Unlike the Toyota Innova and Fortuner, which both get new variants, there are no new Toyota Hilux variants in the updates announced today. Instead, the pick-up truck’s range has been realigned – it now comes with two fewer variants (six versus eight) and the existing upper variants have been improved in terms of equipment and safety. All following customer feedback and demand, UMW Toyota Motor says.

We start from the top. The range-topping 2.8G, which is only available as a 4×4 AT, gets new LED front foglamps (LED headlamps and DRLs were already there), automatic climate control with rear air con vents, cruise control and Downhill Assist Control to go with the Hill-start Assist Control (HAC). DAC improves directional control during descent on steep or slippery surfaces.

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The 2.4G STD name – introduced in January – has been dropped, but its spec list has been taken over by the new 2.4G models. The 2.4G now boasts improved safety kit such as seven airbags for the 2.4G AT (front, side, curtain and driver’s knee airbags; previously reserved for 2.8G) and the addition of VSC, HAC and brake assist for the 2.4G MT. Both the 2.8G and 2.4G get new USB charging ports.

Price changes are negligible compared to the pre-update, and the 2.8G is yours for RM130,900 on the road excluding insurance. The 2.4G MT is priced at RM106,700, while the 2.4G AT is tagged at RM116,300. The workhorse variants below those listed here (Single Cab 2.4 MT 4×4 for RM87.2k, 2.4 STD MT 4×4 for RM96.9k and 2.4 MT 4×2 for RM89.1k) have been left largely untouched for this update. The warranty is for five years or 150,000 km.

The 360-degree Panoramic View Monitor, which assists parking and can be optioned in Toyota’s passenger cars, is now available for the Hilux for an extra RM2,650 including GST. For more information and specs of the Toyota Hilux range, head on over to CarBase.my.