We have nothing else to say after we saw 2018 Toyota Hilux Tonka than dreams come true, eventually. Even the short look at new Tonka will show you what we think about. The recognizable toy car from our childhood has grown up and you can actually sit in and drive, like an adult person! The manufacturer put recognizable yellow color on the frame, in combination with black, made it in recognizable shape and with famous decoration lines and added large, rough tires. Speaking about the manufacturer, it is Toyota Australia, who celebrates 80 years of existing this year so together with another celebratory, Tonka, made this amazing car.
As we said, everyone who used to play with car toys in childhood will recognize 2018 Toyota Hilux Tonka at first glance. But, let be honest, the base model is Toyota Hilux, but with many additions and decoration. It is truly off road truck, made for rough terrains and climbing. You will find equipment like an ax, fire extinguisher or roof attached on it, and wide side plates so entering should not be a problem because Tonka is a very high truck. However, the front end is decorated with many LED lights, so it is capable of driving on any types of roads and any weather conditions. Truck on the behind is very large and provides more space for cargo and equipment. And at the end, there are large 17-inch tires with large chops for full pleasure.
As the exterior of 2018 Toyota Hilux Tonka is unique and completely based on toys, the inside is actually a cabin of Hilux, meaning that it is based on Double Cab SR5 trim level. The large dashboard has a touchscreen in the middle of it, with Toyota Entune Infotainment system so drivers will have a help from navigation control system, enhanced connectivity, and many other things. That Tonka is not a child toy proves Toyota’s comfortable seats covered with leather and impressive entertainment system.
The engine in 2018 Toyota Hilux Tonka is also borrowed from SR5 series and that is 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbo diesel engine with 174 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. The manufacturer has chosen to put both, six-speed automatic and manual transmission as well as four and two wheel driving system. To avoid problems on rough terrains, the manufacturer has softened the suspension, and the truck has a good handling at a higher speed.
2018 Toyota Hilux Tonka Conclusion and Price
However, all we said above will not be available for wide audience considering 2018 Toyota Hilux Tonka is not planned to be a car for commercial production. You will see it only on Car Expos and perhaps movies. Price will be around $60,000.