The Hilux’s formidable reputation for strength and reliability has been put to the test in the Dakar Rally. Over 13 days and a distance of almost 5,500 miles across some of South America’s most challenging terrain, three mighty Hilux proved their strength to finish in the top 10.
As the dust settles on another herculean effort from the teams, we present 10 epic Dakar 2017 photos.
Nani Roma and Alex Bravo during their own Hollywood moment, as they raced to fourth place.
Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz fought hard to secure fifth.
Despite a strong start, Toyota Gazoo Racing’s Nasser Al-Attiyah and Matthieu Baumel were forced to retire at Stage 3.
A young fan looks on as Nani Roma and navigator Alex Bravo storm past.
A car wash, Dakar-style, for Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz.
Fans take a risky selfie as Nani Roma and Alex Haro compete.
So you think your car could do with a clean?
Toyota took top honours in class T2.2 for modified diesel vehicles, where the Toyota Land Cruiser 200 GX crews finished first and second in class.
In addition to the three Hilux in the top ten, 24 others completed the race – more than any other manufacturer.
Not your average visit to the garage.