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Toyota Hilux Tonka: toy truck comes to life

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Toyota Hilux Tonka
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T onka builds toy cars, cars dream of the little boys. And some big ones too. Now the US toy manufacturer and Toyota have made a childhood dream come true and converted a real Hilux into the ultimate Tonka truck.

The main distinguishing feature of the Tonka truck is, apart from the huge Tonka lettering on the flanks, its yellow-black coloring. In order to match the child's model, the ground clearance has also been increased by 150 mm. In addition, the Hilux was given special heavy-duty axles, longer suspension elements and special off-road tires in 35-inch format, which can be found under thick wheel arch extensions. Other hardcore off-road equipment should not be missing. Massive underrun protection elements were installed at the front, the bonnet was replaced by a carbon component with a large power dome. Additional LED headlights in the front and on the roof should optimally illuminate the terrain under all circumstances.

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The Tonka Hilux should be able to go anywhere.

The flanks protect robust side bars. The tail lift has an integrated spoiler and is made of carbon. A removable roll bar as well as spare canisters, tool boxes and the spare wheel are spread out on the loading area.

The Tonka Hilux is powered by the well-known 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel, which inhales its breath through a roof snorkel.

The Toyota Tonka Hilux was implemented by Toyota Australia, where the pickup had become the best-selling car of all last year.

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