Toyota and Arctic Trucks recreate A Modern Model Legend

October 30, 2017


For all its toughness, there’s a playful element to the Toyota Hilux that can put a smile on any driver’s face, a big-toy appeal that’s lasted through generations of the world-beating pick-up. Tamiya celebrated this quality when it produced its hugely popular radio-controlled scale model version back in the 1980s. Now Toyota is returning the compliment with its own, custom-built working replica of this miniature hero – the Hilux Bruiser.

The big difference – and we mean big – is that this is a full-size machine that’s kitted out for the extremes of off-road driving, courtesy of conversion specialists Arctic Trucks – the team that built the Arctic-conquering Polar Hilux.


The new Hilux Bruiser made its debut on 27th October 2017 (alongside its Tamiya model inspiration) in a new short film released on Toyota’s official UK YouTube channel and available to view below. 

To download the full press-release click here