This version has a hard top roller cover for the tray, which opens and closes with the touch of a button, and locks easily with the car's main central locking function.
The cover gives you security and protection to use the back like a giant boot, which is great for family use.
Inside, the HiLux is built for practicality rather than luxury.
The leather seats are very comfortable and have decent electric adjustments on the driver's side, but not for the passenger, plus the option of heating on a cold day.
They also have a nice perforation which stops them being too sticky on a hot day - sometimes a negative for leather seats.
The console layout is a bit odd. The two cupholders are a weird size, a standard take-away cup gets a bit lost, water bottles also rattle around, and the other storage spaces are in unhelpful positions.
For example, getting your phone in and out of the non-slip tray right at the front is a bit of a squeeze, but it is close to the charging points above it (no wireless charging, which is a shame in a car with this price-tag).
There are also pop-out cup holders on the sides of the dash, but when you've got a hot coffee, and the air con on, a coffee doesn't stay hot for long.
Two kinda cool extra storage spots are the padded glasses cases near the rear vision mirror, and the double glove box - where the top one acts as a cooler, using an air-conditioner vent.
The middle hold-all is a reasonable size, with a charging point inside, for a standard Australian three point charger.
The dash seems to have controls all over the place, though the 8.0-inch screen is in a good position. The top air vents are positioned well (above the screen rather than below it) meaning air actually blows on your face rather than your body.
In the back seat there are directional air vents with controls, and two cupholders in the flip down middle console. There are also bottle holders in the doors, as well as enough space for an iPad or other bits and pieces.