Toyota-Hilux-Double-Cab-mediumOwning a truck in Australia is pretty much like owning identification documents. Small wonder then, that the Toyota Hilux is the third best-selling vehicle of any type on the continent. But you don't simply walk into a dealer and buy one. Customers need to really sit down and think what exactly do they want from their truck because the full Hilux range has a total of three body styles, three equipment levels, three engines and three transmissions driving either the rear or all four wheels.

Now the Double Cab versions of the Hilux have been updated in a bid to stand out as the obvious choice. The 4x4 Double Cab Hilux trucks, for example, now have the maximum five-star ANCAP safety rating and thus more families will feel confident buying one for everyday use. If buyers go for a turbo-diesel 4x4 (126 kW and 343 Nm of torque), they will also benefit from a new five-speed automatic transmission which improves the engine's fuel economy by more than six percent (8.7-liters/100km). The top-of-the-line SR5 models have a reversing camera and satellite navigation as standard. The 6.1-inch screen on the center console is also used by the audio system (also controlled from the steering wheel) which offers USB, iPod and Bluetooth connectivity. Again for SR models, there's a second multi-information display (MID) that reads current and average fuel economy, average vehicle speed, cruising range, the outside temperature, displays a compass and shows time. Black interior for all Double Cabs (there's one choice you won't have to do)

Those who are adamant that want the V6 175 kW and 376 Nm petrol engine and a Double Cab are going to be stuck with an automatic transmission in either 4x2 or 4 x4 variants (the former can be a mid-range SR or top of the line SR5 while the latter can only be an SR5)

Source: Toyota