The ever-popular Toyota Hilux celebrates its 50th anniversary in South Africa this year and true to tradition, buyers can look forward to the arrival of the Hilux Legend 50 towards the middle of the year.
*As of 15 May 2019 pictures of the Toyota Hilux Legend 50 began circulating on Facebook. We believe this to be the real thing*
The Hilux is a household name in South Africa and it’s not surprising when you look at the market dominance the Hilux has fostered over the years and the Hilux has been the best-selling vehicle in South Africa for countless consecutive months. Its lineage spans 8 generations since its local introduction in 1969 (production began in 1968), the Hilux is still praised for its reliability, robust offroad ability and excellent value retention in the used car market. Today, the Hilux is built at Toyota's Prospecton plant in Durban for the local market as well as for export.
The Hilux also excelled on the international stage earlier this year with the South African-built Gazoo Racing Hilux, driven by Al Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel, securing Toyota’s first Dakar win in gruelling conditions. Days later, Toyota scooped the coveted Brand of the Year title at the #CarsAwards powered by WesBank.
The 50th anniversary of the Hilux in South Africa is a major milestone and Toyota will celebrate the occasion by introducing a special edition Hilux Legend 50 model. A local Toyota spokesperson has confirmed that the Hilux Legend 50 will come to market in June 2019 and while exact design and specification details are unknown at this stage, buyers can expect a wide range of additional kit as standard as well model-specific design details that will differentiate the Hilux Legend 50 from the rest of the Hilux range. The Hilux Legend 50 is definitely one to look out for if you are a Hilux fan.
We will keep you updated as soon as pricing and specification details become available.