Toyota has updated its flagship trim level on the Hilux with a new ‘black and grey’ theme and more safety features. The Toyota Hilux Invincible X 2019 model will be slightly more expensive (currently priced at £32,483 plus VAT) and will be available from August.
The dark new look
Like many pickup manufacturers, Toyota has realised the chrome effect isn’t for everyone and its starting to look a bit outdated. It’s replaced the chrome fittings on the Invincible X – like the fog light bezels, the upper grille surround, handles for the tailgate and doors, door mirror casings, front and rear under-runs and rear bumper corners – with darker ones.
The 12-spoke, 18-inch alloy wheels with a two-tone machined finish, remain the same.
More safety as standard
All Hilux models from 2019 will be available with an enhanced Toyota Safety Sense package of active safety technologies.
This includes Pre-Collision System with day and night-time pedestrian detection and daytime cyclist detection, high speed range Adaptive Cruise Control, Road Sign Assist and Lane Departure Alert with brake-induced steering assist (as Hilux uses a hydraulic power steering system, line corrections are applied by separate braking of the front/rear and right/left wheels).
Business as usual inside
The Invincible X remains the same on the inside, but with chrome instrument panel detailing and piano black inserts on the dashboard, door trims, steering wheel and gear shift. The Invincible X is well furnished, with a 7-inch touchscreen display, electric seats, automatic air-conditioning, reversing camera and keyless entry and ignition.
Toyota Hilux Invincible X 2019 price and availability
In terms of product updates, this is quite a minor one. Toyota says it will increase prices only slightly for 2019 models of the Invincible X, which are currently priced at £32,483 plus VAT, and they will be available from August. This includes Toyota’s standard warranty of 5 years or 100,000 miles.