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Toyota has brought together the iconic Tonka brand with its Hilux pickup truck.

The creation is officially called the Toyota Hilux Tonka Concept. It’s a high-riding off-roader created to celebrate HiLux’s breakthrough in becoming Australia’s best-selling vehicle last year.

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Late last year we came across a trademark filing for “Toyota FT-4X.” The trademarked was placed for automobiles and structural parts thereof, and we speculated at the time the name sure sounds like a possible 4×4. Toyota has used the “FT” moniker before, which has typically stood for Future Toyota. The FT tag and the 4X tag sure sounds like a potential 4×4, though we still have no other information other than the name (and the above teaser image). When pressed about what this new model might be months ago, Toyota representatives were mum on the topic.

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– As the dust settled and the time ticked down, Team Total Chaos Fabrication charged the Nevada desert and crossed the finish line in 5th place in class at the 2017 Mint 400.  Underpowered in the world of 7200 trucks and running in the Unlimited race, with 7 DNF’d vehicles in the class, Nicole Pitell-Vaughan drove every last race mile and brought the Toyota Tacoma across the finish line virtually unscathed.

Flying Toyota
If you haven’t seen this one yet, brace yourself. What looks like a backyard stunt gone wrong is actually footage of a truck launching our of a ditch. What we didn’t realize when we first saw the footage is it’s actually the tail end of a police chase. Just remember, kids, evading the police is never a good idea.

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– Total Chaos Fabrication will take on the famed Mint 400 off-road race in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 4th. The team will field a Toyota Tacoma, known as “Lil T,” driven by Total Chaos co-founder, Nicole Pitell-Vaughan.

Smooth Trophy Truck Jump
It’s one thing to smash the gas pedal, hold it wide open and hope for the best. But there’s an art to making the transition as clean and smooth as possible as this Toyota pre-runner does.  Watch and learn folks.

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Toyota has just pulled the cover off a new Tundra offering today at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, as the company will offers a 2018 Tundra TRD Sport model later this year.

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While we’d take nothing away from the event itself, you could argue that most of the excitement of King of the Hammers takes place in the days leading up to the main race when thousands of people descend on Johnson Valley to prep and wheel prior to one of the toughest off-road races in the world.  This guy is putting his Toyota Tacoma through its paces, much to the crowds delight.

MORE: 2017 King of the Hammers Coverage

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Focused on the outdoor and active enthusiast, Toyota unveiled the new 2018 RAV4 Adventure at the Chicago Auto Show today. The RAV4 Adventure will be offered in a front-wheel drive version with an automatic limited slip or an all-wheel-drive version with Dynamic Torque Control.

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While we’re all about seeing how deep you can take your rig without getting stuck, seeing this Toyota Hilux diesel going through so much water and thinking about the water that’s likely inside the cab, it almost makes us shed a tear.  Hopefully they had it sealed up well! At least they do have a snorkel…