CARmag.co.za was the first to bring you pricing for the new Toyota Hilux GR-Sport and now we can also share pricing for the Legend 50 derivatives set to launch in South Africa at the start of July 2019.
The "Legend 50" badge, of course, celebrates half a century of Hilux sales in South Africa and follows the Legend 45 that launched locally back in 2014.
As many as 13 derivatives will be offered – across the single-, xtra- and double-cab body styles, and in 4x2 and 4x4 guises – each based on the familiar Raider trim level (and likely replacing said Raider models for the duration of the Legend 50’s production run).
From what we understand, Legend 50 models will be offered with model-specific accessories such as branded nudge bars, styling bars, side-steps, rear-step towbars and alloy wheels (although it's not yet clear what will be standard and what will be optional). Keyless entry (with push-button start) is also on the cards for Legend 50 models, while a tweak to the infotainment system is also likely.
Twelve of the 13 variants will draw their urge from the Japanese firm’s 2,8-litre turbodiesel engine, which generates 130 kW (plus 420 N.m in the case of the six-speed manual derivatives and 450 N.m in the case of the six-speed automatics). Take note that the package cannot be ordered in conjunction with the 2,4-litre oil-burner or the base 2,7-litre petrol engine.
The 4,0-litre V6 petrol model, meanwhile, will top the locally built range, priced at R712 100 (making it a little more expensive than the aforementioned Hilux GR-Sport). As a reminder, this engine generates 175 kW and 376 N.m, channelled to all four wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission.
Toyota Hilux 2,8 GD-6 RB Legend 50: R472 000
Toyota Hilux 2,8 GD-6 RB Legend 50 AT: R491 100
Toyota Hilux 2,8 GD-6 4x4 Legend 50: R537 700
Toyota Hilux 2,8 GD-6 4x4 Legend 50 AT: R557 700
Toyota Hilux 2,8 GD-6 RB Legend 50: R511 100
Toyota Hilux 2,8 GD-6 RB Legend 50 AT: R530 200
Toyota Hilux 2,8 GD-6 4x4 Legend 50: R578 800
Toyota Hilux 2,8 GD-6 4x4 Legend 50 AT: R598 200
Toyota Hilux 2,8 GD-6 RB Legend 50: R579 100
Toyota Hilux 2,8 GD-6 RB Legend 50 AT: R598 500
Toyota Hilux 2,8 GD-6 4x4 Legend 50: R647 600
Toyota Hilux 2,8 GD-6 4x4 Legend 50 AT: R668 800
Toyota Hilux 4,0 V6 4x4 Legend 50 AT: R712 100
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