A YEAR ago Hilux was on top of the world, the first car to be driven through the Arctic wastes to the Magnetic North Pole. Now it is top of the pile again with a new range-topping model that is Britain's most powerful production pick-up.

The Hilux Invincible 200 Double Cab is equipped with a Toyota Motor Sport diesel engine performance kit that transforms the performance of the 3.0-litre D-4D engine. Power is increased from 169 to 194bhp (171 to 197 DIN hp) and maximum torque rises from 343 to 430Nm, generated all the way from 1,600 to 3,200rpm, making the Invincible 200 more powerful than any of its market rivals. What's more, the hike in output brings no penalty in fuel consumption or emissions compared to the standard Invincible.

The new Hilux flagship enjoys a superior specification, too, with exclusive two-tone leather upholstery, heated front seats, steel mesh front grille and black metallic paint finish. These are in addition to regular Invincible features, including darkened rear privacy glass, full-map touch screen satellite navigation, scuff plates and metallic finish alloy wheels.

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Just 500 examples will be available, on sale from 1 July. The commercial vehicle on-the-road price is £21,540 for the manual version and £22,640 for the automatic, which additionally features cruise control as standard.
Hilux Invincible 200 Double Cab technical highlights


3.0-litre D-4D 170

Engine code


Cylinder arrangement

Four in-line

Capacity (cc)


Valve mechanism

16-valve DOHC

Bore x stroke (mm)

96.0 x 103.0

Compression ratio


Fuel type

48 cetane diesel

Fuel injection system

Direct injection common rail

Max. power (bhp/DIN hp @ rpm)

194/197 @ 3,200

Max. torque (Nm @ rpm)

430 @ 1,600 – 3,200




Fuel consumption – combined cycle (mpg)



Carbon dioxide emissions (g/km)