Toyota will significantly increase the safety technology offered on its HiLux with the addition of Toyota Safety Sense driver assistance features as part of a range-wide upgrade arriving over the coming months.
All models gain pre-collision safety system with day and night pedestrian detection and day cyclist detection, high-speed active cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assistance and road sign assist.
The substantial upgrade in features is expected to deliver a five-star 2019 ANCAP safety rating for HiLux.
The comprehensive safety package will become standard on every variant of Australia's best-selling vehicle from the tough HiLux WorkMate cab-chassis to the top-of-the-range HiLux Rugged X.
Updated 4x2 and 4x4 HiLux single and double-cab versions go on sale on July 8, with Rugged, Rogue and Rugged X models available from August 1 and HiLux extra cab variants on sale from August 26.
Using camera and radar sensors, the pre-collision safety system2 is designed to detect vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists and assists the driver with visual and audible warnings, braking assistance or autonomous emergency braking if the driver fails to heed the warning.
The lane departure alert2 function will warn the driver if the system detects that the car has deviated from its lane with visual and audible alerts and steering wheel vibration. If necessary, it will also provide steering assistance via the braking system.
A high-speed active cruise control2 has also been made standard across the HiLux range that uses various sensors to maintain a suitable following distance to the vehicle in front, providing both added safety and convenience. The ACC system operates at speeds above 40km/h and will automatically be disabled if the vehicle speed falls below 40km/h.
All HiLux variants also feature a road sign assist2 system that is able to recognise speed limit signs and display them on the multi information display (MID) in the instrument cluster.
To ensure all safety feature information is clearly visible to the driver, HiLux WorkMate models feature an updated instrument cluster incorporating a new 4.2-inch Multi-Information Display that is now standard on all variants.
2 Driver assist feature. Only operates under certain conditions. Check your Owner's Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.
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