In a recent statement, Toyota Australia confirmed that the new GR Sport dual-cab will have a braked towing capacity of up to 3500kg. This puts it in direct competition with the Ford Ranger Raptor, which has a maximum braked towing capacity of only 2500kg.
According to Toyota’s spokesperson, Tim Hanley, the company is committed to maintaining a strong 3500kg towing capacity for all HiLux models. However, he also acknowledged that towing vehicles to the maximum limit would have an impact on the vehicle’s maximum payload capacity. In other words, while the GR Sport may offer impressive towing capabilities, its payload capacity will be significantly reduced.
Toyota emphasizes that the majority of customers do not regularly tow vehicles at the extreme maximum limit. The company ensures that customers are aware of any limitations and understands the impact on payload capacity. Safety is a top priority for Toyota when it comes to towing, and they provide customers with all the relevant information to ensure they understand the limits within the regulatory framework.
It is worth noting that payload capacity refers to the maximum weight that can be carried by the vehicle, including passengers and cargo, excluding the weight of the trailer being towed. Braked towing capacity, on the other hand, refers to the maximum weight that can be towed when the trailer has its own braking system.
This latest development from Toyota further intensifies the competition within the dual-cab market segment, as more customers are seeking vehicles with both impressive towing capability and generous payload capacity.
– Toyota Australia spokesperson, Tim Hanley