To celebrate 50 years of the Hilux nameplate, Toyota has teamed up with Arctic Trucks to create this special-edition Hilux Invincible 50. Fittingly, just 50 units will be produced, all offered exclusively to buyers in the United Kingdom.
Engineered in partnership with the Iceland-based Arctic Trucks company, the special model features a Bilstein suspension kit as well as model-specific 16x7,5 ET05 alloys, finished in satin black with a machined lip and wrapped in 265/75 R16 BF Goodrich KO2 all-terrain tyres.
The suspension kit raises the vehicle by 40 mm at the front and 20 mm at the rear, adding articulation and increasing approach and departure angles.
Interestingly, the Invincible 50 model wears the old Hilux face. Fresh styling features, though, include bespoke, wider front and rear fenders, a double-hoop sports bar and four high-power “Vision X” lights. Other interesting details include Arctic Trucks mudflaps at the rear, a “Line-X” bed liner, rear parking sensors and a classic “Toyota” tailgate graphic.
Inside, you’ll find a numbered “Invincible 50” plaque, with yet more chrome badging and detailing on the fenders, wheels, doors, tailgate, sports bar, lighting and interior.
Under the bonnet, though, nothing has changed. The special-edition double-cab bakkie is powered by the Japanese brand’s familiar 110 kW/400 N.m 2,4-litre turbodiesel engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
The UK price has yet to be announced ... and Toyota South Africa Motors has yet to reveal whether it has any plans for its own special-edition version of the Hilux (Legend 50, anyone?)…
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