End of the line for Hilux Mako special — Motoringnz

The update (above) of a derivative that sold in its current format for $62,990 achieves 140mm wider front and rear tracks and a 20mm higher ride height. Toyota promises better stance on the road and improved dynamics on and off road.

To accommodate the wider track, the front wishbones were extended, the rear axle extended, the rear dampers moved further to the wheels and for the first time on a Hilux, a rear stabilizer (stabilizer bar).

The rear disc brake upgrade brings the Hilux in line with the new generation Ford Ranger, as well as the old and new Volkswagen Amarok, and the more affordable LDV T60, GWM Ute and SsangYong Musso.

However, they also don’t work for the Mako, which TNZ announced two years ago when the current generation Hilux launched here.

Prangnell says TNZ had always seen Mako as a stand-in hero edition that would have been removed when GR Hilux arrived.

What they didn’t know at the time, of course, was that the latter would be severely delayed by the coronavirus and the global semiconductor shortage, challenges that have also hurt the supply of all current Toyota vehicles, including the Hilux.

Good news for those who have ordered the Mako pack, which added $21,000 to the MSRP of the SR5 Cruiser at launch, is that TNZ has enough current-generation inventory to meet its commitments.

End of the line for Hilux Mako special — Motoringnz

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