BACK in March, 2017, 4X4 Australia was invited to a playdate with the unique Tonka concept.
The unique concept transformed many a kid’s favourite toy into a life-size, sand-dune-hopping juggernaut. It packed plenty of off-road goodies including bespoke carbon-fibre bodywork, LED light bars, Marks 4WD portal axles, Toyo Open Country M/T tyres, Method Race Wheels, King Suspension, and a 12-volt winch was slotted in behind a custom front bar.
Nicolas Hogios, Toyota’s product design chief, said: “We have taken Tonka out of the sandpit and reinvented Hilux from top to bottom and from nose to tail.” “Inspired by the Tonka trucks that kids play with in their backyards, the Hilux Tonka Concept goes way beyond the already hugely capable abilities of Hilux to traverse rocks and other rugged terrain.”
At the time, Toyota was adamant it wouldn’t offer a version to the public. So Car Giant, a car dealership in Perth, WA, put together this replica that’s now up for sale. The replica, built for sand dunes, features full vinyl Tonka wrap, Rhino bumper bar, massive lift, five new tyres with Tonka rims, sports bar, spare wheel carrier, jerry can holders, snorkel, flares, bonnet scoop, LED lights, and a tow bar.
As a bonus, the rig has only had one previous owner and is within new-car warranty until late 2018. Plus, it comes with a full logbook history. The six-speed auto dual-cab is listed at $67,955.