South Africa’s favourite bakkie, the Toyota Hilux, is now available in special edition ‘Black’ guise.
This special edition is limited to the top-of-the-line 2.8 GD-6 double-cab range and is available in three colours- Glacier White, Chromium Silver and Graphite Grey.
The ‘Black’ in its name stems from a number of designer touches meant to elevate it above its lesser stable mates.
At a glance, this new special edition comes with the following:
Gloss Black front grille
Gloss Black front bumper insert
Colour-coded door handles
18” dual, tri-spoke alloy wheels
Gloss Black roof
Black rear styling bar
Black tonneau cover
Black leather interior with silver stitching
Power-adjustable driver’s seat
Carbon fibre panel accents
While there’s a hint of ‘retro’ thanks to the distinctive anthracite roof and jet black accents, the cabin treatment and techno features are bang up-to-date. The contrast-stitched black leather interior and carbon fibre panels add premium flair to the cabin.
Some of the standard fare that appears on the Raider menu include full-colour touch screen with reverse camera, 4,2” TFT multi-information display screen, Bluetooth, cruise control, automatic climate control, steering wheel controls, electronic 4×4 switchgear (4×4 models), Hill Assist and Downhill Assist Control (the latter is on 4×4 models only), iMT (manual versions), autolights and a full suite of safety kit ranging from seven airbags to VSC and A-TRAC (4×4 models only), to name just a few of the highlights.
|Hilux Raider Black 2.8 GD-6 Raised Body 6MT||R521 100 (incl. VAT)|
|Hilux Raider Black 2.8 GD-6 RB 6AT||R538 900|
|Hilux Raider Black 2.8 GD-6 4×4 6MT||R585 300|
|Hilux Raider Black 2.8 GD-6 4×4 6AT||R604 300|
As with other Hilux models, the Hilux Raider Black comes with a 3-year/100 000km warranty and a 5-year/90 000km service plan. The best news is that there’s a very small premium (approx. R27 000) to pay over the regular models, for a lot more spec – making the Hilux Raider Black an excellent value proposition.