Hilux Raider 48V Launch in Mzansi

Toyota Raider 48V launched in Mzansi. Promising an Innovative 48V Technology, Refreshed Hilux Raider and Toyota-approved accessories.


Toyota has introduced a series of exciting updates and innovations for the Raider models. These enhancements include a fresh visual redesign, new convenience features, and the integration of cutting-edge 48V (Mild Hybrid) technology.

All Raider models have a refreshed front-end design, featuring a redesigned front bumper, a honeycomb mesh grille, and newly styled fog lamp bezels. For the 2.8 models, the updates extend to black side mirrors, door handles, and rear bumper and tailgate handle, marking a shift away from the previous chrome accents.

The 2.4 Raider model gains retractable mirrors, adding a touch of convenience, while the 2.8 model offers a more luxurious experience with leather seats and an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. The Raider 48V model introduces additional high-end features such as jam protection, auto up/down functionality for all windows, push start, smart entry, and Multi-Terrain Select, enhancing both comfort and safety.

The new 48V technology is a significant advancement for the Hilux and Fortuner line-ups, reflecting Toyota’s commitment to eco-friendly solutions through diverse powertrain options. This 48V (mild hybrid) system provides a power boost of 12kW and a torque increase of 65Nm, alongside promising improvements in efficiency. Exclusive to select 4×2 and 4×4 double-cab Legend and Raider grades as well as the Fortuner, this technology integrates a motor generator, a 48-volt battery, and a DC/DC converter into the 2.8-litre GD-6 turbo-diesel powertrain and six-speed automatic transmission.

One of the standout benefits of the 48V technology is its ability to enhance fuel economy and smoothness of the powertrain. By incorporating a stop-start system, it can reduce fuel consumption by approximately 10% compared to traditional 2.8-litre engines. Additionally, the 48V-equipped Hilux 4×4 and Fortuner models feature Multi-Terrain Select, which optimizes wheel traction across various surfaces, further boosting their off-road capabilities.

Despite the advanced technology and added features, the 48V models are competitively priced, offering great value with only a small premium over their non-electrified counterparts. This makes the eco-friendly and performance-enhancing technology accessible to a broader range of consumers.

Toyota continues to cater to the lifestyle needs of its customers by offering a wide range of approved accessories for the refreshed Raider models. Customers can customize their vehicles with lifestyle accessories such as roof racks, cross bars, rooftop tents, roof boxes, bike carriers, fridges, recovery boards, and solar panels. These options complement the existing array of accessories, including tow bars, styling bars, nudge bars, side steps, and canopies.

In collaboration with respected suppliers like Ironman 4×4, 4×4 Megaworld, Front Runner, IVXIVBUSHINDABA, and Thule, Toyota ensures that these accessories are competitively priced and available through Toyota dealers across South Africa and neighboring countries. This allows customers to order and fit these accessories directly with their vehicles for a seamless, one-stop-shop experience.

Toyota’s latest updates for the Raider and Fortuner models reflect a blend of innovative technology, enhanced convenience, and customization options. The introduction of 48V technology and a range of new features underscores Toyota’s dedication to providing high-quality, eco-friendly, and versatile vehicles that cater to the diverse needs of their customers.

All Toyota Hilux Raider models come standard with 9-services/90 000km service plan and a 3-year/100 000km warranty. Customers can additionally purchase service/maintenance/warranty extensions via the comprehensive Toyota dealer network.

Toyota Hilux Raider Pricing:

Extra Cab:
Hilux Raider 2.8 GD-6 RB  6ATR587, 200
Hilux Raider 2.8 GD-6 4X4 6MTR563, 200
Double Cab:
Hilux Raider 2.8 GD-6 4×4 6MTR612, 100
Hilux Raider 2.8 GD-6 RB  6ATR633, 200
Hilux Raider 2.8 GD-6 4×4 6MTR684, 800
Hilux Raider 2.4 GD-6 4×4 6ATR716, 300
Hilux Raider 2.8 GD-6 RB 6ATR769, 900
Hilux Raider 2.8 GD-6 RB 6AT 48VR785, 400
Hilux Raider 2.8 GD-6 4×4 6ATR858, 600
Hilux Raider 2.8 GD-6 4×4 6AT 48VR876, 600