Toyota’s local arm has confirmed sweeping price changes across a large number of its best-selling passenger vehicle nameplates, including the Hilux and the Corolla.
The Hilux, RAV4 petrol, Camry, Yaris, Yaris Cross, Corolla hatch, Corolla sedan, GR Supra, Prius Prime, C-HR, Fortuner, Land Cruiser Prado, and Land Cruiser 70 Series have all received price hikes, with only the new Highlander, Land Cruiser, the sold out GR Yaris, and — curiously — almost all RAV4 hybrids not inheriting increases.
Most of the price increases amount to only a few hundred dollars on top of prior pricing. NZ Autocar understands that most of the tweaks came into effect at the start of July. All of Toyota’s pricing includes on-road costs, as part of the brand’s ‘Drive Happy’ haggle-free local incentive.
In the case of the Hilux, the entry-level Workmate double-cab has increased in price from $29,990 to $30,290. The popular automatic SR 4WD double-cab has had its sticker increase from $50,990 to $51,290.
Price rises like this are consistent across each impacted nameplate line-up, save for a handful of variants that have inherited larger premiums thanks to mild mid-year updates. The Hilux SR5 Cruiser 4WD double-cab is one such example.
Most examples will rise from $59,990 to $60,290, however new-registration models featuring Toyota’s latest updates will instead be priced from $61,290 — $1000 more.
Over in RAV4-land, the price of the entry-level GX petrol has shifted from $37,990 to $38,290. The mid-spec GXL, plush Limited 2WD, and rugged Adventure AWD have mild updated iterations similar to the aforementioned SR5 Cruiser, meaning staggered price increases of $300 for early registration models and $1300 for new-registration models.
All up, there are eight Toyota models across the RAV4, Hilux, and Fortuner that are inheriting a larger price increase with the introduction of updated new-registration models. Most receives an outright price hike of $1300, barring the RAV4 Limited Hybrid and Hilux 4WD SR5 automatic double cab, which increase by $1000 and $800 respectively.
If all of this wasn’t enough of a brain twister, Toyota has also recently made a few other discreet tweaks to its local range.
The Prius hybrid has been quietly phased out, leaving the Prius Prime PHEV as the lone Prius offered locally. Toyota has also removed the cheapest Yaris GX petrol from its line-up, meaning the Yaris range now kicks off with the GX Hybrid. The petrol Corolla sedan has also been wiped.