December 21, 2019
Toyota is one of the most popular car brands in South Africa, whether it’s a little runabout or heavy-duty bakkie, they sell well. Toyota has always been considered a reliable brand to a lot of South Africans.
The new and highly anticipated Toyota Hilux Legend 50 is no exception. It comes in three body types: single cab, ‘xtra’ cab and double cab.
Let’s have a look at the new Toyota Hilux Legend 50 and what sets it apart from the rest in its category.
Toyota has sold over a million units in the last 50 years, and the Toyota Legend is going to up those numbers with its new looks. Sporting an aggressive new grille, front bumper, new alloy wheels, larger multimedia display, keyless entry, push to start button, black styling bar, side steps and Legend 50 Badges. With additional features such as the LED-powered fog lights, headlights, daytime running lights and brake lights.
The Toyota Hilux Legend 50 comes with two engine options. The most popular engine choice will be Toyota’s staple engine, the 2.8-litre GD-6 which has a power output of up to 130kW and 450Nm of torque. It has a pretty good fuel consumption between 7.6 L/100km and 8.5 L/100km for the manual and automatic gearbox respectively.
The other engine option on the Toyota Hilux Legend 50 is the 4.0-litre V6 petrol engine, which will attract the more die-hard fans to the Toyota Hilux Legend range. The 4.0-litre petrol engine has a power output of 175kW and 378Nm torque. Unfortunately, when it comes to fuel economy, the 4.0-litre engine is a bit on the heavy side and is not ideal for a daily commuter. It has a fuel economy of 11.8 L/100km.
When it comes to the manual driven gearbox on the Hilux Legend 50, which has an Intelligent Manual Transmission, this technology helps the transmission cleverly rev-match the engine to ensure that the motor drives smoothly.
This goes without having to say much, but the Toyota Hilux is, as per usual, highly capable of handling the rough stuff. The 4x4 equipped Hilux models do have a range selector dial feature; this allows you to switch quite easily between 2-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive and 4-wheel low range. The 4x4 Hilux version also has a differential lock on the rear axle. For extra peace of mind, the Hilux has a downhill assist control and a hill-start assist feature.
With the new Toyota Hilux Legend 50, customers will have a choice of 8 different colour options. The Toyota Hilux also comes with a 3-year / 100 000 km warranty and Toyota’s 9 services plan. Toyota also allows you to extend your warranty and service plan on your Toyota Hilux.
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