In celebration of Toyota’s 80th Anniversary, and Tonka’s 70th, the two companies teamed up to make the child in all of us gasp in delight at their creation: a life size Tonka truck.
Conceived by Toyota Australia, the HiLux Tonka Concept will not be available in dealer showrooms but will go on tour around Australia this summer for field days, expos, and fairs. According to Toyota Australia:
A full-size dream toy for adults, the HiLux Tonka Concept is an impressive rock-crawling truck that combines the enviable reputations for toughness and durability that dominate the Toyota and Tonka DNAs.
The high-riding off-roader celebrates HiLux’s breakthrough in becoming Australia’s best-selling vehicle last year, alongside significant global anniversaries for both Toyota and Tonka.
It was conceived, designed, assembled and tested by designers and engineers from Toyota Australia’s 150-strong product planning and development division.