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Used Toyota Hilux for Sale

The Toyota Hilux Bakkie is a legend in its own time in South Africa, and it has been the dream of many a boy to own one. Now thanks to the Quality Used Toyota Hilux for Sale at Group 1 you can make that dream a reality, as we have a massive range of Single Cab, Xtra Cab and Double Cab Hilux for Sale at our showrooms in The Western Cape, Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

An Introduction to the Hilux Legend

Originally launched as the Hi-Lux in 1968, this series of light commercial bakkies has gone through 8 generations of updates and established a reputation for its sturdiness and reliability that can take even the heaviest abuse. The reliability of the Hilux was even a central storyline in season 3 of the popular BBC Top Gear program which saw the pickup being converted into an amphibious vehicle and even going to the Magnetic North Pole.

In South Africa it is available in 3 variants, with multiple trim levels, all of which are available for sale as Used Hilux Bakkies in South Africa. These are as follows:

Hilux Double Cab Models:

  • 2.7 VVTi RB SRX MT
  • 2.4 GD-6 RB SRX MT
  • 2.4 GD-6 4×4 SR MT
  • 2.4 GD-6 4×4 SRX MT
  • 2.4 GD-6 4X4 SRX AT
  • 2.8 GD-6 RB Raider MT
  • 2.8 GD-6 RB Dakar MT
  • 2.8 GD-6 RB Raider AT
  • 2.8 GD-6 RB Dakar AT
  • 2.8 GD-6 4×4 Raider MT
  • 2.8 GD-6 4X4 Dakar MT
  • 2.8 GD-6 4×4 Raider AT
  • 2.8 GD-6 4X4 Dakar AT
  • 4.0 V6 4×4 Raider AT
  • 4.0 V6 4X4 Dakar AT

Hilux Xtra Cab Models

  • 2.4 GD-6 RB SRX MT
  • 2.8 GD-6 RB Raider MT
  • 2.8 GD-6 RB Dakar MT
  • 2.8 GD-6 RB Raider AT
  • 2.8 GD-6 RB Dakar AT
  • 2.8 GD-6 4×4 Raider MT
  • 2.8 GD-6 4X4 Dakar MT
  • 2.8 GD-6 4×4 Raider AT
  • 2.8 GD-6 4X4 Dakar AT

Hilux Single Cab Models:

  • 2.0 VVTi 5MT
  • 2.0 VVTi 5MT A/C
  • 2.4 GD 5MT
  • 2.4 GD 5MT A/C
  • 2.7 VVTi RB SRX MT
  • 2.4 GD-6 RB SRX MT
  • 2.4 GD-6 4×4 SR MT
  • 2.8 GD-6 RB Raider MT
  • 2.4 GD-6 4×4 SRX MT
  • 2.8 GD-6 RB Raider AT
  • 2.4 GD-6 4X4 SRX AT
  • 2.8 GD-6 4×4 Raider MT
  • 2.8 GD-6 4X4 Raider AT

Current 8th Generation Toyota Hilux
2015 – Current

The 8th, and current, generation of Toyota Hilux was released on the 21st of May 2015. With its slim projector headlights and LED Daytime Running Lights it looked more SUV than LCV, but yet still maintained its legendary durability and toughness. With some of the best safety features in its class, including autonomous ABS, as with many previous generations, an instant hit. In fact, every model launched since can be found on our showroom floors, with the 2016 Hilux, 2017 Hilux and even the occasional 2018 Hilux being snapped up as soon as they become available.

In 2017 the Toyota Hilux received a facelift that included a bigger front grill and a few exterior and cabin refinements. The engine and safety features however all remained the same.

Did You Know? Due to the sheer toughness of the Hilux range it has been adopted by many paramilitary forces around the world as their vehicle of choice. It has become known as the “the vehicular equivalent of the AK-47” due to its easy to drive nature, abundance of spare parts and unequalled reliability. So much so in fact that a war was named after it (the Toyota War), in which the armies of Libya and Chad clashed using the Hilux as a light cavalry unit.

8th Generation Toyota Hilux at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 2.0 L petrol
  • 2.7 L petrol
  • 4.0 L petrol
  • 2.4 L diesel
  • 2.5 L diesel
  • 2.8 L diesel
  • 3.0 L diesel

Transmission

  • 5- or 6-speed manual
  • 5- or 6-speed automatic

Body Style

  • 2-door single cab pickup truck
  • 4-door extra cab pickup truck
  • 4-door double cab pickup truck

Assembly Plant

  • Samut Prakan, Thailand
  • Zárate, Argentina
  • Karachi, Pakistan
  • Durban, South Africa

Vehicle Layout

  • Front-engine with rear-wheel-drive
  • Front-engine with four-wheel-drive

Also Known As

  • TruckMasters OX in Finland

7th Generation Toyota Hilux
2004 – 2015

First Produced in Thailand in 2004, the 7th generation of Toyota Hilux is still a staple on used vehicle showroom floors today thanks its tough build, proven reliability and stylish design features. Three bakkie variants were launched, namely the two-door Single Cab, the two-door Xtra Cab and four-door Double Cab. The most popular models that we regularly stock include:

  • 2015 Hilux Double Cab Bakkie
  • 2014 Hilux Xtra Cab Bakkie
  • 2013 Hilux LCV

The size of this generation of Hilux was once again bigger than previous generations, which saw it being reclassified as a mid-size pickup. From 2012 to 2015 a modified Toyota Hilux driven by South African Giniel de Villiers was entered into the Dakar Rally. It placed third in 2012, second in 2013, fourth in 2014, and once again placed second in 2015.

Did You Know? Since December 2009 this generation and the next 8th generation Hilux have consistently been one of the top selling bakkies in South Africa. This generation of Hilux also played a large part in building the local South African economy as they were built in Durban for local and export sales. The current generation Hilux is today built in the same factory, and continues the Hilux legacy of robust sales in even the toughest of economic times.

7th Generation Toyota Hilux at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 2.0 L petrol
  • 2.7 L petrol
  • 4.0 L petrol
  • 2.5 L diesel
  • 3.0 L diesel

Transmission

  • 5-speed manual
  • 4-speed automatic
  • 5-speed automatic

Body Style

  • 2-door Single Cab
  • 2-door Xtra Cab
  • 4-door Smart Cab
  • 4-door Double Cab

Assembly Plant

  • Zárate, Argentina
  • Shah Alam, Malaysia
  • Karachi, Pakistan Durban, South Africa
  • Samrong Tai, Thailand
  • Lad Kwang, Thailand
  • Cumaná, Venezuela

Vehicle Layout

  • Front-engine, rear-wheel-drive
  • Front-engine, four-wheel-drive

Also Known As

  • TruckMasters OX in Finland

6th Generation Toyota Hilux
1997 – 2005

Unveiled in 1997 and made available for sale in 1998, the 6th generation Toyota Hilux came in Single, Double and Extra Cab options. Two of the most popular engine at the time was the petrol driven 2.7 L and diesel powered 2.8 L.

In 1998 the now iconic Hilux Sports Rider was introduced and to this day is popular in the used vehicle market when made available for resale. The Toyota Hilux Sports Rider was more SUV than bakkie in many ways, as it had a luxury cabin that was unparalleled at the time. It was discontinued in 2005 and was replaced by the Toyota Fortuner in 2005.

Did You Know? This was the last generation of Hilux pickup to be sold in Japan. Since 2005 the Hilux brand has been a global, and was only reintroduced back into Toyota’s domestic Japanese market in 2017 after 12 years.

6th Generation Toyota Hilux at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 2.0 L petrol
  • 2.4 L petrol
  • 2.7 L petrol
  • 3.4 L V6 petrol
  • 2.4 L turbo diesel
  • 2.5 L turbo diesel
  • 2.8 L diesel
  • 3.0 L diesel

Transmission

  • 5-speed manual
  • 4-speed automatic

Body Style

  • 2-door truck
  • 4-door truck

Assembly Plant

  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Envigado, Colombia
  • Santa Rosa, Philippines Laguna, Philippines
  • Samut Prakan, Thailand
  • Cumaná, Venezuela

Vehicle Layout

  • Front engine, rear-wheel drive
  • Front engine, four-wheel drive

Also Known As

  • Toyota Hilux Surf
  • Toyota Hilux Sport Rider

5th Generation Toyota Hilux
1988 – 1997

The 5th generation Hilux was launched in 1988 and included a much longer wheelbase option than in previous year models. It was tough, rugged and had much more comfortable ride characteristics than its predecessors. This was the first Hilux to be awarded the prestigious Motor Trend Truck of the Year Award for the 1989 V6 Xtra Cab SR5 Toyota Hilux, which is still a very much in demand Used Vehicle in all markets where it was sold. This Xtra Cab was also a predecessor of the modern Hilux Double Cab, as the extra space afforded by the redesigned cab offered a 4-door jump-seat option for rear passengers.

In 1991 a new grill was introduced that included for the first time Toyota’s revised emblem, which is still used to badge all Toyota vehicles to this day.

Did You Know? Due to manufacturing agreements with V.W. this generation of Hilux was used as the basic design for the Volkswagen Taro in Europe. This not only gave V.W. its first 1-ton pickup, but also helped Toyota gain a strong foothold in the European automotive market, a position they have not since relinquished.

5th Generation Toyota Hilux at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 1.8 L petrol
  • 2.4 L petrol
  • 3.0 L petrol
  • 2.4 L diesel
  • 2.8 L diesel

Transmission

  • four-speed manual
  • five-speed manual
  • four-speed automatic

Body Style

  • 2-door pickup truck
  • 4-door pickup truck

Assembly Plant

  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Zárate, Argentina
  • Envigado, Colombia
  • Hanover, Germany
  • Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Santa Rosa, Philippines
  • Laguna, Philippines
  • Samrong Tai, Thailand
  • Fremont, California USA

Vehicle Layout

  • Front engine, rear-wheel drive
  • Front engine, four-wheel drive

Also Known As

  • Toyota 4×2
  • Toyota 4×4

4th Generation Toyota Hilux
1983 – 1988

In August 1983 the all new, completely redesigned Toyota Hilux was introduced to an unsuspecting world. Yet again it changed the way people viewed pickups, and introduced an Xtra Cab option that is still available to this day. This Xtra Cab quickly proved to be exceptionally popular in both the used and new vehicle market segments as it gave the driver an extra 6-inches of cabin storage space behind the seat.

This 4th generation Hilux also saw the introduction of a new set of engines, including the powerful fuel injected 22R-E. These outstanding engine choices were rounded off by a 2L and the turbocharged 2L-T diesel option.

During the 1986 and 1987 production years a number of upgrades and minor cosmetic changes were made to the Hilux range. These improvements included a more masculine looking new grille, a completely redesigned front bumper and a completely updated interior (with faux leather stitching on the base and DLX models). In 1988 an impressive V6 engine was introduced.

Did You Know? The 4th generation Toyota Hilux was such a popular vehicle that it continued to be produced in certain markets after it was discontinued globally. This included South Africa where it was manufactured until 1997.

4th Generation Toyota Hilux at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 1.6 L petrol
  • 2.0 L petrol
  • 2.4 L petrol
  • 2.4 L petrol turbo
  • 3.0 L V6 petrol
  • 2.2 L diesel
  • 2.4 L diesel
  • 2.4 L diesel turbo

Transmission

  • 4-speed manual
  • 5-speed manual
  • 3-speed automatic
  • 4-speed automatic

Body Style

  • 2-door pickup truck
  • 4-door pickup truck (Australia Only)

Assembly Plant

  • Aichi, Japan
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Montevideo, Uruguay

Vehicle Layout

  • Front engine, rear-wheel drive
  • Front engine, four-wheel drive

Also Known As

  • Toyota 1 Ton

3rd Generation Toyota Hilux
1978 – 1983

In August 1978 the much anticipated third-generation of the Hilux was launched in Japan. By early 1979 it was available globally and featured a fair amount of technology derived from the Toyota Land Cruiser in the new 4×4 Hilux. This generation of Toyota Hilux was the first to include an automatic transmission option. Additionally, the newly designed 3rd generation Hilux now offered a 4WD variant which helped to set the standard for commercially available off road vehicles that were to evolve into the modern RV segment.

Did You Know? In 1981 Toyota and Winnebago Industries signed a development agreement that resulted in the release of some of the world’s first Sports Utility Vehicles. This included the Winnebago Trekker, the Wolverine, and the Trailblazer.

3rd Generation Toyota Hilux at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 1.6 L petrol
  • 1.8 L petrol
  • 2.0 L petrol
  • 2.2 L petrol
  • 2.4 L petrol
  • 2.2 L diesel

Transmission

  • 4-speed manual
  • 5-speed manual
  • 3-speed automatic

Body Style

  • 2-door pickup truck
  • 4-door pickup truck

Assembly Plant

  • Aichi, Japan
  • Tokyo, Japan

Vehicle Layout

  • Front engine, rear-wheel drive
  • Front engine, four-wheel drive

Also Known As

  • Toyota Pickup

2nd Generation Toyota Hilux
1972 – 1978

In 1972 the first version of the Hilux that created a global brand was launched. Nicknamed the “Rocket Hilux”, it included a range of comfort features that were not the standard at the time. This inclusion of car type comfort features revolutionised the pickup market and started a trend that is still seen in modern family focused bakkies that are sold in South Africa today.

During 1975 the Toyota Hilux was radically redesigned to offer even more comfort features and improved cabin space. There were also numerous trim packages made available, which further drove massive sales growth into global purchasing segments that until this time had not considered a pickup as an everyday commuting vehicle.

Did You Know? The second-generation Hilux was so adaptable, dependable and rugged that it became the “go to” chassis for the fledgling motor-home industry in the USA.

2nd Generation Toyota Hilux at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 1.6 L petrol
  • 2.0 L petrol
  • 2.2 L petrol

Transmission

  • 4-speed manual
  • 5-speed manual

Body Style

  • Single Cab

Assembly Plant

  • Hamura, Japan
  • Tokyo, Japan

Vehicle Layout

  • Front-engine, rear-wheel drive

Also Known As

  • Rocket Hilux

1st Generation Toyota Hilux
1968 – 1972

The first Toyota Hilux to ever roll off of the production line was the short-wheelbase RN10 in March 1968. Originally intended to only be sold in Asia, the popularity of this vehicle with American servicemen in Japan quickly saw it going for sale globally, including in North America. This version of the Hilux had a claimed top speed of 130 km/h, which was impressive for the time, and this was further improved when a new 1.6 Litre inline-four cylinder engine was introduced in February 1971.

A year after the initial launch in Japan a long-wheelbase Hilux was introduced globally (except for in the North American market) in 1969. This was offered as a replacement to a number of older Toyota bakkies on sale at the time.

Did You Know? The name “Hilux is short for “High Luxury”. The irony is, these first generation pickups were only luxuries when compared to the Spartan interior of other commercial vehicles of the time. By today’s standards these vehicles offered the bare basics!

1st Generation Toyota Hilux at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 1.5 L petrol
  • 1.6 L petrol
  • 1.9 L petrol
  • 2.0 L petrol

Transmission

  • 4-speed manual

Body Style

  • Single Cab

Assembly Plant

  • Tokyo, Japan

Vehicle Layout

  • Front-engine, rear-wheel drive

Also Known As

  • Toyota RN10

Toyota Hilux Bakkies FAQ’s

Q: What is the best Toyota Hilux in South Africa?
A: That all depends what you mean by best! If you are going purely on specs then the best Toyota Hilux in South Africa is the 4.0 V6 4X4 Toyota Hilux Dakar with Automatic Transmission. It comes standard with an amazing amount of additional features, including a redesigned front and rear bumper, seven airbags, a touch screen navigation system, ABS, Brake Assist, Electronic Brake Force Distribution (also called EBD) and Eco or Sport drive mode options.

Q: What is the Price of a Toyota Hilux?
A: The price of a Used Hilux is determined by a number of things, including the condition of the vehicle, the trim of the vehicle, any additional extras that might have been added to the vehicle by the previous owner, the mileage of the vehicle, the odometer reading, the trim level of the vehicle, the age of the vehicle, and how much (if any) of the maintenance plan or warranty is left. To find out the price of the Hilux you’re interested in please ask your Group 1 Sale Executive or use the Hilux pricing and model features found on this page.

Q: Is there a petro and a diesel Toyota Hilux option available?
A: Yes there are both petrol and diesel options available in the Hilux range of bakkies. Please take a look at our range of bakkies on this page to find the right petrol or diesel bakkie option for you.

Q: Is there an Automatic Toyota Hilux?
A: Yes there is an automatic transmission option in a number of the Double Cab, Xtra Cab and Single Cab Hilux used vehicles that we sell. It is indicated by the letters “AT” in the Hilux trim level bakkie descriptions on this and the Toyota South Africa website.

Q: What is the towing capacity of the Hilux?
A: It all depends on the Hilux model and trim level you’re looking at, but the top of the range 4.0 V6 4X4 Toyota Hilux Dakar has an impressive Braked Towing Capacity of 3000 kg’s. For a detailed answer on what the towing capacity of the Toyota Hilux you’re interested in, please chat to one of our helpful Group 1 Sales Team.

Used Toyota Hilux in the Western Cape

With 3 used vehicle showrooms in the Western Cape to choose from, and a national delivery service to back them up, you’ll almost always find the right Used Toyota Hilux in Cape Town or the Garden Route.

Group 1 in Kuils River
Tel: 021 900 5200

Group 1 in Stellenbosch
Tel: 021 887 6900

Group 1 in Knysna
Tel: 044 302 2600

Used Toyota Hilux in Gauteng

You will find the perfect Used Toyota Hilux in Johannesburg in one of our two Gauteng based used car showrooms situated at:

Group 1 in The Glen
Tel: 010 593 4393

Group 1 in Midrand
Tel: 011 312 2678

Used Toyota Hilux in the Eastern Cape

Quality used vehicles are guaranteed when you visit one of our two Group 1 Showrooms in the Eastern Cape. You can find the best Used Toyota Hilux Bakkies for Sale in Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage at:

Group 1 in Port Elizabeth
Tel: 041 994 1800

Group 1 in Uitenhage
Tel: 041 994 1800

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