In the game of automotive word association, “invincible” is forever tied to the Toyota Hilux pickup.
Top Gear famously tried to kill one back in 2003 by drowning it, smashing it, setting it ablaze, and placing it atop an imploding building only to find the pickup sitting there, asking for more.
The eight-generation model will reportedly debut sometime in 2016, so Toyota is giving the seventh-gen truck one last shot of adrenaline.
The ‘Invincible X’ version, based on the ‘Invincible’ trim, has just been announced for the U.K. market.
The range-topper offers four new 17-inch alloy wheel options, chrome tubular side bars (with or without step grips), a rear hi-over bar, and a Style Pack that comes with a front guard, silver under-run, aluminum-finish scuff plates, chrome door handles, and chrome surrounds accenting the air intakes and rear tail lights.
There is only one engine choice: a 3.0-liter diesel D-4D engine that makes 169 horsepower, which gives the four-wheel drive Hilux a 2.8-ton towing capacity. It’s also worth noting that Invincible X is only available on Double Cab body styles.
The Hilux has been spruced up on the inside as well, with four choices of leather seat upholstery: black, two-tone black, saddle tan, and deep red. All options come with exclusive ‘X’ embroidery.
The top-end Hilux also brings all the accoutrements of the Invincible trim along for the ride, which includes sport seats, dusk-sensing headlights, front fog lights, rear privacy glass, Vehicle Stability Control, a rear-view camera, heated door mirrors, and Toyota’s two-screen infotainment system.
The Invincible X is priced at £23,842 ($36,604) for the manual, £24,842 ($38,139) for the automatic, and is available to order now in the U.K. Deliveries will commence in late February.