The Hilux takes on Dakar 2017

After 13 days and almost 5,500 miles on some of South America’s most challenging terrain, 3 Hilux finish the Dakar in the top 10. 


In addition to the three Toyota Hilux vehicles in the top ten, 24 other similar vehicles completed the race – more than any other manufacturer. Toyota also took top honours in class T2.2 for modified diesel vehicles, where the Toyota Land Cruiser 200 GX crews finished first and second in class. The Hino crews also proved their mettle once again, by finishing first and second in class T4.2 for modified trucks.


Despite the tough conditions, Andrew Kirby, President and CEO of Toyota South Africa Motors, Andrew Kirby, was positive about Toyota’s results. “In the end this is the ultimate challenge, because it is undoubtedly the toughest motor race in the world.  We may not have achieved what we set out to do this year, but we can certainly be proud of our performance. We were first in class T1 4×4, proving once more just how tough our Toyota Hilux is in these extreme conditions.”


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