The tougher, the better

Legendary toughness forged at the Dakar Rally

40 years of Toyota at the Dakar Rally

With its extraordinary terrain and unbelievable speeds, success at the Dakar is about more than speed; quality, durability and reliability are vital. In these extremes, trust is key, and it’s Toyota’s legendary toughness that has made them the vehicle of choice for competitors.

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“We will continue to make ever-better
cars by traversing the wide variety of
roads and terrains across the world.”
Akio Toyoda

Our extreme Dakar off-roaders

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Toyota Hilux Dakar
Super Production Category
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa’s all-new Hilux featured a host of mechanical enhancements for 2018. A new mid-engine layout, larger air restrictor and a revised suspension set up (with 12% more travel), provides it with excellent levels of balance and handling.
  • New mid-mounted V8 engine layout
  • Revised independent rear suspension
  • All-wheel drive
  • Reduced weight
Toyota Land Cruiser
Production Category
The two Team Land Cruiser Toyota Auto Body cars compete in the highly-restricted Production category. This year's cars featured a re-engineered front and rear design and boasted V8 biodiesel engines that ran entirely on a mixture of vegetable oil and algae.
  • V8 biodiesel engine
  • Re-engineered front and rear design
  • All-wheel drive
  • Powered 100% by vegetable oil and algae

Trust comes as standard

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Active Traction Control Provides grip on the toughest terrain
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Hill-start Assist Control Take on hills without ever rolling back
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Heavy Duty Under Body Protection Protect the essential parts of your Hilux
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Rear Differential Lock Getting stuck is a thing of the past

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