Our test vehicle, finished in Absolute Black, is the XLT model grade. Available in 4x2 or 4x4 and a choice of body styles, the XLT comes standard with a 2.0-litre Bi-Turbo four-cylinder diesel and 10-speed automatic. However, for an extra $3000 you can upgrade to the optional 3.0-litre V6 like our example, which with 10-speed automatic has a list price of $64,190 plus ORCs.
The XLT has most of the XLS features and adds unique 17-inch wheels and 255/70 R17 all-season tyres plus a full-size steel spare tucked under the tail. There’s also an electronic parking brake, four-wheel disc brakes, black sports bar, load tub illumination, full tub-liner with a handy 12-volt socket, rain-sensing wipers and LED headlights with signature ‘C-Clamp’ LED daytime running lights.
The cabin also steps up a notch with smart keyless entry and push-button start, dual-zone climate with rear passenger vents, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear-shifter, electrochromatic mirror and an expanded multimedia system with sat-nav, TMC (traffic message channel), DAB digital radio and voice assistant. You also get two 12-volt accessory plugs and three USB ports.