Toyota Australia creates a one-off Tonka Hilux

Toyota’s Australian subsidiary has built a unique Hilux pick-up that’s designed for extreme off-road use. As its name suggests, the Tonka Concept was inspired by the toy truck maker.

The project is based on an SR5 double cab, which features a 2.8 litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine.

Toyota Hilux Tonka Concept (2017) Front

To cope with rough terrain, larger tyres are fitted, the suspension is stronger and the ride height has been raised by 150 mm (5.9”). Essential under-body protection is provided by a thick front-mounted aluminium bash plate and tubular side rails.

Other bespoke components include a modified front bumper, carbon fibre skins for the bonnet and tailgate, additional LED lights and a snorkel system.

As well as a spare wheel, the cargo area holds equipment boxes and extra fuel tanks. Everything is kept in place by a removable tubular frame.

Unfortunately, a production version isn’t planned, but Toyota will be showing the Hilux Tonka Concept at various events across Australia.

Toyota Hilux Tonka Concept (2017) Rear SideToyota Hilux Tonka Concept (2017) Front Side

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