HILUX REACHES NEW HEIGHTS AT THE COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SHOW
- Announcement of the new range-topping Hilux Invincible X with new-look frontal styling
- First appearance of Hilux Limited Edition with black exterior styling elements – just 150 examples available for UK customers
- Commercial Vehicle Show also features the Hilux AT35 conversion by Arctic Trucks – new to the UK market – plus new Land Cruiser Utility Commercial, Lunar Toyota Proace Lerina campervan conversion and Britvic-liveried Proace van
The Toyota Hilux marks its 50th anniversary with two new versions announced at the Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC in Birmingham today. The all-conquering pick-up will be gaining a new top-of-the-range model, the Invincible X, plus a new Limited Edition version, unveiled at the show, with just 150 examples available for UK customers.
The Invincible X stands apart from the rest of the Hilux line-up with a new frontal treatment. This includes a new grille with gloss black inserts and contrasting chrome frame, plus a new-look front bumper, fog lights and silver under-run. The striking styling continues at the rear where there is a new step and a silver under-run beneath the licence plate.
Inside, the Double Cab cabin has an all-black theme, with contrasting chrome instrument panel trim and piano black inserts on the dashboard, door panels, steering wheel and gear shift lever and surround.
The instrument binnacle has new features, including smart white dials and a centre TFT multi-information display with a dedicated Invincible X start-up animation that activates each time the ignition is switched on. Even the key is model-specific, featuring a silhouette sketch of the new frontal design.
In terms of equipment features, the Invincible X matches the existing Hilux Invincible specification. Features include Toyota Safety Sense, with Pre-Collision System Lane Departure Warning and Road Sign Assist, plus cruise control, Toyota Touch 2 with Go multimedia system with navigation and six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, rear-view camera, automatic air conditioning and leather upholstery.
Powered by a 148bhp 2.4-litre D-4D engine and equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission, the new Hilux Invincible X has all the quality, durability and reliability that has made Toyota’s pick-up a world-leader in robust, go-anywhere performance.
For customers seeking extra exclusivity, the new Hilux Invincible X is also being offered in a new Limited Edition version.
Creating an even more dramatic street presence, this will be available exclusively in two stand-out body colours: Scorched Orange and Nebula Blue. These provide a strong contrast with the model’s black exterior styling elements, including black 18-inch alloys, side steps and high-over bar. In other respects, the Limited Edition matches the Invincible X, including the new all-black cabin treatment.
Both new Hilux versions will be available from July with prices to be announced nearer the on-sale date.
More information about the Toyota Hilux’s heritage and achievements can be found at a special 50th anniversary website here.
The Toyota stand at the Commercial Vehicle Show will feature a number of important new additions to the company’s light commercial range, including new conversions. Please use the following links to obtain full information about each model.
Arctic Trucks Hilux AT35, newly available for UK customers – link
New Land Cruiser Utility Commercial – link
Lunar Toyota Proace Lerina campervan conversion by Wellhouse Leisure – link
Britvic-liveried Proace, marking significant fleet order for the medium-duty van from the leading soft drinks manufacturer – link