• Apr 24, 2007
Back in March we told you about a supercharged TRD HiLux pickup designed for the Australian market, and now the guys and gals from Aichi Japan are unveiling an F1-inspired variant of its world pickup at the CV show in the UK. Powered by a 3.0L diesel engine, grunt will be bumped to 200ps (197 hp), which is 30 stallions more than the standard fare. Also updated are a US-sourced top, bigger rims, and an F1-inspired paint job.

We don't know if the red and white paint scheme of the HiLux reminds us of the Toyota F1 car, but we'd sure take the 3.0L diesel here in the states. If Back to the Future part four were made today, we're pretty sure this would be Marty's truck of choice.

The full press release is after the jump.

[Source: Toyota]


PRESS RELEASE

HIGH POWER HILUX CONCEPT POWERS INTO CV SHOW 2007


Toyota has worked some motor sport magic on its legendary Hilux pick-up to create a special concept that's big on both looks and performance.

The muscular Hilux Sport Concept will make its debut as a central attraction on the Toyota stand at the 2007 Commercial Vehicle Show.

The team at Toyota (GB) has created the pick-up as a one-off special and it is the first LCV-based concept to be shown by Toyota in the UK. The 3.0-litre D-4D diesel engine has a Toyota Motorsport power upgrade that increases output from 169 to around 200bhp. And with the addition of monster 22-inch alloy wheels, a sport trucktop, chrome-finished grille and B-pillars, tinted windows and lights and a special-design front guard, this unique Double Cab model has macho looks to match its grunt.

There are no plans to put the Hilux Sport Concept into production, but visitors to the CV show can view the full current Toyota LCV line-up. As previously announced, the display will include:

* Hilux – refreshed for 2007 with higher output, Euro IV-compliant 2.5 and 3.0-litre D-4D engines, in Single, Extra and Double Cab body styles.

*Hiace – a new-look model for 2007, available with Euro IV-compliant 2.5-litre D-4D engines. A single grade across the range provides electrically adjustable heated door mirrors, electric windows, remote central locking, ABS, driver's airbag and remote central locking as standard.

*Dyna – equipped with a new, more powerful 3.0-litre D-4D engine, completing Toyota's comprehensive range of Euro IV powertrains for its LCV line-up.

The CV Show will run from 24 to 26 April. Toyota will be located on Stand 4351 in Hall 4.


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      • 7 Years Ago
      "How about an F1-inspired RWD lightweight Corolla revival?"

      AE86 2.0 for the win!
      http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v83/nickthaskater/hightech86.jpg
      • 7 Years Ago
      Toyota. For when you want that "I Just Ran Someone Over" look.
      • 7 Years Ago
      #3 Mike- Um, the HiLux is basically the same exact vehicle as the north American Tacoma. Same size exactly. Compare the dimensions and weight of the Oz market 4L Hilux to our Tacoma. What is better, of course, is the interior (no silver plastic - BARF!)and the available power trains. a 200hp taco with a part trap and nox catalyst would definitely be on my shopping list.
      • 7 Years Ago
      F1-inspired... truck?

      How about an F1-inspired RWD lightweight Corolla revival?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Heinous!
      • 7 Years Ago
      lets just hope honda doesn't follow suit...

      ..google earth civics, I can feel it burning my retinas already!
      • 7 Years Ago
      looks like he did a burn out on a dead deer.

      that looks dumb.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Don't forget the "Type R" stickers.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Toyota and sporty just don't go together.
      But at least it's not a Camry.
      That truck looks 100 times more sporty than a Camry.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Here's a trick....BRING THE HILUX TO THE U.S.

      The 'midsize' Tacoma is larger in every single dimension than toyota's first 'fullsize' T-100. The only midsize option left on the market is the Ranger, and it is beyond antiquated. Give us a low cost midsize!!!!! I miss the S-10, Comanche, gen1 and gen2 Tacoma, MightyMax/Ram50, etc...

      There is a gaping hole for a true modern midsize/compact no-frills workhorse.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ugly! Skip it and bring diesel midsize (compact would be better) trucks to the US, jerks!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ferrari makes F1 inspired supercars, and all that Toyota can mke is an F1 inspired pickup.
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