Toyota Australia recently revealed a fun and bold concept in the form of the Toyota Tonka Hilux.
Built for those who never grew up, the full-sized Tonka truck was built to be right at home in sand dunes rather than the sand pit.
With ride height lifted by 150mm, Marks portal axles and King Spring remote-reservoir dampers; the car looked the part, completed by a steel bash bar, extra wide guards and 35 inch Toyo Open Country tyres.
It was originally built as a concept, but now you can buy your own!
While not built by Toyota, Car Giant, a dealership in Jandakot, Perth Western Australia today listed a convincing ground-up replica for sale.
Starting life as an automatic 2015 Toyota Hilux SR5, the dealership added all of the aftermarket off-road essentials. A suspension lift, Rhino front bumper bar, a full set of Tonka rims- plus a spare in the tray, snorkel, guard flares, a tray full of kit, a slew of LED lights and that unmistakable Tonka yellow hue complete this toy truck come to life.
This is all on top of the factory satnav, reverse camera, smartphone connectivity and a factory warranty still valid until late next year.
We’d advise caution before jumping it off sand dunes like you did as a kid. The world’s a little bigger than the sandpit, and physics are a little more unforgiving once you scale up that airtime to a 1.6 tonne ute. That said with a 2250kg towing capacity (braked) you can haul a lot more stuff! And with this much road presence, the Tonka Hilux may well add that childhood fun to your morning commute.
As listed, the car has one owner and 59,282 kilometres on the odo.
And the price for your childhood fantasies comes to life? $67,955, or about 1699 actual toy Tonka trucks.