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2014-04-07 11:52

DAKAR-THEMED HILUX: Fans of the Dakar Rally and SA’s most popular bakkie can have the best of both worlds with the limited edition Hilux Dakar Edition. Image: Toyota

In July 2013 Wheels24 reported on the launch of Toyota's Dakar-styled Hilux  ahead of the 2014 Dakar Rally.

Now, April 2014, Toyota has once again launched a limited-edition Dakar-themed Hilux, this time in celebration of drivers Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz achieving fourth in the world's toughest 4x4 race.

IMAGE GALLERY: 2014 Toyota Hilux Dakar Edition

The celebratory Hilux has a choice of three engines for all body styles (single cab, Extra and Double Cab) and sports a host of exterior and interior upgrades at a R20 000 - R24 000 premium compared to standard versions.

The Dakar edition has stainless-steel nudge and styling (roll-over) bars, matching side steps and a rear step-up bumper with towball. It has unique grey 17” alloy rims, a matt black tonneau cover and colour-coded (as opposed to chromed) external mirrors and door releases as well as Dakar badging.


A reversing camera is standard on all three and four-litre Double Cab models (Raider and Dakar variants) as well as the Extra Cab Dakar Editions.

Inside, it there is leather with black and red stitching. The limited edition adds

Kerry Roodt, general manager of Toyota SA, said: “Since its inception the Hilux has been pivotal to the success of the brand and has now become an icon in its own right. The Dakar Edition is a fitting tribute to the legendary success of this model, in the sales charts and in this epic rally.”

The 2014 Dakar Edition, the second run in the current generation Hilux, will be produced from April through June (depending on its popularity). How popular are the Dakar-theme bakkies? Toyota SA reports that the 2013 edition sold out in "two and a half months".
Single Cab
2.7 VVTi Raised Body Dakar – R307 100
3.0 D-4D RB Dakar – R351 200
3.0 D-4D 4x4 Dakar – R406 200
Extra Cab
3.0 D-4D RB Dakar – R381 200
3.0 D-4D 4x4 Dakar – R436 400
Double Cab
2.7 VVTi RB Dakar – R386 500
2.5 D-4D RB Dakar – R419 800
3.0 D-4D RB Dakar – R442 700
3.0 D-4D RB AT Dakar – R456 200
3.0 D-4D 4x4 Dakar – R501 000
3.0 D-4D 4x4 AT Dakar – R514 500
4.0 V6 RB a/t Dakar – R455 400
4.0 V6 4x4 a/t Dakar – R538 600
RB: raised body

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