The Toyota Hilux Bruiser is a one-off Hilux pick-up truck created by Toyota UK to celebrate the popular Tamiya remote-controlled toy Hilux.
Not only has the Hilux proved to be an unbreakable workhorse for Toyota, it’s also been a hugely popular Tamiya remote-controlled car since the 1980s, spreading the Hilux’s reputation to a younger audience in the process.
Now, Toyota GB has decided to bring the two parts of the Hilux’s world together by creating a full-size take on the Tamiya RC Hilux – the Toyota Hilux Bruiser.
Toyota enlisted the help of Arctic Trucks – the same people who built the Polar Hilux – to create the Bruiser, which is based on the Hilux Extra Cab and comes with 35″ tyres, uprated suspension, new gear ratios and flared wheel arches.
The wheels are chrome, the body is wrapped in high-metallic Diamond Blue vinyl, the ‘Hog Heaven’ livery is intact, the ‘TOYOTA’ name on the back has been made to look like it’s stamped, there’s a louvered rear window, a replica on-off switch and even the chrome work has been made to look like it’s white plastic – just like the toy.
James Clark, Toyota GB PR Manager, said:
While Hilux is all about capability, owners and all fans of pick-ups and big trucks know a big part of the experience is also about having fun.
In that spirit, we wanted to do something truly original to celebrate the latest Hilux and carry forward the great relationship we have with Tamiya.
Despite being based on a stock Hilux, complete with a 148bhp diesel, the Hilux Bruiser is just a one-off.
Toyota Hilux Bruiser Video