A specially prepped Toyota Hilux pickup truck was driven to victory in the premier Car category of the 2019 Dakar Rally, the first for the Japanese automaker. Doing the driving was Nasser Al Attiyah and co-driver Mathieu Baumel, who finished the final stage of the grueling trek on Thursday with a 46-minute cushion. The Qatari driver now has three Dakar titles under his belt. And not only was it a first win for Toyota, but it was also the first time a vehicle running on gasoline has taken top honors since the competition was moved to South America from Africa in 2009 for safety reasons. Things...
Toyota Hilux Tonka concept is for the inner child in all of us
North Americans may not be well acquainted with the Toyota Hilux, but elsewhere in the world it’s been a pickup truck staple since its inception decades ago. And Toyota decided to celebrate its 80th birthday this year with a special iteration of the popular Hilux. Coincidentally, it just so...Sean Szymkowski
Can 15 R/C pickups pull a life-size Toyota Hilux?
In the 1980s, Tamiya wanted to prove to the world its remote controlled, 1:10 scale Toyota Hilux Bruiser 4x4 truck was the toughest thing aside from a life-size Hilux. So, the company put together a stunt to see if the radio-controlled trucks could handle pulling a real-deal Hilux. Guess what? The...Sean Szymkowski
Toyota reveals Hilux Evo racing truck for 2017 Dakar rally
Toyota’s Hilux is the basis of a new racing truck the Japanese auto giant plans to enter in the 2017 Dakar rally. Called the Hilux Evo, the racing truck is being developed by Toyota of South Africa in partnership with Toyota Gazoo Racing. It adopts two-wheel drive rather than four-wheel drive...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Bulgarian tuner builds Toyota Hilux 6x6
It appears Mercedes-AMG started a new trend when it first rolled out its G63 6x6 back in 2013. Since then we’ve seen British firm Kahn Design come out with its own 6x6 based on the Land Rover Defender, and now a firm from Bulgaria has one based on the Toyota Hilux. According to Motor1, the...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Timo Glock goes up on 2 wheels in a Toyota Hilux
In the lead up to Formula One’s season-opener in Melbourne, Australia, this weekend, Toyota driver Timo Glock has been treated with a ride by the company’s renowned ‘Toyota V6 Hilux Heroes’ stunt driving team. Glock spent the day at Calder Park Raceway north of Melbourne...Jeremy Weber