- Upgraded safety equipment for entire Hilux range
- Includes improved autonomous emergency braking
- Top-spec Hilux Invincible X gets new look, too
Toyota has given its Hilux pickup a tickle, increasing the active safety technology available across the range, and tweaking some of the trim details for the top of the line Invincible X model – which was on display at the CV Show 2019.
What new safety equipment does the Hilux get for 2019?
Toyota already offers what it calls a Safety Sense package on the Hilux, but this is being ‘enhanced’ with new technologies.
These include autonomous emergency braking in the form of a Pre-Collision System that can detect pedestrians day or night and cyclists during the day only, high-speed Adaptive Cruise Control, Road Sign Assist and Lane Departure Alert with ‘brake-induced steering assist’ – which means it uses the brakes to help keep you in the lane automatically.
Better yet, the new Toyota Safety Sense Package will be fitted on all Hilux models as standard from August 2019 - except the entry-level Active grade, which is aimed at cost-conscious working operations, where it will remain an option.
What’s new for the 2019 Toyota Hilux Invincible X?
The Hilux range-topper has binned the bling in favour of ‘grey smoked chrome’ for all of the following exterior parts:
- Upper front grille surround
- Fog lamp bezels
- Door and tailgate handles
- Door mirror casings
- Front and rear ‘under-runs’ (the panels that extend under the bumpers)
- Rear bumper corners.
The outside also sports 18-inch alloy wheels with a two-tone machined finish.
On the inside black is very much the theme, with piano black inserts on the dashboard, door trims, steering wheel and gear shifter.
This combines with chrome accents and unique white-backed dials in the instrument cluster, while the central digital display between them gets a special Hilux start-up animation.
The Invincible X even gets a bespoke key, featuring a silhouette sketch of the front end design – this is not available on any other Hilux.
How much does the 2019 Toyota Hilux cost, and when does it go on sale?
This mildly updated Hilux line-up goes on sale in August 2019, despite its appearance in Birmingham for the CV Show in April.
Toyota says pricing – which we’re expecting to increase slightly – will be revealed closer to then.