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Toyota Hilux

Toyota Hilux

Known for being one of the most durable pickups in the market, the Toyota Hilux has been one of Toyota’s most bankable vehicles.

It’s only fitting then that a special edition model of the renowned pickup is set to carry the name Hilux Invincible.

As the top-of-the-line grade of the Hilux lineup, the Invincible model will be made available on either an Extra Cab or Double Cab body styles and ‘Active’ or ‘Sport’ versions.

It’ll come with a host of exterior features that will be unique to the Invincible trim, highlighted by chrome detailing on the air intake, the fog lamp, and the rear lamp bezels. A silver front underguard was also added to complement all the chrome trim while "Invincible" badging is prominently displayed throughout the body to ensure nobody forgets this Hilux’s name.

If you get the Hilux Invincible Sport version, you also stand to receive chrome hi-bars and the option of availing a new set of 17-inch dual alloy wheels, and black leather-wrapped seats.

Adding to its distinctive looks, the interior of the Hilux Invincible also catches copious amounts of upgrades. Black fabric seats are particularly noticeable , as are the soft padded armrest, the leather-covered handbrake, the light grey roof lining, and scuff plates bearing the ’Invincible’ badge.

The Hilux Invincible is available with a pair of engine options, ranging from a 2.5-liter D-4D engine that develops 161 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque with manual transmission and either 2WD or 4WD to a 3.0-liter D-4D unit that produces 169 horsepower and 253 pound-feet of torque.

Expect the Hilux Invincible to hit dealerships all over Europe beginning the later part of this year.

Click past the jump to read about the Toyota Hilux

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Unfortunately, in our line of work, we see a ton of crash videos that leave us shaking our heads in despair and hoping that the driver and passengers of the vehicle are okay. The latest video to come across our inbox is probably the most disturbing video we have seen.

If the thought of a horrible crash has already begun to sicken you, then you may want to stop reading right here. This video is the outcome of a rollover crash that shows two of the passengers getting ejected out of the car in a cloud of dust and smoke. It’s disturbing, sick, and not the only one we have.

After the jump, you’ll find another video that seems to be a harmless crash, until the camera pans back to catch a driver as he arcs through the sky and lands on the pavement.

The only video of a crash that we recommend for viewers with a weak stomach is the third video which shows what happens when a Toyota Hilux wants to imitate being on a pogo stick. As far as we know, no one was hurt in the making of that video.

WARNING: These videos contain NSFW footage. In fact, it’s not suitable for anyone that does not have a thick skin (Children, please do NOT watch this).

Hit the jump for videos 2 and 3.


Toyota spent some time making small changes to their Hilux model to increase the performance from the year before. The 2010 Hilux had the ability to go 24HP more than the 2009 model and went from 0-60mph 2.5 seconds faster. For a pickup, those changes were enough to put a smile on some people’s faces. For those other people, well, we have a solution for them as well.

It’s not everyday you have the chance to see a tuned pick-up, but Unichip has prepared a tuning package for the Toyota Hilux. While in its standard version the Hilux develops a total of 155 HP. Unichip has raised that output to a total of 180 HP. The peak torque has also been increased to 400 Nm at just 3000 rpm.

The Hilux 3.0 D4D Uni-Q comes pre-programmed with the specially developed ECU map settings for fueling and turbo boost settings, making for an easy and quick performance enhancement proposition – it’s simply a case of ‘plug, play and drive away.

The U-Connect package is applicable to all Toyota Hilux 3.0-litre D-4D models with the part number PPTOY15.1 and were produced from 2005 onwards. The price for the package is £465.30.

The perks of being Jeremy Clarkson certainly knows no bounds. As the host of quite arguably the number one car show in the world, Clarkson virtually has unlimited access to just about every car in the world he so wishes to drive.

As if that privilege alone isn’t enough, Clarkson can make trips to any part of the world on somebody else’s dime, which is what he found himself in after being invited by Arctic Trucks of Iceland to film a special segment of Top Gear on – of all places - the North Pole.

As you can imagine, Clarkson and top wing-man, James May had a truckload – no pun intended – of fun during their expedition with Clarkson even getting a chance to take the satnav-equipped Toyota Hilux around for a spin across the frozen wastes and wild landscape of Iceland.

Check out the entire episode in three parts and maybe after watching it, you’d want to book yourself your very own multi-day tour of the Polar ice cap courtesy of Arctic Trucks.

Part 2, Part 3, and Press Release after the jump.

Source: Arctic Trucks

Toyota of Europe has just released details about the 2010 Hilux pickup truck, the versatile work vehicle is now available with a range extending new and improved 2.5 Liter D-4D diesel for the 4WD versions whose output has been increased by a total of 24 HP and is can be yours in any cab configuration. As a result, the Toyota Hilux 2.5 D-4D 4WD is now able to go from 0 to 60 MPH 2.5 seconds faster and can go almost 10 MPH faster than last year’s version.

The top of the line version, the Invincible Double Cab is available with a powerful Toyota 3.0 D-4D engine and creature comforts like leather upholstery, satellite navigation and hands free Bluetooth wireless connectivity to make one pretty luxurious pick up truck..

Press release after the jump.

Toyota today revealed official details on the 2009 Hilux (there are only minor differences between the Euro-spec Hilux and the U.S. Tacoma .) The pick-up gets a new trapezoid front grille, redesigned bumper and newly designed 15” alloy wheels on Double Cab SR models and new 17’’ alloys on Double Cab SR-X.

Toyota Hilux

The biggest engine news for the 2009 Hilux are the two diesels: 2.5-liter and the 3.0-liter. The 2.5-liter engine, has 120 hp and 325 nm of torque, is available as two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive versions, both with 5-speed manual transmission. The 3.0-liter, only available on the Double Cab, is rated at 171 hp.

Press release after the jump.


Toyota launched in UK the Hilux Invincible 200 limited edition. Toyota will only build 500 units that will go on sale on July 1st.

The Hilux Invincible 200 Double Cab is equipped with a Toyota Motor Sport diesel engine performance kit that transforms the performance of the 3.0-litre D-4D engine. Power is increased from 169 to 194bhp (171 to 197 DIN hp) and maximum torque rises from 343 to 430Nm, generated all the way from 1,600 to 3,200rpm, making the Invincible 200 more powerful than any of its market rivals. What’s more, the hike in output brings no penalty in fuel consumption or emissions compared to the standard Invincible.

The new Hilux flagship enjoys a superior specification, too, with exclusive two-tone leather upholstery, heated front seats, steel mesh front grille and black metallic paint finish. These are in addition to regular Invincible features, including darkened rear privacy glass, full-map touch screen satellite navigation, scuff plates and metallic finish alloy wheels.


Toyota Australia unveiled a final pre-production version of the supercharged TRD HiLux at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney. TRD HiLux will be the second vehicle in the TRD line-up, following the launch in August of TRD Aurion.


The 2007 Toyota Hilux is launched with a powerful new range of diesel engines and styling enhancements to offer today’s customers a pick-up that will truly suit their choice of work, leisure or adventure lifestyle.


Toyota’s powerful presence in the UK pick-up market is set to become even stronger with the launch this week of its new 3.0-litre D-4D 170 and higher-output 2.5-litre D-4D 120 engines. These new, Euro IV-compliant powertrains give the legendary Hilux more power, more torque, cleaner emissions and more refined performance, whether travelling on road or in the rough. They also strengthen Hilux’s profile as a vehicle that ticks all the right boxes, whether it’s being driven for work or for (...)

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