Toyota brings back the Invincible grade for the Hilux pickup truck in Europe announcing the launch of a new model in the second half of 2013. The Invincible version of Hilux was first introduced in recognition of Top Gear’s unsuccessful attempt at destroying a Hilux by setting it on fire, dropping it from a building, hitting it with a wrecking ball, and throwing it into the sea.
The Invincible treatment, however, is more about aesthetics and luxury, which is good, because the car is already tough and robust and doesn’t really need any further fortification.
Sitting above the SR+ grade, the Invincible grade – available in a choice of Extra Cab or Double Cab body styles and ‘Active’ or ‘Sport’ versions – adds a silver front underguard, chrome air-intake, fog lamp and rear lamp bezels, and ‘Invincible’ door badging. Optionally, you can also fit it with a new hard-top, chrome side bars, new 17” dual-tone alloy wheels and black, full leather seats.
Speaking of leather seats, the standard interior features black fabric seats , a soft padded armrest, a leather handbrake, a light grey roof lining and ‘Invincible’ scuff plates. So that is an option box worth ticking.
You can have the Toyota Hilux Invincible with either 2.5 litre D-4D engine with manual transmission and two or four-well-drive, or a 3.0 litre D-4D unit with manual or automatic transmission and four-wheel-drive only. No word on the pricing yet.