Toyota launches special edition Hilux: Tough is the new black

Johannesburg - South Africa’s most popular bakkie, the Toyota Hilux, is now available in special-edition 'Black' guise, according to the automaker.

Exclusive to the flagship 2.8 GD-6 double-cab range and available in a choice of three striking hues – Glacier White, Chromium Silver and Graphite Grey – Toyota claims this special edition comes with a host of designer touches, created to elevate the Black above its more subdued stable mates.

Toyota says: "The history of Hilux has been punctuated by many special editions over the years (Dakar, Legend 35, -40 and -45, as well as Heritage) to underline its distinctive ability to combine exclusivity with mass-market appeal, while remaining true to its tough mandate. This still holds true for the all-new Hilux Raider Black."

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At a glance, this new special edition comes with the following:

Exterior Detailing

• Gloss Black front grille 
• Gloss Black front bumper insert 
• Colour-coded over-fenders 
• Colour-coded door handles 
• Colour-coded mirrors 
• 18” dual, tri-spoke alloy wheels 
• Gloss Black roof 

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Value-adding Accessories

• Black rear styling bar 
• Black tonneau cover 
Interior Touches
• Black leather interior with silver stitching 
• Power-adjustable driver’s seat 
• Carbon fibre panel accents 

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While there’s a hint of ‘retro’ thanks to the anthracite roof and jet black accents, the cabin treatment and techno features are bang up-to-date. The contrast-stitched black leather interior and carbon fibre panels add premium flair to the cabin, says the automaker.

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Standard goodies on the Raider menu include full-colour touch screen with reverse camera, 4,2” TFT multi-information display screen, Bluetooth, cruise control, automatic climate control, steering wheel controls, electronic 4x4 switchgear (4x4 models), Hill Assist and Downhill Assist Control (the latter is on 4x4 models only), iMT (manual versions), autolights and a full suite of safety kit ranging from seven airbags to VSC and A-TRAC (4x4 models only), to name just a few of the highlights.

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Power figures on the 2755cc GD engine remain unchanged with 130kW/420Nm from 1600 to 2400rpm in six-speed manual guise – six-speed automatic transmission versions will receive a boost to 450Nm over the same rpm span.

Pricing

Hilux Raider Black 2.8 GD-6 Raised Body 6MT - R521 100 (incl. VAT)
Hilux Raider Black 2.8 GD-6 RB 6AT - R538 900
Hilux Raider Black 2.8 GD-6 4x4 6MT - R585 300
Hilux Raider Black 2.8 GD-6 4x4 6AT - R604 300

As with other Hilux models, the Hilux Raider Black comes with a 3-year or 100 000km warranty and a 5-year or 90 000km service plan. The best news is that there’s a very small premium (approx. R27 000) to pay over the regular models, for a lot more spec – making the Hilux Raider Black an excellent value proposition.