not a fashion pony’ | Martin Love · Toyota Hilux review: ‘A work horse

Toyota Hilux review: ‘A work horse, not a fashion pony’ | Martin Love

The hard as nails Hilux is the enforcer of the pick-up world. But is Toyota in danger of softening it up?

Price: £25,556
Top speed: 106mph
0-62mph: 12.8 seconds
MPG: 36.2
CO2: 204g/km

If you ask the internet to name the world’s toughest car, you get the same answer every time: the Toyota Hilux. It is utterly unyielding: there are endless tales of the lengths people will go to in trying to destroy it, most famously by Top Gear. In a breathless example of vehicle cruelty, Clarkson and chums took an elderly 1988 model with 200,000 miles on the clock and tried to batter it to death. They dropped it, drowned it, crashed it into a tree and an office, flattened it with a caravan and then hit it with a wrecking ball. All to no avail. The Toyota won.

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