50 years of the Toyota Hilux – a South African motoring tradition!
Toyota Hilux takes on the Dakar Rally
Since the early 1980’s the Hilux has featured prominently in the South African national off-road racing series and in 1989, 1991 and 1992 it was the overall championship winner. What’s more, the Toyota Hilux has a history of triumphing at the Dakar Rally in South America – the world’s most challenging and longest race.
A Hilux wins Dakar 2019
In an outstanding performance, 2019’s Dakar Rally has been won by Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar and his French co-driver Mathieu Baumel in a South African built Toyota Hilux! This was Al-Attiyah’s third Dakar win – and marked a major triumph for the Toyota Gazoo Racing SA team as the Hilux powered past the checkered flag in an incredible 47 minutes ahead of second place!