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Toyota spices up 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show display with new Hilux Invincible 50 special model

A pickup truck that is soon celebrating its 50th birthday has the right to be invincible, especially if it has conquered various terrains and weather conditions not only in one part of the globe, but around the world – including the North Pole and the slopes of Icelandic volcanoes. Building on this, the Toyota Hilux celebrates its half-a-century of existence in the global pickup truck market with the unveiling of a special edition model at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Dubbed as the Toyota Hilux Invincible 50, this special edition show car marks 50 years of the pickup truck’s dominance in the global market. Toyota Hilux Invincible 50 marks the iconic status of the pickup truck around the world.

Toyota first released the Hilux in 1968, and commenced its sales in Europe a year after in 1969. After eight generations and nearly 50 years, more than 18 million units have found their way into customers’ hands, not just in a few markets, but in more than 180 countries and regions around the world. This is why the Toyota Hilux can be seen on the roads and even the off-roads of Europe, North and South Americas, Africa and Asia. In fact, the iconic pickup truck has already conquered a number of challenging places and events, like in Antarctica, the Dakar Rally and the Top Gear program of TV channel BBC.

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Toyota Hilux Tonka Concept is the realization of every grownup’s toy truck dream

Move over Hot wheels! Toyota and Tonka have worked together in creating a full-sized toy truck for grownups. At the very least, the Hilux Tonka Concept is a dream come true for those who grew up playing the rock climber in their own backyards.

The concept was created in celebration of Toyota’s 80th anniversary as well as Tonka’s 70th year in the market. Only last year, the Toyota HiLux has been touted as Australia’s best-selling vehicle. Given there are about 920,000 examples sold since its initial launch gives them another reason to celebrate. In any case, Toyota has reached over 16 million sales around the world with this pickup alone. This breakthrough has nonetheless brought Toyota Australia to do the majority of concept design, assembly and testing for the Tonka Hilux.

In a recent press release, Nicolas Hogios the chief for product design mentions how the HiLux Tonka concept can do more than what the SR5 double-cab pickup truck has been capable of all these years. To that end, the American toy producer and the Japanese brand combined each of their reputable characteristics to build such an amazing concept design.

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Toyota introduces newest add-on: the Hilux Invincible grade

Toyota Motor Corp is extending its ever-credible Hilux line-up to include a new, top-of-the-range Invincible grade. The Invincible grade is Toyota’s answer to customers who want to merge power and dependability with comfort and style. The Hilux Invincible could be availed in Extra Cab or Double Cab body styles, and in 'Active' or 'Sport' versions.

The Hilux Invincible Active boasts of a silver front underguard, chrome air-intake and fog lamp and rear lamp bezels, as well as 'Invincible' door badging.  The Hilux Invincible Active’s all-black interior includes black fabric seats, a soft-padded armrest, a leather handbrake and a light grey roof lining, as well as 'Invincible' scuff plates.

On the other hand, the Hilux Invincible Sport features chrome hi-bars -- with an option for a hard-top chrome side bars -- 17" dual-tone alloy wheels and black, full leather seats. The Hilux Invincible could be availed in 8 exterior body colors. Interested buyers could choose between four powertrain options: a 2.5 liter 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.

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London City Airport gets 3 Toyota Hilux as airside support vehicles

Three new Toyota Hilux Double Cabs were delivered to London City Airport to serve as its airside support vehicles. The three vehicles replaced three aged Hilux that had been providing great service for years as airside support vehicles. London City Airport will use the new Toyota Hilux Double Cabs -- two HL2 models and an Invincible -- to carry out various airfield activities required in its daily airside operations.

The pickups were equipped with extra lights, communication equipment and bird scaring equipment to support some the airport’s special requirements. Kevin Wincell, Airfield Operations Manager at London City Airport, remarked that their team is responsible for ensuring the safety and smooth running of the airfield.

He said the team needs to be able to mobilize officers quickly in an emergency scenario, adding that it is essential that they have confidence in reliable and well-equipped vehicles, like the Hilux.

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Toyota's Hilux seems to be synonymous with extreme endurance. It has recently completed a 5,900-mile marathon to Antarctica. No vehicle of its type has ever achieved this much before. Toyota proved just how tough it was by making the journey without even a single glitch. This trip is part of the longest expedition ever to be made in the polar regions.

Hilux has already racked up major points by making it to Magnetic North and South Poles. The vehicles used in the double trans-continental crossing set up by Extreme World Races utilized standard 3.0-litre D-4D engines and transmissions.

Icelandic conversion specialists Arctic Trucks engineered the vehicles to meet the demands of temperatures as low as -50°C and harsh terrain rising to above 3,400m. The expedition was accomplished by three Hilux (including two "6×6" models), running on Jet A-1 fuel to handle the extreme cold. All of them racked up nearly 6,000 miles over four months from November 2011 to February in 2011.

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The Total 4x4 awards gave top honors to the Toyota Hilux in the pick-up category. The Hilux has built a formidable reputation due to its rugged performance. It has been subjected to the most extreme of external conditions as it was the first car driven to the South and Magnetic North Poles. The Hilux is also known for its extremely tough quality.

The sixth generation combines traditional strength and outstanding load-carrying capacity with comfort, safety and equipment features so that a vehicle could offer balance in their lives. Toyota’s updates to the vehicle are subtle and are not major enough to push it infront of the pack.

Its interior is more modern in particular but it remains refined as well. The newest Hilux model is offered in three bodystyles (including single, extra and double cab) with a choice of 2.5 or 3.0-litre D-4D turbodiesel engines.

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The 2012 model year of the Toyota Hilux will get design revisions and extra power. Anti-lock brakes will be fitted across the Hilux’s entire range. So far, Toyota hasn’t discussed standard ESP. There will be more variants for this model, such as new entry-level Workmate models. There will be aesthetic changes to the front and rear, and new seats and interior door trims will be offered across the range.

The dash design was improved; it now has a horizontal centre instrument cluster boosting the breadth and space of the cabin. It also features the touch screen multimedia unit, Toyota Touch, which measures 6.1” and is in full color.

Toyota asserts that its quality and feel were changed. All its colors are now more uniform and are highlighted with the use of silver ornamentation. The most major changes are seen on the front end.

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The Toyota Hilux has successfully completed an extraordinary journey, travelling across the most hostile and coldest environment in the world, Antarctica, to reach the South Pole. The unstoppable Hilux has already conquered the North Pole and the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull.

In the period between Nov. 5, 2010 and Dec. 5, 2010, four Hilux vehicles transported expedition members of the Indian National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR) - studying snow chemistry, the glacial landscapes and the bedrock hidden beneath the ice.

The 4,600 km round trip spanned from Novo Air Base, to the South Pole, and back. The four vehicles were customized by Icelandic Toyota 4x4 conversion specialists, Arctic Trucks, for the month-long expedition. Arctic Trucks has ranked the Hilux as its first choice among similar vehicles, due in part to its proven, 40-year record of Quality, Durability and Reliability (QDR) under even the most brutal driving conditions.

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