Toyota South Africa is celebrating its amazing successes at the Dakar race (two podium finishes in the past two races) by launching a Hilux Dakar Edition. Before you get too excited, this car is really nothing like the Hilux that Toyota prepares for the race. Nevertheless it has a strong spiritual link at least, if not a heritage one.
Dakar Edition kit is available for all three body types, that is, single cab, Xtra cab and double cab. Some of the stuff that Toyota have come up to create this special edition includes things like stainless steel nudge bar, rear styling bar and side steps, all featuring the Dakar logo. “Sporty” smokey grey alloy wheels add to the standout attitude, as are colour-coded side mirrors and door handles. Engines and power outputs remain the same.
Inside not much has changed, except the fitment of a reversing camera for Xtra and double cab variants, black leather seats and door inserts with red stitching and a set of matching carpets.
The Toyota Hilux Dakar Edition will only be available up to September.