Our Third Icon Arrives

18th September, 2015Posted in: HiLux, Latest

Our Third Icon Arrives

Welcoming our newest Off Road Icon to the team, we are pleased to present the very popular Toyota HiLux, coming in as our 3rd Off Road Icon. In particular, the fifth generation HiLux was chosen, which was the last HiLux to be designed with live axle front suspension.

September 1988 marked the introduction of the fifth generation HiLux with revised mechanicals built for power, sturdiness and comfort. The HiLux has earned a reputation as one of the world’s most trusted and reliable commercial vehicles.

This model was produced with a longer wheelbase option, its one-piece cargo-box walls eliminated the rust-prone seams that were found in earlier models. It received a minor facelift in 1991 which included a grille change and the new Toyota emblem that had been recently adopted.

Toyota HiLux stats:

  • Nine years in production, from 1988-1997
  • 4×4 variants in the fifth gen were available with 2.4L petrol and 2.8L diesel engines only
  • replaced with the Tacoma in USA in 1995
  • Built and marketed under Volkswagen Taro from 1989-1997
  • The HiLux was named as a contraction of ‘high’ and ‘luxury’
  • Renowned as Europe’s best selling pickup