The Toyota Hilux marks its 50th anniversary with two new versions announced at the Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC in Birmingham today. The all-conquering pick-up will be gaining a new top-of-the-range model, the Invincible X, plus a new Limited Edition version, unveiled at the show, with just 150 examples available for UK customers.

The Invincible X stands apart from the rest of the Hilux line-up with a new frontal treatment. This includes a new grille with gloss black inserts and contrasting chrome frame, plus a new-look front bumper, fog lights and silver under-run. The striking styling continues at the rear where there is a new step and a silver under-run beneath the licence plate.

Inside, the Double Cab cabin has an all-black theme, with contrasting chrome instrument panel trim and piano black inserts on the dashboard, door panels, steering wheel and gear shift lever and surround.

The instrument binnacle has new features, including smart white dials and a centre TFT multi-information display with a dedicated Invincible X start-up animation that activates each time the ignition is switched on. Even the key is model-specific, featuring a silhouette sketch of the new frontal design.

In terms of equipment features, the Invincible X matches the existing Hilux Invincible specification. Features include Toyota Safety Sense, with Pre-Collision System Lane Departure Warning and Road Sign Assist, plus cruise control, Toyota Touch 2 with Go multimedia system with navigation and six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, rear-view camera, automatic air conditioning and leather upholstery.

Powered by a 148bhp 2.4-litre D-4D engine and equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission, the new Hilux Invincible X has all the quality, durability and reliability that has made Toyota’s pick-up a world-leader in robust, go-anywhere performance.

For customers seeking extra exclusivity, the new Hilux Invincible X is also being offered in a new Limited Edition version.

Creating an even more dramatic street presence, this will be available exclusively in two stand-out body colours: Scorched Orange and Nebula Blue. These provide a strong contrast with the model’s black exterior styling elements, including black 18-inch alloys, side steps and high-over bar. In other respects, the Limited Edition matches the Invincible X, including the new all-black cabin treatment.

Both new Hilux versions will be available from July with prices to be announced nearer the on-sale date.

More information about the Toyota Hilux’s heritage and achievements can be found at a special 50th anniversary website here.

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