Toyota HiLux goes Hybrid for 2024

Jacob Brooke
June 27, 2023
Toyota announced its plans to incorporate 48-Volt Technology into selected HiLux models, which are set to arrive in the first half of 2024. This upgrade promises to provide approximately a 10 percent improvement in fuel economy compared to the existing 2.8-litre turbo diesel variants.

The 48-Volt Technology will be paired with the 2.8-litre turbo diesel engine and six-speed automatic transmission. The system will include an extra 48-Volt battery, a small electric motor-generator, and several other components. This integration aims to improve fuel economy and driveability, while also enabling a stop/start system and decreasing noise, vibration, and harshness.

Sean Hanley, Toyota Australia's Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Franchise Operations, stated that the incorporation of the 48-Volt Technology in the HiLux line is indicative of Toyota's commitment to reduce the fuel consumption of its vehicles without sacrificing performance and capability.

In addition to increased fuel efficiency, customers are expected to experience improved performance both on and off the road. According to Hanley, these enhancements could make the HiLux an even more attractive option for long-term excursions or weekend getaways.

The 48-Volt Technology will come standard in all 4x4 SR5 and Rogue Double Cab models and will be available as an optional feature for the 4x4 SR Double Cab. Despite the addition of this new technology, the towing capacity for the 4x4 models will remain unchanged at 3500kg.

Toyota plans to release further details about the integration of the 48-Volt Technology into the HiLux models as the 2024 launch date approaches.

Looking for car finance?

Get pre-approved car loan offers from over 30 Aussie lenders in minutes.

Jacob Brooke
Jacob Brooke, a respected voice in the world of automotive journalism, brings a wealth of knowledge and insights to his reviews at CarSauce. His keen eye for detail and passion for all things cars shine through in his in-depth analysis and honest evaluations of the latest models of cars. Join him as he guides readers through the car-buying process and explores the exciting world of motoring.

Other car news

Mazda Australia Initiates Recall of BT-50 Models Due to Potential Fire Risk

Mazda Australia recalls 8,936 BT-50 models (2021-2023) due to potential fire risk from fuel hose issue. Owners urged to contact dealers.
Matt Brand
December 4, 2023

Toyota's Urban SUV Concept: Innovative or a Suzuki Reskin? A Closer Look at the 2024 Electric Contender

Unveiling the truth behind Toyota's Urban SUV Concept, set for a 2024 release. Is it a groundbreaking electric SUV or a disguised Suzuki?
Matt Brand
December 4, 2023

2024 Kia Picanto (Facelift): Upgraded Safety, New Style at a Steeper Price

2024 Kia Picanto revs up with advanced safety, fresh colors, and sleek design. Price rises, but value soars?
Jacob Brooke
December 4, 2023

Sign up to our newsletter

Be the first to know when we drop new car reviews.

By clicking Sign Up you're confirming that you agree with our Terms and Conditions.
Thank you! Welcome to the Car Sauce community!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.