Just a month after launching its upgraded HiLux range, Toyota has revealed the refreshed HiLux Rogue and Rugged X models, and the big news is prices are up by $6500 and $7500 respectively.
The refreshed Toyota HiLux Rogue and Rugged X models have just been unveiled but those keen on nabbing a top-spec Lux will now be up for an additional $6500-$7500. The refreshed HiLux Rogue will set you back $68,990 +ORC (previously $62,490) and the updated Rugged X will cost $69,990 +ORC (previously $62,490). The HiLux Rogue and Rugged X models are based on the HiLux SR5 auto model and they undergo final assembly in Melbourne – they are not yet available due to production issues brought on by Victoria’s COVID-19 restrictions but are expected to be in showrooms by the second half of November.
Like the HiLux SR5 model on which they are based, the new Rogue and Rugged X have a revised 2.8L four-cylinder turbo diesel engine that now makes a claimed 150kW of power and 500Nm of torque (auto), while maximum braked towing capacity is now 3500kg. They also score revised suspension, new styling and several other upgrades.
“The expertise of our local teams has ensured these two fully fledged models offer more power and torque, more relaxed towing and overtaking in all conditions, sharper steering and handling, and suspension refinements that deliver excellent ride quality in all conditions,” Toyota Australia’s Vice President Sales and Marketing Sean Hanley said.
“They also incorporate an in-demand array of locally designed, developed and tested components that enhance capability and style: premium features on the ‘work and play’ HiLux Rogue and serious off-road protection and recovery for Rugged X.”
The HiLux Rogue is distinguished by a unique vertical grille that flows from the bonnet down to the prominent lower bumper and under-guard. The LED headlamps now have dark internals and the Rogue also gets aggressive fender flares, unique wheel-arch mouldings and an all-new resin sports bar. The 18-inch alloy wheels have also been redesigned, as has the rear bumper and tailgate, and Rogue now has two front and four rear parking sensors, and revised marine-grade carpet tub liner.
It also gets a locally developed motorised roller shutter with opening and closing linked to the vehicle’s central-locking system. Features include an anti-jam function, integrated lighting, anti-theft design and high levels of weatherproofing and dust protection.
HiLux Rugged X
The Rugged X also gets a unique grille with a bold surround and 3D mesh that integrates with a new bonnet and dark headlamps. The steel bumper design is unchanged, but the driving light bezels have been re-designed and the lower bash late now displays the Toyota brand in black. Other styling enhancements include more pronounced over-fenders, new jet-black 17-inch wheels and signature decals on the bonnet and rear quarter panel.
Rugged X also comes with heavy-duty front springs, a snorkel with a reversible head, red-painted front and rear recovery points, a centrally mounted LED light bar, heavy-duty rock rails, sports bar with recreational attachment points, a moulded tub tray with tailgate protection, and a heavy-duty rear bumper with integrated step.
The Rogue and Rugged X are available in nine exterior paint colours, including new Feverish Red, Satin Blue and Oxide Bronze.
The HiLux Rogue and Rugged X score a larger 8-inch display screen with control knobs, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a premium JBL 9-speaker sound system, a 220V outlet, restyled instruments, heated front seats and driver’s seat 8-way power adjustment. The Rogue and Rugged X seat trim is black perforated leather with grey outboard accents.
As well as the upgrades to the HiLux SR5 on which they are based, the Rogue and Rugged X get the following features, with new kit listed in bold:
• Revised styling (unique to Rogue)
• Resin ‘sailplane’ sports bar
• Motorised roller cover
• New-design 18-inch alloy wheels
• Two front, four rear parking sensors
• Chrome Toyota tailgate badge (was dark grey)
• New Rogue decals: tailgate, side
• Marine-grade carpet tub liner (revised appearance, layout, more complete coverage)
• Dark silver/black steel rear bumper
HILUX RUGGED X
• Revised styling (unique to Rugged X)
• New-design 17″ alloy wheels
• Chrome HiLux badge (was dark grey)
• Revised bonnet decal
• Heavy-duty hoopless steel front bull bar
• Bash plate (with black TOYOTA branding)
• LED light bar (24 LED lights, 120W maximum, 66cm wide)
• Spread beam driving lights (hexagonal bezels)
– 4 LEDs (20W total) per lamp
• Front and rear recovery points (red)
• Heavy-duty steel rear bar with integrated step
• Heavy-duty rock rails
• Heavy-duty front springs
• Black wheel-arch and body side mouldings
• Functional black sports bar with multiple tie-down points
– Steel, bolted and welded
– Downward load bearing capacity: 75kg
– Tie-down rating: 200kg
• Tray liner with tailgate protection
For full details on the new HiLux Rogue and Rugged X head to the Toyota Australia website.