Hilux reaches new heights at the Commercial Vehicle Show

The Toyota Hilux marks its 50th anniversary with two new versions taking the spotlight at the Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC in Birmingham. The all-conquering pick-up gains a new top-of-the-range Invincible X model, plus a new Limited Edition* version (pictured throughout this post) with just 150 examples available for UK customers.

Toyota Hilux Invincible X

The Invincible X stands apart from the rest of the Hilux line-up with a new frontal treatment. This includes a new grille with gloss black inserts and contrasting chrome frame, plus a new-look front bumper, fog lights and silver under-run. The striking styling continues at the rear where there is a new step and a silver under-run beneath the licence plate.

Inside, the Double Cab cabin has an all-black theme, with contrasting chrome instrument panel trim and piano black inserts on the dashboard, door panels, steering wheel and gear shift lever and surround.

The instrument binnacle also has new features, including smart white dials and a centre TFT multi-information display with a dedicated Invincible X start-up animation that activates each time the ignition is switched on. Even the key is model-specific, featuring a silhouette sketch of the new frontal design.

In terms of equipment features, the Invincible X matches the existing Hilux Invincible specification. Features include Toyota Safety Sense, with Pre-Collision System Lane Departure Warning and Road Sign Assist, plus cruise control, Toyota Touch 2 with Go multimedia system with navigation and six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, rear-view camera, automatic air conditioning and leather upholstery.

Powered by a 148bhp 2.4-litre D-4D engine and equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission, the new Hilux Invincible X has all the quality, durability and reliability that has made Toyota’s pick-up a world-leader in robust, go-anywhere performance.

Toyota Hilux Invincible X Limited Edition

For customers seeking extra exclusivity, the new Hilux Invincible X is also being offered in a new Limited Edition* version of just 150 vehicles – as illustrated in these images.

Creating an even more dramatic street presence, this will be available exclusively in two stand-out body colours: Scorched Orange (pictured) and Nebula Blue. These provide a strong contrast with the model’s black exterior styling elements, including black 18-inch alloys, side steps and high-over bar. In other respects, the Limited Edition matches the Invincible X, including the new all-black cabin treatment.

Both new Hilux versions will be available from July with prices to be announced nearer the on-sale date.

More information about the heritage of the Toyota Hilux and its achievements can be found at this special 50th anniversary website.

What else is Toyota displaying at the Commercial Vehicle Show?

The Toyota stand at the Commercial Vehicle Show features a number of important new additions to our light commercial range, including new conversions.

This includes the Arctic Trucks Hilux AT35, newly available for UK customers; the new Land Cruiser Utility Commercial model; the Lunar Toyota Proace Lerina campervan conversion by Wellhouse Leisure; and a Britvic-liveried Proace, which marks a significant fleet order for the medium-duty van from the leading soft drinks manufacturer.

*Vehicle shown not to full UK specification


  1. Is the hylux available on the government motability scheme and would it be possible to get more information on what is available and deposit prices and what it comes with and what extras are charged
    Kind regards andythedog2000@gmail.com

    1. Hi Andrew,
      Thanks for getting in touch.
      The Hilux is not on the Motability Scheme.
      For more information on the Motability Scheme, please go to the Motability section of our website.
      For a detailed list on our available cars and prices, you can follow this link: http://fal.cn/47cG
      We hope this helps.

  2. Like the face lift ,will this be across the range
    Or just the higher grades?
    Will we have to wait for brexit and hope they lower import duty before we see the bigger engines or will someone in your product team realise many potential buyers will pay a premium price for the 2.8 , shame to lose loyal customers to ford and VW for lack of choice ..

    1. Hi Finners,
      Thanks for your comment.
      The facelift is currently only available on the Invincible X and Limited Edition models.
      With regards to your question about the 2.8 engine we have no information about this powertrain being available for the Hilux in Europe.
      The 2.4 engine has more torque than the outgoing model and an increased towing capacity.

      1. reference the question about the 2.8 engine. I know the 2.4 enginer has more torque but it is sluggish as higher speeds. The torque 400NM is only between 1600 and 200 rpm.

        I understand that there are no plans to bring the 2.8 engine to the UK but I would like to understand the reasons why

      2. Ok that makes sense. So on this basis we will not see this engine size available in the UK in the future.
        It would be interesting to know if existng customers have expirenced a lost of power at higher speeds.

      3. Hi Rob,
        Currently, Morecambe Bay Search and Rescue (BSAR) have placed their trust in Hilux, using it to aid in rescue and recovery from quicksand, floods, snow and inaccessible areas during extreme weather. For more on this here: http://fal.cn/qgVh.

      4. The main reason is tax !!
        Commercial vehicles over 2.5 liters from outside the EU are subject to 22% duty under that it’s 10%
        And Toyota Europe haven’t homolgated the 2.8 engine in the Hilux yet
        Looking at fuel consumption 2.4 in the Hilux v the 2.8 In the landcruiser they are little different , I guess if you want the most powerful pick up you would buy a VW or the Ford
        If you want the best , buy the Toyota!!

      5. Finners, thank you for what is the most likely and plausible reason behind the lack of 2,8 engine offered in Europe.

        I’m sad to say that performance is a big aspect for me, a lack of a suitable successor to my current Invincible 200 will invariably see me look elsewhere (Mercedes V6) to fill the gap. Very sad because I really didn’t want to look away from Toyota but I can’t see it as the best truck in class with such a power/performance deficit.

        Such a duty bracket clearly plays into the hands of the European manufacturers which smacks of protectionism!! Sad for Toyota and Hilux.


  3. thanks for this clear explaination.I was delaying my purchase of the new hilux as I thought the 2.8 engine would eventually become available. I never considered an alternative manufacturer . I want the best reliable pick up that will not let me down.

  4. Hmm !!! Who signed the zombie advert campaign off??? were they drunk or taking an illegal substance? Business people , engineers, farmers etc not 14 year olds buy Hilux’s. Come on guys up your game !!there is some really serious competition out there new models from many of your competitors are arriving soon…
    Silly PCP offers that look like a desperate attempt to gain sales and daft childish advertising or a waiting list for the 2.8 it’s your choice!!

    1. Thank goodness you wrote this. I thought I’d imagined it! I cannot find reference to the advert anywhere. It’s just a radio ad right? Is there a TV version?

    1. Hi Christian,
      We’d love to give you further information about our Hilux zombie testing programme. However, under the Prevention of Nonsensical Hysteria Act 1968, we are unable to confirm or deny the presence of zombie virus on British soil.
      Thanks 😉

    2. All the humans went to work for
      Toyota NZ’s marketing dept “Bugger”! Seriously if you like funny and clever car ads
      Look up Hilux advert NZ on you tube😋

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