Australia’s finest promoting car is about to return in for a spherical of value rises throughout the vary when the up to date mannequin arrives in August.


The 2021 Toyota HiLux will obtain a considerable value hike throughout the up to date mannequin vary, confidential data distributed to sellers has revealed.

The most well-liked mannequin – the Toyota HiLux SR5 double cab pick-up – will improve from an RRP of $55,240 plus on-road prices to $57,900 plus on-road prices when geared up with a six-speed guide transmission. At full value this could eclipse $61,000 drive-away.

The 2021 Toyota HiLux SR5 double cab pick-up automated which accounts for almost all of gross sales will improve to $59,900 plus on-road prices – at full value it could eclipse $63,000 drive-away.

The modifications on these two examples signify will increase of about $2500, or 5 per cent, on their RRPs.

Nonetheless, when the brand new costs are in contrast in opposition to the newest drive-away presents and different transaction costs, the will increase are as much as $8000.

For instance, the present mannequin Toyota HiLux SR5 double cab auto till lately was accessible for $54,990 drive-away, which is lower than its before-on-roads price.

On this instance, the transaction costs will improve by as much as $8000 when the up to date HiLux vary arrives in Australian showrooms in August – until Toyota introduces a brand new spherical of drive-away offers.

The most cost effective mannequin within the Toyota HiLux vary, the Workmate “site visitors controller” mannequin that till lately was marketed from $24,990 drive-away, has had the most important value rise in share phrases.

At the moment priced from $21,865 plus on-road prices for the Toyota HiLux single cab chassis (2.7-litre petrol with five-speed guide and dropside aluminium tray), the brand new value is $23,600 plus on-road prices – a rise of virtually eight per cent – which might equate to about $28,000 drive-away, a rise of $3000 in actual phrases when transaction costs are in contrast.

Traditionally, Toyota fees full tilt for brand new or up to date fashions once they arrive in showrooms – and reductions typically don’t emerge for a number of months or, in some instances, greater than 12 months after launch.

The advisable retail value is commonly largely tutorial – and primarily used as a benchmark for fleet reductions. The Toyota HiLux has been supplied at discounted drive-away costs near or beneath the RRP for the previous two years.

Nonetheless, Toyota sellers have been informed to brace for value will increase throughout the 2021 HiLux vary because of the weakening Australian greenback versus the Japanese Yen and Thai Baht. Toyota HiLux fashions bought in Australia are made in Thailand.

In comparison with the Japanese Yen and Thai Baht, the Australian greenback has fallen by 10.2 per cent from the center of July 2018 to the center of July 2020.

Nonetheless, up to now 12 months the Australian greenback has solely fallen by 1.three per cent in comparison with the Japanese Yen. And within the final six months, the Australian greenback has in actual fact improved by 6.2 per cent in comparison with the Thai Baht.

Toyota Australia is but to publicly affirm the value modifications and says full particulars might be introduced nearer to subsequent month’s launch.

In an announcement to CarAdvice, a Toyota Australia consultant mentioned: “Toyota will quickly announce particulars of the numerous enhancements to HiLux for its up to date mannequin, together with affirmation of pricing. We consider that the Toyota HiLux will proceed to signify the superb worth that has helped make HiLux Australia’s best-selling car.”