Toyota Hilux Invincible 50 Built To Conquer The Zombie Apocalypse
5 November 2018 - motor1
Unfortunately, only 50 will be produced so not all of us will survive.
It seems Toyota is in the Halloween spirit this year, which also happens to mark the 50th anniversary for the tough-as-nails Hilux pickup. That's right, the truck that still ran (sort of anyway) even after Top Gear literally dropped a building on it is now 50 years old. To celebrate – and to prepare us all for the zombie invasion we know is coming – Toyota offers the aptly named Hilux Invincible 50 limited-edition pickup. Seriously, hit the press release below to see Toyota's interesting take on how this particular model will fare in the face of a mindless zombie horde.
As the photos suggest, it's not a standard Hilux. There's a whopping big roll bar in the bed crowned with four large LED spotlights, so there won't be any problems seeing what's in front of you. Aiding that view is a modest 1.5-inch lift in front and a .75-inch lift in the rear, accomplished through upgraded suspension components that include new dampers. Toyota also gives the Invincible 50 a bit more adjustability on the driver's seat.
On the electronics side, the truck is fitted with Toyota's Safety Sense Pre-Collision System, which the company says "can pinpoint the undead in your path." Frankly, if we're trying to get out of a monster-infested town we'd rather mow those zombies over, but we understand this whole Halloween gag can only go so far. Point being, this special-edition Hilux gets the latest safety tech in addition to some tough tweaks. The rest of the truck is standard-issue, including the 2.4-liter engine and traditional four-wheel drive. Then again, why fix something that isn't broken? After all, there is a reason the Hilux has endured for a half-century now.
Toyota will only build 50 of these special-edition models to commemorate the truck's 50-year production run, with sales limited to UK buyers only starting on – you guessed it – Halloween.