Toyota made our childhood dreams come true with a life-sized Tonka Truck
Sometimes, playing with trucks is just something you don’t outgrow. Designers at Toyota Australia have built a concept HiLux pickup styled after the classic Tonka trucks.
The design team made some modifications off a 2016 SR5 double cab HiLux truck: they outfitted the concept vehicle with a 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, and it’s been raised up additional six inches. It’s designed for off-roading, so it’s decked out with a heavy-duty suspension and 35 inch tires. It’s also got a snorkel! And a light bar! Oh, and they gave it a snazzy paint job to go along with it. It’s the truck you dreamed of owning while you were playing in the sandbox as a kid.
Toyota describes the HiLux concept vehicle as a “full-size dream toy for…