Unlocking the New Hilux: We Dive into V-Active Technology!

Unlocking the New Hilux: We Dive into V-Active Technology!

Posted: 15/04/2024
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If you haven’t already heard, there’s a new model Hilux in town which now features V-Active Technology. Today we’re going to deep dive into what V-Active Technology is, its capabilities as well as new features that are now available on the Hilux Range.


Watch our V-Active video:

Scott walks us through what's new in the Hilux V-Active...


What is V-Active Technology?

It’s available across the SR & SR5 4x4 double cab ranges and is essentially a motor-generator system that sits high on the engine bay for successful and safe water crossings when you are off-road.

V-Active is made up of a motor generator, a 48-volt battery and a DC to DC charger system to the tried and true 2.8L turbo diesel HiLux motor. These components are there to assist with engine performance and it even regenerates through deceleration, which means lower fuel consumption when you’re in stop-start traffic.

When it comes to wiring components, Toyota has designed the V-Active (48-volt) wiring to follow a path high up in the body of the vehicle. This is to minimize any harm that can ever be caused when you're on your off-roading adventures.

New model Hilux V-Active available now at Sunshine Toyota on the Sunshine Coast!


What other features do I get with a Hilux V-Active?

  • When you purchase a new Hilux SR or SR5 4x4 double cab with V-Active technology you’ll also get a range of updated features including:
  • Smart entry and smart start
  • Wireless phone charger
  • 2 rear USB-C charging points
  • Dual-zone climate control (new to the SR)
  • New black trimmings 

One of the main features of the Hilux V-Active is the auto-stop feature, which is selectable and can be turned on or off. Auto stop is designed to save your fuel consumption in stop-start situations like urban driving or traffic-dense areas.

New model Hilux V-Active available now at Sunshine Toyota on the Sunshine Coast!


Tell me about Multi-Terrain Select…

For all the 4WD’ers reading you’ll know how important a feature like Multi-Terrain Select can be when you’re off-roading. And the good news is that the Hilux V-Active now comes with this feature, which allows for 4 different modes of off-road driving.

Essentially, you now have an automatic system that will adjust to the terrain that you're on OR you can manually select your mode which includes sand, mud or rock, depending on the terrain.

If you're in a high rain situation, Multi-Terrain Select also offers an additional setting of deep snow, which is very handy for alpine conditions and conveniently for very soft sand. So not only does the Hilux V-Active enhances your fuel consumption for a saving of up to 10%* but it also reduces noise, vibration and harshness for smoother drive on the road.

New model Hilux V-Active available now at Sunshine Toyota on the Sunshine Coast!

The HiLux V-Active 4x4 range is sure to have an application that will suit both your family and your working needs.

Discover Hilux V-Active for yourself today at Sunshine Toyota, on the lake at Currimundi.

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