The new Toyota GR Sport dual-cab has made waves in the pickup truck market with its impressive 3500kg braked towing capacity. This puts it ahead of its main competitor, the Ford Ranger Raptor, which is limited to a 2500kg braked towing capacity. However, this towing capacity comes with a trade-off – a significantly reduced payload of only 80kg.
In response to questions about the towing capacity and payload limitations, Toyota Australia’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Sean Hanley, stated that while they are committed to maintaining the 3500kg maximum towing capacity for all HiLux models, towing vehicles to the maximum limit does impact the payload capacity.
It is important to note that Toyota acknowledges that the majority of customers do not tow vehicles at the extreme maximum limit. They prioritize safety when towing and provide customers with all the relevant information to ensure they understand the limits set by the regulatory framework.
While the Toyota GR Sport dual-cab’s towing capacity may be appealing to those who regularly tow heavy loads, it is essential for potential buyers to consider their payload requirements. For customers who require a higher payload capacity, alternative options with lower towing capacity but higher payload capacity may be more suitable.
Overall, the Toyota GR Sport dual-cab offers a compelling choice for those in need of a powerful towing vehicle. However, it is crucial for buyers to carefully evaluate their specific needs and prioritize between towing capacity and payload capacity before making a purchase.
– Toyota Australia Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Sean Hanley+