For over 45 years, 13 million Toyota Hilux pick-ups have been forging trails around the globe from the Arctic tundra to the deserts of the Kalahari. This unstoppable vehicle has earned the highest trust and admiration for its off-road capabilities, endurance and overall ability.
In the words of Glenn Crompton, Vice President of Marketing for Toyota SA Motors: “Hilux is the Corolla of the light commercial world and its worldwide success is by no means accidental. Evolutionary progress through the generations has produced a vehicle with the ideal combination of superlative off-road driving manners, car-like refinement, plus rugged workhorse credentials. More than perhaps any other Hilux generation, this seventh iteration has seen numerous, successive improvements throughout its life, each of which has enabled the model to consistently exceed consumer needs and assure its place right at the top of the sales charts. It’s undoubtedly the purest distillation of toughness and versatility you’ll ever find in pick-up and, best of all, it’s rooted in the guiding principles of Toyota’s QDR (Quality, Durability and Reliability).”
And now, to celebrate 45 years of “bundu bashing” excellence, Toyota South Africa is pleased to announce the introduction of the aptly named Legend 45. Applied to 100 percent of all Raider (high spec) production, this value-for-money, special edition 45 package is available in 4×2 Raised Body and 4×4 formats and across all variants – Single Cab, Xtra Cab and Double Cab. In total there are 13 different Legend 45 model variants.
Distinguishing it from the rest of the Hilux range, the Legend 45 gets the following exterior treatment:
• New headlamp and front fog lamp design with black-out detail
• Smoked tail light design
• Stainless steel front nudge bar
• Stainless steel rear step bumper
• Matt black side steps
• Colour-coded door handles with chrome finish mirrors
• Multi-spoke 17-inch anthracite alloy wheels
In addition to all this, you have a choice of a full range of exterior colours to choose from, including Glacier White, Chromium Silver, Chilli Red, Pacific Blue Metallic, Graphite Grey, Attitude Black, Silky Gold and Dark Steel Mica.
Full black interior for the cabin including dashboard finish, black leather with silver contrast stitching on the seats, door panels, steering wheel and shift lever boot (manual).
Reverse camera now added to Xtra Cab Legend 45 models as well as 2.5 D-4D and 2.7 VVTi Legend 45 models (standard on all other Double Cab Legend 45 models)
It’s worth noting that in terms of kit, the Hilux is one of the most generously equipped pick-ups on the market with all 3.0 D-4D and 4.0 V6 Double Cab models coming standard with a full suite of luxury and safety accoutrements ranging from automatic climate control, auto lights, multi-function steering wheel and display audio (with reverse camera) to six airbags and stability control.
Additional good headache is that there are 13 different variants of the new Toyota Hilux Legend to choose from!
Toyota Hilux Legend 45 Single Cab
• 2.7 VVTi 4×2 Raised Body – R300 200
• 3.0 D-4D 4×2 RB – R345 100
• 3.0 D-4D 4×4 – R401 200
Toyota Hilux Legend 45 Xtra Cab
• 3.0 D-4D 4×2 RB – R374 100
• 3.0 D-4D 4×4 – R430 400
Toyota Hilux Legend 45 Double Cab
• 2.5 D-4D 4×2 RB – R411 900
• 2.7 VVTi 4×2 RB – R377 900
• 3.0 D-4D 4×2 RB – R438 300
• 3.0 D-4D 4×2 RB auto – R452 000
• 3.0 D-4D 4×4 – R495 500
• 3.0 D-4D 4×4 auto – R509 300
• 4.0 V6 4×2 RB auto – R451 200
• 4.0V6 4×4 auto – R533 900