Sep. 12, 2017
Toyota Reintroduces Hilux into Japanese Market after 13-year Hiatus

Toyota Motor Corporation announces the reintroduction of the Hilux into the Japanese market after a 13-year hiatus, alongside the debut of the partially redesigned Land Cruiser Prado, both of which launch through Toyota dealerships1 across Japan on September 12. The special specification FJ Cruiser model launches through Toyota dealerships across Japan on October 16.

Aug. 23, 2016
Toyota Team Members Tackle the Terrain of Latin America

Toyota kicked off the third leg of the Five Continents Driving Project in Latin America. For the next three and a half months, Toyota's employees hailing from Japan and the local affiliates will work closely together to take on a variety of severe driving conditions of the continent. In this project, the employees will take on the steering wheel, and experience on site driving on the Latin American terrains, where they can better understand the conditions which our customers face every day. This is in line with the principle of genchi genbutsu, or hands-on knowledge of the situation on the ground. Hence, the project will be a platform through which we are able to train our personnel and hone our abilities for the making of ever-better cars.

Jun. 19, 2015
Toyota's Revamped Turbo Diesel Engines Offer More Torque, Greater Efficiency and Lower Emissions

Toyota's newly developed direct-injection turbo diesel engines raise the bar for fuel efficiency, power and quietness.

May. 21, 2015
Eight Generations in, the Toyota Hilux is Redefining "Tough"

A complete redesign of one of the world's best-known and best-loved nameplates, the Toyota Hilux pickup, was unveiled in Bangkok today, marking the start of sales of the new model in the Thai market.

Sep. 03, 2014
Toyota Launches Employee Driving Project in Australia

To inspire plans for future models and provide valuable training opportunities, Toyota Motor Corporation today began a project in which Toyota employees put themselves and vehicles to the test over vast distances in Australia, a country with a famously wide variety of roads. Many consider Australia to be the birthplace of Toyota motorsports: in 1957, a Toyota Crown completed the Round Australia Rally. For this year's project, more than 30 Toyota employees, including those of Toyota's Australian subsidiary Toyota Motor Corporation Australia, will take on the country's rough terrain in Toyota Land Cruisers and other models for over 10 weeks until mid-November.

Apr. 06, 2012
Toyota IMV Sales Reach Global 5 Million-unit Mark

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces that worldwide cumulative sales of its Innovative International Multi-purpose Vehicle (IMV) project series reached 5 million units at the end of March.

Apr. 25, 2005
Toyota Unveils IMV Series Hilux Pickup in South Africa

TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) announced today that Toyota South Africa Motors (Pty) Ltd. (TSAM) unveiled a new Hilux pickup truck at its plant in Durban, South Africa. The truck is one of five newly developed vehicles within the IMV (Innovative International Multipurpose Vehicle) Project currently being promoted by TMC.

Mar. 02, 2005
Toyota Argentina Unveils New Hilux Pickup

Toyota Argentina S.A. (TASA) unveiled a new Hilux pickup truck in Buenos Aires, Argentina, today.

Aug. 25, 2004
Toyota's IMV Project Takes First Big Step Forward

TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) took its first major step toward realizing the global optimal production and supply network it announced as the IMV Project in 2002 by launching sales today of a new-type pickup truck in Thailand.
The new pickup, called the Hilux VIGO, is the first of five newly developed IMV Project models designed for sale in more than 140 countries and to meet 21st century customer demands for high levels of durability and comfort. The completely new full lineup is to consist of three pickup trucks of different body types, a minivan and an SUV, collectively known as IMVs (Innovative International Multi-purpose Vehicles).

Oct. 31, 1998
Toyota Celebrates Start of Hilux Exports to Australia from Thailand

TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) today announced that it held a commemoration ceremony on Saturday, October 31 to celebrate the start of Hilux exports to Australia. The Hilux is manufactured at Toyota Motor Thailand Co., Ltd. (TMT), Toyota's Thailand vehicle production and sales company.

Sep. 03, 1997
Toyota Launches Fully Remodeled Hilux Pickup

TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) announced today a full model change of its Hilux one-ton pickup truck and also introduced the new name "Sports Pickup" for its personal use model. All models―those both for commercial and personal use―of the new generation Hilux are available through Toyota dealers nationwide, as well as Tokyo Toyopet dealers in the Tokyo area, and Osaka Toyopet and Toyota Auto dealers in the Osaka area.

Mar. 10, 1989
Hilux Receives Awards from Three U.S. Automobile Magazines

TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION announced that the all-new 1989 Hilux (Toyota Truck in the U.S. market) has received awards from one automobile magazine and two off-road magazines in the U.S. The vehicle was highly evaluated after undergoing intense testing and a detailed examination.

Sep. 27, 1988
Full Model Change for Toyota Hilux Pickup Truck

TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION today announced full model changes for its Hilux pickup trucks, both for the two-wheel-drive (2WD) and four-wheel-drive (4WD) models. First marketed in 1968, Toyota Hilux trucks have been sold throughout Japan and exported to 140 countries around the world.

Jun. 05, 1986
Cumulative Production of Toyota Hilux Reaches Four Million

TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION today announced that cumulative production of the HiLux, its small 1-ton bonnet truck, reached the four-million mark at the end of May. The milestone was marked 18 years and three months after production of the first HiLux.

Nov. 04, 1983
Toyota Announces Full-Model Change of Hi-Lux, Small Bonnet-type Truck

TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION announced today that the Toyota Hi-Lux, its small bonnet-type truck, has undergone a full model change for the first time in five years and two months. Nationwide sales of the new Hi-Lux will begin on November 4.

May. 16, 1983
Toyota Begins Assembly and Sales of Hi-Lux in Zambia

TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION on May 16 began marketing its locally assembled Hi-Lux 4x2 light duty truck in the Republic of Zambia, through Mobile Motor Inc., its sales agent.

Dec. 03, 1979
Toyota Adds Diesel Model to Hi-Lux Series

Toyota Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Sales Co. announced jointly today the addition of a diesel engine model to Toyota's Hi-Lux one-ton truck series. The new vehicle is also being placed on nationwide sale today.

Sep. 01, 1978
Toyota Announces Full Model Change in Hi-Lux Small Pick-up Truck Series

Toyota Motor Company, Ltd. and Toyota Motor Sales Company, Ltd., jointly announced and put on nationwide sale today a full model change in the small-size pick-up truck, the Hi-Lux, the first such change in the series since May 1972, six years and four months ago.