Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has introduced “notable” specification updates to the local Hilux bakkie line-up. 

JBL sound system remains exclusive to 4×4 Legend versions.

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.

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. 

A first for a Hilux, Toyota now offers Platinum White Pearl body hue.