TOYOTA HILUX XTRA CAB — Volkswagen Amarok

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start with a confession: on the day the HILUX XTRA CAB arrived, my level rose. The Silky paintwork, optional alloy and Durabar nudge, side-, and towbars elevated our Hilux the thousands pounding our streets and lanes, and added some machismo to the frumpy looking (and myself).

Eagle-eyed would have noticed this TOYOTA HILUX CAB is a prefacelift version and as such the Land Cruiser-esque nose of

the models. Mechanically, however, indistinguishable from the current Our Xtra Cab boasted rear-wheel and the trusty 3,0-litre D-4D engine.

The powertrain is definitely one of the agricultural-sounding and feeling ones in the especially in terms of flexibility. keep the revs between 2 000 and 3 500 and it impresses with brawny owing to the fact that the is shorn of heavy 4×4-drivetrain and that the Xtra Cab is already than the double cab. outside this powerband and the either stumbles and vibrates, or out of puff.

Apart from regular commutes, our Hilux completed two trips that alone more than 7 000 km.

It did service year as a tow vehicle on CAR’s Shootout, pulling a large all the way from Cape Town via to Johannesburg. Fuel consumption a beating, but the TOYOTA HILUX CAB coped well with the mass and rarely struggled to pace with the speedy

The next long trip was at a more leisurely pace. beckoned and the toyota hilux cab 4×4 duly obliged, comfortably at three-figure speeds for on end on that country’s impeccable tar roads.

Only the occasionally ride at slower speeds the calm. Once there, any of dune driving were by the lack of four-wheel drive. sandy roads proved no thanks to the differential lock and ground clearance. I would someone considering such a to pack a kinetic towrope in traction and talent reach an

With 343 N.m of torque feeding the wheels that grappled for on sand, sideways action was but a of the accelerator away (visit for a video of the Hilux painting a pan in the Cape with dust).

A boon on the Namibia trip was the storage spaces behind the that kept all our valuables In fact, this feature is so that I’m surprised we see more Xtra Cabs on our Why would anyone pick a bakkie if the former loses 500 mm in load-bay length but gains a far usable cabin? I regularly use of the space to store odds and or place my laptop out of sight. If you go a further and have lockable installed, the toyota hilux cab 4×4 transforms into an utility vehicle.

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The interior received a welcome at the time of the facelift. Ours, still featured the original that is too agricultural in design and choice, but all controls are well and large enough to use with hands. That said, the newer version’s cockpit decidedly old when compared those of the Volkswagen Amarok and Ranger.

I did speak to a number of and tradespeople during the Hilux’s and quite a few who use these vehicles were adamant that prefer the Toyota’s simpler, more robust interior. I got used to the steering column

isn’t reach adjustable, of CAR’s testers and readers have preferred this


The Hilux Xtra Cab did not miss a during its 12 months at CAR. services — at 10 000 km and 20 000 km — efficient and the service-centre personnel friendly, the rubberised load bay big enough for all types of cargo and the fuel consumption worked out to a 10,6 litres/100 km.

However, the launch of the Amarok, Ranger and now BT-50, the bakkie market has matured from offering a of utilitarian workhorses into a that attracts customers who practicality and comfort in equal In this regard, the current hilux extra cab 4×4 off the pace compared with its competitors. But, with its reliability record, great value and the most extensive network in the country, the Hilux a sound buy that should its owner years of trouble-free

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