Toyota Hilux 50 anniversary edition
A 50th Anniversary limited edition model of the Toyota Hilux will be unveiled on the CV Show stand
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TOYOTA will be demonstrating a special 50th anniversary limited edition model of the Hilux pick-up at the CV Show (April 24-26).

The Hilux 50th limited edition model is going to be based on the new top-range Hilux due to make its European debut at the CV Show.

Only 150 examples of the limited edition model will be produced. The Hilux 50 will be available only with an automatic transmission and a special exterior paint colour – although we’ll have to wait until the CV Show to find out the exact hue.

Originally Toyota had planned a homage to previous generations of the Hilux pick-up, which has sold over 16 million examples around the world since it was first introduced in 1968. However, display issues have prevented this.

So, instead, we’ve pictured Hilux series 1 below.

How the Hilux story started – 50 years and six generations ago

The first Hilux debuted in March 1968 as a new bonnet-type truck. The vehicle was conceived by Toyota, and was developed and manufactured by Hino Motors.

The Hilux featured a separate frame construction with a double wishbone/coil spring front suspension and a rigid axle/leaf spring rear suspension. The transmission was a 4-speed manual with a column shifter. The cargo bed was 1,850 mm long.


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