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Dakar Rally

Over 40 Years of Toyota at the Dakar Rally
Extreme terrains and terrific speeds. We’ve never been able to resist the allure of Dakar, the world’s toughest race. Now part of the World Rally-Raid Championship (W2RC), success at Dakar is about more than just speed. Quality, durability and reliability are vital factors.

In our endless pursuit to make ever-better cars

And that’s why we compete—in our endless pursuit to make ever-better cars—not just for sport. Fresh from overall victory in the gruelling 2022 Dakar Rally, Toyota’s legendary toughness will again be put on display with our all-new, Dakar-winning GR DKR Hilux T1+ competing in the five-round 2022 FIA W2RC. Bigger, stronger and tougher, the new Hilux will be the vehicle of choice for the four-crew TOYOTA GAZOO Racing team, including Nasser Al-Attiyah, who proved the tenacity of the Toyota Hilux in winning the 2022 Dakar Rally, joining his overall win for Toyota in 2019.

Toyota in the World Rally-Raid Championship

2022 is the inaugural year for the World Rally-Raid Championship (W2RC). The Dakar Rally is not only one of the toughest automotive races in the world, but it is also the first round in this five-round series. From the spectacular sand dunes of the Middle East to the arid scrublands of central Asia and Kazakhstan, W2RC presents the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing team with a unique set of challenges to put the Dakar-winning GR DKR Hilux T1+ to the test.

Gallery of past Rally activities

“We will continue to make ever-better cars by traversing the wide variety of roads and terrains across the world.”
Akio Toyoda

Forged at Dakar

Tested in the harshest environments by the most dedicated professionals. We take all the learnings and expertise from the Dakar Rally and bring it to your driveway. From the desert dunes to city hills, the new Hilux pushes the limits in the pursuit of making ever better cars.

Toyota GR DKR Hilux T1+

Toyota  Dakar  Hilux  features  a  mid-engine  layout,  larger  air  restrictor,  bigger  running  gear  and revised suspension set up, which provides it with excellent levels of balance and handling.

  • 3.5L V6 TT engine
  • Power: 298 kW / Torque: 660NM
  • Sadev 6-speed sequential shift
  • All-wheel drive

Toyota Dakar Land Cruiser

  • 4.4L V8 diesel engine
  • Power 300 HP / Torque 800NM
  • 6 speed automatic transmission
  • Full time 4-wheel drive

Meet the teams