives to their double-cab siblings’ level of specification, these models gain a leather-upholstered interior and power-adjustable driver’s pew.
Additions to the mid-tier, Raider models include a height-adjustable driver’s seat and an alloy spare wheel. Raider double cabs in 2.4-litre diesel guise upgrades to a rear armrest, complete with cupholders; seat back pockets, replete with shopping hooks; and a 60:40 split rear bench. The 2.8-litre Raider double cab gains dual-zone climate control in addition to the above upgrades.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto can now be found on all models featuring an audio system. As a result of the inclusion of screen mirroring – and the subsequent navigation applications it offers – Toyota has deleted the on-board sat-nav previously fitted to these derivatives.
An array of new exterior body hues are on offer. The updated colour palette includes Platinum White Pearl (a first for a Hilux). Limited-run Sand Beige units will be produced until December 2021.