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Toyota South Africa Motors has added six new self-shifting derivatives to its local Hilux range, swelling the line-up to some 32 variants.
In effect, the local arm of the Japanese automaker has introduced automatic versions of six existing manual models (including two self-shifting 2,4-litre models).
The first three new derivatives fall in the diesel-powered single-cab bakkie category. The 2,8 GD-6 RB Raider AT single-cab comes in at R435 700, while the 2,4 GD-6 4×4 SRX AT single-cab is priced at R436 800 and the 2,8 GD-6 4×4 Raider AT single-cab at R497 400.
In addition, Toyota SA Motors has added two new self-shifting variants to its Xtra-cab range: the 2,8 GD-6 RB Raider AT Xtra-cab (R462 200) and the 2,8 GD-6 4×4 Raider AT Xtra-cab (R525 800).
Finally, in the double-cab line-up, the automaker has linked its automatic transmission to the 2,4-litre turbodiesel engine, resulting in the 2,4 GD-6 4×4 SRX AT double-cab, priced at R495 700. The news comes after the brand quietly added a new 2,4 GD-6 4×4 AT model to its Fortuner range.
Interestingly, Toyota SA Motors has also opted to cull one of its two V6 petrol-powered double-cabs. While the 4×4-equipped version survives, the rear-wheel-drive 4,0 V6 RB Raider AT double-cab has been removed from the latest price bulletin.
We’ll have to wait for more official information from Toyota to find out whether any specification changes (such as the rumoured addition of LED headlamps) will accompany this range adjustment.