Prices for the revamped line-up start at £15,255 excluding VAT (£16,090 OTR) for the 2.5-litre HL2 4WD single cab version and go up to £20,655 (£21,490) for the Invincible 4WD 3.0-litre automatic double cab.

Toyota claims the 2.5-litre double cab HL2 and HL3 models achieve lowest in class Co2 emissions of 194g/km with fuel consumption improved by 10% to 38.7mpg.

The Hilux has been re-styled from the A-pillar forwards with a new bonnet, radiator grille, headlamps and bumper. It also sports new wheel designs and the flagship Invincible gets new side bars and steps.

Toyota has spruced up the interior too with a new upper dashboard design and horizontal instrument cluster that it says emphasises “the breadth and roominess of the cabin”.

The revised layout incorporates the new Toyota Touch multimedia unit with a colour touchscreen, Bluetooth, rear-view camera and USB port. The Touch package comes as standard on the HL3 and Invincible derivatives.

As well as single and double cab versions, the 2012 Hilux is also available in Extra Cab guise.