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.
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The Toyota Hilux may not have the cache in the U.S. than it does in the rest of the world, but that aforementioned cache comes with the distinction of being Europe’s best-selling pickup, accounting for roughly "40% of the mix in many of the leading markets". That stat shouldn’t go unnoticed now that the Hilux is receiving a special trim, called the Invincible Edition.
Powered by a choice of two engines - a 2.5-liter D-4D engine that develops 161 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque with manual transmission and either a 2WD or 4WD and a 3.0-liter D-4D unit that produces 169 horsepower and 253 pound-feet of torque - the Hilux boasts of all the credentials that has made it such a beloved pick-up in all corners of the world.
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Renowned throughout the world for its outstanding quality, durability and reliability, the Toyota Hilux has been a dominant presence in the global pick-up market for almost 46 years, with sales now totalling around 15 million units.
Today, lifestyle sales are of growing importance to the pick-up market. Of the current DLX, DLX+, SR and SR+ Hilux model range, the range-topping SR+ versions represent over 40% of the mix in many of the leading markets.
Now, in recognition of the pick-up’s increasing importance to dual-usage customers who wish to combine power and dependability with greater comfort and style, the Hilux line-up is being extended to include a new, top-of-the-range, Invincible grade, available in a choice of Extra Cab or Double Cab body styles and ‘Active’ or ‘Sport’ versions.
The Hilux Invincible Active features a silver front underguard, chrome air-intake, fog lamp and rear lamp bezels, and ‘Invincible’ door badging. The new all black interior features matching black fabric seats , a soft padded armrest, a leather handbrake, a light grey roof lining and ‘Invincible’ scuff plates.
The Hilux Invincible Sport adds chrome hi-bars, and the optional availability of a new hard-top, chrome side bars, new 17” dual-tone alloy wheels and black, full leather seats.
The Hilux Invincible is available in 8 exterior body colours and with a choice of four powertrains: a 2.5 litre D-4D engine with manual transmission and either 2WD or 4WD, and a 3.0 litre D-4D unit with manual or automatic transmission and 4WD.
The Hilux Invincible will go on sale throughout Europe in the second half of 2013.