Toyota Hilux

series of light commercial vehicles produced by Toyota Motor Corporation

The Toyota Hilux (Japanese: トヨタ・ハイラックス, Toyota Hairakkusu) (sometimes written as HiLux or in the past called the Hi-Lux, in North America since 1976 called the Toyota Truck, Toyota Pickup Truck, or Toyota Compact Truck, or sometimes in North America since 1995 the Toyota Tacoma[1]) is a compact pickup truck sold by Toyota. Toyota has been building the Hilux since 1968.[2] New versions have been made at least every decade since then. The most recent big change was in 2015,[3] and the most recent small change was in 2017.[4]

1992 Toyota Hilux

Use by Militant Groups change

A Kurdistani YPG fighter shooting from the back of a Toyota Hilux.

The Toyota Hilux is well known for being used by militants such as ISIL. The Hilux is also seen as the AK-47 of cars according to former army ranger Andrew Exum. The Hilux also has been used by militaries for combat such as in the 1980's Toyota War.[5]

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  1. Inama, John (24 November 2015). "Old vs. New: 1995 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2016 Toyota Tacoma". The Fast Lane Truck. Archived from the original on 5 September 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  2. "Toyota Vehicle Identification Manual". Toyota Motor Sale Co., Ltd. – Export Parts Department. 1984. 97913-84. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. Sze, Gregory (5 May 2015). "2016 Toyota Hilux pick-up slated for May 21 debut". Malaysia: Archived from the original on 9 May 2015. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  4. "2018 Toyota HiLux gets new top-spec 'Conquest' in the Philippines". Philippines. 18 January 2018. Archived from the original on 23 September 2018. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  5. Somaiya, Ravi (2010-10-14). "Why Rebel Groups Love the Toyota Hilux". Newsweek. Retrieved 2023-11-08.