After 35 years at the forefront of the bakkie contest in South Africa, the legendary Toyota Hilux has received an updated look with more detailing and comes packed with extra features.

After 35 years at the forefront of the bakkie contest in South Africa, the legendary Toyota Hilux has received an updated look with more detailing and comes packed with extra features.

The first Hilux pick-ups arrived in South Africa in 1969 and the “Legend35” special edition package reflects its local history. The package is available on all seven of the Hilux derivatives, comprising four petrol and three diesel models.

Visually, the bakkie is distinguished by its Legend35 decals in place of the regular Raider markings and all seven models are fitted with alloy wheels. A stainless steel roll bar is complemented by a rear step bumper with pre-wired towbar fitting and a nudge bar at the front, all in stainless steel. Similar tubular side steps complete the exterior look while the radio/CD player with its metallic finish carries the stainless steel look into the interior.

The Legend35 is available in all the colours in the existing Hilux range.

The 2,0-litre petrol engine produces 68 kW at 4 800 r/min with 160 N.m of torque available at 2 800 r/min. The 2,7-litre petrol engine produces 108kW at 4 800 r/min with maximum torque of 235Nm at 4 000 r/min.

Besides its two petrol options, the Legend35 also comes with the choice of a 2,4-litre or two 3,0-litre diesel engines.

The naturally aspirated diesel engines include the 2,4-litre engine (61kW at 4 200 r/min and 162N.m at 2 400 r/min) and the 3,0-litre with its electronically controlled fuel pump which produces 72kW at 4 200 r/min and 192 N.m at 2 400 r/min.

However, the 4X2 Single and Double Cabs with the raised bodies, and the 4X4 Double Cab Raider uses the 3,0-litre turbocharged diesel engine that produces 85 kW at 3 600 r/min and 315 N.m of torque at just 2 000 r/min.

The Hilux range’s features include a tachometer, digital clock and cup holders on all models. All models are fitted with security systems – a gearlock with remote alarm immobiliser on the 2,0-litre petrol and naturally aspirated 2,4- and 3,0-litre diesel models and a transponder key immobiliser system for the 2,7-litre petrol and 3,0-litre turbodiesel models.

The range starts with the baseline 2,0-litre short wheelbase single cab model (DLX specification), that along with the 2400D are the only short wheelbase variants in the range.


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